- Knowing what to do if shooting starts still hazy at colleges Updated: Oct-10-15 10:17 am
Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds.
- Michigan man fatally shot after he hit officer with crossbow Updated: Oct-10-15 8:48 am
CATO TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A Michigan man has been shot and killed by a state trooper after the man struck an officer with a crossbow.
- Palestinian attacker stabs 2 in Jerusalem in latest violence Updated: Oct-10-15 7:05 am
JERUSALEM - A Palestinian teenager stabbed two Israelis in Jerusalem Saturday before being shot dead by police forces, the latest in a series of stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers that have spread across Israel and the West Bank in the past week.
- New Orleans mayor, sheriff meet over prisoner dispute Updated: Oct-09-15 9:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman had little to say after meeting Friday in a federal judge's chambers to discuss their long-running differences over Gusman's management of the city's jail.
- Vegas police unions sue over state law on pay for union work Updated: Oct-09-15 6:47 pm
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas police unions have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the department's interpretation of a new law about pay for employees doing union work is unconstitutional.
- Juror recommend death for man convicted of killing deputy Updated: Oct-09-15 6:27 pm
FORT PIERCE, Florida - Jurors have recommended the death penalty for a man convicted of killing a central Florida deputy.
- Fargo interim police chief selected to take over job Updated: Oct-09-15 4:42 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Fargo's interim police chief was selected Friday to take over the top job at a department still reeling from morale problems in a city dealing with an increase of gang violence, drive-by shootings and sex trafficking as the area's population also rises.
- Shreveport police officer placed on leave Updated: Oct-09-15 4:39 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - A Shreveport police officer is now on administrative leave.
- Police kill man they say confronted officer with a knife Updated: Oct-09-15 2:20 pm
COLUMBIA, Maryland - Police in Maryland say an officer killed a man who confronted him with a knife outside a home.
- No charges in shooting of suspect who fired at police Updated: Oct-09-15 1:31 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett has decided to file no criminal charges in the shooting death of a suspect who fired multiple shots at police and others.
- Former sheriff's deputy admits to laundering money Updated: Oct-09-15 1:00 pm
EVERETT, Washington - A former Snohomish County sheriff's sergeant has pleaded guilty to helping launder money from a prostitution operation run out of roadside coffee stands.
- Former chief files $4M claim against Spokane Updated: Oct-09-15 12:51 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub has filed a $4 million claim against the city, contending that due process was violated in his termination.
- Police shoot, kill dog after it attacks young girl, others Updated: Oct-09-15 12:42 pm
BAYONNE, New Jersey - Authorities say police shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked a young girl and left four people hurt on a street in northern New Jersey.
- Gunmen attack Burkina Faso police station; 3 dead Updated: Oct-09-15 11:16 am
OUAGDOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Authorities say three police officers have been killed after some 50 armed men attacked a police station near Burkina Faso's border with Mali.
- Attorneys: City handling of police shooting a national model Updated: Oct-09-15 6:08 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina - North Charleston, South Carolina, did not erupt in violence - as other cities in similar circumstances did - after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man.
- Donations come in for new police dog in Winnebago County Updated: Oct-09-15 4:45 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Residents of Winnebago County are contributing money to train a third police dog for the sheriff's department.
- Police: Man killed after car crashes into woods on parkway Updated: Oct-09-15 4:21 am
BRICK, New Jersey - Authorities say a man was killed in New Jersey when his car crashed into the woods on a parkway.
- Advanced training for Ohio officers includes use of force Updated: Oct-09-15 3:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio police officers must take advanced training courses on topics that include constitutional use of force to meet new requirements and get reimbursed by the state for the training hours.
- Sheriff's office withdrawing from accrediting agency Updated: Oct-08-15 7:59 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - An embattled Oklahoma sheriff's office said it has withdrawn from a national law enforcement accrediting agency after its sheriff was indicted by a grand jury called to investigate the agency after a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man in April.
- List of candidates for Mandan Police chief post down to 4 Updated: Oct-08-15 7:20 pm
MANDAN, North Dakota - A field of 17 candidates wanting to be the next police chief in Mandan has been narrowed down to four.
- Man accused of 'suicide by cop' attempt gets 7½ to 10 years Updated: Oct-08-15 5:53 pm
LOWELL, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 7½ to 10 years in prison after he shot at officers in what police say was an apparent "suicide by cop" attempt.
- Ex-chief who did prison time pleads guilty to harassment Updated: Oct-08-15 5:53 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - A former northeastern Pennsylvania police chief who spent more than 20 months in prison after he was accused of sexually molesting a teenage girl has reached a plea deal with prosecutors that will spare him more time behind bars.
- Judge peppers Arpaio with questions about investigation Updated: Oct-08-15 5:41 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona sheriff squared off in court Thursday with a federal judge who peppered him with tough questions about an allegation that the lawman investigated the jurist in a bid to get him removed from a racial profiling case.
- St. Louis police to increase security for baseball playoffs Updated: Oct-08-15 5:39 pm
ST. LOUIS - Baseball fans converging on the city's downtown for the playoffs series between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs can expect a beefed-up police presence, St. Louis' police chief pledged Thursday, two weeks after a shooting near Busch Stadium left a fan unable to walk and spawned unease about downtown safety.
- Ex-narcotics detectives charged in scheme to steal drug cash Updated: Oct-08-15 4:45 pm
CLEVELAND - Three suburban narcotics detectives falsified affidavits and police reports to steal thousands of dollars seized from suspected drug dealers, federal authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in a scheme that prosecutors say compromised legitimate criminal cases.