By MICHAEL BALSAMO, JONATHAN J. COOPER and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/28 — Investigators hunting for the so-called Golden State Killer turned to searching genetic websites in 2017 but misidentified an Oregon man as a potential suspect.
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) 04/20 — A man who spent nearly 25 years on California’s death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned.Read more »
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 04/12 — The Kansas police officer who fired the shot that killed a man during a hoax emergency call will not face criminal charges,
By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) 03/13 — A New Hampshire state trooper will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man whose death inspired a roadside memorial that carried similarities to the plot of the Oscar-nominated film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/13 — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia,
By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) 03/04 — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible.
NEW YORK (AP) 02/15 — A police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill woman in her New York apartment in 2016 after she brandished scissors and a bat was acquitted by a judge Thursday.Read more »
By RACHEL D’ORO, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) 02/01 — An Alaska police officer has been cleared in a fatal shooting of a handcuffed suspect who had been placed in the back of the officer’s idling patrol car and managed to start driving it away,
By CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 02/01 — A grand jury has declined to bring charges against Dallas police officers who used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper who had just gunned down five officers during a downtown rally,
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 01/26 — A Massachusetts man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he says he didn’t commit has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement officials of conspiring to frame him by planting phony evidence and coercing false statements that were used against him.
By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 11/23— Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with.
By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 11/17 — A police disciplinary board on Friday cleared the highest-ranking Baltimore officer involved in the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray,
By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 11/08 — A disciplinary panel unanimously found a Baltimore police van driver not guilty Tuesday of all administrative charges related to his role in transporting Freddie Gray,
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 11/09 — A Salt Lake City officer followed department policy in the shooting of a black man after he ran from police,
BOSTON (AP) 10/28 — Four Boston police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who opened fire on them last year.Read more »
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 10/13 — A man arrested in Florida after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth has received a $37,500 settlement.Daniel Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel that he received a check last week from the city of Orlando.Read more »
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) 10/14 — A man who was imprisoned for 23 years for a double murder in Kansas that he always said he didn’t commit walked out of a courthouse a free man Friday after the district attorney dropped the charges.
By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) 10/10 — A jury cleared one Pittsburgh police officer of assault allegations Tuesday but deadlocked on whether another officer violated a man’s civil rights when he shot him as the man’s car sped away from a traffic stop with the officer still inside.
MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 08/16 — Los Angeles police officers acted within department policy when they fatally shot an 18-year-old man last year,
JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/13 — A man who spent 21 years behind bars for murder was set free Wednesday after prosecutors abandoned his conviction,