Community groups see Pamela Price win as force for change in Alameda Co. District Attorney office

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Many community groups say Pamela Price’s win in the Alameda County District Attorney’s race against veteran prosecutor Terry Wiley signals that big changes are ahead. “I think it really speaks to the energy and community’s willingness to think about. How do we reimagine public safety?” says Sandy Valenciano, director of Campaign … Read more

5 killed in attack at Somali military training camp

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Military officers in Somalia say at least five people were killed and 11 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the front gate of a military training camp in Mogadishu on Saturday evening. The al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack at the camp that has been targeted multiple … Read more

Europol: Spanish police crack Europe´s biggest ‘narco bank’

European Union police agency Europol says Spanish police have dismantled an organized crime group believed to have been running Europe’s biggest “narco-bank,” used to launder the proceeds from drug trafficking MADRID — The European Union police agency Europol said Friday that Spanish police have dismantled an organized crime group believed to have been running Europe’s … Read more

Ex-Louisville cop involved in protest shooting pleads guilty

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A former Louisville police officer blamed for instigating a conflict that led to the fatal shooting of a Black barbecue restaurant owner during the Breonna Taylor protests has pleaded guilty to using excessive force. Katie R. Crews, 29, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a misdemeanor. She was indicted in March … Read more

‘Copaganda’ Network TV Shows Have Run Their Course

In a bit at the Emmy Awards earlier this month, Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni, aka Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler, reprised their signature will-they-won’t-they sexual tension. Introduced by announcer Sam Jay as “two cops no one wants to see defunded,” the beloved “Law and Order: SVU” duo leaped onstage to apprehend a masked thief … Read more

New oversight plan means closer scrutiny of St. Louis police

ST. LOUIS — Eight years after Michael Brown’s death pushed the St. Louis region front and center into the national debate over police accountability, the city’s elected officials and its police associations are at odds over a new oversight plan. St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, a progressive Democrat elected last year in part on her … Read more

Recall election aimed at LA prosecutor fails to make ballot

LOS ANGELES — A high-profile attempt to recall a progressive district attorney in the nation’s most populous county has failed, after organizers were unable to collect sufficient, valid petition signatures to place the proposal before voters, election officials said Monday. In a region that has seen rising crime rates and brazen smash-and-grab robberies and home … Read more

DA: Late officer justified in accidental shooting death

ALTOONA, Pa. — A Pennsylvania prosecutor has ruled that a late police sergeant was justified in using deadly force that resulted in the accidental shooting death of a jail guard during a hostage situation at a county courthouse last fall. Authorities said an inmate had been taken from the Blair County jail to the courthouse … Read more

Chicago Police Prohibit Foot Chases For Running Away, Minor Offenses

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers will no longer be allowed to chase people on foot simply because they run away or they’ve committed minor offenses, the department said Tuesday, more than a year after two foot pursuits ended with officers fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy and 22-year-old man. The new policy adheres closely to … Read more

Police arrested in crackdown on major Spanish drug gangs

MADRID — Spanish authorities have dismantled two major drug trafficking networks that used corrupt police officers as part of operations to ship tons of cocaine and hashish into Western Europe, the European Union’s law enforcement agency said Wednesday. Europol said in a statement that 61 people were arrested, including five Spanish Civil Guard officers, one … Read more