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  • Rise in accidental gunshots by L.A. County deputies follows new firearm

    Rise in accidental gunshots by L.A. County deputies follows new firearm
    One sheriff's deputy shot himself in the leg while pulling out his gun to confront a suspect. Another accidentally fired a bullet in a restroom stall. A third deputy stumbled over a stroller in a closet as he was searching for a suspect, squeezing off a...
  • New gun blamed for rise in LA County deputy shootings

    The number of accidental shootings by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies has more than doubled in two years as the department switches to a new handgun. There were 12 accidental discharges of weapons in 2012 and 30 last year — most of which...
  • 2 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings

    2 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings
    A man and a woman have died and at least 11 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday morning, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office and police. A 23-year-old woman died after she and a 20-year-old man were shot...
  • Border Patrol absolves itself in dozens of cases of lethal force

    Border Patrol absolves itself in dozens of cases of lethal force
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed an unarmed 15-year-old Mexican boy by shooting him in the face after a rock-throwing incident on a border bridge to El Paso in 2010 was recently cleared of wrongdoing by the agency's internal affairs office. So...
  • Third homicide in Bridgeport in a month: 'They came by and lit up the street'

    Third homicide in Bridgeport in a month: 'They came by and lit up the street'
    A wave of sobs swept through the crowd as a van pulled up and two workers pulled off the white sheet covering Jeremy Salinas, a 17-year-old boy who was the third person shot to death in Bridgeport in less than a month. "No. No. I need to see him," his...
  • Pool incident investigation turned over to Texas Rangers

    Prosecutors have called in the Texas Rangers to investigate an incident in which a white police officer Is seen on video pushing a bikini-clad black teenage girl to the ground and brandishing his gun at other black teens. The June 5 incident involving...
  • Prosecutor won't reopen case in fatal Philly police shooting

    Philadelphia's top prosecutor declined Monday to reopen a criminal investigation into a fatal police shooting that has been under renewed scrutiny after the police department recanted its original story that the man killed was reaching into his car for...
  • Panel votes to order Drew Peterson to testify in his pension hearing

    Panel votes to order Drew Peterson to testify in his pension hearing
    Bolingbrook officials voted on Wednesday to compel imprisoned Drew Peterson to provide deposition testimony in a case determining if he should be stripped of his $79,000 annual police pension after being convicted of murdering his wife. The village...
  • Prosecutor clears Eau Claire officer who shot unarmed man

    A district attorney says an Eau Claire police officer was justified in shooting an unarmed man during a confrontation in April. Police say 25-year-old Tyler Holte (HOHL'-tee) was wounded in the shooting by officer Hunter Braatz in a wooded area in Eau...
  • Doctor linked to drug deaths allowed to practice on probation

    Doctor linked to drug deaths allowed to practice on probation
    An Orange County doctor accused of gross negligence in the care of two patients who fatally overdosed on drugs he prescribed has been placed on probation by the Medical Board of California. Van H. Vu, who owns a busy pain clinic in Huntington Beach,...
  • Four charged in Bristol home invasion

    Four charged in Bristol home invasion
    Four people are facing felony charges following a home invasion that occurred Friday in Bristol, Kendall County deputies said. The Willowbrook community in Bristol was rocked Friday night when two men broke into a home with stolen guns and forced a...