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Police: Wisconsin man who attacked officer fatally shot

Aug. 18, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — Police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary attempt in Caledonia, Wisconsin, was attacked by a man with an "edged weapon" and fired his gun, killing the man. Caledonia police said in a statement on the city's Facebook page that the officer suffered a serious head wound...

4 Louisiana men to plead guilty in Mississippi bribe scheme

Aug. 18, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

Four Louisiana men say they'll plead guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts. Michael LeBlanc Sr. of Baton Rouge, Michael LeBlanc Jr. of Prairieville, Tawasky Ventroy of Opelousas and Jacque Jones of LaPlace have filed notices...

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters disperse peacefully

Aug. 18, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Protesters gathered outside Hong Kong's government headquarters have peacefully dispersed after fellow demonstrators urged them to go home. Sunday's pro-democracy rally, attended by hundreds of thousands, concluded a rare...

No charges against man who took chief's gun

Aug. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The man who took a gun that a California police chief left in a restroom will not be charged by the district attorney's office. San Luis Obispo District Attorney Dan Dow says in a statement Saturday he will not pursue charges against 30-year-old Skeeter Carlos Mangan. Police...

Burned body found in Joshua Tree

Aug. 18, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. (AP) — Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose burned body was found in a dry lake bed in Southern California. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says a caller Friday reported discovering the man's body in Joshua Tree, which is about 135 miles (217...

Alabama town brings back police force after 11 years without

Aug. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

GRAYSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Birmingham suburb is bringing back its police department after an 11-year hiatus. The new department will begin operations Sept. 1, WBRC-TV reports , with 12 part-time officers. Among the part-timers will be Chief Ken Marbury, who will remain chief in Oakman. Jefferson County...

Protesters disrupt 1st meeting on Minnesota police shootings

Aug. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Protesters are calling for more family representation on a new state panel examining police use of force in Minnesota. Demonstrators disrupted the start of the working group's first public meeting Saturday at the state Capitol. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Public...

Documents: Ex-Atlanta CFO kept city-bought rifles at home

Aug. 18, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The City of Atlanta's former chief financial officer kept two fully automatic rifles after falsely certifying that he was buying them on behalf of the police department. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports documents show Jim Beard kept the guns at home, even though $2,600 in city money...

Report: NY police reject all immigrant detainer requests

Aug. 18, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department in the year ending June 30 has rejected all requests from the federal government to hold detained immigrants past their release date. That's the finding of the Daily News in a report published Sunday. The newspaper says the U.S. Immigration and Customs...

French police suicide rate climbs, French govt is flummoxed

Aug. 18, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing. Deaths by suicide for French police now outnumber...