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Mohamed Noor and what led to the ex-officer's resentencing

Oct. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key moments in the July 15, 2017, fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who called 911 to report a possible crime, and the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who killed her: July 15, 2017 — Damond calls 911...

DA: Salvadoran to plead guilty to 4 Nevada killings in 2019

Oct. 21, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 22-year-old Salvadoran immigrant who was facing two death penalty trials in the killings of four people in northern Nevada will plead guilty Thursday in an agreement that will put him in prison for the rest of his life, a prosecutor said. Wilber...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Auburn police 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. Police said the...

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Oct. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Auburn police 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. Police said the...

Minneapolis cop gets nearly 5 years in killing of 911 caller

Oct. 21, 2021 11:53 AM 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 was sentenced Thursday to nearly five years in prison — the most the judge could impose but less than half the 12½ years he was...

UK police charge 25-year-old man with lawmaker's murder

Oct. 21, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police charged a 25-year-old man on Thursday with murder and preparing acts of terrorism in the stabbing of a Conservative lawmaker who was killed as he met constituents at a church hall. Prosecutors said Ali Harbi Ali, a British man with Somali...

Convicted child rapist who claimed 100 victims dies at 73

Oct. 21, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Wayne Chapman, a child rapist from Massachusetts who said he sexually assaulted as many as 100 victims, has died at a Connecticut nursing home, according to lawyers in the cases. He was 73. Chapman died of natural causes Wednesday evening, his...

Ex-Minneapolis officer who had murder conviction overturned gets 57 months for manslaughter in 2017 death of 911 caller

Oct. 21, 2021 10:51 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-Minneapolis officer who had murder conviction overturned gets 57 months for manslaughter in 2017 death of 911 caller.

Offender with commuted sentence pleads guilty to new charge

Oct. 21, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A man who was charged by federal prosecutors with producing child pornography after former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin commuted his state sex crime convictions has entered a guilty plea. Dayton Jones, 27, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty...

Maine town locked down briefly after stabbing

Oct. 21, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

MARS HILL, Maine (AP) — Part of a northern Maine town was placed on lockdown when a shopper was stabbed in a random attack outside a grocery store, police said. A man stabbed a female shopper in an unprovoked attack outside the Mars Hill store at about 12:20 p.m....