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Bridgeport officer suspended for hitting teen with a gun

Oct. 14, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn (AP) — A Bridgeport police officer has been suspended for 20 days for an incident caught on video in which he struck a 17-year-old in the head with his gun. Acting Police Chief Rebeca Garcia issued the suspension to Officer Gianni Capozziello after an...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 13, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 8 The Los Angeles Times on the danger of turning the debt limit into political theater: Congratulations to Congress for avoiding economic catastrophe for...

Herring seeks 3rd term as AG; Miyares stands in his way

Oct. 12, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Democrat Mark Herring is seeking a third term as attorney general, highlighting a progressive record that includes defending gay marriage, gun control and criminal justice reform. Republican Jason Miyares, Herring's opponent in next month’s...

Footage of police chokehold released after media challenge

Oct. 08, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Body camera footage released Friday in the case of police officer accused of using a chokehold during an arrest shows him putting his arm around a man's neck and holding it there for about 10 seconds shortly after handcuffing him. While holding the...

Judge orders body cam video release after media challenge

Oct. 07, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered the release of police camera footage of an incident in which a Greeley officer is accused of using a chokehold during an arrest, siding with news media that argued a new Colorado law requires disclosure of video upon request involving alleged police...

Report: Abandonment of police precinct didn't violate policy

Oct. 04, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police oversight office says the abandonment of a precinct by officers during last summer’s racial justice protests didn’t violate laws or departmental policies. The Office of Police Accountability on Monday released its findings from a...

Democrats see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD

Oct. 03, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As activists mobilized this summer to ask Minneapolis voters to replace their police department, one of the first prominent Democrats to slam the plan was a moderate congresswoman who doesn’t even live in the city. Angie Craig declared it...

Aurora police poll disapproves of chief committed to reform

Oct. 01, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A majority of officers from a suburban Denver police department that had faced investigations and community outrage over its run-ins with people of color reported disapproving of the police chief who has committed publicly to reforming the force and its reputation. ...

Lawsuit: NYPD still hiding discipline files after law change

Sep. 30, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sued New York City’s police department on Thursday, saying it is illegally keeping the vast majority of officer disciplinary records out of public view. The New York Civil Liberties Union said...

California enacts law to strip badges from bad officers

Sep. 30, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has joined the vast majority of states in setting up a way to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias, a change that was among several criminal justice reforms signed into law Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. ...