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In this combo photo released by Italian Carabinieri, Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth, right, and Finnegan Lee Elder, sit in their hotel room in Rome. Two American teenagers were jailed in Rome on Saturday as authorities carry out a murder investigation in the killing of Italian police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, 35. A detention order issued by prosecutors was shown on Italian state broadcaster RAI, naming the suspects as Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth and Finnegan Lee Elder. (Italian Carabinieri via AP)
July 28, 2019 - 6:08 am
ROME (AP) — An Italian police commander says an American teenager who is under investigation for a police officer's slaying in Rome was "illegally blindfolded" briefly before his interrogation. Carabinieri Provincial Cmdr. Francesco Gargaro told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday that...
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Los Angeles Police Department crime investigators collect evidence at one of the scenes of a triple shooting, a Shell gas station in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 9:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day after authorities captured a man they say fatally shot his father, brother and two other people during a 12-hour rampage across Los Angeles' sprawling San Fernando Valley, they were still struggling to answer a key question: What set him off? Police who spent hours pursuing...
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July 23, 2019 - 10:54 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A veteran Iowa police officer has resigned in the face of mounting claims of misconduct and a video that showed him striking a motorcyclist during a 2017 traffic stop. Robert Smith resigned voluntarily Monday night after the Durant City Council met in closed session to...
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This May 8, 2017 photo provided by his family shows Luke Patterson. Patterson was shot and killed by a New York State Trooper on May 23, 2019 while walking alone along the shoulder of a highway. The trooper said he refused to stop and made a sudden move, but there is no video record of the encounter because New York remains one of five states where the primary state law enforcement agency does not have dashboard cameras. (Patterson Family Photo via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 10:17 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper's gunfire. Authorities say the trooper...
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July 20, 2019 - 5:03 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica report that at least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under state law. The news organizations reported Saturday that they found more than 34 officers...
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July 19, 2019 - 7:41 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff has launched an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's time spent out of jail after the financier's conviction on prostitution-related charges. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said in a statement Friday that the investigation will focus on whether deputies...
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This combination of file photos shows Laquan McDonald and former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The Chicago Police Board on Thursday, July 18, 2019, fired four police officers for allegedly covering up Dyke's 2014 fatal shooting of teenager McDonald. (Family Photo, Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 18, 2019 - 8:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting...
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A rally of mostly young people march in protest against the decision by federal prosecutors not to bring civil rights charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, Wednesday July 17, 2019, in New York. The protest marks the five-year anniversary of Garner's death. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 17, 2019 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio beat back repeated calls Wednesday for him to fire the police officer accused of using a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner five years ago, saying he was obligated to keep his opinions to himself until police department disciplinary proceedings are...
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In this undated photo provided by her family, showing Suzanne Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist. A state coroner on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, on the Greek island of Crete says that the body of a woman believed to be the missing American scientist had died as a result of a "criminal act" although her identity still has to be confirmed, after Eaton was reported missing last week. (AP Photo)
July 16, 2019 - 4:30 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police on the Greek island of Crete said Tuesday that a 27-year-old man will be charged with murder in the slaying of American scientist Suzanne Eaton, whose body was found last week in a tunnel once used as a storage site during World War II. Crete Police chief Lt. Gen...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019, file photo, South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski, left, speaks as Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg listens during a town hall community meeting, in South Bend, Ind. A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned. The Fraternal Order of Police announced Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s resignation from the South Bend Police Department on Monday, July 15. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
July 15, 2019 - 7:58 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj), has resigned, the local police union announced Monday. The Fraternal Order of Police said Sgt. Ryan O'...
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