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Video shows San Diego police shooting man on his knees

Aug. 03, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police officers shot a man in the back while he was on his knees and appeared to be about to point a gun at authorities, according to video released by the Police Department. Jesus Salvador Valeta, 22, was shot by two officers on the night of...

Judge: Shooting suit can continue against officer, not city

Aug. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a Black teenager can continue, but the city of Columbus will not be held liable. The ruling Tuesday came months after attorneys for Columbus officer...

Police: 3 wounded in workplace shooting; gunman dead

Aug. 03, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A gunman shot and wounded three people at a Tennessee business Tuesday and was later tracked down and fatally shot by police after he refused to drop his weapon, authorities said. The shooting happened at a Smile Direct Club manufacturing...

Prosecutors ask judge to keep convicted sheriff in jail

Aug. 03, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff convicted of felony charges and removed from office should have to remain in jail until he is sentenced, prosecutors told a judge Tuesday. Former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely hasn't shown any reason he should be...

Community honors slain Washington detective

Aug. 03, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement and first responder vehicles lined up at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington on Tuesday for a procession to honor Clark County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown, who was shot to death while doing surveillance work. ...

New charge against Georgia sheriff added in new indictment

Aug. 03, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff is facing an additional charge in a federal prosecution accusing him of violating the civil rights of people in his agency's custody by ordering that they be strapped into a restraint chair without justification and as punishment. ...

Settlement reached in fatal standoff shooting in Maryland

Aug. 03, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in the 2016 death of a Black woman shot by Baltimore County police after a standoff she posted on social media, a county official and attorneys for the woman’s family confirmed. An agreement was reached last week in the...

Ex-cops charged in Floyd death want separation from Chauvin

Aug. 03, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights are asking that their federal trials be separated from the trial of Derek Chauvin, who has already been convicted on state murder charges for kneeling on Floyd's neck as the Black...

Officials: Suspect in violence outside the Pentagon was shot by police and died at the scene

Aug. 03, 2021 14:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: Suspect in violence outside the Pentagon was shot by police and died at the scene.

Seattle's mayoral primary is a contest between liberal camps

Aug. 03, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in the primary election will decide Tuesday between Seattle mayoral candidates who represent the political divide between activist-left residents and more moderate progressives in one of the nation's most liberal cities. The question is whether...