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Iowa public defender quits side police job after criticism

Nov. 15, 2019 11:59 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A supervisor in the Iowa public defender’s office has resigned his longtime side job as a police officer after critics said it created a conflict of interest. Mike Adams, supervisor of the special defense unit, resigned last month from the Colfax Police Department, where he...

Mississippi county appoints interim sheriff

Nov. 15, 2019 11:59 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county’s chief deputy, who sought the sheriff’s position but lost, will serve in that role for a month. The Commercial Dispatch reports Lowndes County’s board of supervisors on Friday appointed Maj. Greg Wright as interim sheriff for December after...

Fargo officer ducking from gunfire shoots himself in hand

Nov. 15, 2019 11:52 AM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Fargo police sergeant was hurt when he shot himself in the hand while hunkering down after a man fired a gun toward officers. Fargo Police Chief David Todd says Sgt. Matt Ysteboe (YIS’-tah-boe) was preparing his rifle while taking cover outside a downtown hotel...

Sheriff: FBI called after 14-year-old threatens 2 schools

Nov. 15, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff in South Carolina says a 14-year-old has been arrested after threatening two schools. Sumter County deputies said the threats were serious, but did not appear to be credible. Still, Sheriff Anthony Dennis was so concerned about them he called in the FBI and is considering an...

Hawaii council member charged with hitting officer with car

Nov. 15, 2019 10:44 AM EST

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A county council member in Hawaii has been charged with striking a police officer with his car while fleeing a traffic stop, records said. Arthur Brun, 47, was indicted Wednesday on felony charges of assault against a law enforcement officer and resisting an order to stop a motor...

Former police chief charged with misconduct in office

Nov. 15, 2019 8:48 AM EST

GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — The former police chief of a town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where a black teenager died in custody has been charged with misconduct in office in an unrelated case. The Baltimore Sun reports the state prosecutor’s office said in a release Thursday that Mike Petyo made...

Full-time assistant US attorney to be stationed in Roswell

Nov. 15, 2019 8:44 AM EST

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson has announced the appointment of a full-time assistant U.S. attorney to be stationed permanently in Roswell. Anderson says the move will help his office serve southeastern New Mexico and enhance its partnerships with federal, state, local, and tribal law...

Cleveland police shoot, kill suspect in earlier homicide

Nov. 15, 2019 8:04 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — An investigation is underway in Cleveland after police say officers shot and killed a suspect in a homicide from earlier in the evening. Events leading to the police shooting began shortly before midnight Thursday when officers were called to a gas station to investigate a report of a man...

Judge denies Memphis request to change surveillance order

Nov. 15, 2019 4:46 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge in Memphis, Tennessee, has denied a request to modify a decades-old order barring the city from engaging in surveillance of protesters and activists. U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla’s ruling Wednesday responds to a sealed motion by the city of Memphis seeking to...

Police captain arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation

Nov. 14, 2019 10:16 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Court records and police have confirmed that a Seattle Police Department captain has been arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation and has been placed on administrative leave. The Seattle Times reports Randal Woolery was booked shortly after midnight Thursday and was released less than...