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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....

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...

Sheriff: Florida officer shoots, injures armed Black teen

Oct. 20, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer shot and wounded a teenage boy Wednesday after the teen pulled a gun on the officer, officials said. The shooting occurred shortly after a domestic disturbance call at Wildwood Park in St. Petersburg, Pinellas Sheriff...

Wisconsin man charged with murder in Ohio Turnpike stabbing

Oct. 20, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Wisconsin man was charged with murder Wednesday in what authorities believe was a random knife attack that killed a motorist and injured another after they had stopped at a travel plaza on the Ohio Turnpike. The victims, who were not traveling...

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...

Man accused of buying gun for suspect in St. Paul shooting

Oct. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday that a Twin Cities man who bought three-dozen firearms in five months illegally supplied a weapon for one of the suspects in a shootout at a St. Paul bar. Jerome Horton, 25, was charged Tuesday with making false...

Man pleads not guilty in wife's shooting death in Vermont

Oct. 20, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife while the two were visiting Vermont for their first wedding anniversary. Joseph Ferlazzo told detectives he shot and killed his...

North Carolina man charged after woman found dead in home

Oct. 20, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged after deputies found a woman dead inside a home, a sheriff's office said. The Davie County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a location on Tuesday after being told someone had been shot, WGHP...

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...

Hospital security guard kills suspect at St. Louis hospital

Oct. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A security guard at a St. Louis children's hospital shot and killed a man who rammed the guard with his car early Wednesday, police said. Police said the guard at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital was investigating two people in a...