Law enforcement agencies

April 05, 2017 - 5:30 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state commission charged with fostering an industrial hemp industry in North Carolina is considering joining a lawsuit against a government agency it agrees is making things difficult. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports ( http://bit.ly/2nIRXIN ) the North Carolina...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016 file photo, members of the Baltimore Police Department patrol near the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenues, the site of unrest following Freddie Gray's funeral, in Baltimore. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Department of Justice, the very agency that helped city officials root out the police department's worst problems and build a roadmap to reform, signaled it may abandon those efforts in favor of cracking down on violent crime. That left city leaders stunned, and pledging to carry out reforms as best they can. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 05, 2017 - 4:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seattle police, considered by critics as resorting too readily to force, reached an agreement with the federal government on training officers to better handle people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Before long, community attitudes toward law enforcement...
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Ferguson mayor James Knowles III, center, celebrates his election victory with his campaign supporters at the Lion's Club in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Ferguson, Missouri's top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 1:11 am
Elections Tuesday across the U.S. featured a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri cities of...
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Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III shakes hands with Nikeisha Whittier outside the polling station at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Knowles is being challenged in the mayor's race by Ferguson city council member Ella Jones. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 04, 2017 - 11:45 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson, Missouri's top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday. James Knowles III, the mayor who was the public face of Ferguson after Brown's death in August 2014, held off a challenge...
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Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone announces that he's shutting down a complex of jail tents Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Phoenix. Penzone announced that he will be closing the tent city jail in the coming months and relocating inmates to other jails. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2017 - 8:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The new sheriff of metro Phoenix announced Tuesday that he's closing down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. The decision by Sheriff Paul Penzone to close the 24-year-old Tent City complex will undo a critical...
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April 04, 2017 - 5:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County's sheriff says he's shutting down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. Paul Penzone made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday. The nearly 24-year-old Tent City complex has drawn criticism for...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a man walks past a corner where a victim of a shooting was discovered in Baltimore. In a city that became emblematic of police abuse, excessive force and callous treatment of young black men, Baltimore's mayor and commissioner say they are eager and ready to change not only the culture of law enforcement, but the practice. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:58 pm
Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements that compel several police departments around the U.S. to curb racial bias and excessive force. In a memo made public...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference in Baltimore to announce that seven Baltimore police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Davis worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 04, 2017 - 8:00 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police chief worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. So they were surprised by the Justice Department's sudden request Monday for more time...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference in Baltimore to announce that seven Baltimore police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Davis worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 04, 2017 - 3:23 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police chief worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. So they were surprised by the Justice Department's sudden request Monday for more time...
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Women grieve near the Tekhnologichesky Institut subway station in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, April 3, 2017. A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city Monday, killing several people and wounding many more in a chaotic scene that left victims sprawled on a smoky platform. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
April 03, 2017 - 8:43 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the explosion on a train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg (all times local): 3:40 a.m. The Kremlin says that U.S. President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer condolences over the St. Petersburg subway bombing. The...
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