Law enforcement agencies

April 21, 2019 - 4:30 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia have identified an armed man shot to death by one of the officers who responded to a "Peeping Tom" call. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a news release that the man was shot Saturday night. The victim who had made the call identified a suspect...
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April 21, 2019 - 9:00 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — When the Wilmington Police Department founded a crime lab more than 10 years ago, it had hoped to use it to convince the state to build a satellite facility there. Instead, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office could assume control of the lab with a troubled history. The...
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April 20, 2019 - 2:57 pm
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was arrested on a DUI charge and later fired by the agency. WSPA-TV reports Cpl. Stephen McDowell was arrested Thursday for driving under the influence, less than 0.10. The state Department of Public Safety says McDowell was off-duty...
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April 19, 2019 - 11:49 am
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — It wasn't a routine day for a sheriff's officer after she spotted a donkey meandering along Interstate 90 near Chicago. Video from a body camera taken Wednesday shows the bewildered Cook County officer radioing: "There's a donkey in the middle of I-90." The officer...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity as he testifies Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn., during the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, his former partner, who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman, Justine Ruszczyk Damond, in July 2017, after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Harrity testified Thursday that he heard a thump on the officers' squad car right before the shooting and feared a possible ambush. Harrity's testimony echoed Noor's claim that he was startled by a noise and feared ambush when he fired a single shot killing Damond. (Cedric Hohnstadt via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 8:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it...
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April 18, 2019 - 3:09 pm
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prosecutor says he will ask a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man suspected of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home in Florence to question a man in a child sex assault case. WBTW-TV reports Solicitor Ed Clements said...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the FBI, shows Amor Ftouhi. Federal prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for the Tunisian native from Canada who was convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer in 2017. Ftouhi is returning to federal court on Thursday, April 18, 2019. (FBI via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 1:32 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling "God is great" in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the knife attack. Amor Ftouhi's...
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April 17, 2019 - 1:43 am
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The first SWAT team members to see the horror in the Columbine High School library had to step around bodies and ignore a wounded student's plea for help as they searched for shooters they didn't know had already died by their own hands. As member Grant Whitus put it,...
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FILE--In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, members of the U.S. Army build a razor wire fence around area for tents near the U.S.-Mexico International bridge, in Donna, Texas. The U.S. government is working to open two new large tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 migrant parents and children near the southern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a notice to potential contractors that it's seeking to build large tents in El Paso, Texas, and in South Texas that could house 500 people at a time. The notice says families would sleep on mats inside each tent. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 16, 2019 - 7:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a...
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April 15, 2019 - 6:43 pm
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — An early-morning police chase through Alabama and Georgia ended in a police shooting that's being investigated by state authorities. WRBL-TV reports that the incident began in Alabama around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says Phenix City police began...
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