Law enforcement agencies

March 18, 2019 - 6:53 am
PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Two former inmates who say they were severely beaten at an overcrowded South Carolina jail are suing the sheriff's office. The Greenville News reports Brett Ferguson and Adam Brodsky blame the longstanding overcrowding issues for the attacks, and said Pickens County jail staff...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative proposal that would make Nevada the first state in the U.S. to allow police to use prototype technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 17, 2019 - 10:44 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns and has...
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March 16, 2019 - 11:11 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina woman was arrested after slashing the tires on a telephone company van and attacking an officer. The Winston-Salem Police Department said in a news release that officers were dispatched to a residential area south of downtown Friday afternoon...
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March 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware prosecutors dismissed all but three remaining cases Friday against inmate defendants charged in a deadly riot at the state's maximum-security prison. The decision came after earlier trials of seven inmates resulted in only one — who admitted planning the uprising knowing...
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March 14, 2019 - 6:00 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans want to force county sheriffs to cooperate again with federal agents looking for immigrants unlawfully in the country and charged with crimes. House Speaker Tim Moore and other GOP members are sponsors of the measure filed Thursday. It's a...
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This March 12, 2019, photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center of Bernalillo County outside of Albuquerque, N.M. The has come under criticism after it was revealed late last month that its records department was allowing federal immigration authorities to access its inmate database. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
March 14, 2019 - 1:43 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after New Mexico's largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo County jail in Albuquerque were still granting immigration...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, a police officer wears a newly-issued body camera outside in New York. In 2018, the New York City Police Department, the nation’s largest, stopped releasing body camera video after a police union successfully argued in court that they were confidential personnel records. But the department vowed in February 2019 to continue releasing video of officer-involved shootings after an appeals court ruled that the union’s argument “would defeat the purpose of the body-worn-camera program.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 13, 2019 - 11:33 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The video is brief but disturbing: An officer is seen hitting an unarmed suspect with his pistol as the man falls into the grass. An autopsy would later show that he died from a gunshot to the back of the head. After the death last July of 26-year-old Daniel Fuller in Devils...
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March 13, 2019 - 5:32 am
SALACOA, Ga. (AP) — The sheriff's office of Cherokee County, Georgia, says one of its deputies has fatally shot a man who was holding a woman at gunpoint. WXIA-TV reports the sheriff's office says deputies responding to a report of a domestic dispute Monday evening found the man holding a gun to...
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FILE = In this Monday July 11, 2016 file image from video, Detroit Police Chief James Craig speaks to reporters during a news conference held at his department's headquarters in Detroit. A second white Detroit police officer has been fired for misconduct after his partner posted a racist video online, and an internal audit found that racial insensitivity is a "dirty little secret" in the west side police precinct where both worked, Chief Craig said Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Householder, File)
March 12, 2019 - 4:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A second white Detroit police officer has been fired for misconduct after his partner posted a racist video online, and an internal audit found that racial insensitivity is a "dirty little secret" in the west side police precinct where both worked, the city's police chief said...
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March 11, 2019 - 8:30 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore City Council voted unanimously Monday to confirm Michael Harrison as the city's new police commissioner, formally putting him in command of a deeply troubled police force. Harrison, 49, became acting commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department last month. He said...
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