Law enforcement agencies

March 31, 2019 - 2:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot and killed a man who showed a gun while being chased in woods in Atlanta. Atlanta Police told media outlets the officer was flagged down by someone who heard gunshots around a strip club about 1 a.m. Sunday near Interstate 85 in southwest Atlanta...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Mohamed Noor arrives at the Hennepin County Government Center for a hearing in Minneapolis. Jury selection is scheduled to begin, Monday, April 1, 2019, in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Noor is charged with murder in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond - a case that drew international attention and led to changes at the city's police department. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
March 31, 2019 - 11:45 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer is set to stand trial for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault happening in the alley behind her home. Mohamed Noor, who was fired after the July 2017 shooting, is charged with murder...
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March 31, 2019 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — London police are searching for a man who is believed to have stabbed four people in a series of unprovoked attacks. The Metropolitan Police Service says two of the victims are in critical condition. Officers are warning there will be increased police activity in the Edmonton area of...
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March 30, 2019 - 11:41 pm
BACOLOD, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say 14 suspected communist rebels have been killed after they opened fire during raids but rights groups countered the men were farmers and the latest victim of extrajudicial killings. Regional police chief Debold Sinas says police backed by army troops...
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File-This April 5, 2018, file photo shows hundreds rallying for a march to the 71st Precinct on Empire Boulevard to protest Wednesday's fatal police shooting of Saheed Vassell, a 34-year-old in the Crown Heights neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police officers were “legally justified” in the killing of a mentally disturbed man they said was wielding a piece of pipe like a gun on a New York City street, according to a report on the shooting released Friday, March 29, 2019. The review by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James cleared New York Police Department officers who opened fired on Saheed Vassell in response to reports of an armed man menacing people on the streets of Brooklyn in 2018. “Based of a review of all the evidence … the NYPD officers who shot Mr. Vassell were legally justified,” the report concluded. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
March 29, 2019 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Police officers were "legally justified" in the killing of a mentally disturbed man they said was wielding a piece of pipe like a gun on a New York City street, according to a report on the shooting released Friday. The review by the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Annunciation House director Ruben Garcia answers questions from the media after reading a statement from the family of Jakelin Caal Maquin, pictured at left, during a press briefing at Casa Vides in downtown El Paso, Texas. An autopsy has found that the 7-year-old girl from Guatemala who was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol died of a bacterial infection. Jakelin died on Dec. 8, just over a day after she was apprehended by Border Patrol agents with her father. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP, File)
March 29, 2019 - 6:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An autopsy has found that a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of a bacterial infection while detained by the U.S. Border Patrol, in a case that drew worldwide attention to the plight of migrant families detained at the southern U.S. border. The El Paso County Medical Examiner's...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Tyler Barriss, of California, appears for a preliminary hearing in Wichita, Kan. Barriss, who pleaded guilty to 51 charges related to fake emergency calls and threats will be sentenced in federal court in Wichita, Friday, March 29, 2019, and could face decades in prison. His case drew national attention to the practice of "swatting," a form of retaliation in which gamers get police to go to an online opponent's address. One hoax emergency call by Barris led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)
March 29, 2019 - 3:47 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for making bogus emergency calls to authorities across the U.S., including one that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online players over $1.50 bet in the Call of Duty: WWII video...
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March 29, 2019 - 12:55 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven law enforcement officers in South Carolina have been charged with taking bribes to falsify immigration documents, conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent to distribute and protecting drug trafficking. Five of those arrested officers are with the Orangeburg County...
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Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls speaks to the media and audience during a news conference inside Yuma City Council Chambers about the current humanitarian crisis in the border region due to high volumes of illegal migrant crossings Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Yuma, Ariz. Nicholls said the city is working with various non-governmental organizations to make sure the families have temporary housing, food, medical care and help with travel to their intended destinations. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 1:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrant families and children entering the U.S. from Mexico is so high that Border Patrol is immediately releasing them instead of transferring them to the agency responsible for their release, forcing local governments to help coordinate their housing, meals and...
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Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 28, 2019 - 8:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Jussie Smollett case (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association has issued a blistering critique of how Cook County prosecutors went about dropping all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett over his report of a racist, anti-gay...
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