By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 10/01 — A man who spent two decades in prison after being wrongly convicted of murdering his lover filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing Southern California sheriff’s investigators of manufacturing a case against him.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO, MICHAEL R. SISAK, COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS, Associated Press,
NEW YORK (AP) 07/16 — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner,
By REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) 06/12 — The Idaho Supreme Court says law enforcement officers can’t arrest someone for a misdemeanor unless they have a warrant or actually saw the crime being committed.
PHOENIX (AP) 05/28 — The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that medical marijuana cardholders are protected from arrest for possessing hashish and other cannabis extracts as long as they don’t have more of the drug than allowed.Read more »
By MARK SHERMAN and GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/04 — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county’s appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 03/03 — Two Sacramento police officers won’t face criminal charges for the fatal shooting of a black man following a chase that ended in his grandparents’
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) 02/24 — The city of Simi Valley, California, has reached a $21 million settlement with a man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years in the killing of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son.Read more »
By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) 09/11 — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) 08/23 — A woman who police say had a sexual encounter with two college football players in Connecticut and later made false rape allegations so she wouldn’t lose a potential boyfriend was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail.
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 07/28 — A grand jury’s refusal to indict a former Las Vegas police officer for using an unapproved chokehold in the death of an unarmed man last year drew anguished tears Friday from the dead man’s mother and complaints from civil rights groups.
NEW YORK (AP) 07/20 — New York City has started releasing about 100,000 pages of documents connected to the notorious case of the five men whose convictions for raping and beating a Central Park jogger were overturned after they served more than a decade behind bars.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 »
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,