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Missouri's longest-serving sheriff pleads guilty to stealing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The career of Missouri's longest-serving sheriff has come to an abrupt end after he pleaded guilty to stealing reimbursement checks for his own use.

February 09, 2016 12:34 pmLoading…
Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

CHICAGO (AP) — For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their reports to cover up what prosecutors now contend was murder.

February 08, 2016 6:00 pm Photos

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Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file frame grab from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke 16 times in Chicago. For more than a year after Van Dyke killed McDonald, the Chicago…

February 08, 2016 12:31 pmLoading…
Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2015, file photo, Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke leaves the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago after pleading not guilty to murder charges in the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. For more than a year after Van Dyke killed McDonald, the Chicago Pol…

February 08, 2016 12:31 pmLoading…
Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, former Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel speak in the City Council chambers in Chicago. For more than a year after officer Jason Van Dyke shot and killed Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage and autopsy res…

February 08, 2016 12:31 pmLoading…
Woman bitten by St. Paul police dog sues city

Woman bitten by St. Paul police dog sues city

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman is suing the city of St. Paul after she was bitten by a police dog more than two years ago.

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Police mug shots 2016

Police mug shots 2016

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Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidently killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.

February 06, 2016 3:41 pmLoading…
Review IDs safeguards against future fraud at Ohio treasury

Review IDs safeguards against future fraud at Ohio treasury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Other individuals inside Ohio's treasury knew or should have known that a former deputy treasurer was committing fraud, according to the findings of an independent review that suggested a host of safeguards against future wrongdoing.

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Review IDs safeguards against future fraud at Ohio treasury

Review IDs safeguards against future fraud at Ohio treasury

State Rep. Kevin Boyce, left, the former state treasurer, joins Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in promoting his online checkbook effort at a Sept. 24, 2015, event in Columbus, Ohio. Mandel’s office released results of an internal investigation Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, on the activities of an ex-dep…

February 05, 2016 3:46 pmLoading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Animated traffic signal, dark-money disgust, legislation to help the mentally ill. 

February 04, 2016 5:00 pmLoading…
Retired Ohio officer gets to buy K-9 partner for $1

Retired Ohio officer gets to buy K-9 partner for $1

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A recently retired Ohio police officer will get to keep his K-9 partner after all.

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Man accused of pointing loaded rifle at deputy gets 4 months

Man accused of pointing loaded rifle at deputy gets 4 months

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Missouri man accused of pointing a loaded rifle at a sheriff's deputy during a car chase in North Dakota will serve about four months in prison.

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Lawyers seek $343K in case against Oregon trooper

EUGENE, Ore. — The state could end up paying more than $500,000 to settle an excessive force case brought by a Eugene motorcyclist who was kicked in the chest by an Oregon State Police trooper in 2012.

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Ex-officer rejects deal to let him keep K-9 but work unpaid

Ex-officer rejects deal to let him keep K-9 but work unpaid

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A recently retired police officer says he has rejected an offer from the southeastern Ohio city where he worked that would allow him to keep his K-9 partner Ajax if he agrees to work on a volunteer basis, according to news media reports.

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Ohio city offers compromise so officer can keep K-9 partner

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — City officials say a recently retired police officer can keep his K-9 partner if he agrees to work as an unpaid auxiliary officer in the southeast Ohio city of Marietta.

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Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January

CHICAGO — Chicago saw a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in January — the bloodiest start to a year in at least 16 years and a blow to a police force struggling to regain public trust following the release of a video of a white officer fatally shooting a black teen.

February 01, 2016 2:50 pmLoading…

Justice Department to review San Francisco Police Dept.

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Department of Justice says it will conduct a comprehensive review of the San Francisco Police Department, which is facing scrutiny over the shooting of a young black man and the revelation of racist, homophobic text messages exchanged among several officers.

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Report: 124 Chicago cops cost city $34M in settlements

CHICAGO — A group of 124 Chicago police officers has cost the city $34 million in misconduct settlements since 2009, according to a newspaper report.

January 31, 2016 2:28 pmLoading…

Report: Small group of Chicago cops cost $34M in settlements

CHICAGO (AP) — A newspaper report says 124 Chicago police officers cost the city $34 million in misconduct settlements since 2009.

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