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  • new storyFeds: Ex-chief goes to prison for misuse of Tasers in jail 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 7:10 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A former police chief in the small Louisiana town of Mamou is going to prison and another awaits sentencing following a federal investigation into the illegal use of Tasers on inmates at the local jail.

  • new storyCorrection: Texas-Deputy Killed story 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 6:36 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - In a story Oct. 12 about a man convicted of killing a Bexar County sheriff's deputy, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that a jury will not consider the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole. The story should have stated the jury "will now consider" those two sentencing options instead of "not consider."

  • Caldwell police file appeal in apartment raid lawsuit 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 4:26 pm

    CALDWELL, Idaho - Three police officers in southwest Idaho accused of illegally busting down the door of an apartment are appealing a federal judge's decision that there is enough evidence to go to trial.

  • Chronology of violence between Palestinians and Israel 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 4:24 pm

    JERUSALEM - A rash of Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers in recent weeks has killed eight Israelis and at least 29 Palestinians. The unrest began a month ago, when Palestinians repeatedly barricaded themselves inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, hurling stones and firebombs at police. Tensions were fueled by Palestinian allegations that Israel plans to change the delicate arrangement at the hilltop compound, sacred to both Muslims and Jews. Israel has adamantly denied the allegations and accused Palestinian leaders of inciting the violence and spreading lies over the shrines. Violence was initially confined to east Jerusalem and the West Bank - territories Israel captured from Jordan in the 1967 war and claimed by the Palestinians for a future state - but later spread to Israeli cities in the form of deadly stabbing attacks.

  • Pittsburgh investigating officer's takedown slam of Cubs fan 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 4:21 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The city will investigate a police officer's takedown slam of a Chicago Cubs fan who was kicked out of the National League wild-card playoff game.

  • Intoxicated prisoner can sue police over injury in custody 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 3:57 pm

    BELMAR, New Jersey - An intoxicated woman who sustained a broken hip after repeatedly falling off a chair while in police custody can continue her lawsuit alleging two police officers failed to exercise reasonable care, an appellate panel ruled.

  • Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 2:41 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying any resulting harm came from the city's tactics, not the media's reporting of them.

  • Residents rally behind Polk City police amid closure talks 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 12:19 pm

    POLK CITY, Iowa - Some residents of Polk City are organizing to preserve the community's police department as officials explore contracting with the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

  • Manila police officer will not be charged in July shooting 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 11:13 am

    MANILA, Arkansas - A prosecutor says a Manila police officer will not be charged for fatally shooting a man in July.

  • Man sentenced in assault of Cedar Falls officer 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 7:11 am

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - A Parkersburg man convicted of assaulting a Cedar Falls police officer has been sentenced to six months in jail.

  • Fargo City Commission officially approves new police chief 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 7:08 am

    FARGO, North Dakota - North Dakota's largest city officially has a new police chief.

  • Police shooting prompts community violence forum 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 3:01 am

    NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Newport News religious leaders have scheduled a forum on community violence in response to a fatal shooting by a police officer.

  • Police: Man killed while hunting 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 8:38 pm

    KENNEWICK, Washington - Police say a 31-year-old Kennewick man has died while hunting in eastern Washington.

  • Police identify officer who shot knife-wielding man 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 8:28 pm

    COLUMBIA, Maryland - Howard County Police have identified the officer who shot and killed a man who threatened him with a knife.

  • Police identify officer who shot knife-wielding man 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 8:20 pm

    COLUMBIA, Maryland - Howard County Police have identified the officer who shot and killed a man who threatened him with a knife.

  • City, officer ask judge to toss federal shooting lawsuit 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 7:51 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - An unarmed biracial man who was fatally shot by a Madison police officer forced the officer to open fire, attorneys for the city and the officer argue in new court filings.

  • Gilbert man accused of killing woman, teen facing charges 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 7:36 pm

    GILBERT, Arizona - Police say a Gilbert man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and a teenage boy in his home is facing two counts of murder after he's released from a hospital.

  • 3 Upstate newspapers sue SLED over police shooting video 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 6:27 pm

    WALHALLA, South Carolina - Three South Carolina newspapers are suing the State Law Enforcement Division, demanding the agency release dashcam video of a fatal police shooting in Seneca.

  • Traffic enforcement, court revenue down in St. Louis County 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 6:21 pm

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis County police departments are backing off traffic enforcement, and municipal court revenue has dropped considerably, according to state court data.

  • Prosecutors, sheriffs oppose parole changes in Michigan bill 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 5:02 pm

    PONTIAC, Michigan - Prosecutors and sheriffs from four large counties are opposing legislation designed to ensure more Michigan inmates are paroled after serving their minimum sentence.

  • Man fatally shot after wounding deputy with arrow identified 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 4:23 pm

    CATO TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A man shot and killed by police after he shot a Montcalm County deputy with a crossbow has been identified.

  • Police looking for suspect in credit union armed robbery 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 3:31 pm

    GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - Police in Grand Forks are looking for an armed woman they say robbed a credit union.

  • Colorado Springs detective accused of misconduct resigns 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 2:56 pm

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - A Colorado Springs homicide detective accused of tampering with evidence in a kidnapping case and lying about having a sexual relationship with the victim is no longer on the job.

  • NYC pays $500,000 to end suit over off-duty police shooting 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 10:06 am

    NEW YORK - New York City is paying $500,000 to resolve a suit over a fatal off-duty shooting by a police lieutenant who was acquitted of manslaughter and cleared of disciplinary charges in the death. He said he acted in self-defense.

  • Knife-wielding man shot by deputies in Odessa 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 9:30 am

    ODESSA, Texas - Sheriff's deputies in Odessa have shot and wounded a man at the end of a police chase after authorities say he ran at them armed with a knife.