Law and order

September 25, 2017 - 7:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two officers under investigation in the rough arrest of a nurse have been unfairly made into pariahs after body-camera footage got widespread attention online, a Utah police union said Monday. The Salt Lake Police Association said in a letter to the mayor and police chief that...
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September 25, 2017 - 7:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three black detectives in the New York Police Department's intelligence division filed a federal lawsuit against the department on Monday, saying they were denied promotions because of their race and less-qualified white officers were promoted instead. The detectives joined the unit...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, protesters outside the federal courthouse in San Antonio, Texas, take part in a rally to oppose a new Texas "sanctuary cities" bill that aligns with the president's tougher stance on illegal immigration. A federal appeals court gave Texas more latitude Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, to enforce a "sanctuary cities" ban backed by the Trump administration, but opponents suing over the immigration crackdown said it was unlikely to drastically change the status quo. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 25, 2017 - 7:26 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas for now can require law enforcement to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new "sanctuary cities" law supported by the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. The decision prompted one...
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September 25, 2017 - 7:11 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Monday that the University of Cincinnati should not have suspended a student accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's 3-0 ruling agreed with a federal judge's 2016 order that put the suspension on hold...
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This undated photo provided by Georgia Department of Corrections shows Keith Leroy Tharpe. Georgia is preparing to put to death Tharpe, who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago. But his lawyers say the execution should be stopped because his death sentence is tainted by a juror’s racial bias. Lawyers for the state dispute that and say 59-year-old Tharpe should die as scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 6:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prisoner who faces execution this week lost his bid for clemency Monday before the only state authority with the power to commute a death sentence. Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson for the September 1990 shooting...
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September 25, 2017 - 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man arrested near the White House Sunday morning is a former Memphis police officer who had an arsenal of weapons in his car and believed the CIA had implanted a chip in his head, according to court documents. Timothy J. Bates, 37, of Collierville, Tenn. appeared in a District...
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September 25, 2017 - 6:14 pm
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A Tempe Municipal Court judge was arrested in the stabbing of his wife 10 times at their Arizona home last month during a domestic violence incident, according to court documents released Monday. Thomas Robinson was taken into custody Friday by Chandler police and booked into...
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September 25, 2017 - 5:44 pm
A 1-month-old baby found on the side of an Oklahoma interstate in a car seat stuffed with $5,500 in cash and a birth certificate was in state custody Monday as authorities continued to investigate why the boy was abandoned. Oklahoma City police said a church group returning from an amusement park...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. The U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal is set to be sentenced begining in Boston’s federal court on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File)
September 25, 2017 - 5:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. fishing magnate known as The Codfather who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal was sentenced on Monday to nearly four years in prison. Carlos Rafael, who owns one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations, falsely claimed his...
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FILE – In this Oct. 31, 2014, file photo, Eric Frein, left, is escorted out by police after his arraignment at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford, Pa. The widow of a Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot by Frein filed a wrongful death lawsuit Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, against Frein's parents, after Eric Frein was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in April. The lawsuit alleges Frein's parents psychologically manipulated their son "into developing a strong dislike for police and acting on that dislike." (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
September 25, 2017 - 4:59 pm
The parents of a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper engaged in "psychological manipulation" of their son and should be held responsible for the deadly ambush at a state police barracks, according to a lawsuit filed by the trooper's widow. Eugene Michael and Deborah Frein manipulated...
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