RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A police chief in the San Francisco Bay Area has been put on administrative leave after her 18-year-old daughter accused her and her police sergeant father of abuse.
Richmond police Chief Bisa French was placed on administrative leave following several incidents that started in September involving her daughter, who accused French and her father, Oakland Police Sgt.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday that she took her fight with the head of the city's police officers union to court, arguing that his call for officers to ignore the order to report their COVID-19 vaccination status was illegal.
Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — One man died and two others were wounded Friday when a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire on a vehicle on an entrance road just outside the Mexico City airport.
The intended victims were traveling in an SUV to the airport’s Terminal 2 when they came under fire.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A police officer who shot and paralyzed a man in downtown Waterloo in April acted legally because the target appeared to be chasing a deputy with a shotgun, a prosecutor ruled Friday.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A 52-year-old man died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pickup truck, police in Grand Island said.
The crash happened Wednesday morning at the intersection of U.S.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Multiple police departments across Connecticut on Saturday will be providing gift certificates to people who bring in unwanted, operable guns as part of a new statewide campaign organizers plan to hold annually.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who was shot in the arm by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest last year against police brutality in Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit alleging police enabled the violence by allowing an armed militia to have free run of the streets during the demonstration.
GEARY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man armed with a knife was fatally shot by a Geary police officer after lunging toward another officer.
The 46-year-old man was shot Thursday by a Geary officer on an Interstate 40 offramp about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City, the OSBI said.
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The estate of a man fatally wounded in Port Orchard by a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy after a car chase has settled a federal excessive force lawsuit for $3.5 million.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami city commissioners unanimously voted Thursday to fire Police Chief Art Acevedo after a short and stormy tenure in which he clashed with city officials and members of his own police force.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a former Kansas police detective who has been accused of sexually abusing mostly minority and poor women for decades and helping to frame a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for a double murder.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police department is sending detectives and non-patrol officers to respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers.
The department on Wednesday moved to the emergency officer dispatching scenario because of the staffing crunch.
CHICAGO (AP) — Police officers in Chicago will not be ordered to go home if they defy the city's requirement that they report their COVID-19 vaccination status or be placed on unpaid leave, police leaders and Chicago's mayor said Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home are asking a judge to sentence him to 41 months on a manslaughter charge, the lightest penalty recommended under state sentencing guidelines, according to documents filed Thursday.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A man who was shot by a Davenport police officer during a confrontation has died, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
Bobby Klum, 37, was walking on a Davenport street while pointing a gun to his head on Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Public Safety said.
BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who was armed with a rifle early Thursday morning in Southern California, authorities said.
The man's name was not immediately released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police shot and killed a man who was accused of threatening other residents while armed with a knife at a city shelter.
Dustin Paradis, 34, of Augusta, was killed on Wednesday at an emergency housing shelter in the state's capital city, police said.
HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — The family of a man who was fatally shot by a Michigan sheriff's deputy after the officer killed his dog has filed a lawsuit claiming excessive force and other violations.
"The sheriff and the deputy will be held accountable for the ‘shoot first and ask questions later’ decision-making that cost Oscar Herrera his life,” attorney Ian Fallon said Thursday.
A federal judge has approved a $45,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died two days after being hit in the head by a Burlington police officer.
The settlement of the lawsuit filed against the Burlington Police Department and the city by the estate of Douglas Kilburn was approved on Tuesday by U.S.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Two steers that escaped from a suburban Kansas City meat processing plant where shot and killed by police — including one on a high school football field, officials said.
The incident happened Wednesday afternoon, after three steers escaped the Valley Oaks meat processing plant and headed through residential and business district streets, Blue Springs Police spokeswoman Jennifer Brady confirmed.
LONDON (AP) — A British police chief resigned Thursday after sparking an outcry with comments he made about how women should be more “streetwise” when he spoke about the abduction, rape and murder of a woman by a police officer.
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded early Thursday in Alabama while driving to work, and a suspect was in custody, news outlets reported.
Someone pulled up in a vehicle beside a car driven by a Muscogee County deputy at an intersection in Phenix City and opened fire about 6 a.m., Sheriff Greg Countryman said.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Another major Phoenix-area high school district has decided to stop having police officers assigned to its schools.
The Tempe Union High School District' s board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to have the Phoenix and Tempe police departments phase out assigning full-time school resource officers to the 14,000-student district's campuses by next August.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn (AP) — A Bridgeport police officer has been suspended for 20 days for an incident caught on video in which he struck a 17-year-old in the head with his gun.
Acting Police Chief Rebeca Garcia issued the suspension to Officer Gianni Capozziello after an investigation found he used excessive force during the Aug.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police have released the name of the man shot and killed while apparently trying to fight off an armed robber inside a Providence laundromat.
The victim shot inside the Broad Street business on Tuesday night was identified Wednesday as Melvin Ricardo Perez Reyes, 38.
BOSTON (AP) — The former treasurer of the New Bedford police union has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $50,000 in union funds, federal prosecutors said.
Joshua Fernandes, 41, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud, according to a statement from the U.S.
SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $515,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the estate of Iosia Faletogo, who was shot and killed by police after a foot chase across Aurora Avenue North on New Year’s Eve 2018.
CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago police officers union has called on its members to defy the city's requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A $6.5 million settlement has been reached in the death of an unarmed man who was having a mental health crisis when he was shot by a Baltimore County officer, attorneys say.
Lawyers for Eric Sopp’s family on Tuesday announced the settlement in their federal lawsuit, The Baltimore Sun reported.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former police officer in a southwestern Portland suburb is facing official misconduct and public indecency charges for crimes that allegedly happened while on-duty in 2019.
ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was charged by police in the fatal shooting of his roommate after he called 911 and told officers where they could find him, authorities said.
In its news release, the Zebulon Police Department said officers responding to multiple 911 calls about gunshots late Tuesday night found Chauncy Kassim Montague, 35, lying in the front yard of a home with apparent gunshot wounds.
ORANGEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A state team that searches for fugitives fatally shot a parole absconder Wednesday in western Michigan, authorities said.
The shooting occurred in a rural area in Orangeville Township in Barry County, 40 miles south of Grand Rapids, state police said.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An autopsy confirmed that a woman found dead inside a police van parked outside headquarters wasn't the victim of foul play and didn't suffer any trauma, an official said Wednesday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney representing the families of three people who died at the hands of a former Wisconsin police officer filed another federal lawsuit against him Wednesday, saying his department taught him to view Black people as dangerous.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Santa Cruz County prosecutors said they won’t file any charges against a driver accused of fatally hitting a Nogales police officer five months ago.
Authorities said Jeremy Brinton was hit and killed by a car on Interstate 19 near Mariposa in May.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at officers Tuesday after he forcibly entered an apartment and kidnapped an ex-girlfriend, police said.
The officers responded to reports of shots fired east of North Las Vegas near East Lake Mead Boulevard at about 9 a.m.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man was fatally shot by police Tuesday in Tennessee when officers were executing a search warrant, officials said.
The Knoxville Police Department Special Operations Squad arrived at the home and encountered a man armed with a gun, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento is paying $3.25 million to an Iraq veteran who was shot and seriously wounded by police during a 2017 standoff, it was reported Tuesday.
Kristopher Velez was hit at least four times in the chest, shoulder, arm and leg.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Scott County Attorney Mike Walton has been dropped from a $5 million lawsuit filed after a Davenport man was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in 2018.
The lawsuit was filed after Robert Mitchell was shot by Scott County Deputy Greg Hill during a traffic stop in north Davenport on Oct.
MIAMI (AP) — Billed by Miami's mayor just months ago as the Michael Jordan and Tom Brady of policing, top cop Art Acevedo ended up being “not the right fit” for Miami.
The city manager decided this week to suspend Acevedo, with the intention of firing him, after a tumultuous six-month tenure in which the new police chief fired high-ranking officers and accused influential city commissioners of running the city the way Fidel Castro ruled Cuba.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two men have been charged with murder in the death of a North Carolina man whose body was found in a river more than a week ago, police said.
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A man sought by authorities was spotted at a southern Nevada courthouse and is accused of trying to run over a bailiff while driving off, the Nye County Sheriff's Office said.
Terrance Chess was at the Pahrump Justice Court Complex on Monday when court personnel identified him as being sought on charges of eluding police and battery, the office said.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer shot and wounded a suspect who authorities say ran from a traffic stop and pointed a gun at the officer, according to a news release.
The Greensboro Police Department says officers stopped a car at an intersection on Monday afternoon.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami officials have decided to fire the city’s new police chief six months into his stormy tenure, after he was lambasted by the city commissioners he accused of meddling in the police department and internal affairs investigations.
PROCTOR, Minn. (AP) — The football coach at a Minnesota high school has resigned amid a police investigation into player misconduct on his team.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Derek Parendo resigned from his coaching and teaching jobs at Proctor High School on Monday.
QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) — A La Paz County Sheriff’s sergeant was fatally struck by a vehicle following a pursuit near the Arizona-California border, authorities said Monday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 14-year-old who was critically wounded in a 2016 St. Louis police shooting was unarmed and waiting to discuss a video-game trade with a friend when two officers searching for a stolen car began to chase him and opened fire, according to a lawsuit.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The body of a Louisiana state trooper who was shot to death in an ambush early Saturday was not discovered until 5 p.m. that day, the state police superintendent said Monday.
Master Trooper Adam Gaubert was killed while he was in a parked patrol unit in Ascension Parish after working a traffic crash, Superintendent Lamar Davis said during a livestreamed news conference in Baton Rouge.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego police officer has pleaded not guilty to pulling a gun on a woman during an alleged off-duty road rage incident earlier this year.
William Carter Torres, 30, denied the misdemeanor charge of exhibiting a gun in a threatening manner, the Union-Tribune reported Monday.