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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 28, 2012, a security cctv camera is seen by the Olympic Stadium at the Olympic Park in London.  The South Wales police deployed facial recognition surveillance equipment on Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, in a test to monitor crowds arriving for a weekend soccer match in real-time, that is prompting public debate about possible aggressive uses of facial recognition in Western democracies, raising questions about human rights and how the technology may enter people's daily lives in the future.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan, FILE)

London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

Jan. 24, 2020 7:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — London police say they will start using live facial recognition cameras in operational deployments, in a major advance for the controversial technology. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday it will use the cameras to automatically scan the faces of people passing through small...

Police chase ends with gunfire, shoplifting suspect killed

Jan. 23, 2020 10:14 PM EST

BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — A shoplifting suspect was shot and killed Thursday after he nearly ran over a police officer during a chase that ended on a one-way street in a residential area in New Jersey. The incident began around 9:30 a.m. in Riverdale, when an officer stopped the SUV in connection with a...

Ex-Jamaican policeman charged with California killing

Jan. 23, 2020 8:20 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three men, including a former Jamaican police officer, were charged with murder for the death of a Southern California man during a home invasion robbery, authorities said Thursday. The former officer, Omar Miller, 41, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Andre Andrews, 34, of...

Some Tulsa residents say 1st black police chief not enough

Jan. 23, 2020 7:54 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some community leaders in Tulsa, Oklahoma, fear the appointment of the city's first black police chief won't alleviate the distrust of officers in communities of color. Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum selected Maj. Wendell Franklin, 46, to succeed Chief Chuck Jordan, who is retiring Feb. 1....

Chicago police end effort to predict gun offenders, victims

Jan. 23, 2020 6:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have ended a program that sought to predict people most likely to be victims or perpetrators of gun crime, according to a watchdog report released Thursday that warned the department of serious flaws in the approach. The police department implemented the method in 2012, using...

Police investigators take pictures and gather evidence following an officer involved shooting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Midland, Texas. (Tim Fischer/Reporter-Telegram via AP)

Texas man: Police shot, hurt 3-year-old daughter, teen son

Jan. 23, 2020 5:46 PM EST

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A state agency was investigating Thursday after a man said police officers in West Texas shot and injured his 3-year-old daughter and teenage son while searching a home. Luis Gomez told KOSA-TV that his daughter and son were shot around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home in Midland. It...

Police: Man kills pregnant ex-girlfriend and then himself

Jan. 23, 2020 5:17 PM EST

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man armed with a knife killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her fetus before killing himself, authorities said. Waynesville police told news outlets that surveillance footage from a neighbor's camera showed Robert Brian King, 43, killing Cynthia Lynn Smith, 38,...

Georgia deputy dies after crashing during highway chase

Jan. 23, 2020 4:00 PM EST

LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy died Thursday after his patrol car crashed during a highway pursuit in southeast Georgia. The crash that killed Long County Deputy Sheldon Whiteman happened before dawn, shortly after he joined a police chase of a driver suspected of running stop signs, news outlets...

Police: Man kills firefighter who was leaving wife's home

Jan. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EST

GRANITE QUARRY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man shot and killed a firefighter who stepped outside his estranged wife’s house, then walked inside the home and fatally shot himself after confronting the woman, officials said. The man parked a pickup truck in the driveway and was “lying in...

Montana man injured in officer-involved shooting files suit

Jan. 23, 2020 1:09 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man wounded in an officer-involved shooting has filed a lawsuit against the Yellowstone County sheriff's department. Travis Tolan of Lockwood is alleging negligence, assault and battery and a broader claim that the sheriff's office has a pattern of using excessive force, in...