SEATTLE (AP) — A newly-released report shows Seattle police officers — despite almost a decade under federal oversight partially intended to address bias — continue to stop and use force against Black people far more often than white people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's self-portrayal as champions of law and order collided with searing testimony Tuesday from police officers themselves. Officers described in vivid, personal terms the terror of defending the U.S.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Body camera videos released Tuesday show a 21-year-old Black man moving inside a parked car, apparently sitting up from a reclining position, moments before police shot and killed him outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Maryland.
HONOLULU (AP) — A hearing resumes Tuesday to determine whether there is probable cause for murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police officers in a shooting that killed a 16-year-old Micronesian boy.
DOLTON, Ill. (AP) — Two suburban Chicago police officers were seriously injured and a 19-year-old woman died after one of the officers shot her early Tuesday as she drove away from a restaurant following a disturbance and crashed into a nearby business, police said.
CHARLOTTE , N.C. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck was killed and his passenger was seriously injured in a crash with a North Carolina light rail train when the truck drove around the crossing arms and into the train’s path on Monday night, police said.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee and its former police chief could finally part ways after a lengthy legal battle.
The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to approve a $627,000 settlement with Alfonso Morales over his demotion last year.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified a man shot and killed by Boise police last weekend as 31-year-old Forest T. Moore.
Coroner Dotti Owens said in a prepared statement that Moore was shot multiple times early Saturday “after an altercation with law enforcement."
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jefferson City police officers who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop last month will not be charged with a crime, Cole County prosecutor Locke Thompson said Tuesday.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia Beach say a Black man fatally shot by police had pointed a gun at the officer who shot him.
The city's version of events appears in a court filing in response to a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the man’s family earlier this year, The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general is hiring a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney to lead a new unit tasked with investigating killings by police, according to a news release.
Dana Mulhauser worked in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for 12 years, prosecuting police misconduct, hate crimes and human trafficking cases throughout the country.
GOBLES, Mich. (AP) — A man who stabbed a police dog has been shot to death by a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Michigan.
Deputies were called to a home in Gobles about 7:30 p.m. Monday for a reported assault, the Van Buren County sheriff's office said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police on Monday shot and killed a man they said held a woman relative at knifepoint after breaking into an apartment.
The shooting occurred shortly before 6 a.m. in the West Los Angeles area after police received a 911 call from someone who said a woman was screaming in distress from another apartment, police said.
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago and its police union on Monday announced they have reached a tentative contract agreement after four years of negotiations.
The tentative contract is aligned with the consent decree entered into in 2019 that calls for reforms to how the Chicago Police Department operates, according to officials.
BOSTON (AP) — Rachael Rollins, who has pushed for progressive criminal justice reforms as the first woman of color to serve as a district attorney in Massachusetts, has been nominated by President Joe Biden to become the state's top federal prosecutor.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights groups on Monday called for a federal investigation of Kansas City, Missouri, police, saying they have a pattern of using excessive force, particularly against Black men.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's first Black female police chief has been hired in Brattleboro and will start her job this week.
Town Manager Peter Elwell announced Monday that he appointed Norma Hardy, who "had a distinguished 26-year career with the Police Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,” according to a statement from his office.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd's murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is embarking on a massive experiment in police reform and accountability following the racial justice protests that erupted after George Floyd’s murder last year, as nearly a dozen laws took effect Sunday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A woman was killed and a man saw his leg severed in a high-speed crash in northeast Omaha, police said.
The crash happened around 8 p.m. Sunday when a speeding car swerved on a city street, went out of control and hit a utility pole, police said.
CHICAGO (AP) — A person has been shot by an officer while fleeing police in Chicago.
The shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday as tactical officers were conducting a street stop and approached two males whose ages were not released, the police department said Monday.
DALLAS (AP) — It was the start of a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. The most pressing agenda item for city officials that morning: planning for a country music concert and anniversary event.
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed and five others injured during a series of shootings early Sunday in Seattle.
KOMO reports that Sunday evening, police said two people were arrested in connection with one of the shooting scenes, with a suspect expected to face a homicide charge and another suspect for unlawful discharge of a weapon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday named a second Republican critic of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot and pledged that the Democratic-majority panel will “get to the truth.” Kinzinger said he “humbly accepted” the appointment even as his party's leadership is boycotting the inquiry.
DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police officer was recovering at a hospital after a suspect knocked him unconscious, police said.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida murder suspect killed himself after a shootout with deputies when investigators following him pulled over his Uber driver in a traffic stop, authorities said Friday.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot in in Vancouver, Washington on Friday evening, authorities said.
Two persons of interest have been detained and authorities are searching for a third person of interest, according to Vancouver police.
DETROIT (AP) — Undercover officers targeting illegal street racing have wounded a man who fired a shot at them on the city’s eastside.
The shooting occurred late Friday night after the man’s vehicle nearly struck the officers’ unmarked vehicle.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A police officer fired two years ago for driving under the influence was charged with murder Friday in the death of a retired police investigator, authorities said.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A burst of gunfire killed a man and wounded two other people in Albany early Saturday, police said.
Officers got a call about shots being fired around 4:45 a.m. at Third and Oak Streets, where they found Rashad Nicholson in the roadway with gunshot wounds to his torso, the Albany Police Department said in news releases.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights groups in North Carolina have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte and its police department in a lawsuit filed last year after officers surrounded and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd.
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Two people died and five others were injured after a passenger van went off Interstate 135 near Newton early Saturday, Newton police said.
Seven adults were in the 16-passenger van when it the van went off the interstate, down an embankment and crashed into a bridge pillar.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who remained on his city's payroll for two months after being convicted of murder has resigned from the Huntsville Police Department.
Officer William Darby left of his own accord, the city told WAAY-TV on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police shot and wounded a man who, officers said, swung a metal pipe at them after behaving erratically and bolting from an ambulance.
The man was undergoing surgery early Saturday and was in stable condition, Deputy Chief Charles McEvoy told reporters.
DENVER (AP) — Ask Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali how much policing he wants in his Northeast Park Hill neighborhood and he will say it depends.
Ali doesn’t like when he hears stories of someone getting pulled over for something he considers frivolous.
DAVIDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — As a Richland Township Police Department criminal investigator, retired Capt. Tony Palm spent much of his career handling tragic cases that brought criminals to justice.
But for many years, his mind often shifted nearly 50 years into reverse to a case with a small-town, storybook ending, he said.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Aiming to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, Baltimore’s mayor on Friday unveiled a five-year violence reduction plan for the U.S. city where violent crime rates have remained high since a 2015 surge.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t have to testify in a judicial inquiry into the 2014 police chokehold death of Eric Garner, a judge ruled Friday, dashing a long-running quest by Garner’s relatives to have the mayor questioned under oath.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A lawsuit challenging using police forces from other islands to respond to protests over a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain is headed to the state Supreme Court.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Police in Duncan fatally shot an armed man who pointed the weapon at officers, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the shooting.
Officers responding to reports of a domestic disturbance on Thursday were met by Shawn Tillison, 43, who was pointing a weapon in the air, OSBI spokesperson Brook Arbeitman said.
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former officer for the Greenwich Police Department has been sentenced to six months in prison on charges that he acquired guns and transferred them to a known felon.
Joseph Ryan, who retired as a sergeant in July 2019, apologized as he was sentenced Thursday in federal court in New Haven.
SEATTLE (AP) — A report on the Seattle Police Department’s response to racial justice protests says officers need to find a better way to interact with anti-police demonstrators, including allowing officers to express solidarity with protesters marching against police brutality and racism.
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont police chief has apologized to a Black man who was issued an assault citation following a neighborhood fight, and the citation has been rescinded.
Supporters of the suspect held a protest Thursday outside the headquarters of the Essex Police Department.
BEIJING (AP) — A man has confessed to defrauding Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu over a teenager’s accusation he had sex with her when she was drunk, according to Beijing police.
The announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that cost Wu endorsement contracts with brands including Porsche and Bulgari.
WASHINGTON (AP) — J. Thomas Manger, a former police chief in Maryland and Virginia, is the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, congressional officials announced Thursday. Manger will take charge of the department in the aftermath of the violent Jan.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police sergeant was charged Thursday with beating two handcuffed men after they lashed out at police — one spitting at officers, the other using racial slurs — in separate incidents in the last two years.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The city of Flint is taking steps toward renting a helicopter for the police department.
Officers told the city council that a helicopter could help them find reckless drivers, crime suspects and missing children.
CHICAGO (AP) — A veteran Chicago police officer was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison for his part in an international gambling ring that also involved a small-town mayor.
U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall said the actions of Nicholas Stella, 43, implied he was above the law and rejected his lawyer’s request that his sentence be limited to time served.
OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city fired its police chief and another ranking officer over what the mayor described as allegations of inappropriate, unprofessional behavior.
Ozark Mayor Mark Blankenship told a news conference Wednesday that an investigation preceded the removal of Chief Marlos Walker and Capt.