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Jury begins deliberating in fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 22, 2019 11:55 AM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. WSFA reports the jury began deliberations Friday morning. Montgomery police Officer Aaron Cody Smith faces a murder charge for the 2016 fatal shooting of...

Family of black Alabama man killed by police filing suit

Nov. 22, 2019 11:49 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parents of a black man who was shot to death by police who mistook him for a shooting suspect at an Alabama shopping mall are filing a federal lawsuit on the first anniversary of his death. The parents of 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. joined lawyers at a news conference...

Police: Officers shot man after he wouldn’t drop gun

Nov. 22, 2019 11:42 AM EST

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) — Police records identify a north Mississippi man shot and killed by officers after officers say he shot his wife. Local news outlets report Joel Avery was shot and killed by officers after emerging from his home with a gun. Horn Lake Police responded to the shooting Tuesday morning...

Fired Georgia police sergeant indicted in paramedic’s death

Nov. 22, 2019 10:07 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a fired Georgia police sergeant on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a paramedic with whom authorities say he was having an affair. According to the Ledger-Enquirer, the indictment says William Talley shot Kelly Levinsohn in the back of the head. Talley...

4 Spartanburg county officers charged with domestic violence

Nov. 22, 2019 9:42 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is speaking out against domestic violence after a fourth employee has been charged with the crime in just six months. Spartanburg Sheriff Chuck Wright told WSPA-TV Thursday he’s never seen this many arrests from his own department in such short...

Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

Nov. 22, 2019 8:31 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend. The High Court granted the temporary suspension “in view of the...

Man shot by police on Vegas airport tarmac didn’t work there

Nov. 22, 2019 2:39 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said. The wounded intruder and the injured officer were hospitalized after the...

AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

Nov. 22, 2019 12:55 AM EST

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will announce a nationwide plan on Friday to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr will announce the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative,...

Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

Nov. 21, 2019 10:07 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations Friday in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. Testimony in the murder trial concluded Thursday with the officer taking the stand to describe the shooting and prosecutors and a defense...

The Latest: Jury to deliberate in officer’s murder trial

Nov. 21, 2019 9:06 PM EST

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an Alabama police officer. (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A jury is expected to begin deliberating soon in the trial of an Alabama police officer facing a murder charge for the 2016 shooting of an unarmed man. WSFA reports that prosecutors and defense...