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  • Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist

    Funeral planned for Missouri teen shot by police as clashes persist
    Police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. Funeral...
  • James E. Causey: Why people are angry over Ferguson police shooting

    Why did the Ferguson Police Department leave the body of Michael Brown uncovered in the hot street after a police officer killed him? If you want to know why African-American men and women in Ferguson, Mo., are so upset, put yourself in their place for a...
  • Governor makes right call to quell unrest in Ferguson

    Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday took the long-overdue action to order Missouri National Guard troops to Ferguson. They will try to help end the unrest and violence that followed peaceful protests in recent days over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black...
  • Inspector general calls security cameras at LAPD stations 'inadequate'

    Inspector general calls security cameras at LAPD stations 'inadequate'
    Security cameras at Los Angeles police stations are inadequate, with many offering only partial or no view of holding cells or other key areas -- shortcomings illustrated by the cameras' failure to completely capture a gunman's April rampage inside the...
  • LAPD chief faces tense crowd over shooting of mentally ill man

    LAPD chief faces tense crowd over shooting of mentally ill man
    The atmosphere in a South Los Angeles church was at times tense Tuesday night as residents and activists peppered Los Angeles police officials with questions about two officers' fatal shooting of a mentally ill man. Pictures of Ezell Ford dotted the...
  • Tasered Hartford Teen Still In Hospital; Mother Says She Intends To File Complaint Against Officer

    Tasered Hartford Teen Still In Hospital; Mother Says She Intends To File Complaint Against Officer
    HARTFORD — The mother of an 18-year old Hartford teen who was taken to St. Francis Hospital Tuesday after he was shot by a police Taser during what police described as a "group disturbance" said Wednesday that she intended to file a complaint...
  • A gunman is killed and LAPD officer wounded in rolling gun battle

    A gunman is killed and LAPD officer wounded in rolling gun battle
    It started like so many police car chases in Los Angeles do. But when a sport utility vehicle being pursued through South L.A. stopped on a freeway onramp, a gunman carrying a high-powered, assault-type rifle stepped out and opened fire at the police...
  • OPD officer fired AR-15 at car 88 feet away, behind closed gate, report says

    OPD officer fired AR-15 at car 88 feet away, behind closed gate, report says
    When Officer David Johnston opened fire on a fleeing suspect at a downtown Orlando apartment complex, nearly 90 feet and closed metal gates separated him from his target, according to newly released prosecution documents. Those are among several new...
  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Ferguson protests lure many from across the U.S.

    Illai Kenney, a telecommunications student in Washington, found herself mesmerized by the constant stream of images flooding into her Twitter feed of protests underway in the small town of Ferguson, half a continent away. Pictures of women whose eyes...
  • Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News

    Court documents: Teen used shotgun in double-slaying in Newport News
    NEWPORT NEWS — Police allege in court documents that a 17-year-old boy used a 12-gauge shotgun to gun down two Warwick High School students in an elementary school parking lot last week. The two students, John A. "Lito" Nieves Jr., 17, and...