Law enforcement agencies

April 08, 2017 - 3:54 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan has announced plans to retire when his current term ends next year. In a statement issued by the department on Friday, the 53-year-old Duncan said his was not an easy decision to make, but it came this week "after much prayer and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover headquarter building in Washington. The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terror-related tips and leads received over the last three years to make sure they were properly investigated and that no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 08, 2017 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned. The review follows attacks by people who were...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. An agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore Police Department will go ahead despite objections from the Trump administration. Sessions is warning that the consent decree may "result in a less safe city." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 08, 2017 - 2:05 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore police force, sweeping aside objections from the Trump Justice Department. President Donald Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, promptly warned that the...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. An agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore Police Department will go ahead despite objections from the Trump administration. Sessions is warning that the consent decree may "result in a less safe city." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 08, 2017 - 2:05 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — An agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore Police Department will go ahead despite objections from the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge James Bredar signed the so-called consent decree Friday, calling the plan "comprehensive,...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 08, 2017 - 2:02 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley won a court fight to halt his looming impeachment hearings but couldn't prevent the release of an investigative report that describes his paranoia and obsession over trying to keep his romance with a staffer from becoming public. The stunning...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference at the department's headquarters in Baltimore, in response to the Department of Justice's request for a 90-day delay of a hearing on its proposed overhaul of the police department. Hundreds of Baltimore residents are expected to show up to offer commentary, critiques and recommendations regarding a proposed agreement to overhaul the city's troubled police force. A judge on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, denied a request to delay the hearing, calling the Trump administration's request a "burden and inconvenience." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 07, 2017 - 3:24 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved an agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore police force, sweeping aside objections from the Trump Justice Department. President Donald Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, promptly warned that the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference at the department's headquarters in Baltimore, in response to the Department of Justice's request for a 90-day delay of a hearing on its proposed overhaul of the police department. Hundreds of Baltimore residents are expected to show up to offer commentary, critiques and recommendations regarding a proposed agreement to overhaul the city's troubled police force. A judge on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, denied a request to delay the hearing, calling the Trump administration's request a "burden and inconvenience." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 07, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. judge has approved an agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice to overhaul the Baltimore police department. U.S. District Judge James Bredar signed the agreement on Friday, one day after a public hearing to solicit comments from city residents. Bredar...
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In this photo taken March 2, 2016, Seattle Police officers respond to a call of an armed man barricaded in his apartment in Seattle. Police, including several members of SPD's crisis response unit, were able to resolve the situation peacefully. A new report from a court-appointed monitor released Thursday, April 6, 2017, says that the use of serious levels of force by Seattle police is down 60 percent since the federal government imposed reforms on the department. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 06, 2017 - 5:14 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Federally mandated changes in the Seattle Police Department led to a stunning drop in how often officers use serious force, with no rise in crime or officer injuries, according to a review released Thursday. The city's improvements come after Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference at the department's headquarters in Baltimore, in response to the Department of Justice's request for a 90-day delay of a hearing on its proposed overhaul of the police department. Hundreds of Baltimore residents are expected to show up to offer commentary, critiques and recommendations regarding a proposed agreement to overhaul the city's troubled police force. A judge on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, denied a request to delay the hearing, calling the Trump administration's request a "burden and inconvenience." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 06, 2017 - 4:25 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Trump Justice Department expressed "grave concerns" Thursday about an agreement the Obama administration reached with the city of Baltimore to overhaul its police department in the wake of the racially explosive Freddie Gray case. A government attorney weighed in on the...
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FILE - This Dec. 23, 2016 file photo shows Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha (25), of Switzerland, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Sefolosha has settled his lawsuit against New York City that stemmed from a police fracas outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub. The Daily News reports Wednesday, April5, 2017 that Sefolosha will get $4 million. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
April 06, 2017 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA player Thabo Sefolosha (TAH-boh sehf-ah-LOW-shuh) surely suffered when police officers broke his leg arresting him outside a New York nightclub. He needed surgery and missed the playoffs. But the city's decision to settle his wrongful arrest lawsuit Wednesday for $4 million...
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