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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, is shown with Dr. Oxiris Barbot, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in New York. New York City abruptly replaced Barbot, its top public health official, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a key point in its fight to keep the coronavirus from surging again. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NYC public health chief resigns after friction over COVID-19

Aug. 4, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's top public health official resigned Tuesday in a shake-up that followed months of tension over the city's response to the coronavirus pandemic and comes as officials are anxiously striving to keep it in check. After batting away earlier speculation about Health Commissioner...

Police preparing for unknowns at Democratic convention

Aug. 4, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department doesn't know how many people will show up for the scaled-back Democratic National Convention that begins in less than two weeks, but it's prepared to handle protests without using tear gas, the city’s embattled police chief said Tuesday....

FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis. In an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, Frey said that Gov. Tim Walz hesitated to send in the National Guard to quell the growing violence after the death of George Floyd and then blamed him for allowing the city to burn. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP File)

Minneapolis mayor: City seeks right mentors for new officers

Aug. 4, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the city is working to pair new police officers with “the right individuals” for field training following George Floyd's death, in which a senior officer rejected a younger colleague's question about how Floyd was being restrained. In an...

Flanked by her attorneys Mary Chartier, left, and Takura Nyamfukudza, former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages is sentenced in Judge Joyce Draganchuk's courtroom Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Klages was found guilty of two counts of lying to police related to an interview about her knowledge of Larry Nassar's abuse in 1997. Draganchuk sentenced her to 90 days in jail with credit for one day served. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

Aug. 4, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, Aurora Police Department Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson speaks during a news conference in Aurora, Colo. Wilson was picked to be the chief of the Aurora Police Department in a 10-1 vote Monday night, Aug. 3 becoming the first woman to hold the job, after competing with three other nationwide finalists to lead the agency in Colorado’s third largest city, a diverse community east of Denver.  (Philip B. Poston/Sentinel Colorado via AP, File)

Police facing scrutiny in Elijah McClain case get new chief

Aug. 4, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The interim chief of a suburban Denver police department has become the first woman to permanently lead the agency that's looking to regain public trust following a tumultuous year since the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man officers stopped on the street and put into a...

Suburban Detroit officer dies after cutting fallen tree

Aug. 4, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police officer was found dead at a police station hours after he cut up a tree that had been blocking a local road, authorities said. Sgt. Steven Splan, a veteran officer with the Bloomfield Hills Police Department, was found unresponsive in the...

Colorado protesters march one year after police shooting

Aug. 4, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado protesters marched to what they say is the home of a Colorado Springs police officer for the one-year anniversary of a fatal incident in which two officers shot De'Von Bailey, a 19-year-old Black man. The home, which protesters believe belongs to Colorado Springs Police Department...

Man who exchanged gunfire with Watertown police shot himself

Aug. 4, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — A man who exchanged gunfire with police in Watertown in May took his own life, according to the Jefferson County district attorney who cleared the officer who fired his gun. District Attorney Monica Hall said police stopped a car for a traffic violation in the parking lot of a gas...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces to postpone legislative elections scheduled for Sept. 6, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak during a press conference in Hong Kong, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

UK lawmakers urge sanctions over Hong Kong police violence

Aug. 4, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers urged the U.K. government Tuesday to sanction Hong Kong's leader for allowing “excessive police violence” against humanitarian workers who tried to help people injured during pro-democracy protests. A report by members of the bipartisan All Party Parliamentary...

Nebraska sheriff's deputy acquitted of child abuse charge

Aug. 4, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

HOLDREGE, Neb. (AP) — A south-central Nebraska sheriff’s deputy accused of giving a teenage girl a black eye has been acquitted of child abuse. A six-person jury last week found Jamie Tilson, 32, found not guilty of misdemeanor counts of child abuse and third-degree assault, the Lincoln Journal...