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Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa spar in 1st NYC mayoral debate

Oct. 21, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor offered starkly different visions Wednesday about how to lead the nation's largest city out of the pandemic, improve public safety and gird the city of 8.8 million people for more powerful storms driven by climate...

Year after Nigeria's deadly protests, police still accused

Oct. 21, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Joshua Samuel painfully recalls the day, one year ago, when Nigerian soldiers opened fire in Lagos while he and thousands of others were protesting police brutality. “People were running and some were falling,” the 23-year-old said of the Oct....

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. The officer said his life was in...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell to the ground and Nelson fired again, fatally shooting Obet in the head. The officer said his life was in...

Sheriff to announce what killed California family on hike

Oct. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff has scheduled a news conference to announce the causes of death of a Northern California family and their dog who were found in a remote hiking area in a case that has baffled authorities. Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy...

Ex-Minneapolis cop faces new sentence in death of 911 caller

Oct. 20, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 to report a possible rape happening behind her home will be sentenced on a lesser charge Thursday after his murder conviction was overturned in a case that drew global attention and was...

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

Oct. 20, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require its entire municipal workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, an ultimatum that ensures a fight with some unions representing employees, including police officers and...

Officer's suit in protest injury goes to Louisiana court

Oct. 20, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court is now faced with the question of whether a police officer — seriously injured by an unknown assailant in a 2016 demonstration against police brutality — has grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the high-profile protest organizer under state...

Morgan Freeman interviews police recruits in Alabama town

Oct. 20, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — The latest batch of police recruits in an Alabama beach town faced an interview board that included law enforcement experts and a civilian who was recognizable by his voice if not by his face: Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman. Freeman, a...

Police in Maine town shoot and kill man in confrontation

Oct. 20, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Two police officers in Maine responding to a report of a man armed with a knife in an intersection fatally shot the man during a confrontation, police said. Both officers discharged their weapons multiple times and one of the officers hurt his arm...