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William Gross speaks after being sworn in as Boston's first black police commissioner during ceremonies, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Boston. Gross has served as the second-in-command under William Evans, who is leaving the department for a job at Boston College. Black leaders say they hope Gross will prioritize building a more diverse police force and providing closure for families of homicide victims in communities of color to strengthen trust in law enforcement. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 06, 2018 - 3:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — William Gross was sworn in Monday as Boston's first black police commissioner, pledging to create a more inclusive and diverse department and prioritize officer well-being. Calling it a historic occasion, Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh administered the oath of office to Gross in front...
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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks at a news conference Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Las Vegas. Lombardo spoke about the final report on the Oct. 1, 2017 shooting that became the deadliest in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 03, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family, according to an investigative report...
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In this undated photo provided by Colorado Springs Police Department is Officer Cam Duzel. Police in Colorado Springs, Colorado say an officer who was wounded in a shootout remains in critical condition. Police said Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, that Officer Cem Duzel had movement on both sides of his body overnight and has family and friends were by his side in the hospital. He was shot while responding to a call about shots fired early Thursday east of downtown. Investigators say 31-year-old Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi pulled a handgun and began shooting at officers. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 3:33 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Colorado police officer (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The man suspected of critically wounding a Colorado Springs police officer remains hospitalized with minor injuries. Jacqueline Kirby, a spokeswoman with the El Paso County Sheriff's...
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Nicholas Metz, chief of the Aurora, Colo., Police Department, talks during a news conference about an officer-involved shooting of a homeowner during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Aurora, Colo. The homeowner was shot and killed by Aurora officers as they responded to a break-in at the man's home. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
August 03, 2018 - 3:02 am
DENVER (AP) — Thirty-three seconds after arriving at a suburban Denver home where a man had broken in and attacked an 11-year-old boy, police officers heard shots fired inside. An armed man came into view, police said Thursday, refusing five orders to drop his gun. He started to come toward...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police corporal has been suspended after cellphone video emerged showing him beating a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit as another officer and hospital security restrained her. The video posted on WJBK-TV's website shows...
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August 02, 2018 - 6:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department and divers are searching for a woman in the East River, and a man has been pulled from the water near New York City's Williamsburg Bridge. WABC-TV is reporting the man was pulled from the river under the bridge shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday. The...
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In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018 photo workers clean up a home where a homeowner shot and killed an intruder and was then killed by police responding to calls of a disturbance in Aurora, Colo. just outside Denver. Police have released few details about the shooting so far, saying they need to balance transparency with ensuring a credible investigation. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
August 01, 2018 - 10:44 pm
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A decorated Vietnam War veteran woke up to the sound of his front door crashing in and saw a naked intruder attack his grandson, so he acted to protect his loved ones, according to his family's lawyer. As the man tried to choke and drown the boy in the bathroom, Richard Black...
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Nick Ramirez, holds a memorial card of Elizabeth Tollison, who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers during a hostage situation, at press conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Tollison's family filed a claim against the police department and the city, saying Wednesday that officers showed no regard for her life as she was briefly held hostage. Police say they opened fire on Guillermo Perez on June 16 after he began cutting Tollison's throat. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
August 01, 2018 - 8:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a woman fatally shot by Los Angeles officers while firing at a man who held a knife to her throat filed a claim against the police department and the city, lawyers announced Wednesday. Elizabeth Tollison's family, who filed the claim Tuesday, said at a news...
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FILE- In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a memorial is set up in the alley where Thurman Blevins was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in Minneapolis. Authorities in Minneapolis released body camera video Sunday, July 29 from two police officers in the fatal shooting of Blevins, with the footage showing the man shot from behind after a frenetic foot chase and what appeared to be a gun in his hand. (Anthony Souffle /Star Tribune via AP, File)
July 30, 2018 - 8:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed a black man last month were justified in using deadly force, a prosecutor announced Monday, saying the man was fleeing police and turned toward them with a loaded gun before he was shot. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman...
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Arizona State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Authorities say a male suspect used an Arizona state trooper's gun and fatally shot trooper Edenhofer and wounded another trooper Wednesday night after they responded to reports of someone throwing rocks at vehicles. (Arizona Department of Public Safety via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 7:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A man authorities say fired an Arizona state trooper's gun, killing one trooper and wounding another, has regained consciousness after being placed in a coma. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials confirmed Friday afternoon that 20-year-old Isaac D. King is awake and alert...
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