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Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo holds up a letter from the FBI announcing the bureau's civil rights investigation related to the deaths of two people during the no-knock raid by narcotics officers that killed two people and injured five police officers last month, during a press conference from Houston City Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
February 20, 2019 - 7:31 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston officer who the police chief has accused of lying in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which officers shot and killed two residents, authorities said Wednesday. The FBI also announced that...
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February 20, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state of West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against a retired U.S. marshal when it excluded him from a more generous tax break given to former state law enforcement officers. West Virginia law exempts state law enforcement retirees,...
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February 20, 2019 - 6:30 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A U.N. report says the "lawless" activities of South Sudan's national security and military intelligence risk turning the war-torn country into a police state run on fear and corruption. The report published Wednesday by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan...
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Rescue workers at the site, after an incident, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
February 19, 2019 - 12:26 pm
PARIS (AP) — Officials in the French city of Marseille say a knife-wielding man has been shot dead after he allegedly attacked several people on a major street. French media report at least two pedestrians were injured in the knife attack that took place late Tuesday afternoon, but none of their...
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February 17, 2019 - 5:55 pm
CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people he held hostage in a Mississippi home has died from gunshot wounds he received during the 12-hour standoff, authorities said Sunday. Two small children were released unharmed from the home in Clinton several hours after the standoff began...
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Police officers armed with rifles gather at the scene where an active shooter was reported in Aurora, Ill., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 7:10 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Police have taped off a suburban Chicago apartment unit where the suspect in the fatal shootings of six people in an industrial warehouse was believed to have lived. Aurora, Illinois, Police...
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February 15, 2019 - 6:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants. The Department of Justice exceeded its authority and violated the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo newly-elected Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva speaks during a swearing-in ceremony in Monterey Park, Calif. Villanueva will limit when inmates in the county's jails can be transferred to federal authorities for deportation. Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, the agency will reduce the number of misdemeanor charges that can trigger an inmate's transfer. She could not immediately say which misdemeanor charges would no longer qualify. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 15, 2019 - 1:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department on Friday will further limit when inmates in Los Angeles County jails can be transferred to U.S. authorities for deportation. The department will reduce the number of misdemeanor charges that can trigger an inmate's...
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence of singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Avenatti said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, he has turned over the video to prosecutors in Chicago. Avenatti says the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on all charges of child pornography. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred tells The Associated Press she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. The Los Angeles-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke sits with his attorney John M.L. Brown at the second day of his preliminary hearing at the Justice A.A. Birch Building in Nashville, Tenn. The attorney for Delke, a police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man is calling for legal discovery documents to be sealed from the public. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 5:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a white police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man in Tennessee is calling for legal discovery documents to be sealed from members of the public. Meanwhile, a police union has launched a digital ad campaign seeking to defend the...
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