Police

April 04, 2017 - 5:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County's sheriff says he's shutting down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. Paul Penzone made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday. The nearly 24-year-old Tent City complex has drawn criticism for...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a man walks past a corner where a victim of a shooting was discovered in Baltimore. In a city that became emblematic of police abuse, excessive force and callous treatment of young black men, Baltimore's mayor and commissioner say they are eager and ready to change not only the culture of law enforcement, but the practice. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:58 pm
Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements that compel several police departments around the U.S. to curb racial bias and excessive force. In a memo made public...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference in Baltimore to announce that seven Baltimore police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Davis worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 04, 2017 - 8:00 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police chief worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. So they were surprised by the Justice Department's sudden request Monday for more time...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference in Baltimore to announce that seven Baltimore police officers who worked on a firearms crime task force are facing charges of stealing money, property and narcotics from people over two years. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Davis worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 04, 2017 - 3:23 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police chief worked closely with Justice Department investigators to scrutinize the city's police force and embraced a plan they crafted to overhaul the troubled department. So they were surprised by the Justice Department's sudden request Monday for more time...
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People ram a barrier into the Congress building during clashes between police and protesters opposing an approved proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the election of a president to a second term, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, March 31, 2017. Some protesters broke through police lines and entered the first floor, where they set fire to papers and furniture. Police used water cannon and fired rubber bullets to drive demonstrators away from the building while firefighters extinguished blazes inside. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
April 01, 2017 - 5:04 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — President Horacio Cartes has fired Paraguay's interior minister and top police official in the killing of young opposition party leader, a death that came amid violent clashes overnight sparked by a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment to allow presidential re...
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In this photo made Thursday, March 30, 2017, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III, right, and councilwoman Ella Jones stand just off stage as they are introduced before a mayoral forum in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson voters will head to the polls next week to pick between the two candidates for mayor. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 01, 2017 - 10:29 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's leadership has changed drastically since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown put the St. Louis suburb at the center of the debate over the treatment of blacks by the nation's police forces. The one constant has been Mayor James Knowles III, who is asking voters for...
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In this photo made Thursday, March 30, 2017, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III, right, and councilwoman Ella Jones stand just off stage as they are introduced before a mayoral forum in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson voters will head to the polls next week to pick between the two candidates for mayor. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 01, 2017 - 10:24 am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's leadership has changed drastically since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown put the St. Louis suburb at the center of the debate over the treatment of blacks by the nation's police forces. The one constant has been Mayor James Knowles III, who is asking voters for...
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about crime to local, state and federal law enforcement officials Friday, March 31, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 31, 2017 - 11:56 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says Ferguson, Missouri, has become "an emblem of the tense relationship" between law enforcement and those it serves, especially minority communities. Sessions was in St. Louis Friday for a speech to law enforcement leaders. He told them the Justice...
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This undated photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows Reno Owens, who was homeless. Police say an officer fatally shot Owens on Friday, March 24, 2017, during a hostage standoff in which Owens, armed with a butcher knife, refused to release a 1-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)
March 29, 2017 - 5:34 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Body camera video captured a scene rarely made public: a Baltimore SWAT supervisor ordering an officer to kill a man holding two children hostage with a knife. While the video is jarring, the footage offers an unusual window into how officers make a difficult decision to use lethal...
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Demonstrators from the Asian community protest outside Paris' 19th district's police station, Tuesday March 28, 2017. Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home have seen three police officers injured and 35 protesters arrested, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
March 28, 2017 - 9:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — Chinese immigrants and China's government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community. Protesters gathered Tuesday in northeast Paris for a second day of demonstrations over the...
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