Law enforcement agencies

In this Feb. 21, 2019, photo, a snow-encrusted sign marks the entrance to the police station located on a tundra road on the outskirts of Nome, Alaska. An internal cold case audit launched in 2019 has uncovered evidence that the agency regularly failed to fully investigate sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
December 19, 2019 - 4:29 pm
NOME, Alaska (AP) — The two cops — the cold case detective from Virginia and the evidence technician from Alaska — had a mission. Sift through more than a decade of grim stories from this small city set between the Bering Strait and Alaska’s western tundra. Nome’s new police chief, another Virginia...
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This photo provided by the family of Michael Dean, shows Dean with his daughter Te'yana. Dean was killed Dec. 2, 2019, in Temple, Texas, located 70 miles northeast of Austin. Dallas attorney Lee Merritt, who is representing Dean’s family, told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec.11, 2019, that the silence from authorities is “completely unfair and particularly cruel" to Dean's family. (Courtesy from Michael Dean Family via AP)
December 19, 2019 - 2:10 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A small Texas police department's silence about what prompted an officer to fatally shoot a man in the head nearly three weeks ago deviates from how some other recent police shootings in the state were handled, and law enforcement experts warn it risks stirring public mistrust...
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Marian Kocner the suspected mastermind in the slaying of an investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova , who were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21, 2018, is escorted by armed police officers from a courtroom after a trial session in Pezinok, Slovakia, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Four people went on trial in Slovakia on Thursday over the alleged contract killing of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a crime that shocked the country and led a government to fall, with the suspects, which include a Slovak businessman accused of masterminding the double slaying and the alleged hired assassin, appearing in court in a town near the capital of Bratislava. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
December 19, 2019 - 7:49 am
PEZINOK, Slovakia (AP) — Four people went on trial in Slovakia on Thursday over the alleged contract killing of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a crime that shocked the country and led a government to fall. The suspects appearing in court in a town near the capital of Bratislava...
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December 19, 2019 - 4:49 am
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — County prosecutors are seeking charges against two U.S. Park Police officers who killed an unarmed motorist after a chase on a northern Virginia highway two years ago. The move by Fairfax County prosecutors comes about a month after the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office announced...
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Attorney General William Barr adjusts his glasses while speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 18, 2019 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced a crackdown Wednesday aimed at driving down violent crime in seven of the nation’s most violent cities. Attorney General William Barr is announcing the initiative known as Operation Relentless Pursuit at a news conference in Detroit, Michigan,...
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December 18, 2019 - 12:39 pm
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A police officer in Wyoming has filed a lawsuit claiming she was denied a chance at promotion because her high-risk pregnancy prevented her from taking a physical test on the date it was given. The city of Rock Springs refused to consider Amanda Clawson-Walker's...
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The wife of Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, Laura Seals, center, receives an American flag during his funeral in Jersey City, N.J., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. The 40-year-old married father of five was killed in a confrontation a week ago with two attackers who then drove to a kosher market and killed three people inside before dying in a lengthy shootout with police. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 17, 2019 - 1:56 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — As rain poured down Tuesday, thousands of police officers lined the streets of Jersey City to honor a detective killed last week in what officials are calling a domestic terrorism attack that also left three other civilians dead. Joseph Seals, a 40-year-old married father...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for the Philippine community of Rome, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 17, 2019 - 12:30 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases Tuesday, responding to mounting criticism that the rule of “pontifical secrecy" has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and prevent police from investigating crimes...
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December 17, 2019 - 11:21 am
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A predawn shooting Tuesday at a Montana casino left three people dead and another person injured and the suspect was later tracked down and killed by police, officials said. The shooting at the Emerald City Casino in the city of Great Falls happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday,...
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People pause and place a candle at a make-shift memorial for Tessa Majors inside the Barnard campus, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. Majors, a 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia, was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 16, 2019 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Barnard College freshman who was fatally stabbed last week in a park near the school's New York City campus died from wounds to the torso, the city's medical examiner said Monday. Police said as many as three youths confronted 18-year-old Tessa Majors as she walked in Manhattan’s...
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