By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JIM SALTER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) 12/30 — Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn’t involved in the dispute.
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 »
PHOENIX (AP) 12/08 — Authorities have released the unedited video of an Arizona police officer fatally shooting an unarmed man outside his hotel room as officers responded to a call that someone there was pointing a gun out a window.The 18-minute body-camera video was released shortly after former Officer Philip Mitchell Brailsford was acquitted Thursday on a murder charge in the January 2016 shooting death of Daniel Shaver of Granbury,Read more »
By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July has been handed over to prosecutors for possible charges,Read more »
MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) 07/26 — Two Omaha police officers will be charged with assault in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times,
ERIC GAY, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) 07/22 — Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer,
AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 07/22 — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is “willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes”
By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 07/20 — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape still hasn’t spoken with investigators and doesn’t have to,
AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 07/19 — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon.
MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) 05/13 — The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve.
SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 05/11 — The mother of a Tennessee man who authorities say was killed by bounty hunters filed a wrongful death lawsuit against seven men charged with her son’s death and two bail bond companies.
JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) 05/03 — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades.
IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) 05/02 — A jury recommended criminal charges against seven Milwaukee County jail staffers in the dehydration death of an inmate who went without water for seven days.