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Head of Haiti's police academy killed at training facility

Nov. 25, 2022 21:33 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The director of Haiti’s National Police Academy was shot and killed at the doors of a police training facility in a gang-controlled neighborhood in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince, Haitian police said Friday night. The killing of Harington...

Court revives wrongful death claim in Ohio Walmart shooting

Nov. 25, 2022 18:03 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a wrongful death claim against Walmart by the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer inside an Ohio store after picking up a pellet rifle from a shelf. Twenty-two-year-old John Crawford III was shot...

Gary man awarded $25.5M in lawsuit against ex-cop, Hammond

Nov. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EST

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a Gary man $25.5 million in his lawsuit alleging that a now-retired police officer violated his civil rights and deprived him of a fair trial in a case involving a 1980 rape and robbery. The jury in U.S. District Court in Hammond...

Illinois legislators to decide whether to end cash bail

Nov. 25, 2022 11:15 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — One of Illinois' most comprehensive — and contentious — pieces of criminal justice legislation is scheduled for another cleanup, after it was both venerated and vilified during the fall election campaign. This is legislators' last chance to finalize details before...

W.Va. woman dies after stealing ambulance from hospital

Nov. 24, 2022 17:50 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman died Thanksgiving Day after she stole an ambulance from a capital city hospital emergency room and crashed it into the Kanawha River, authorities said. Elizabeth Reed of Hinton was a patient at Charleston Area Medical Center General...

Court OKs life term in 2016 police chase crash that killed 3

Nov. 24, 2022 15:19 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of third-degree murder in a Thanksgiving Day 2016 crash that killed three people following a police chase can be sentenced to a mandatory life prison term. The Tribune-Review reports that the state's...

Officer and barricaded man injured in Mississippi shootings

Nov. 24, 2022 10:03 AM EST

ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A police officer and a man barricaded inside a Mississippi home have both been injured in shootings Wednesday evening, authorities said. The Jones County deputy was treated and released from the hospital, while the man inside the home remains in the...

Grand jury indicts deputies in shooting death of young man

Nov. 24, 2022 01:04 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A grand jury has indicted two Colorado sheriff's deputies in the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot after calling 911 for roadside assistance while experiencing what his mother described as a mental health crisis, according to online court records. The...

Man shot by Portland police dies of gunshot wound

Nov. 23, 2022 22:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a 30-year-old man has died after Portland police shot him Saturday in Southeast Portland. Portland police said Wednesday that the state medical examiner’s officer determined Immanueal Jaquez Clark-Johnson of Portland died from a gunshot wound,...

Wife of Texas man killed by police in Arizona settles suit

Nov. 23, 2022 13:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The widow of an unarmed Texas man fatally shot by police outside his suburban Phoenix hotel room in 2016 has agreed to settle her wrongful death lawsuit. A notice of settlement filed Tuesday in federal court in Arizona shows that Laney Sweet, the wife of Daniel...