Policing

Slain Virginia officer was former Marine, father of 3

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.<p>Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died …

Crime

2 wounded in Saturday afternoon shootings on South Side

Two men were wounded in shootings Saturday afternoon on the South Side, including a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg, police said.<p>In the Greater Grand Crossing area, a 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the left arm about 5:45 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, …

Chicago

Cop in kayak rescues man from DuPage River moments after he fled, police say

A man who jumped into the DuPage River Saturday afternoon and got caught in the current was rescued by a Naperville police officer in a kayak, police said.<p>Officers Scott Donofrio and Don Porus were called to the 800 block of Washington Street about 3:10 p.m. on a report of a possibly intoxicated …

Miss Black Texas Accuses Police Chief Of False Arrest After Road Rage Incident

A Texas police chief called Carmen Ponder a “black b**** during the confrontation<p>Carmen Ponder, Miss Black Texas 2016, was driving to a North Texas …

Texas A&M

"All you motherf*****s are getting nicked!": Video shows police rugby tackling teenage girl and other youngsters in park melee

Shocking footage has emerged of a police officer warning youngsters to "back off or all you motherf*****s are getting nicked" before rugby tackling a …

Minneapolis Transit Officer No Longer With Agency After Asking Rider If He Was "Here Illegally"

Minneapolis’ Metro Transit Police Department on Saturday said an officer caught on video asking a rail rider if he was “here illegally” was no longer with the agency following an investigation.<p>“The officer seen in the video is no longer an employee of the Metro Transit Police Department,” said …

Immigration

Santa Monica Police issue warning for residents to lock doors and windows near standoff

Santa Monica residents near the 200 block of 19th Street have been warned by police to stay indoors and to keep their windows and doors locked as officers engage in an apparent standoff with someone in a nearby home.<p>The city’s police department issued the warning on Twitter shortly after 7 p.m. and …

Crime

Man On Bicycle Shoots Three Men In Chelsea Early Saturday Morning

An armed man on a bike pulled up in front of a group of men standing on the street in Chelsea and opened fire early Saturday morning, leaving three …

NYPD

Police say man is dead after exchange of gunfire with officers in south St. Louis

A section of Gravois Avenue was closed amid reports of gunfire.

St. Louis

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan. Drugs were easy to find: a package of heroin on the railing leading to a basement; …

Police: Chicago teen shot, killed after trying to rob man in Oak Park

A 16-year-old Chicago boy was shot and killed this morning after attempting to rob a 24-year-old man in the parking lot of a bank near Madison Street and Austin Boulevard in Oak Park, according to a news release from the Oak Park police department.<p>Police said that the 24-year-old man, who is from …

Chicago

Woman, 20, shot dead by suspects on bicycles in Brent shooting

Emergency services rushed to Malvern Road following reports of a shooting.<p>A woman has been shot dead by a group of people riding bicycles in …

Crime

DUI suspect in police pursuit crashes in Vista, gets arrested

A suspected drunken driver caught after crashing during a police pursuit in Vista early Saturday may have been involved in an earlier crash in …

Crime

Chester police investigate 3 shootings, 1 fatal

Police in Chester, Delaware County, are investigating three separate shootings from Friday night into early Saturday, one of which was fatal.<p>About …

Police Shootings

Cops tout raids, arrests as way to tamp down holiday weekend violence

Using an April drive-by shooting that injured three in the Old Town neighborhood as an impetus, Chicago police announced raids that netted dozens of drug- and gun-related arrests that authorities hope will tamp down Memorial Day weekend violence.<p>The arrests follow the April 11 shooting of two …

Chicago

Tourist clad only in underwear jumps to his death in Midtown

A tourist dressed only in his underwear took a fatal plunge out of his 11th-floor room at a Midtown hotel Friday night, police sources said.

New York City

Phoenix man thought he was comic book vigilante, wanted to kill 'Power Rangers’ star

An Arizona man is facing multiple criminal charges after he was arrested at the Phoenix Comicon event Thursday, where he allegedly had multiple …

Comics

Officers ask for public's help to find males who kicked, shot and killed goose on golf course

The folks in Faulkner County, Arkansas, need the public's help.<p>The Arkansas Wildlife Officers Association posted a disturbing video to its Facebook …

Golf

Chilling video warned Theresa May how police cuts would affect the UK two years ago

A hard-hitting video produced by the Police Federation in 2015 warned Theresa May how budget cuts to forces would affect people living in the UK.<p>It …

Elections (UK)

OPINION | APD is going in the wrong direction on reform

Federal monitor James Ginger has issued his fifth report on the Albuquerque Police Department’s progress on implementing the Department of Justice …

Police Misconduct

La Grange police: Five men entered home late Friday night

La Grange police are looking for five men who entered a home late Friday night on the 100 block of Sawyer, taking money, two handguns, a shotgun and a cellphone.<p>Police say the men left in two separate vehicles that were parked in an alley. A single gunshot was fired into the air, in what the victim …

Crime

Customs officer shoots teens in Arcadia

<i>; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images</i>KPCC StaffThe investigation continues Saturday morning into a shooting involving an off-duty U.S. customs officer …

Southern California

'Uzi' used in French Quarter robbery: New Orleans police

A 26-year-old man was robbed by two men, one of whom was described as having carried an "Uzi," New Orleans police reported Saturday (May 27).<p>The …

New Orleans

'Get out and run!': Armed police arrest 'knifeman' at Blackheath Sainsbury's supermarket as terrified shoppers are evacuated

Terrified shoppers were told to 'get out and run' as armed police swooped on a Sainsbury's supermarket and arrested a 'knifeman'.<p>People were …

West Midlands Police

Officers in unmarked car struck in hit-and-run crash

Two Chicago Police officers traveling in an unmarked squad car were struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash Friday night on the South Side, authorities said.<p>The officers were heading southbound on King Drive to help with a call of a stolen vehicle about 9:30 p.m. when they were struck in an …

Chicago

Man with gun arrested in Bay Park SWAT standoff

A domestic violence call prompted a more than four-hour SWAT standoff at a Bay Park home early Saturday, San Diego police said.<p>Officers received …

San Diego

Trial of the RCMP: What we've learned so far

Force charged with 4 violations of Canada Labour Code in relation to shooting of Moncton Mounties<p>The national police force is on trial, accused of …

Canada

Teen killed in West Creek Township crash

A West Creek Township teen was killed Friday night in a car crash blocks from his home, the Lake County Coroner's Office said.<p>Jacab Bergonia, 16, of the 100 block of Parrish Avenue, Lowell, died from blunt-force trauma injuries in a crash that occurred about 8:30 p.m. at 171st Place and Parrish …

Chicago

Man dies of gunshot wounds, Miami Police investigating

Miami Police said Leonardo Perera, 34, suffered a gunshot wound to the face outside of the Nuevo Patio Restaurant Lounge at 1861 N.W. 22nd Street on …

Crime

Driver eluded police before South Lake Shore Drive crash that seriously injured 4

When police approached a running vehicle with no lights on, stopped in the middle of the road with four people inside, the officers flashed their lights.<p>The vehicle took off speeding. It was about 1:20 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Lake Shore Drive, a police spokesman said.<p>Police didn't give …

Chicago