Stories tagged: Police
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 10:03 P.M.
Police: 2 officers wounded, 1 suspect killed in DC shooting
Authorities say two police officers were wounded and a suspect killed in a shooting in Washington, D.C.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 1:21 P.M.
Portland council overturns exoneration of police officer
The Portland City Council has overturned the Police Bureau’s decision to clear an officer who used force on a bicyclist in September 2014.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:05 P.M.
Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared by police
Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 2:20 P.M.
Naked man in tree says he was looking for dog, sheriff says
A Mississippi sheriff says a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down from a cable. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards says Shawn Treadaway told …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:46 P.M.
Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks
The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:38 A.M.
Seattle cop charged with drug possession, computer trespass
A longtime Seattle police officer has been charged with illegal drug possession in connection with a strip-club dancer and computer trespass for providing confidential crime victim information to a local …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:41 A.M.
Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia
Police say a caretaker was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident with dementia at an Ohio assisted living home and has been charged with gross sexual …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:36 A.M.
U.K. appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Senior officer Cressida Dick was named the new commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police on Wednesday, the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:33 A.M.
Indictment: Tennessee deputy guarded an undercover drug deal
Federal prosecutors in West Tennessee say a former sheriff’s deputy is facing charges that he provided security during a cocaine deal. The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Wednesday that …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 4:51 A.M.
Vancouver police: Son began trying to dismember mom’s body
Vancouver police say a 45-year-old man killed his mother at her Vancouver home last week and tried to dismember her before he was arrested.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:32 A.M.
Police seek new leads in toppling of Oregon rock formation
Nearly six months after video captured a group of people toppling a popular sandstone rock formation at an Oregon beach, state police say they’ve been unable to track down the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 10:37 A.M.
Police arrest 11 for attempted rape of children
Multiple people, including six Clark County residents, were arrested after allegedly trying to contact and meet minors for sex during a nearly weeklong law enforcement sting. Agencies of the Washington …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 12:45 P.M.
Woman helps officer in fight by jumping on suspect’s back
A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect and jumped on the man’s back to help the officer …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:37 A.M.
Mount Vernon shooting suspect charged with additional count of attempted murder
The 44-year-old man charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting Mount Vernon police officer Mike “Mick” McClaughry was charged Thursday with an additional count of attempted murder.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 11:25 A.M.
State Patrol reviewing crash that led to immigration hold
Washington State Patrol is investigating to see if it followed its own policies after a minor crash on Interstate 5 could lead to a man’s deportation. Washington State Patrol does …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 11:49 A.M.
Uber driver returns purse after receiving text from cop
A Seattle Uber driver who was demanding money to return a woman’s purse changed his mind after a police officer sent him a text and a selfie.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:58 A.M.
Judge restricts workers’ testimony about fear over Oregon ranching standoff
Federal wildlife employees will again be barred from testifying about any fear they felt during last winter’s armed occupation of a national bird sanctuary in southeastern Oregon. U.S. District Judge …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 8:22 A.M.
110 pounds of African drug khat seized at Pittsburgh airport
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have seized 110 pounds of an African drug being shipped through Pittsburgh International Airport.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 10:49 A.M.
S. Idaho man who shot at police gets 20 years in prison
A south-central Idaho man who fired shots at a Twin Falls sheriff’s sergeant during a high-speed chase has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 3:10 P.M.
French policeman charged with rape after violent ID check
Hundreds of people marched in a Paris suburb Monday to show support for a young black man who authorities allege was sodomized by a police officer’s baton last week during …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 11:35 P.M.
Mount Vernon officer shot in head making strides in recovery
Officer Mike McClaughry doesn’t remember the shooting that left him blind. He doesn’t remember his grandchildren.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 4:40 P.M.
Growing number of women leading U.S. police departments
When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city’s mayor likened to a frat house.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 2:12 P.M.
Moscow police to residents: Stop reporting moose sightings
Police in the northern Idaho city of Moscow are telling residents to stop calling to report moose sightings. The agency in a statement Wednesday says it has been receiving many …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 12:09 P.M.
Panel approves bill to restrict release of mug shots
A Montana legislative panel has approved a measure that would bar the public release of mug shots until after a person is convicted of a crime.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:21 A.M.
Officers’ lawsuit against Eugene police set for trial
An ex-Eugene police officer has agreed to pay $50,000 to colleagues who sued him after he pleaded guilty in 2015 to using hidden video cameras to film them while they …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 8 A.M.
Fashion police: Departments ease rules on tattoos, turbans, beards
Police departments, compelled by a hiring crisis and eager for a more diverse applicant pool, are relaxing traditional grooming standards and getting away from rules that used to require a …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 4:47 A.M.
Want to track cellphones? Get a warrant, lawmakers say
Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 7:35 A.M.
Man run over by suspected car prowler was Seattle cop’s son
Police say a man who was run over by a car and killed when he confronted a suspected car prowler in the Seattle suburb of Sammamish was the son of …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 4:17 P.M.
Idaho rule eases restrictions on hiring police who’ve used marijuana in the past
Prospective police officers in Idaho would be barred from certification if they’ve used marijuana in the past year, rather than in the last three years, under rules that won support …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 2:01 P.M.
Veteran who threatened police on reservation gets probation
A military veteran who threatened police during a seven-hour standoff outside his home on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation will serve no prison time after a federal judge agreed with …