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FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott speaks during a news conference in San Francisco. The union representing San Francisco police officers is calling for its chief to resign over his handling of the police raid of a freelance journalist's home and office. Chief Scott acknowledged Friday, May 24, that the searches were probably illegal and apologized for the way his department handled the investigation into who leaked a confidential police report to Bryan Carmody. The police union fired back on Saturday, May 25, saying Scott ordered the investigation, knew Carmody was a journalist and deceived the sergeant who wrote the search warrant. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 25, 2019 - 7:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The union representing San Francisco police officers demanded Saturday that its chief resign, accusing him of blaming officers for raids that he ordered to determine who leaked a police report to a freelance journalist. Chief William Scott acknowledged Friday that the searches...
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May 25, 2019 - 1:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A preliminary report says a Raleigh man injured in a recent non-fatal police shooting was holding a fake gun with its orange safety tip removed. The News & Observer reports that Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown has released the initial report into a shooting incident where...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, talks to members of the media after Francisco Sanchez' arraignment in San Francisco. On Friday, May 24, 2019, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott apologized for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city's former public defender. Scott said the warrants didn't adequately identify Bryan Carmody as a journalist. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
May 25, 2019 - 12:11 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief apologized on Friday for raiding a freelance journalist's home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city's former public defender. Chief William Scott told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday the...
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May 24, 2019 - 7:54 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas online gamer whose dispute over a $1.50 bet sparked a hoax call that resulted in police shooting a man who lived at his old address has struck a deal with prosecutors that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren approved on...
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Axon Immersion Training Virtual Reality (VR) headset, used in training police officers to learn the best way to interact with people who suffer with autism, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Washington. Police officers are now using virtual reality to learn the best ways to interact with people who suffer from autism and de-escalate situations that could quickly turn awry. A new training simulation using virtual reality headsets is being rolled out by Aon, the company best known for developing the Taser. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 24, 2019 - 12:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An autistic man walks out of a store without paying for a toy he picked up. He's followed by a storekeeper demanding he come back inside. The situation quickly escalates, and police are called. Officers arrive, their patrol car's lights flashing and sirens blaring, to find the man...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019 file photo, Malaki Seku Amen holds up an American flag with the names of people shot and killed by law enforcement officers, as he and others in rally in support of a bill that would restrict the use of deadly force by police, in Sacramento, Calif. Major police organizations confirmed Thursday, May 23 2019, that they won't fight a measure, AB392, by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego that would bar police from using lethal force unless it is necessary to prevent immediate harm to themselves or others. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 23, 2019 - 9:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major law enforcement organizations dropped their opposition Thursday to California legislation that strengthens standards for when officers can use deadly force, a shift that followed changes to the measure. The measure would bar police from using lethal force unless it...
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Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, second from right, and his former deputy city prosecutor wife Katherine Kealoha, right, walk into federal court in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii history began Wednesday for the couple, who are accused of conspiring to frame Katherine Kealoha's uncle for a crime he did not commit. The Kealoha's were indicted on charges including conspiracy and obstruction. Federal authorities began investigating the two in 2015 and both stepped down from their jobs as the probe deepened. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
May 22, 2019 - 10:29 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The former Honolulu deputy prosecutor accused of framing her uncle to keep him from exposing financial fraud that supported the lavish lifestyle of her and her husband -- a now-retired city police chief -- comes from a big family with complicated relationships, her defense attorney...
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Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, right, walks into federal court in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii history began Wednesday for Kealoha and his former city prosecutor wife, Katherine Kealoha. The two are accused of conspiring to frame Katherine Kealoha's uncle for a crime he did not commit. The Kealoha's were indicted on charges including conspiracy and obstruction. Federal authorities began investigating the two in 2015 and both stepped down from their jobs as the probe deepened. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
May 22, 2019 - 7:05 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a corruption trial against a former Honolulu police chief, his wife and current and former officers (all times local): 1 p.m. A prosecutor says a Hawaii corruption case against a former police chief and his wife involves an abuse of power and greed. Now-retired...
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May 22, 2019 - 4:14 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement that at least on expert calls unethical. Jose Simms, 29, who is believed to be somewhere in New York, has...
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May 22, 2019 - 7:33 am
ARCHDALE, N.C. (AP) — The sheriff's office of Randolph County, North Carolina, says one of its deputies has killed a man who was armed with a knife. News outlets report 46-year-old Carlos Javier Roman Santiago was fatally shot early Monday. Authorities didn't immediately release the deputy's...
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