Stories tagged: Police
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot
An off-duty black St. Louis police officer’s race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn’t recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed
After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare
In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Video appears to refute claims of a burglary by woman fatally shot by Seattle police
Surveillance video released Thursday from the hallway outside Charleena Lyles’ apartment shows that no one other than her entered in the 24 hours before Sunday’s police shooting that left the …
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Seattle police shooting may show limits of crisis training
Sunday’s fatal shooting of a pregnant mother, who police say was armed with two knives, illustrates the potential limits of crisis intervention training.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
Sessions announces 12 cities to receive more manpower to fight crime
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new plan Tuesday in which 12 cities will receive more federal manpower to combat violence in their communities.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Video footage shows Minnesota traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile’s death
The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year fired a volley of bullets within seconds of learning the driver was armed, according to …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Seattle officers in fatal shooting of woman had crisis training
A Seattle police officer involved in a fatal shooting asked his partner to use a Taser on the woman authorities say was brandishing a knife, but police audio transcripts show …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Montana sheriff takes leave during assault case
The attorney for a Montana county sheriff charged with misdemeanor partner or family member assault says the sheriff will be taking personal leave while his case goes through the court …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Police recommend manslaughter charge after fatal altercation in downtown Coeur d’Alene
Police are recommending a manslaughter charge against a 21-year-old man who was involved in an altercation early Sunday in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Seattle police recording: Woman shot to death brandished shears in past police encounter
Seattle police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman by two officers who responded to a burglary report at her apartment.
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Seattle police: Officers shoot, kill woman armed with knife
Seattle police say a female suspect is dead following a shooting involving police Sunday morning.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Teen police volunteers steal LAPD cars, patrol Los Angeles
Three teenagers in a program for those may want to become officers stole three Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Lawsuit seeks court oversight of Chicago police reforms
Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Jeff Sessions asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Woman’s sex assault kit not tested until 5 years after rape
Court records state Portland police didn’t pursue or submit evidence for a sexual assault case until five years after the assault was reported, despite police having the name of a …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Vegas officer who used chokehold charged with manslaughter
A suspended Las Vegas police officer who officials say used an unapproved chokehold has become the first in the department in 27 years to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Montana officer who punched motorists loses certification
A Montana police officer who punched a man after an off-duty traffic collision has lost his certification and can no longer work as a law enforcement officer in the state.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Moonlighting police leave body cameras behind
When police officers in America’s cities put on their uniforms and grab their weapons before moonlighting in security jobs at nightclubs, hospitals, and ballparks, there’s one piece of equipment they …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Four Florida officers charged in 2014 beating after chase
Two current and two former Florida police officers pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges connected to the beating of a man captured after a high-speed car chase.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Washington man attacked deputy, then punched dog, police say
A 21-year-old man accused of attacking a deputy and punching a police dog in the head has been arrested.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Law enforcement investigating anti-Semitic comments in advance of Holocaust survivor’s speech
Area law enforcement officers say they are investigating anti-Semitic comments posted on a local social media event page, as well as phone harassment of a local Rabbi who is hosting …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Seattle to pay $125,000 to man who claims police choked him
The city of Seattle will pay $125,000 to a man to settle a 2012 federal police-brutality lawsuit that had been previously dismissed.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 5:58 a.m.
DEA warns police of accidental overdose risks in drug fight
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday warned of a new problem presented by the nation’s drug abuse epidemic: the threat of law enforcement officers accidentally overdosing.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Records: Witness says man shot dead in downtown Spokane last week put shooter in headlock
A man shot dead during a fight in downtown Spokane last week had the shooter in a headlock before the fatal shots were fired, according to court records.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
911, lemonade emergency! Officers visit wannabe cop’s stand
Dozens of thirsty police officers responded to an “emergency” call to visit a lemonade stand run by a 3-year-old aspiring cop in Kansas City, Missouri.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
London attack rocks police authorities in Japan
The terror attack in central London on Saturday is having a significant impact on police authorities in Japan.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Authorities track NC man accused in ax deaths to Los Angeles
A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday in California on a murder charge after authorities said he killed his wife and father with an ax and escaped on a West …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene man critically injured in hit-and-run
Authorities are searching for a driver who struck and seriously injured a pedestrian and left the scene.