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Forensic genealogy may help identify cold case victim

Jul. 23, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are hoping forensic genealogy will help identify a man shot to death decades ago in western South Dakota. The man's skeletal remains were found by trappers near St. Onge in Lawrence County in February 2000. An autopsy determined the man died of multiple...

Sheriff's deputy indicted for manslaughter in fatal shooting

Jul. 23, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Washington County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on manslaughter charges in the fatal shooting of a man in Lake Elmo. Thirty-one-year-old Brian Krook shot and killed 23-year-old Benjamin Evans in April 2018 after he responded to a report of a suicidal man. According to the state...

2 fired over post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

Jul. 23, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot, the other for "liking" the post. Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson announced the...

Minnesota deputy indicted in 2018 fatal shooting

Jul. 22, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — In a rarity among law officers who kill someone in the line of duty, a grand jury in Minnesota has indicted a sheriff's deputy on a manslaughter charge in a man's fatal shooting last year. Washington County Deputy Brian Krook was indicted Friday on a charge of second-degree...

Kansas City police: Man shot during narcotics investigation

Jul. 22, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say an officer shot a man during a narcotics investigation in downtown Kansas City. Spokesman Jacob Becchina said in statement the shooting occurred Monday afternoon when officers were trying to arrest a man who had sold undercover officers drugs several times. Becchina says...

Minnesota to launch working group on police shootings

Jul. 22, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Top Minnesota law enforcement officials announced Monday they are launching a working group and public hearings on police-involved shootings, saying that finding ways to prevent and respond to fatal encounters will increase trust between authorities and citizens. Attorney General...

Former Texas cop who shot unarmed man acquitted of assault

Jul. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A former suburban Dallas police officer was found not guilty of aggravated assault for shooting an unarmed man twice in the back. Jurors reached their decision Monday in the retrial of Derick Wiley, who was fired by the Mesquite Police Department after the 2017 shooting that wounded Lyndo...

Authorities: Teen shot after crashing stolen bus on bridge

Jul. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a teenager armed with a knife was shot and wounded by police after crashing a stolen school bus on a bridge that connects Philadelphia and New Jersey. Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says the 17-year-old suspect was in stable condition at Children's...

Town puts police chief on paid leave for undisclosed reasons

Jul. 22, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police chief has been placed on paid administrative leave for undisclosed reasons. Scituate Town Council Vice President Abbie Groves said in a release Sunday that Chief Donald Delaere Jr. is on leave so that information received about him can be further reviewed. She...

Man shot by Kansas City police charged with assault

Jul. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas City man who was shot by police has been charged with assault. Robert Luckinbill was charged Saturday with two counts each of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. Luckinbill wsa shot Friday in northern Kansas City after he allegedly waved a knife at...