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Federal jail guard accused of blackmailing visitor for sex

Sep. 29, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A correctional officer at a federal jail in New York City has been arrested on charges he blackmailed a visitor into having sex with him after she smuggled contraband into the facility. It's the latest example of misconduct that has come to light at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Baltimore Ravens guard D.J. Fluker (70) runs behind guard Bradley Bozeman (77) during NFL football team practice at the Ravens' facility in Owings Mill, Md. The mother of Fluker's child faces a misdemeanor kidnapping charge after being accused of refusing to give their child back to Fluker after a supervised visit. Kimberly Davis was arrested and charged Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, by Baltimore County police, news outlets reported. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Misdemeanor kidnap charge for mother of Ravens guard's child

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The mother of Baltimore Ravens offensive guard D.J. Fluker's child faces a misdemeanor kidnapping charge after being accused of refusing to give their child back to Fluker after a supervised visit. Kimberly Davis was arrested and charged Tuesday by Baltimore County police, news outlets...

Inmate from east Mississippi prison dies in Jackson hospital

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A company that operates the East Mississippi Correctional Facility said Monday that an inmate from that prison has died in a Jackson hospital. Otis C. Taylor, 51, was being treated for an undisclosed illness at St. Dominic Hospital and died there Friday, said Issa Arnita, a spokesman...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020, file photo, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard speaks at a news conference in Atlanta. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally shot by a white officer outside a fast food restaurant in Atlanta. Agency spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed to news outlets Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 that the findings from the investigation have been turned over to the Atlanta Police Department and Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Investigators finish probe into Rayshard Brooks' shooting

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally shot by a white officer outside a fast-food restaurant in Atlanta. Agency spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed to news outlets Monday...

Police ID man held in California in Vegas Strip shooting

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 19-year-old man arrested in California as the suspect in a late Sunday shooting that critically injured one person and led to a lockdown of a Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel for several hours. Christian Miller was arrested before dawn Monday in a...

In this Sept. 28, 2020, booking photo provided by the Williamson County, Texas, Sheriff's office shows Sheriff Robert Chody, who was booked into his jail Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, on a $10,000 bond. A grand jury indicted the Texas sheriff Monday on charges accusing him of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death of Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in police custody last year. Chody is facing the third-degree felony charge that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. (Williamson County Sheriff via AP)

Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man's death

Sep. 28, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury on Monday indicted a Texas sheriff on charges accusing him of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by a police reality TV series “Live PD." Williamson County records show Sheriff...

FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing in federal court in Boston. A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2017 but was ordered to be sentenced again by a different Boston federal court judge after an appeals court last year overturned one of his convictions. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)

Man gets 30 years in 2nd sentencing for beheading plot

Sep. 28, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in...

State Rep. Attica Scott speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Breonna Taylor's family attorney Ben Crump is calling for the Kentucky attorney general to release the transcripts from the grand jury that decided not to charge any of the officers involved in the Black woman's death.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case pleads not guilty

Sep. 28, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The lone Kentucky detective charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor pleaded not guilty Monday. Brett Hankison’s plea comes five days after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into the home of Taylor’s...

Man charged with killing woman in dispute over minor crash

Sep. 28, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis authorities are looking for a man who allegedly shot and killed a woman after a minor traffic accident over the weekend that did not involve him. Deion Whalen, 23, of Riverview, was charged Sunday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of VIctoria McBee,...

This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Simone Austin. Police say Austin has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her 5-year-old daughter on Chicago's West Side over the weekend. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that police believe Austin cut Serenity Arrington's throat on Saturday in their East Garfield Park home. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mother charged in fatal stabbing of 5-year-old Chicago girl

Sep. 28, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her 5-year-old daughter was ordered Monday to be held without bond after prosecutors gave chilling details provided by the child's older sister who witnessed the slaying. Prosecutors presented a proffer that included...