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  • U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting

    U.N. racism watchdog urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Ferguson shooting
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.  Minorities, particularly...
  • Missouri residents sue police over use of force in Ferguson protests

    Six Missouri residents filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging excessive force and false arrests by the Ferguson and St. Louis County police departments during the street protests that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown. Among the...
  • Chicago police commander accused of placing gun in suspect's mouth

    Chicago police commander accused of placing gun in suspect's mouth
    A Chicago police commander frequently praised by Supt. Garry McCarthy for his no-nonsense approach to fighting crime in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods was charged Wednesday with placing the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth....
  • No criminal charges in fatal Uzi shooting death by girl, 9

    No criminal charges in fatal Uzi shooting death by girl, 9
    County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial accident....
  • Man fatally stabbed, another fatally shot

    Man fatally stabbed, another fatally shot
    A man was fatally stabbed in North Baltimore late Tuesday night while a woman was shot in the leg in a robbery attempt on the edge of the Charles Village neighborhood early Wednesday morning, police said. Around 11:20 p.m. police found a man with several...
  • The courage to disarm

    The Ferguson tragedy, like all those that preceded it and all that will follow -- involving the trivial and panicky use of lethal force, by the police or anyone else -- stirs up questions the social status quo doesn't dare face. A friend put it this way:...
  • Police detain woman in fatal Rossmoor shooting

    Police detain woman in fatal Rossmoor shooting
    Orange County investigators said they have detained a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman at a home in Rossmoor on Thursday afternoon. Deputies detained the unidentified woman at the residence where the shooting occurred about 4:20 p.m. in the...
  • Police commander's tough tactics brought respect -- and lawsuits

    Police commander's tough tactics brought respect -- and lawsuits
    When Chicago police rolled up last summer on a Woodlawn block in response to complaints of a loud outdoor party, leading the charge was Glenn Evans, then the top commander of that South Side police district. It was about 11:30 p.m. on a weeknight, so...
  • 2014 Hampton Roads homicides

    CHESAPEAKE Feb. 9—Stacey Velder (40, Chesapeake) was found dead in her home in the 1400 block of Foxton Street. Police have not revealed how she died but upgraded her death to a homicide following the results of an autopsy. Police have a person of...
  • LAPD releases names of officers who shot mentally ill South L.A. man

    LAPD releases names of officers who shot mentally ill South L.A. man
    More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials on Thursday released the names of the two officers involved in the deadly incident. The department identified the officers who shot Ezell Ford Jr....
  • No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by nine-year-old girl

    No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by nine-year-old girl
    WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being...