May 29, 2016

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High-end police cars don’t seem out of place in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Image is everything in Dubai — even when fighting crime. Police in this desert metropolis have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports cars and SUVs over the years to complement their fleet of green-and-white patrol cruisers. The high-end squad cars fit into the greater gearhead ethos of Dubai, Read More…

Five dead after shooting in suburban Pittsburgh; multiple suspects sought

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — Police were searching early Thursday for at least two gunmen who opened fire during a backyard party in suburban Pittsburgh, killing five people and wounding three others. Four women and a man were killed late Wednesday during the party in Wilkinsburg. Allegheny County police said people scrambled toward the house as bullets Read More…

VIDEO: North Ridgeville police seek robbery suspect

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are asking for help to locate and identify a woman who held up a female driver at gunpoint at a gas station. The armed robbery occurred just before 7 a.m. Friday at the BP station at Lorain and Lear-Nagle roads when a woman believed to be on her way to work Read More…

Police represented biggest earners in 2015 in Amherst, Vermilion

AMHERST — Members of the city’s Police Department again topped the list of the city’s top-10 wage earners for 2015. And, as has been the case for several years, Police Chief Jospeh Kucirek led the list with a yearly salary of $108,566.14, according to figures provided by City Auditor David Kukucka. A 26-year veteran of Read More…

UPDATE: Sister of missing child saw someone grab child (Audio | Video)

LORAIN – Police said a child who went missing last night most likely was released by an unknown person prior to being found early this morning. Lana Lowther, 2, went missing from her home in the 200 block of Randall Avenue around 8:45 p.m. and was found by Lorain resident Andrew Tornabene around 12:46 a.m. Read More…

Ferguson residents get say on police settlement; first public meeting tonight

FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson city leaders have spent months negotiating a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, a plan that calls for sweeping changes to police practices in the St. Louis suburb where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot. Now, residents get their say. The first of three public meetings on the proposed consent Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Feb. 1

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday’s caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations. Read More…

Police re-evaluating use of force policies amid national scrutiny

WASHINGTON — Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests. The changes include efforts in Dallas to train officers to de-escalate situations by moving backward during target practice and arming some with sponge projectiles rather than guns. In Camden County, New Jersey, officers Read More…

AP review: Connecticut police more likely to use stun guns on blacks, Hispanics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Officers in Connecticut last year fired stun guns at blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than at white suspects, and warned but didn’t fire at white suspects at a higher rate than they did blacks or Hispanics, according to preliminary data from the nation’s first statewide accounting of the weapons’ use Read More…

Rape conviction brings new light to problem of sexual misconduct by law enforcement

OKLAHOMA CITY — The teenager’s mother clapped her hands and screamed with joy as she watched an Oklahoma City jury convict a former police officer of raping her daughter and sexually assaulting seven other women. Minutes after 29-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty, the mother of his youngest accuser said she hoped the case would Read More…