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Ex-police department employee pleads guilty to perjury in WV

Jun. 30, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A former police department employee in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal grand jury about a program that allowed people to pay with cash and gift cards to avoid criminal sanctions, a prosecutor's office said. Carolyn Taylor, 40, of St....

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 29, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Ruling should end cop funding nonsense Minnesota Supreme Court rightly decides that Minneapolis must follow its charter requirements. Minnesota’s highest court recently made it official: Minneapolis...

Calls for Georgia chief to resign after Black man's shooting

Jun. 29, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Religious leaders and others in Savannah, Georgia's oldest city, called Wednesday for the police chief's resignation and a federal investigation into local officer-involved shootings, including one last week that left a Black man dead. The Georgia Bureau of...

Eugene woman attacked with acid for third time since March

Jun. 29, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene, Oregon, woman who had acid thrown on her while walking her dog in March has been the target of two additional acid attacks at her home, believed to be committed by the same person, according to the Eugene Police Department. The Eugene Police Department...

Yavapai County sheriff's deputy killed; suspect in custody

Jun. 29, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released the name of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s officials said Robert McDowell, 61, of Mayer has been booked into a Prescott jail on suspicion of first-degree murder....

State agency to lead probe into deadly Akron police shooting

Jun. 29, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

AKRON. Ohio (AP) — A man shot and killed by police following a vehicle and foot pursuit this week died from multiple gunshot wounds, and his death has been ruled a homicide, authorities announced Wednesday. The Akron Beacon Journal reported the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation...

Bill forcing NC sheriffs to aid immigration agents revived

Jun. 28, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another effort by Republican lawmakers to force North Carolina’s sheriffs to learn the immigration status of their jails' inmates and assist federal agents who want to detain them resurfaced at the General Assembly on Tuesday, more than a year after the legislation passed...

California takes aim at Supreme Court's concealed gun ruling

Jun. 28, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed more people to carry concealed weapons, California lawmakers on Tuesday moved to limit where firearms may be carried and who can have them, while struggling to stay within the high court’s ruling. They aim to...

Ex-US Air Force sergeant pleads guilty in deputy killing

Jun. 28, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A former Air Force sergeant linked to an extremist movement and convicted last month in the 2020 killing of a federal security officer in the San Francisco Bay Area pleaded guilty to killing a sheriff's sergeant a week after he attacked a federal building. ...

Attorney: Officer shot man 5 times, paused, shot him again

Jun. 28, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Body-camera footage shows a North Carolina police officer shoot an unarmed man five times after a chase, pause to call dispatch, and then shoot him again, attorneys for the dead man's mother said Tuesday. Attorneys for Brandon Combs' mother, Virginia Tayara,...