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Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Oct. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Oct. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in an...

The Latest: Mayor: Chief drank before falling ill in car

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which Chicago's police superintendent felt lightheaded and then fell asleep after pulling his vehicle over (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Chicago's mayor says that the police superintendent told her that he had a couple of drinks with dinner the night he later...

Idaho police identify man killed in police chase, shooting

Oct. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

WENDELL, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police after a high-speed chase. Police identified the suspect Thursday as 28-year-old David Bamber Jr. of Pleasanton, Calif. The Twin Falls Police Department says Bamber was wanted for burglary and firearm possession charges by...

Nevada Highway Patrol group seeks to unionize state officers

Oct. 18, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol Association has filed for recognition as the collective bargaining union for state police officers. In addition to state troopers, the association has taken the first step necessary to represent thousands of Nevada's parole and probation officers, fire...

Activists angry police who shoot can wait to face questions

Oct. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer's version of what happened. In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police department's contract. That opportunity to take some time...

Funeral service planned for officer who died after shooting

Oct. 18, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Maryland police officer who authorities say died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while on duty. A Montgomery County Police Department news release says Officer Thomas Bomba's funeral service will be Saturday morning at Covenant...

NYPD: Police shoot, kill suspect who fought Bronx officers

Oct. 17, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officers have shot and killed two people in three days. The latest shooting happened about 3 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop in the Bronx and involved a man who had initially been pulled over for not wearing a seat belt, police said. The motorist, who had exited the...

Chicago's top cop found lying in car; requests investigation

Oct. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asked the city's police department to conduct an internal investigation on himself Thursday after he was found lying down in a car. A passerby found Johnson early Thursday in a car parked near a stop sign and called 911. Police department spokesman...

The Latest: Probe after Chicago chief found lying in car

Oct. 17, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson being found lying in car (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has asked the department to investigate his actions after he was found lying down in a car near his home. A passerby called 911 early...