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Assault charge for ex-officer seen in video hitting prisoner

Nov. 14, 2019 5:14 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former St. Albans police officer recorded on video hitting a handcuffed female prisoner was charged Thursday with simple assault, police said. The Vermont State Police and the attorney general’s office said Jason Lawton, 31, of Fletcher was cited on a charge of simple...

Louisiana officer won’t face charges in 94 mph fatal crash

Nov. 14, 2019 9:19 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer who crashed a speeding sports car while off duty will face no criminal charges in the death of a child. Prosecutors cleared Christopher Manuel of negligent homicide, even though investigators say he was driving an orange Corvette at 94 mph (151 kph) before...

Arbitrator: Firefighter union chief should get city job back

Nov. 13, 2019 9:41 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s mayor is considering appealing an arbitrator’s reinstatement of the president of the Omaha firefighters union whom the city fired following an investigation into whether he assaulted a woman at a bar. The city fired Steve LeClair from his firefighter job in February...

Former state lawmaker charged with misdemeanor DUI

Nov. 12, 2019 1:06 PM EST

OZARK, Mo. (AP) — A state lawmaker-turned-labor judge is facing a misdemeanor charge after his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The Springfield News-Leader reports that former state Rep. Kevin Elmer was issued a criminal summons last month. Charging documents say Elmer was stopped in July...

Transit system apologizes to black rider cuffed for eating

Nov. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head of a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train system apologized to a black rider who was detained and cited by police for eating a breakfast sandwich on a train platform after an outcry from people who assailed enforcement of a no-food rule as racist. More than two dozen people...

Woman charged for being topless wins $50K settlement

Nov. 8, 2019 10:51 AM EST

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman charged with indecent exposure for playing Frisbee topless has won a $50,000 settlement in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reported that the settlement of 20-year-old Effie Krokos's lawsuit took effect Thursday. Krokos said...

Police: Man said he assaulted, choked fiancee to calm her

Nov. 8, 2019 5:42 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky man assaulted and choked his fiancee during what he said was an attempt to calm her down. The Courier Journal reports 35-year-old Bryan Maiden has been arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault and first-degree strangulation. He's set to be arraigned...

Rider cited for watercraft jump over road in YouTube stunt

Nov. 7, 2019 6:17 PM EST

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A YouTube stunt that involved jumping a personal watercraft over a Minnesota road has amassed hundreds of thousands of views and a couple of citations. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued two citations — the equivalent of traffic tickets — to...

The Hague court summons Kosovo speaker for questioning

Nov. 7, 2019 11:27 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing Parliament speaker says he has been summoned for questioning by a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Kadri Veseli said Thursday he would be questioned at The Hague on Dec. 4 and is convinced...

Police: Vehicle strikes tent containing 3 people, 1 injured

Nov. 2, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman who police say lost control of her vehicle while on a freeway onramp and struck a sign and then a tent containing three people has been cited for careless driving. Portland Police say Shayla Valdez of Portland received the citation following the crash at about 4:30...