February 13, 2016

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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

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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…

Grafton police warn residents after break-ins

GRAFTON — Two break-ins in nearby Carlisle Township have Grafton police asking residents to be on alert for suspicious people. The most recent break-in happened 8 p.m. Oct. 10 on Parsons Road in a condominium complex. The homeowner was in the house at the time, said Police Chief Dan Clark. The other was reported at Read More…

Police use of GPS devices becoming gray area in law

MINEOLA, N.Y. — For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask holding up one gas station or convenience store after another. That was until the gunman made off with a stack of Read More…

Police looking at non-lethal alternatives to bullets

FITCHBURG, Mass. — Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal. Police have long had what they considered “non-lethal” weapons at their disposal, including pepper Read More…

Broken cameras hinder Bangkok shrine bombing investigation

BANGKOK — Up to 75 percent of the security cameras were broken along the getaway path taken by the main suspect in last week’s deadly Bangkok bombing, Thailand’s police chief said Monday, revealing a major obstacle to an investigation that has only fuzzy images of the still-unidentified man. Investigators are trying to “put pieces of Read More…

Police have sketch, reward, but little else in Bangkok bombing

BANGKOK — Police in Thailand released a sketch Wednesday of the man they believe carried out this week’s deadly Bangkok bombing, and offered a $28,000 reward for help leading to his arrest. But apart from a rough portrait, authorities have few solid leads — they don’t know the bomber’s motive, where he’s from or if Read More…