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Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

May. 24, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court's police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work. Her...

Anti-harassment protection order filed against sheriff

May. 24, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An attorney representing a Black newspaper carrier who is suing Pierce County and Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a temporary anti-harassment protection order against the sheriff. The order, filed by attorney Vonda Sargent, went into effect Monday. Sargent alleges...

Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police

May. 24, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work. It’s a scenario that’s...

Officers to be remembered at memorial this week in Kentucky

May. 24, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Seven Kentucky law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year will be remembered during a ceremony this week. Gov. Andy Beshear will join the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and the Department of Criminal Justice Training for the...

Honolulu Police Commission picks Logan for new police chief

May. 24, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The former head of the Hawaii National Guard was chosen Monday to be Honolulu's new police chief. The Honolulu Police Commission chose retired Army Maj. Gen. Arthur “Joe" Logan from among four finalists. Logan takes over from Interim Chief Rade...

Weekend shooting kills 2, wounds 3 in northern Indiana home

May. 23, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A police chief defended the safety of his Indiana community Monday after a weekend shooting left two people dead and three more injured. The shooting occurred Saturday at a home in Goshen, about 20 miles southeast of South Bend. Elkhart County...

Charges tossed for officers who pulled students from car

May. 23, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor on Monday said he would not prosecute Atlanta police officers involved in a May 2020 confrontation with two college students who were stunned with Tasers and pulled from a car while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s death. ...

Life imitates art: 'Jaws' extra named police chief

May. 23, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — A man who as a child had a brief but key role in “Jaws” has been named police chief on the Massachusetts island on which the 1975 movie was partially filmed. Jonathan Searle was offered the job of police chief in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard last...

DA: Officers in fatal shootings justified in use of force

May. 23, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two police officers who killed suspects in two unrelated shootings in 2019 acted within the law and will not face criminal prosecution, Boston's top prosecutor said Monday. The officers’ actions in both cases “were lawful and reasonable exercises of self-defense...

New Haven mayor nominates city police official for chief

May. 23, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker nominated a high-ranking city police official for chief Monday following a nationwide search. The mayor announced Assistant Chief Karl Jacobson was his pick to lead the department. The nomination will now go before the city's...