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Legal experts: California reporter did not commit crime

May. 23, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Media law experts have criticized a claim by San Francisco's police chief that a freelance journalist allegedly conspired to steal a police report, saying that it is not a crime to disclose a public record. San Francisco attorney Duffy Carolan, who represents several media...

Corruption trial opens for scandal-mired Hawaii power couple

May. 22, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The former Honolulu deputy prosecutor accused of framing her uncle to keep him from exposing financial fraud that supported the lavish lifestyle of her and her husband -- a now-retired city police chief -- comes from a big family with complicated relationships, her defense attorney said...

Ex-detective pleads guilty to operating brothels

May. 22, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired New York Police Department vice detective and his wife have admitted to running a prostitution and gambling ring that allegedly involved seven police officers and dozens of civilians. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Ludwig Paz pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted enterprise...

The Latest: Defense gives jury their side in mailbox case

May. 22, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a corruption trial against a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former officers (all times local): 3 p.m. The defense attorney representing the wife of a former Honolulu police chief says what happened to money she allegedly stole from her grandmother and...

Trump awards medals to public safety officers

May. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen public safety officers were awarded the Medal of Valor by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, including eight who responded to a shooting at a southern California polling place. "Every officer, firefighter and first responder who receives this award embodies the highest ideals...

Fugitive says he'll surrender if people like wanted poster

May. 22, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least one expert calls unethical. Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New York, has seven...

Lawyer: Police shot Texas woman in stomach, chest and face.

May. 22, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A private autopsy shows a Houston-area police officer shot a mentally ill woman in the stomach, chest and face when the two struggled during an attempted arrest, a lawyer for the victim's family said Wednesday. Attorney Ben Crump presented the autopsy report at a press conference. He and...

Suspect shot by police was free despite probation violations

May. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An armed robbery suspect who was shot this month by Iowa City police had been released from jail days earlier, despite probation violations that could have kept him behind bars, a review by The Associated Press shows. Hours after bonding out of jail on charges of assaulting a police...

Afghan official: Taliban bombs kill 2 police, 2 civilians

May. 22, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A confrontation between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters Wednesday in eastern Ghazni province left two members of the security forces and two civilian passers-by dead, provincial officials said. The Taliban were driving in a stolen Humvee packed with explosives that detonated as...

Islamabad police official suspended following girl's killing

May. 22, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan have suspended a police chief in the capital, Islamabad, over the disappearance, rape and killing of a 10-year-old girl whose case triggered widespread condemnation and outrage, including on social media. Officer Mohammad Imran says the chief, Mohammad Abbas, was...