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Police: Woman killed by officers tried to stab 8-year-old

Sep. 28, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — A woman shot and killed by police in Southern California last weekend was trying to stab an 8-year-old girl, officials said. Officers responding Saturday to reports of a dispute heard screaming and threats from inside a home in Delano, police...

Ex-officer charged over sex videos sent to group chat

Sep. 28, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

PINOLE, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area allegedly secretly filmed sex with two women and shared the recordings with a text message group called “The Mafia” while working for the Pinole Police Department, a newspaper reported. ...

Elizabeth City police chief next NC public safety secretary

Sep. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The police chief in a northeastern North Carolina city whose agency helped keep the peace there following a fatal shooting this spring involving the local sheriff's department was named Tuesday as Gov. Roy Cooper's next public safety secretary. ...

Police chief takes leave amid Gabby Petito investigation

Sep. 28, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MOAB, Utah (AP) — The police chief in the Utah tourist town where officers stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend weeks before her death has taken a leave of absence. Moab Police Chief Bret Edge requested a leave of absence that began Monday, city spokesperson Lisa...

Alabama deputy considering run for sheriff placed on leave

Sep. 28, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A longtime Alabama sheriff's deputy who plans to run for sheriff has opted to take administrative leave without pay after the incumbent told him it was either that or resign, the TimesDaily reported. Lauderdale County Deputy John Randall McCrary...

Sheriff: Man captured in Florida deputy's fatal shooting

Sep. 28, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a north Florida sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop was captured Tuesday following a wide manhunt, officials said. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said at news conference Tuesday afternoon that they...

45-year sentence for man shot by Terre Haute officers

Sep. 28, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A man who was shot during a confrontation with Terre Haute police officers has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. A judge ordered the sentence Tuesday for 39-year-old Jeremy Ross, who was convicted by a Vigo County jury in April on attempted...

Sheriff's deputy accused of soliciting sex, nude photos

Sep. 28, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy has been accused of soliciting sex and nude photos from women in exchange for money prosecutors say they used to buy drugs. Stephen Bunnell, who was chief deputy of the Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department, called...

Man who posted FBI gang chart on social media gets probation

Sep. 28, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A young Detroit-area man who snapped a photo of a gang chart while cleaning an FBI office and posted it on social media was sentenced Tuesday to probation. Publicizing the chart could have caused a “bloodbath,” said U.S. District Judge Linda Parker. ...

Former Wichita police officer pleads guilty to misconduct

Sep. 28, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer who admitted to helping a woman avoid arrest has pleaded guilty to officials misconduct. Matthew Powell was sentenced to a year of probation and can no longer be certified as a law enforcement officer. He would serve...