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Police officer lectures black 11-year-old carrying BB gun

A police officer in Columbus, Ohio, instructed an 11-year-old caught Saturday with a BB gun to remember one name: Tyre King.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

Chicago verdict raises hope of greater police accountability

A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 4:33 p.m.

Chicago officer convicted of murder in slaying of Laquan McDonald

A white Chicago officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Officer killed, 6 other officers shot in South Carolina

Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired on the officers, officials said.


2 Mississippi officers die in shooting; suspect in custody

Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Court records: Cheney police shooting victim called 911 on himself as part of planned suicide by cop

A knife-wielding man who was shot by three Cheney police officers in early September died as part of his plan to have police kill him, recently released court records show.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible

Experts on police training and psychologists are split as to the credibility of Officer Amber Guyger’s story about how she came to kill 26-year-old Botham Jean, and that credibility will …


Chicago officer picks jury trial in teen’s shooting death

Attorneys for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald announced Friday that they will stick with a jury for …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Cheney officers who shot knife-wielding man outside of grocery store identified

The Cheney Police Department has identified the three officers who shot and killed a man outside of a Cheney grocery store on Sept. 3.


Family of unarmed man killed by police settles for $13M

The city of Lakewood, Washington, its police chief and two officers have agreed to pay $13 million to the family of an unarmed black man who was killed four years …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Dallas officer in shooting to be charged with manslaughter

A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a black neighbor’s apartment for her own fatally shot that person and will be charged with manslaughter, police said Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Man fatally shot by Cheney police officers identifid as 40-year-old father of two

A knife-wielding man who reportedly moved toward officers before they shot him multiple times outside of a Cheney grocery store was identified Wednesday as 40-year-old Steve L. Anderson, a father …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Cheney police shoot man armed with knife in parking lot

Cheney police officers shot and killed a man late Monday after they say he moved toward them with a knife.


Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police

A shooting in a small Canadian city early Friday left four people dead, including two police officers, under circumstances that were not yet explained but struck a nerve in a …


Police: Gunman ambushes 2 officers sitting in vehicle

A gunman has opened fire on two New Jersey police officers who were sitting in their vehicle at a red light, wounding them in what authorities are calling an ambush.


Man suspected of shooting Hawaii officer found, killed by police

A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 7:51 p.m.

Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

Hawaii’s entire Big Island police force was on alert Wednesday for a suspect wanted in the killing of an officer during a traffic stop, including off-duty officers and some who …


100 years ago in Spokane: Man accused of stealing horses shot by police

Frank Harrison, a Springdale man accused of stealing a team of horses, was shot dead by officers attempting to arrest him. Two Springdale constables went to his cabin and persuaded …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Meridian officer shoots, kills man who pulled out handgun

Authorities in southwestern Idaho say a Meridian police officer shot and killed a man who said he wasn’t going back to jail and pulled a handgun from his waistband.


5 Redmond detectives on leave after fatal Kirkland shooting

Five Redmond police detectives have been placed on administrative leave after the shooting death of a man at a Safeway gas station in Kirkland last week.


Deputy killed, another wounded at Kansas courthouse

An inmate overpowered two sheriff’s deputies while being transported to a Kansas City courthouse on Friday, resulting in a shooting that killed one deputy and critically wounded the other, authorities …


Police shot, kill West Richland man in Benton City standoff

Authorities say a Pasco police officer shot and killed a man who refused to release a hostage during a standoff at a Benton City home.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Prosecutor finds Sandpoint police officers justified in deadly shootout

Two Sandpoint Police Department officers were justified in returning fire and killing a man who reportedly shot at them while they responded to a small apartment complex in west Sandpoint …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

Manhunt: Suspect captured in slaying of Tennessee deputy

After a two-day manhunt, a trooper came across the suspect in the slaying of a sheriff’s deputy not far from the scene of the crime, authorities said Friday.


Police: Man who threatened Idaho deputies shot and killed

Officials in southwestern Idaho say a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who threatened deputies with a military-style knife.


Detective: Man confessed to making deadly Kansas hoax call

A California man confessed after his arrest that he made the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas, adding he routinely made …


Police: Blackfoot officers shoot Idaho man after stabbing

Police said officers shot and killed a man after he stabbed a woman in eastern Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 3:14 p.m.

Police officers cleared in fatal shooting in Boise

Two Boise police officers did not commit any wrongdoing following a shooting during a traffic stop that killed a man armed with a gun, a prosecutor’s review found.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Indiana officer killed, suspect dies after shootout with police

An Indiana officer was killed Friday evening in an exchange of gunfire between police and a homicide suspect, who barricaded himself inside an apartment complex and later died from injuries …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff’s deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials said.