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1 of 2 ex-St. Louis officers convicted in civil rights case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been convicted of a civil rights violation for beating a Black undercover officer during protests in 2017, but the jury could not reach a verdict against a second former officer. Dustin Boone was convicted Thursday...

St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Jun. 17, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to “do it again” if faced with the same circumstances. ...

Man shot by trooper for not dropping shotgun pleads guilty

Jun. 17, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man who was shot by a state trooper after he refused to drop a shotgun has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. Bernard Rougeau, 50, pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday in Bennington Superior criminal court in a...

Man charged in deadly shootout at Ohio drag racing track

Jun. 17, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

WEST SALEM, Ohio (AP) — A Cleveland man has been charged in connection with a shooting at a drag-racing track in northern Ohio that left an innocent bystander dead and injured three other people, authorities said. Jonathan Paul Roman Perez is charged with felonious...

Man pleads guilty to hate crime in stabbing of Black man

Jun. 17, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado man accused of stabbing another man in a racist attack at an Oregon truck stop has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime. Nolan Levi Strauss pleaded guilty Thursday to a hate crime involving an attempt to kill, according to a news...

Mayor: Former police chief refused to hire Black officers

Jun. 17, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A Black Alabama mayor accused of assault by the city's white former police chief claimed Thursday that the two got into a dispute because the chief wouldn't hire black officers. Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton told a news conference that former chief...

Officials: Prison guard assaulted with ‘knife-like weapon’

Jun. 17, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An incarcerated man with a “knife-like weapon,” attacked a guard at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, officials said. The man assaulted the guard about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, officials with the Oregon Department of...

Former officer at Justice Center charged after inmate beaten

Jun. 17, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis City Justice Center corrections officer is charged with third-degree assault after she allegedly let two detainees into a cell and allowed let them beat another detainee. A St. Louis police report identified the officer involved in...

Docs show Bakersfield police broke bones in 31 people

Jun. 17, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — On Nov. 24, 2017, Robert Cruz Jr. biked north along Baker Street, on a quiet block straddling Bakersfield’s once-thriving old town and struggling new, restaurants interspersed with a rehab center and a prepaid phone store. ...

Police investigating assault, woman's death at a residence

Jun. 17, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

Law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman found at a residence in Standish on Wednesday. Deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office responded to the home as part of an assault investigation and found Amanda Brown dead on...