NEW YORK (AP) 01/04 — Federal prosecutors have decided not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill black man who had accidentally set off his emergency medical alert device.
By JOHN HANNA, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) 12/27 — The local district attorney announced Wednesday that he does not plan to file criminal charges against two Kansas police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this year,
By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) 12/19 – The first African-American police chief of Charlottesville, Virginia, abruptly retired Monday, about two weeks after a scathing independent review criticized his “slow-footed response”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 12/16 — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton defended the state agency that investigates police shootings after a prosecutor criticized the investigation into the death of an Australian woman who was killed by an officer after she called police to report a possible assault.Read more »
By BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) 12/16 — North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline,
PITTSBURGH (AP) 12/11 — The family of a Pennsylvania man who fatally stabbed a police dog and then was killed by transit police officers is suing over his death.Read more »
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 11/22 — For months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed among the gunman and his neighbors on a dirt road in a tiny rural community in Northern California.
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,
By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) 10/23 — Nearly five years after two unarmed black suspects died in a 137-shot barrage of Cleveland police gunfire,
By DAKE KANG, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) 10/14 — A white police officer who punched an unarmed black man more than a dozen times during a traffic stop outside Cleveland was fired for use of excessive force and other rule violations,
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.
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 10/10 — A Utah prosecutor asked the FBI on Tuesday to investigate a police shooting that left a black man dead when he ran from officers who stopped him after he rode his bike across six lanes of traffic and they noticed he didn’t have a required rear light.
By KEN RITTER , Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 09/30 — Police acted appropriately and professionally detaining Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett when he ran from a casino as officers searched for an active shooter following a report of gunfire at an after-hours club on the Las Vegas Strip,Read more »
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 09/28 — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole on Wednesday called for the U.S.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) 09/26 — Several elected officials and faith leaders on Monday called for an investigation into the way police arrested and incarcerated protesters at a suburban St.Read more »
ST. LOUIS (AP) 09/24 — An undercover St. Louis police officer and an Air Force lieutenant who lives in the neighborhood were among several people who say they were forcibly arrested last weekend in the city even though they were not participating in protests over the acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black suspect.
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Three people face charges of inciting a riot and battery of an officer after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers,
By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 09/19 — Protesters chanting “free our people” gathered outside the jail in downtown St.
By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 09/18 — A racially mixed crowd of demonstrators locked arms and marched quietly through downtown St.
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 09/16— Hundreds of people protesting the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of black man following a high-speed chase marched for hours in mostly peaceful demonstrations,Read more »