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Report: Many female Israeli conscripts suffer sexual abuse

Nov. 29, 2022 15:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Roughly one in four women performing compulsory national service in Israel’s police force and prison service have suffered sexual abuse on the job, according to a report by Israel’s official government watchdog agency. The findings by the State Comptroller...

San Francisco may allow police to deploy robots that kill

Nov. 29, 2022 14:56 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in San Francisco could get the ability to deploy potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations if supervisors of the politically Democratic city grant permission Tuesday in a highly watched board vote. Police oversight groups are...

Puerto Rico ex-cop sentenced in historic firearms robbery

Nov. 29, 2022 11:52 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rican police officer found guilty of masterminding the U.S. territory’s biggest firearms robbery in history has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday. José Padilla-Galarza was convicted in May...

California police: Virginia man killed family, took teenager

Nov. 28, 2022 21:04 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a Southern California triple homicide who died in a shootout with police was a Virginia law enforcement officer who investigators believe drove across the country to meet a teenage girl before killing three members of her family. Austin Lee...

California sheriff's deputies shoot, wound man with handgun

Nov. 28, 2022 20:12 PM EST

WASCO, Calif. (AP) — California sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a 21-year-old man who was allegedly armed with a handgun, authorities said Monday. Kern County sheriff's deputies were in Wasco just after 1 a.m. Sunday when they heard gunshots nearby, the sheriff's office said...

Two Tennessee women found dead in car after crash, shooting

Nov. 28, 2022 19:40 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Two Tennessee women found dead after a car crash and police shooting in suburban Detroit include one who was reported missing days earlier, authorities said Monday. Detectives working with the Wayne County Medical Examiner identified the driver as Dominique...

Jury selection starts in murder trial of Forth Worth officer

Nov. 28, 2022 18:56 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, who in 2019 fatally shot a Black woman through a window of her own home while responding to a call about an open front door. Dean is charged with shooting and...

Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

Nov. 28, 2022 17:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas....

Court: Cop who shot Castile wrongly denied teaching license

Nov. 28, 2022 16:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a state board must reconsider its rejection of a substitute teaching license for the former police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in 2016. Jeronimo Yanez applied to be a substitute teacher in 2020,...

3 Albuquerque officers on leave after fatal police shooting

Nov. 27, 2022 14:11 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque police officers have been placed on administrative leave while an investigation continues into the fatal officer-involved shooting of a knife-wielding man who was involved in a domestic dispute with his parents. Police Chief Harold Medina...