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  • LAPD detective commits suicide after molestation allegations, authorities say

    A detective for the Los Angeles Police Department who once investigated sexual assault cases killed himself Thanksgiving morning after two relatives accused him of sexually abusing them, authorities said Friday. The body of Dennis Derr, 52, a 17-year...
  • Polk arrests 61 in human-trafficking crackdown by targeting online ads

    Polk arrests 61 in human-trafficking crackdown by targeting online ads
    A four-day undercover sex sting targeting human trafficking resulted in the arrests of 61 people from across Florida and beyond, Polk County officials announced Monday. During the operation, which began Thursday and ended Sunday, undercover officers...
  • N.Y. attorney general asks for power to investigate killings by police

    N.Y. attorney general asks for power to investigate killings by police
    New York state's top law enforcement official asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to grant him the power to investigate police killings of unarmed civilians after a pair of grand jury decisions in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., led to violence, protests and...
  • Plainfield woman found dead in motel near Aurora

    Plainfield woman found dead in motel near Aurora
    A 20-year-old Plainfield woman was found dead Saturday night in a hotel room in unincorporated Aurora, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. Karly L. Jackson, of the 23000 block of Link Lane, was found by police at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday...
  • Is there a new Zapata or Villa to lead Mexico's disenchanted?

    MEXICO CITY One hundred years ago this week, an epic moment unfolded in Mexico City: The revolutionaries Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa rode into the capital on horseback, trailed by their respective peasant armies. Today, just as a century ago, the...
  • Results are mixed when feds try to reform local police

    WASHINGTON As the Justice Department pursues new cases involving the deaths of black suspects, a recent North Carolina courtroom clash shows what can happen when the federal government becomes entangled with local policing. It can get uglier than a mug...
  • County Sheriff Jim McDonnell envisions unpaid civilian oversight panel

    County Sheriff Jim McDonnell envisions unpaid civilian oversight panel
    Four days into his job, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell offered new details about the type of civilian oversight he would like to see for the department and the need to restore public trust in the embattled agency. McDonnell told The Times'...
  • With so many laws, we could all be felons

    With so many laws, we could all be felons
    On the opening day of law school at Yale, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the...
  • Lessons from Ferguson

    Lessons from Ferguson
    The events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., are tragic on many levels. Two families have lost sons to violence at the hands of police officers performing their duties. On a macro level, the shooting of Michael Brown and the chokehold restraint...
  • Detective who shot, killed burglary suspect was 15-year veteran, Orlando police say

    Orlando police say Andre Howard is the detective who shot and killed a burglary suspect while serving an arrest warrant Thursday morning. Howard and Officer Antonio Shorter, who was with him at the time, were both placed on paid administrative leave...
  • UAE police arrest woman on suspicion of killing U.S. teacher

    UAE police arrest woman on suspicion of killing U.S. teacher
    United Arab Emirates (UAE) police have arrested a UAE woman suspected of killing of an American teacher found stabbed to death in a toilet at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall, police said on Thursday. The suspect later attempted to place a makeshift bomb...