Police

June 26, 2019 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military and police forces led by Sri Lanka's former defense secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made...
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Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, right, his wife, former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, center, and her attorney Earle Partington, left, walk out of federal court in Honolulu on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Prosecutors say the couple abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle. Closing arguments were being held Tuesday in the conspiracy trial against the Kealoha's, considered the largest public corruption trial ever in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
June 25, 2019 - 9:28 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday. The contention came during closing...
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CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO KELLEY, NOT KELLY - With their eyes closed, Kelley and Denis O'Sullivan, the parents of slain Sacramento Police officer Tara O'Sullivan, hold hands during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Denis O'Sullivan told the media that any notion that the Sacramento Police Department was responsible for her death was extremely offensive and hurtful. It took rescuers 45 minutes to reach Tara O'Sullivan after she was shot by gunman, who kept shooting at police, during a domestic violence call last week. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 25, 2019 - 7:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The father of a slain California officer says he will never blame authorities for her death after it took 45 minutes to rescue her as a man with a high-powered rifle kept them at bay. Tara O'Sullivan was helping a woman remove her things from a north Sacramento home on...
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In this June 24, 2019, photo, former Venezuelan police commissioner Ivan Simonovis poses for a photograph with his wife Bony Pertnez in Washington. In his first interview from exile in the U.S., Simonovis, the former police commissioner whose about 15-year detention became an opposition rallying cry, shares details of his movie-like breakout. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 25, 2019 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last rays of sunlight faded into the Caribbean Sea, political fugitive Iván Simonovis was speeding toward an island rendezvous with freedom. Three weeks earlier he had fled house arrest in the Venezuelan capital, rappelling down a 75-foot (25-meter) wall in the dead of...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg looks on during a town hall community meeting, Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Washington High School in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg faced criticism from angry black residents at the emotional town hall meeting, a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 8:53 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A special prosecutor was requested Monday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions between the black community and law enforcement and roiled the Democratic presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg...
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Adel Sambrano Ramos, center, enters a Sacramento County Superior Court room for his first court appearance in the shooting death of Sacramento Police officer Tara O'Sullivan in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 24, 2019. Ramos did not enter a plea. A bandage covers Ramos' forehead after he was treated at an outside hospital after he smashed his head against a bed frame Sunday morning, according to officials. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a rookie California police officer made his first brief court appearance Monday wearing a four-inch gauze pad covering what officials said was a self-inflicted injury. Adel Sambrano Ramos was appointed a public defender during a five-minute court...
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In this Nov. 17, 2003 photo, St. Louis Police officer Michael Langsdorf comforts a little girl who had just been dropped by her father from the third floor roof of a house after the house caught on fire in St. Louis. Langsdorf, a police officer responding to a bad check complaint at a food market, was shot and killed Sunday, June 23, 2019, near St. Louis. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 2:20 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man with a violent criminal history in North Carolina was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Missouri police officer. Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Cooperative was killed Sunday afternoon in the St. Louis suburb of Wellston after responding to a call...
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Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg looks on during a town hall community meeting, Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Washington High School in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg faced criticism from angry black residents at the emotional town hall meeting, a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 9:04 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) said...
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Protestors stand outside the Phoenix Police Department, Friday, June 21, 2019, in Phoenix. The family of Hector Lopez, who was shot dead in a confrontation with Phoenix police in May, has protested for information about what happened every week since then outside department headquarters, But as the Lopez family returned for the sixth weekly protest in a row, they're protesting a department bathed in a harsh national spotlight after the release of a videotaped encounter that showed police aiming guns and curses at a black couple whose young daughter took a doll from a store. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 21, 2019 - 10:16 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Relatives of Hector Lopez, who was fatally shot by Phoenix police in May, say passing officers have laughed and made obscene gestures — a charge the department vehemently denies — during past protests seeking information. But as the Lopez family returned to headquarters Friday for...
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File - In this June 6, 2011, file photo, Tara O'Sullivan applauds during College Park High School's commencement ceremony in Concord, Calif. A rookie Sacramento police officer was shot during a domestic violence call and lay wounded for about 45 minutes as the gunman kept officers at bay with bursts of fire, authorities said Thursday. She was finally rescued with an armored vehicle but died at a hospital. O'Sullivan, 26, was shot Wednesday June 19, 2019, while helping a woman collect her belongings to leave her home. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)
June 20, 2019 - 10:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man with a history of domestic violence restraining orders gunned down a rookie California police officer and continued firing, preventing other officers from reaching their wounded colleague for 45 minutes, authorities said Thursday. An armored vehicle eventually was...
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