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Body camera footage: 3 shots before officer said 'police'

Apr. 17, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police body camera footage released Friday of a man's fatal shooting shows three gunshots rang out before an officer says, “police.” Police released two brief clips from the shooting that killed Lindani Myeni, 29, Honolulu on Wednesday...

Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into...

Kauai police chief suspended without pay for mocking Asians

Apr. 17, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The police commission on the Hawaii island of Kauai has suspended the police chief without pay for five days for making discriminatory comments after an investigation found he mocked people of Asian descent. The Kauai Police Department said in a...

Minnesota mayor blasts police tactics to control protesters

Apr. 16, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Elected leaders in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright want officers to scale back their tactics amid nightly protests, leaving some law enforcement called in to assist asking whether the city still wants their help. ...

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Apr. 16, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday. Coroners...

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

Apr. 16, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage and legal precedent that makes it...

Angry crowd gathers near fatal police shooting in Portland

Apr. 16, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An angry crowd gathered in a park in Portland, Oregon, Friday after police fatally shot a man while responding to reports of a person with a gun. Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis told reporters that a white man in his 30s was shot and killed by...

Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

Apr. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into...

EXPLAINER: What Chicago boy's death says about foot pursuits

Apr. 16, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a police officer chased a 13-year-old boy into an alley and shot him to death, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanded a new policy that would protect officers, suspects and bystanders in what she called one of the most dangerous actions an officer can take: a foot...

Retired Ohio sheriff and tiny K-9 partner die the same day

Apr. 16, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined. It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die on Wednesday...