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Police shooting lays bare Wisconsin’s deep partisan divide

The shooting by police in Wisconsin of a Black man sparked strong words of condemnation from the state's Democratic governor, who said he stood by those who demand justice. Republicans and the police union countered Monday that the governor went too far, urging caution in making any judgments about what sparked the shooting.

Demonstrators in Kenosha protest police shooting of Black man

KENOSHA, Wis. – Protesters converged on the county courthouse, defying a Monday curfew and throwing objects at police, marking a second night of clashes after the police shooting of a Black man turned Kenosha into the nation’s latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest.

Hundreds ransack downtown Chicago businesses after shooting

Hundreds of people descended on downtown Chicago early Monday following a police shooting on the city's South Side, with vandals smashing the windows of dozens of businesses and making off with merchandise, cash machines and anything else they could carry, police said.

Seattle officer put on leave during shooting investigation

Law enforcement officials in Washington state have placed a Seattle police officer on administrative leave during an investigation of his decision to shoot a man suspected of taking his infant daughter from her mother at gunpoint.

Footage of fatal Ritzville police shooting released

The Columbia Basin Investigative Team released a partial video of an April 11 incident in Ritzville where a man armed with a machete experiencing mental health distress was shot and killed after advancing on police officers.

Police: Man dies after attacking immigration prison

Authorities say an armed man armed threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire.

Slain Sacramento officer had been on force just 6 months

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Sacramento police officer surrendered after a standoff in which he repeatedly fired his rifle, preventing officers from reaching their wounded colleague for nearly an hour, authorities said Thursday.