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Justices side with police in California shooting case

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with sheriff’s deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010, when an innocent couple was shot while California deputies searched for a wanted …


Idaho man killed in police-involved shooting identified

Southwest Idaho authorities have identified Aaron M. Thompson as the Mountain Home man killed in a police-involved shooting at a trailer park.


Deputy stabbed, man killed in Idaho police shooting

A man is dead following a police shooting in southwest Idaho and a law enforcement officer is recovering from multiple stab wounds.


Deputies who fatally shot inmate at Vancouver hospital identified

Authorities have identified the corrections deputies who shot and killed an inmate at a hospital in Vancouver, Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017

Police probe, grand jury leave teen’s family ‘dissatisfied’

The family of a black 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer after a suspected robbery last year said it is “completely dissatisfied” with how the investigation …


Memorial services scheduled Tuesday for Montana deputy

A memorial service is scheduled next week for a Montana sheriff’s deputy who was shot to death during a traffic stop.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017

Officers fatally shoot inmate at Vancouver hospital

Authorities say Clark County correctional deputies fatally shot a 66-year-old jail inmate who was receiving treatment at a hospital in Vancouver, Washington.


Tulsa leaders urge peace after white officer acquitted in black man’s death

Tulsa leaders on Thursday called for a peaceful response to a jury’s decision to acquit a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, and said more must …


Yellowstone County settles wrongful death lawsuit for $1.25 million

A Montana county has agreed to pay $1.25 million to the family of a man who was shot to death by sheriff’s deputies.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Bail set at $2M for suspect in killing of Montana deputy

A sheriff’s deputy was killed early Tuesday in a shootout that prompted a middle-of-the-night pursuit that spanned more than 100 miles across southwestern Montana, involving several law enforcement agencies.


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017

Man shot by police after stabbing himself, threatening others in northeast Spokane is identified

The man who


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017

Man who stabbed himself and reportedly threatened others shot by police in north Spokane

Police shot a man who was stabbing himself and reportedly threatening others Sunday evening in northeast Spokane.


Oregon community remembers police veteran killed on duty

Law enforcement officers are mourning a Seaside police officer killed over a year ago.


Justice Department will not charge Baton Rouge officers in fatal shooting of Alton Sterling

The Justice Department has decided not to bring charges against the officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling, whose videotaped shooting by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last summer …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

White officer pleads guilty in black man’s fatal shooting

A white police officer whose killing of a black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could …


Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police …


UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017

France kicks off presidential vote overseas; security tight

Polling stations opened Saturday in France’s far-flung overseas territories – one day earlier than on the mainland – for the country’s unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017

Suspect who died in Seattle officer shooting named

Authorities have named the 19-year-old suspect who died after Thursday’s exchange of gunfire with Seattle police near a downtown convenience store.


Officials say deputy fatally shot armed carjacker in Spanaway

Officials say an armed carjacker was shot and killed by a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy in Spanaway.


Court rules suburb can hear 137-shot case against police

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a judge in the city where two unarmed blacks died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire can hear criminal charges against five …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

Oregon police say they warned teen about fake gun prior to death

An Oregon police officer said he had warned a black teenager that carrying a fake gun might get him killed one day months before the teen was fatally shot by …


Ferguson mayor who handled Brown shooting fallout re-elected

Ferguson, Missouri’s top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday.


Idaho police shoot a woman during a Monday vehicle pursuit

Idaho State Police say officers who shot a woman while trying to arrest a fleeing suspect were justified in their actions.


Oregon officer says he warned teen not to reach for waist

A Portland police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy last month told a Multnomah County grand jury that he warned the teenager several times to keep his hands away …


Oregon teen’s mom: Feds should probe fatal police shooting

The mother of an Oregon teenager who was fatally shot by a Portland police officer is demanding a federal investigation into her son’s death.


Boise police: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting

Boise Police Chief Bill Bones has given the all-clear following an officer-involved shooting at a popular hiking and biking trail in the Boise foothills and after police found the suspect …


UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017

Navajo Nation officer dies after shooting; suspect caught

A police officer from the nation’s largest American Indian reservation was shot early Sunday as he responded to a domestic violence call in western New Mexico and died hours later, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017

Former bank executive threatened wife hours before dying in north Spokane standoff

Hours before a former bank executive died


Officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting death

The police officer charged with fatally shooting Philando Castile last summer in Falcon Heights, Minn., pleaded not guilty Monday.


Inquest scheduled in shooting of man by Montana police

An inquest has been scheduled for next month in the shooting death of a Wyoming man by a Montana police officer following a standoff in a hotel lobby, Yellowstone County …