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Teens who were with boy shot by officer are added to lawsuit

Apr. 20, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four teenagers who were with a black 13-year-old Ohio boy before he was fatally shot by a white police officer have been added as third-party defendants in a civil rights lawsuit over his death, even though his family doesn't believe the teens should be held financially responsible....

Officials to release details about police-involved shooting

Apr. 20, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials expect to publicly release details next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said Friday night he's asking for...

UW police chief reassigned amid tension in department

Apr. 20, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say University of Washington Police Chief John Vinson will leave the position in May to focus on his role as associate vice president for student life. The Seattle Times reports the change announced Friday comes after a period of tension within the department, as officers submitted...

Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

Apr. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion. Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley said that Officer Charles Starks won't face charges in the...

AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some of them, a workplace safety investigation concluded. At least three recruits were poisoned by potentially...

Northern Ireland journalist is killed; police hunt suspects

Apr. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they are searching for multiple suspects in the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee was shot and killed, probably by...

Sheriff's officer corrals donkey on interstate near Chicago

Apr. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — It wasn't a routine day for a sheriff's officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Chicago. Video from a body camera taken Wednesday shows the bewildered Cook County officer radioing: "There's a donkey in the middle of I-90." The officer then...

2 top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor's office

Apr. 19, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two top deputies to the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the Jussie Smollett case are resigning. Documents obtained through open records requests show the resignations will take effect May 3 in the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Both deputies say their departures are...

Portland settles invasion of privacy lawsuit for $50K

Apr. 19, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has approved spending $50,000 to settle an invasion of privacy lawsuit brought against the Police Bureau by a former Washington County sheriff's deputy. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the council approved the spending this week in connection with a 2015...

Oregon man who police say touched girls at stores sentenced

Apr. 19, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who authorities say sexually assaulted girls at stores has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday that 56-year-old Ricardo Sanchez-Garcia of Portland was sentenced Thursday. Authorities say Sanchez-Garcia groped a 10-year-old...