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Florida officer to be sentenced for killing black motorist

Apr. 25, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — For the first time in nearly 30 years, a Florida police officer is set to be sentenced to prison Thursday for an on-duty fatal shooting — and he could be going away for life. Former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja faces a minimum of 25 years and Circuit Judge...

City pays $140K to settle lawsuit over police shooting

Apr. 25, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Fircrest has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a Washington state man who was shot twice in the back by a police officer. The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that Jose German had sued the city for the April 2012 shooting by officer Chris Roberts....

Police: Texas man fatally shot his children, sister-in-law

Apr. 24, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The man whom officials say shot and killed his young children and his sister-in-law before shooting himself had just taken a job with Child Protective Services and was in training to be a CPS investigator. Fort Worth police Sgt. Joe Loughman said Wednesday investigators believe...

Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect

Apr. 24, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation. The Broward County Public...

Woman gets 16 years for killing husband in porn dispute

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 69-year-old Arkansas woman who was convicted of fatally shooting her husband after she discovered he had reordered a pornography channel has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Pine Bluff Commercial reported Wednesday that both sides agreed on the sentence after Patricia...

Washington state deputy called 'extraordinary' at funeral

Apr. 24, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot by a suspect was remembered Wednesday as an extraordinary young man who was destined for greatness in a profession he had dreamed of joining since childhood. The funeral for Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, was packed...

Indictments: Sheriff took money, spent on food, window tint

Apr. 24, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff was indicted Wednesday after authorities said his chief deputy reported he was using county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged with two felony counts of...

Texas officer charged for killing man who ran over his foot

Apr. 24, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

BURNET, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer is charged with murder for fatally shooting a man who ran over his foot. Burnet (BER'-net) Police Chief Paul Nelson says former Patrol Sgt. Russell Butler also had been fired for violating the department's use of force policy. KVUE television reports Butler was...

1 killed, 1 wounded in Tacoma shooting

Apr. 24, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating a deadly shooting near the Tacoma Dome that left one man dead and another wounded. KOMO reports that two men were sitting at a bus stop early Wednesday when a third man walked up to them. Police say a dispute occurred and shots were fired. One of the men at the...

Clergy call for firing of 2 officers involved in shooting

Apr. 24, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

Clergy and community leaders called Wednesday for the immediate firing of two Connecticut police officers who opened fire on a car and seriously wounded a passenger, saying newly released police video shows last week's shooting began when the driver started getting out of the vehicle with his hands up. "Hands up!...