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Deputies trying to serve search warrant fatally shoot man

Dec. 5, 2019 7:33 PM EST

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — Officials say East Texas deputies trying to serve a search warrant fatally shot a man who tried to speed away from the scene. A spokesman for the Harrison County Sheriff's Office says special tactics deputies were trying to serve the narcotics warrant about 11 a.m. Thursday at a...

Oklahoma police officer shoots, wounds Blanchard man

Dec. 5, 2019 4:57 PM EST

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) — A Blanchard police officer responding to a reported domestic dispute shot and wounded a man who came to the door of the residence holding a rifle, authorities said Wednesday. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said they are investigating the shooting, which happened about...

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

Dec. 5, 2019 4:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A female officer who was reportedly caught on video kissing then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a popular restaurant in October was transferred weeks later from his personal security detail to another role on the police force, a department spokesman said. Police spokesman...

Upstate NY police say they won't enforce anti-harassment law

Dec. 5, 2019 4:04 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in an upstate New York county say they will not enforce a controversial new law that makes it a crime to annoy a police officer. The Monroe County bill makes threatening, harassing or annoying police officers or emergency responders a crime punishable by...

Watson chooses Marine police chief as new chief of staff

Dec. 5, 2019 4:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Secretary of State-elect Michael Watson on Thursday announced he had selected the police chief of the Department of Marine Resources to be his chief of staff. Keith Davis, 48, has served as chief since 2014 and said he's been in law enforcement for the last 25 years. He...

Sheriff ID's third Christmas tree worker killed in crash

Dec. 5, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the third man killed in a crash near Salem Friday night when a van full of Christmas tree workers collided with a pickup truck. KATU-TV reports the worker identified Thursday is 18-year-old Lucas Felipe Diego. The other two...

Georgia ethics panel upholds inquiry into sheriff's spending

Dec. 5, 2019 3:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s state ethics commission on Wednesday upheld subpoenas in an investigation of campaign spending by Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren. The Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission voted unanimously to reject an attempt by Warren’s attorney to...

Iowa's felon list includes police force, omits drug dealer

Dec. 5, 2019 2:42 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of delivering meth two decades ago should have been added to Iowa's database of felons banned from voting, but an embarrassing clerical error instead listed the police force that busted him. The inclusion of the Des Moines Police Department among the names of...

Georgia college pays $145,000 to settle anthem protest case

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Kennesaw State University's decision to remove its cheerleaders from the field after they protested police brutality during the national anthem has cost Georgia taxpayers $145,000 in a legal settlement. Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean settled her lawsuit and will get $93,000 of the...

UK judge clears 3 men falsely convicted 50 years ago

Dec. 5, 2019 12:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London’s Court of Appeal on Thursday exonerated three men who had served time in prison nearly 50 years ago following the testimony of a corrupt police officer — one of several high-profile cases involving black men that proved controversial. Judge Ian Burnett quashed the...