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Prosecutor: 2 officers brutally beat Black man in Alabama

Sep. 30, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor said two on-duty white Alabama officers brutally beat a Black man five months ago after the victim got into a road-rage incident with the wife of one of the officers. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson announced felony assault charges against former Selma police...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva comments on the investigation of the shooting of two deputies during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. A photo from surveillance video of the assault is at left. Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in their squad car. Villanueva and District Attorney Jackie Lacey on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 said attempted murder charges have been filed against 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray. He was arrested two weeks ago in connection with a separate carjacking. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Man charged in shooting of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station. The deputies suffered head wounds in the Sept. 12 attack and...

This undated booking photo provided by the Orange County District Attorney shows Tatiana Turner, the attempted murder defendant who drove into counterprotesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Turner, the organizer of a Southern California rally against racism, was charged with attempted murder Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for driving her car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Orange County prosecutors said Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters with the intent to kill a woman, whose head she drove over, and seriously injured another man who broke a leg. ( Orange County District Attorney via AP)

California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump supporters

Sep. 29, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into counterprotesters and running over a woman's head. Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters...

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore discusses an attack on a police officer on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. A graphic security video of the attack on the police officer shows the suspect knock the officer to the ground inside the station and repeatedly pistol-whip him with his own gun and point it at his chest. Moore called the attack

Video shows attack on LA officer inside police station

Sep. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A graphic security video of an attack on a Los Angeles police officer shows the suspect knock the officer to the ground inside the station, pistol-whip him with his own gun and point it at his chest. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the video footage that shows the Saturday night...

This booking photo provided by the Cleveland, Tenn. Police Department shows Albert Haynesworth. Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was arrested Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, by Cleveland, Tenn. police after he was accused of threatening and yelling at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. (Cleveland Police Department via AP)

Former Titan Haynesworth charged with domestic assault

Sep. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was arrested Monday after he was accused of threatening and yelling at his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Cleveland, Tennessee, police officers responded at 4:34 p.m. to a report that Haynesworth was yelling...

Swedes indict surgeon for stem-cell windpipe transplants

Sep. 29, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor on Tuesday indicted on charges of aggravated assault a surgeon believed to have made headlines in 2011 for carrying out the world’s the first stem-cell windpipe transplants, saying three people had laboratory-made tracheas implanted at Sweden’s leading...

From the left, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, anti-terrorism state prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard , and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin answer reporters after a knife attack near the former offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Friday Sept. 25, 2020 in Paris. French terrorism authorities are investigating a stabbing of two people outside the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and two suspects have been arrested, authorities said. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

Suspect claims prophet caricatures prompted Paris stabbings

Sep. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief suspect in a double stabbing in Paris told investigators he acted out of anger over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad recently republished by the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, France's counterterrorism prosecutor said Tuesday. Two people were seriously wounded in last...

This jail booking photo from the Screven County Sheriff’s Office show former Georgia state trooper Jacob Thompson, who was charged with felony murder for fatally shooting a driver who refused to pull over for a broken tail light Aug. 7, 2020. Thompson was fired by the Georgia State Patrol and arrested a week after he shot 60-year-old Julian Lewis in the forehead after forcing Lewis’ car into a ditch. Thompson wrote in his incident report that he feared for his life and fired one shot when Lewis revved his engine and turned his steering wheel as if he wanted to ram the trooper. (Screven County Sheriff’s Office via AP

Agent: Video contradicts Georgia trooper charged with murder

Sep. 29, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — Dash camera video contradicts a former Georgia state trooper's statement that he fatally shot a motorist fearing the man was trying to run him over, an investigator testified in court. Jacob Thompson is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the Aug. 7 death of Julian...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Baltimore Ravens guard D.J. Fluker (70) runs behind guard Bradley Bozeman (77) during NFL football team practice at the Ravens' facility in Owings Mill, Md. The mother of Fluker's child faces a misdemeanor kidnapping charge after being accused of refusing to give their child back to Fluker after a supervised visit. Kimberly Davis was arrested and charged Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, by Baltimore County police, news outlets reported. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

Misdemeanor kidnap charge for mother of Ravens guard's child

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The mother of Baltimore Ravens offensive guard D.J. Fluker's child faces a misdemeanor kidnapping charge after being accused of refusing to give their child back to Fluker after a supervised visit. Kimberly Davis was arrested and charged Tuesday by Baltimore County police, news outlets...

This undated photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Simone Austin. Police say Austin has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her 5-year-old daughter on Chicago's West Side over the weekend. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, that police believe Austin cut Serenity Arrington's throat on Saturday in their East Garfield Park home. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Mother charged in fatal stabbing of 5-year-old Chicago girl

Sep. 28, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her 5-year-old daughter was ordered Monday to be held without bond after prosecutors gave chilling details provided by the child's older sister who witnessed the slaying. Prosecutors presented a proffer that included...