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  • Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality

    Officials call for tougher penalties for police brutality
    State and local politicians continued the call Monday for heightened scrutiny of Baltimore police officers who are the focus of brutality allegations, urging tougher penalties for offenders and greater disclosure of internal discipline. "Police...
  • Drug case that won Ferguson officer an award is at risk

    CLAYTON, Mo. The drug case that resulted in an award for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is now at risk after he failed to show up for a hearing in the case Monday. The case has also raised questions about how many others may be affected by the...
  • Ferguson cop shooting happened too quick to turn camera on, officer says

    FERGUSON, Mo. The shooting of a police officer over the weekend exposed a vulnerability of new body cameras sweeping the region, a top commander said Monday. Sometimes things unfold too fast to push the record button. So there was no video of what Lt....
  • Allentown murder victim talked with killer earlier that day, police say

    Allentown murder victim talked with killer earlier that day, police say
    The 25-year-old man shot to death Thursday night in east Allentown had spoken with his killer earlier that day to arrange a marijuana sale, according to court records. Diego Hernandez and an unidentified man got into the back seat of a sport utility...
  • Jury selection begins in Bethlehem Puerto Rican club shooting trial

    Jury selection has begun in the trial of two men accused of a chaotic fatal shooting outside a Puerto Rican social club in Bethlehem two years ago. By day's end Monday, two jurors were selected to decide the fates of Rene Figueroa and Javier Rivera-...
  • Shooting of 15 young people raises questions about Miami nightclub

    MIAMI The Miami nightclub where 15 young people were shot in the middle of the night over the weekend is a legally licensed restaurant that serves alcohol and welcomes kids. And while cops have visited The Spot in the Liberty City neighborhood four times...
  • Polk football star killed in 'Chunky Sunday' shooting

    Polk football star killed in 'Chunky Sunday' shooting
    Shykeem Pitts, named Polk Preps All-County Football Player of 2013, died Sunday after a raucous "Chunky Sunday" block party when gunfire disrupted the dancing and music in Haines City. Members of the crowd had scattered by the time police arrived, and...
  • 22 Mexican police officers held in killings

    22 Mexican police officers held in killings
    Authorities said Monday that they had arrested 22 police agents in the weekend killings of six students and others in the troubled state of Guerrero, one of several incidents that also left 25 people injured and more than 50 presumed missing. It is...
  • Spurred by Ferguson, Chicago families want police shootings reviewed

    HARVEY Ill. (Reuters) - The national uproar over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager near St. Louis has prodded families and activists in the Chicago area to ask for investigations into what they say are similar incidents in the crime-...
  • Masked gunman steals $10,000 from TGI Fridays, pistol-whips worker

    Masked gunman steals $10,000 from TGI Fridays, pistol-whips worker
    A gunman pistol-whipped a TGI Fridays worker and stole more than $10,000 from the restaurant chain's Woodland Hills eatery early Monday morning, police said. The masked thief also spirited away with some of the employees' cellphones. The restaurant,...
  • Police probe Miami nightclub shooting where teens, children wounded

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Law enforcement and community leaders on Monday struggled to understand how minors, including preteens, were among the 15 shot and wounded early Sunday morning at what police said might have been an unsanctioned nightclub. "Beyond the...