Airman charged in killing of federal officer in California

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force sergeant already jailed in the ambush killing of a California sheriff’s deputy was charged Tuesday in the shooting death of a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in Oakland during a night violent protest last month. Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo was charged with murder and attempted murder […]

Airman may face death penalty in California cop killing

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The sheriff’s deputy reached a house at the end of the narrow Northern California dirt road and decided getting help from more deputies would be a good idea. The terrain was steep, the redwood forest thick. The deputy turned the patrol car around and headed back down the hill, just […]

Atlanta Mayor: No need for troops, despite governor’s order

ATLANTA (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday that she doesn’t agree with the Georgia governor’s order to mobilize the National Guard in her city as a surge in violence became a political talking point. Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized activation of up to 1,000 Guard troops […]

Memorial held for federal officer shot at US courthouse

PINOLE, Calif. (AP) — Family and friends mourning a federal law enforcement officer who was fatally shot while guarding a U.S. courthouse in Oakland voiced poignant pleas Friday for an end to the violence that cut short his life, saying America needs to overcome discrimination and hatred. David Patrick Underwood, 53, was remembered as a […]

Suspect held in Arizona shopping area shooting; 3 injured

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Three people were injured, one of them critically, in a shooting Wednesday near a popular shopping and entertainment district west of Phoenix, police said. The suspect was taken into custody safely, Glendale Officer Tiffany Ngalula said in a televised briefing. The most seriously injured person was taken to a hospital, and […]

California deputy shot in ‘ambush’ attack at police station

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California sheriff’s deputy was shot in the head but survived an “ambush” by a gunman intent on harming or killing police and authorities said Wednesday they were investigating whether there was a connection to two recent deadly attacks on officers. Authorities were looking for Mason James Lira, 26, a transient […]

Police ‘woefully undertrained’ on using force, experts say

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Seattle officers hold down a protester, and one repeatedly punches him in the face. In another run-in, officers handcuff a looting suspect on the ground, one pressing a knee into his neck— the same tactic used on George Floyd. The officers were captured on videosappearing to violate policies on how to […]

Police: Metro Phoenix retail complex shooter felt ‘bullied’

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire at a suburban Phoenix restaurant and retail complex, injuring three people, wanted to target shoppers in retaliation for bullying he had suffered, authorities said Thursday. “He said that he went to Westgate to target victims. He wanted to gain some respect, and he felt that he […]

Canada bans assault-style weapons after shooting rampage

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an immediate ban Friday on the sale and use of assault-style weapons in Canada, two weeks after a gunman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia. “Canadians need more than thoughts and prayers,” he said, rejecting the reaction of many politicians after mass shootings. Trudeau cited numerous mass […]

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