Stories tagged: Police
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.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Chief refuses to ‘prematurely’ fire officer over shooting
The police chief in Louisiana’s capital says it would be improper and premature for him to fire a white officer who shot and killed a black man last summer while …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
15 men accused of going online to seek sex with children
Police in an Atlanta suburb say 15 men were captured as part of a sting operation aimed at catching people who go online looking for sex with underage people.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Seattle police investigate double shooting
A Seattle police gang unit is investigating a shooting in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
Sat., May 27, 2017
Spokane Sheriff’s Office wins national award for social interaction training
It’s a common enough scene: Officers on-site, responding to allegations of a crime; the public milling about, curious and uncertain. An officer approaches, poses direct questions: What did you see? …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Former Seattle Police Officer of the Year costs city $165,000
A man who had been named the 2010 Seattle Police Officer of the Year has cost the city $165,000 in civil-rights lawsuits for his handling of several altercations.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Seattle passes ordinance to allow recording of police
People in Seattle now have a legal right to record encounters between the police and civilians.
Tue., May 23, 2017
At staged house party in Coeur d’Alene, cops ask teens, ‘You been drinking?’
“Alright, who’s been drinking tonight?” Lewiston police Officer Rob Massey stood in the living room of a well-kempt ranch home surrounded by a forest. A group of teenagers sat on …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 4:11 p.m.
Police investigate after infant found in car with no pulse
The Caldwell Police Department is investigating after a 5-month-old baby girl was found in a car without pulse.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene officials remember fallen officer, trooper
As the nation observes police week, with officers from across the country attending a Washington, D.C., memorial commemorating the more than 21,000 men and women in law enforcement who have …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Man shot in face while waiting at crosswalk in Yakima
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was shot in the face while waiting at a crosswalk.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Chicago police tighten rules on officers’ use of force
Chicago police officials have announced policy changes intended to cut back on questionable shootings and other uses of force that have haunted the department for years.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Suspects in Montana deputy death discussed ‘suicide mission’
The father-son duo suspected of killing a southwestern Montana sheriff’s deputy first shot at the deputy as he pursued them and then drove back to his car and fired more …