Assault and battery

March 27, 2019 - 12:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story March 26 about Chicago's police superintendent and mayor being angered by prosecutors' surprise decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollett, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Laquan McDonald, who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer. He was 17...
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Actor Jussie Smollett, center, leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago after prosecutors dropped all charges against him on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 26, 2019 - 8:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Infuriating Chicago's mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the "Empire" actor accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself agreed to let the city keep his $10,000 in bail. But he maintained his innocence...
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File - This Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 file photo shows attorney Mark Geragos talking to the media during a news conference in downtown Los Angeles. CNN has cut ties with Mark Geragos just hours after the celebrity attorney was named as a co-conspirator in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike. A CNN representative confirmed Monday, March 25, 2019, that Geragos is no longer a contributor to the network but didn't specify why. His name is no longer listed on CNN's website as a legal analyst. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)
March 26, 2019 - 1:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now Geragos might need a defense attorney himself after being named in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike...
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People, including Khalil Darden, 18, of Penn Hills, Pa., center, and Pennsylvania State Rep. Summer Lee, right, protest after they learned a not guilty verdict in the homicide trial of former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld, Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Allegheny County Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh, Pa. A jury acquitted Rosfeld, a former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose II, an unarmed teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 10:50 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gunshots were fired overnight through the window of the attorney who defended a white police officer acquitted Friday in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. But police around Pittsburgh said there were otherwise no reports of arrests or property damage following the...
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Michelle Kenney, center, the mother of Antwon Rose II, leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse with supporters after hearing the verdict of not guilty on all charges for Michael Rosfeld, a former police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pa., Friday, March 22, 2019. Rosfeld was charged with homicide in the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose II as he fled during a traffic stop on June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 23, 2019 - 12:01 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer...
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R. Kelly, right, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court for a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
March 22, 2019 - 12:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local): 11 a.m. An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his criminal attorney asked for more time to provide details to the court about concerts the singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A...
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Michelle Kenney, left, the mother of Antwon Rose II, leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse with her lawyer S. Lee Merritt, right, after day two of the trial for Michael Rosfeld, a former police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pa., Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Rosfeld is charged with homicide in the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose II as he fled during a traffic stop on June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 21, 2019 - 10:38 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld took the stand at his homicide trial and insisted he was in...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man convicted of a 1982 rape in Louisiana's capital city walked free Thursday after 35 years in prison, following his exoneration using an updated fingerprint database. The Innocence Project, which works to free wrongly convicted defendants, said Archie Williams was freed...
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March 21, 2019 - 5:40 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A police dashcam video released Thursday shows a West Virginia police officer kicking and punching a handcuffed teenage boy on the ground and kneeling on his shoulder during a November traffic stop. Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti released the eight-...
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FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Office shows Dale Williamson, a former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in a dorm room. Williamson pleaded no contest Monday, March 18, 2019, to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.(Clay County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:31 pm
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in her dorm room has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and been sentenced to 10 years of probation. Dale Williamson Jr., of Texarkana, Texas, entered the plea...
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