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Egyptian officials say police kill 15 militants in Sinai

Sep. 23, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security forces say police have killed 15 suspected militants in a shootout in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. They say the shootout took place on Sunday when police raided the militants' hideout west of the Mediterranean city of el-Arish. Security...

Minister tells AP Afghan police are hardest hit by attacks

Sep. 23, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan are one of the country's most-criticized security forces, denigrated as corrupt and inept. Yet Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi says police are also the hardest hit, taking 70% of all casualties among government forces, dozens of whom die each day in...

Kansas town of Sedgwick fires its police chief

Sep. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

SEDGWICK, Kan. (AP) — The small Kansas city of Sedgwick has fired its police chief. City Administrator Joe Turner says he fired Chief Larry Alexander last week after the city council reviewed a 64-page report about him during a closed meeting. Turner declined to say why Alexander was fired because it is a...

Ex-cop's murder trial for shooting neighbor set to start

Sep. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Last September, a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man in his own apartment. That much is settled. But nearly every other aspect Amber Guyger's murder trial for the killing of Botham Jean remains cloaked in controversy as opening statements in the case are set to start...

ACLU calls for probe of fatal police shooting of woman

Sep. 22, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is calling for an independent investigation of the fatal shooting by police of a woman inside her Henrico home. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Saturday the organization is also asking for the release of footage from cameras worn by...

Man with knife killed by police officer in Riverton

Sep. 22, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Witnesses say a Riverton police officer shot and killed a man who attacked the officer with a knife outside a Walmart in central Wyoming. The shooting occurred on the sidewalk outside the store on Saturday. The officer was not injured. Witnesses told The Riverton Ranger that the man...

Police department defends officer with gang associations

Sep. 22, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department is defending the hiring of an officer who was identified in background checks as someone who associated with known gang members and displayed gang-affiliated hand signals. New Haven police in a release say the discovery was made during the officer's...

Eligible Lyndon police, both of them, to vote on union

Sep. 22, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — A tiny Vermont police department is going to be holding a vote by the eligible officers — both of them — to see if they would like to join a union. The Caledonian Record reports Lyndonville police Chief Jack Harris is not eligible to vote because he is considered...

Police say man kills wife, her boyfriend and then himself

Sep. 22, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man killed his wife and her boyfriend before fatally shooting himself. Port St. Lucie police officers tell local media that the man called dispatchers late Saturday to say he had fatally shot his wife and her boyfriend, and that there were two...

Police: Suspect in cop shooting, bike attack captured

Sep. 21, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday and of being the bicyclist who shot a woman in broad daylight near downtown days earlier has been captured, police said. Officials announced at a press conference that Michael Blackman, 45, was apprehended...