Law enforcement agencies

Theresa Smith, right, the mother of Caesar Cruz, who was killed in a confrontation with police, wipes her eyes after testifying against a police-backed law enforcement training bill by state Sen. Anna Caballero, D-Salinas, during a hearing at the Capitol Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers worked to find common ground between law enforcement organizations, which support Caballero's bill and reformers supporting a competing measure, by Democratic Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, that would adopt the first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 23, 2019 - 9:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate committee tied a police-backed measure requiring more...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019, file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Text messages released showed Foxx believed her office had overcharged “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself drew heavy criticism because Foxx had recused herself from the case. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
April 23, 2019 - 12:43 am
Chicago's top prosecutor drew heavy criticism after she recused herself from the case against Jussie Smollett and then complained in text messages to a subordinate that her office had overcharged the "Empire" actor. But anyone who has followed Kim Foxx's work recognized in the texts the same...
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FILE - This April 10, 2019, file photo shows supporters of three University of Arizona students who were charged with a misdemeanor for their part in a protest of two Border Patrol agents on the university's Tucson campus. The charges were dismissed Friday at the request of prosecutors after they learned the university will conduct an administrative investigation into the March 19 protest in Tucson. (Tim Stellar/Arizona Daily Star via AP, file)
April 22, 2019 - 5:12 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Charges were dismissed against three students involved in a protest of U.S. Border Patrol agents at the University of Arizona that was captured on video. The case was dismissed Friday at the request of prosecutors after they after learned the university will conduct an administrative...
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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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