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Board sues private coroner involved in Michael Brown autopsy

Apr. 22, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas board has sued a man involved in an autopsy of Michael Brown after the black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts alleges that pathology assistant Shawn...

Police kill suspect at North Carolina shopping center

Apr. 21, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina investigators are conducting a probe into the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in the state's capital city, authorities said Sunday. Soheil Antonio Mojarrad, 30, was killed in an encounter with an officer Saturday night at a shopping center in the eastern part...

Police: Peeping Tom suspect with shotgun killed by officer

Apr. 21, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a "Peeping Tom" call. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect and...

Outrage after some French protesters urge police suicides

Apr. 21, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With French police suicides on the rise, Paris authorities are investigating yellow vest protesters who encouraged police to kill themselves. Radical protesters have clashed with police nearly every weekend for five months on the margins of largely peaceful yellow vest demonstrations demanding...

Police: Attacker kills 1 woman, injures 2nd in NYC apartment

Apr. 20, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are questioning a man armed with an ax after a woman was hacked to death and a second woman suffered stab wounds inside a Brooklyn apartment. The carnage was discovered after the surviving victim hailed an Uber outside the Housing Authority's Bushwick Houses at 1:30 a.m. Saturday and...

Officials to release details about police-involved shooting

Apr. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials expect to release details to the public next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said Friday night he's asking...

Teens who were with boy shot by officer are added to lawsuit

Apr. 20, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four teenagers who were with a black 13-year-old Ohio boy before he was fatally shot by a white police officer have been added as third-party defendants in a civil rights lawsuit over his death, even though his family doesn't believe the teens should be held financially responsible....

Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion. Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley said that Officer Charles Starks won't face charges in the...

Police shooting of man near Kansas school ruled justified

Apr. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

FAIRWAY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have found that police were justified in shooting and wounding a man believed to have been firing shots near a suburban Kansas City elementary school. KMBC-TV reports that the Johnson County, Kansas, District Attorney's Office made the announcement Friday after reviewing...

AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded. At least three recruits were poisoned by potentially...