NEW YORK (AP) 10/22 — The New York City Police Department scrambled Monday to find ways to quickly replace thousands of body camera devices it suddenly stopped using after an officer said one caught fire and exploded as he headed out on patrol over the weekend.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 10/02 — A former southern Oregon property owner has been charged with assault on a federal officer after authorities say an FBI agent sent to the property was shot from a booby-trapped wheelchair.
MEXICO CITY (AP) 09/28 — Authorities said Friday that a mob of about 100 people in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo doused a detective with gasoline and burned him to death.
LOS ANGELES (AP) 09/18 — California prisons and jails should do more to protect guards from inmates who fling bodily fluids in so-called “gassing” attacks,
By RYAN TARINELLI, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 08/24 — A former suburban Dallas police officer testified Thursday at his murder trial that he felt he had no choice but to use deadly force the night he opened fire on a carload of black teenagers leaving a house party,
By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 08/03 — Thirty-three seconds after arriving at a suburban Denver home where a man had broken in and attacked an 11-year-old boy,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 07/16 — A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away,
CHICAGO (AP) 07/15 — Chicago police say body cameras show that a man who was fatally shot by an officer was armed with what appeared to be a handgun.Read more »
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 07/09 — Community activists and relatives of a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police officers are demanding that prosecutors file criminal charges against the two men.Read more »
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) 07/06 — A Texas teenager is in custody after authorities say his car careened out of control while racing another vehicle and struck three police motorcycles as officers stood nearby.Eighteen-year-old Melvin Valle was being held Thursday at the Galveston County jail on charges that include reckless driving.Read more »
By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/20 — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country.
By MICHAEL SOHN, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) 06/03 — Berlin police shot and wounded a 53-year-old Austrian man who yelled and waved a knife inside the cathedral in the center of the German capital Sunday,
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 06/02 — Hundreds of protesters are demanding answers about last month’s fatal shooting of a man who had run naked onto an interstate highway.Read more »
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 05/30 — Police in Ohio’s capital city say two officers who fatally shot a black man last summer followed department policy on using force.Read more »
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) 05/26 — A man who was set on fire by an officer’s stun gun after a police chase has settled his excessive-force lawsuit against police in Virginia for $6.5 million.Chesterfield County police officers had pulled the man from his wrecked car in November 2015 when the sound of sirens startled him.Read more »
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) 05/26 — Law enforcement officials in eastern Idaho have issued a public safety warning after several parents responded to a recent school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol.Read more »
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 05/16 — A Florida sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront a gunman during a Feb. 14 school massacre is receiving a monthly state pension of $8,702.35.Read more »
By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) 05/03 — Police across the country have responded to hundreds of paintball fights in recent weeks, a trend that authorities say began around the time an Atlanta rapper began posting YouTube videos encouraging people to trade real guns for paintball weapons.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 05/03 — A doctor hired by the family of an unarmed black man shot by California police defended his autopsy on Wednesday, a day after the coroner’s office reported different findings.Read more »
By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) 05/03— A fiery explosion rocked a Connecticut town while police were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage,