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AG to investigate after off-duty officer charged with murder

Oct. 15, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general's office is taking over the investigation into the alleged shooting death of a woman by an off-duty New York City police officer, the attorney general's office said Friday. Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, was charged late...

Lawsuit over Kenosha shootings: Police enabled armed militia

Oct. 15, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest last year against police brutality in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police enabled the violence by allowing an armed militia to have free run of the streets during the demonstration. ...

AP PHOTOS: Concern grows over makeshift Bosnia migrant camp

Oct. 14, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Hundreds of migrants — including small children, babies and elderly people — have camped out in northwest Bosnia, braving worsening weather and tough Croatian border police for a chance to head on towards Western Europe. ...

Guard charged with sex assault of inmate at women's prison

Oct. 13, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A male corrections officer at New Jersey's long-troubled and only women's prison has been charged with sexually assaulting an inmate and official misconduct, the state's top law enforcement official said Wednesday. Senior corrections officer Tyrell...

NC woman charged for stabbing 1-year-old in front of officer

Oct. 12, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who stabbed her 1-year-old daughter in front of an officer has been charged with attempted murder, police said. Cierra Dyer, 21, was immediately arrested Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Greenville...

Poland leader: Idea of 'Polexit' is 'fake news'

Oct. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister denied that his government wants to take Poland out of the European Union, or do a “Polexit,” saying Monday it was completely untrue and a “harmful myth.” Mateusz Morawiecki was reacting to massive nationwide...

ACLU: Feds need to investigate police in Detroit suburb

Oct. 07, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union asked the federal government Thursday to investigate the use of force by a suburban Detroit police department, especially incidents involving Black people. Officers in Taylor have injured people and created an...

Man charged with fatally shooting Alabama officer, friend

Oct. 07, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man arrested in the shooting death of a police sergeant is charged with capital murder in the deaths of both the officer and a friend whose killing sparked a manhunt and deadly chase, court documents showed Thursday. Brian Lansing...

Force expert: Rittenhouse decisions to shoot were reasonable

Oct. 05, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man who shot three people during a protest over police brutality in Wisconsin last year was justified because the men confronted him and two of them tried to wrestle his gun away, a use-of-force expert called by the defense testified at a pretrial hearing...

Tennessee corrections officer accused of beating inmate

Oct. 05, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee corrections officer was arrested on Tuesday after he was accused of beating an inmate and falsifying a report. An indictment unsealed on Tuesday alleges that on Aug. 30, 2019, Kenan Lister punched an inmate in the head,...