Law and order

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. How much members of the Sackler family should be held accountable for the role their company, Purdue Pharma, played in the nation’s opioid crisis will be at the center of a hearing in federal bankruptcy court. State attorneys general who are pressing separate state claims against the Sacklers want their cases to continue even as Purdue’s bankruptcy case plays out. They will make that argument on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 before a bankruptcy judge in White Plains, New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 04, 2019 - 2:26 pm
Attorneys general representing nearly half the states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments on Friday blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma's offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis in court filings that also said the company had funneled up to $13 billion to...
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Corey Morgan looks up at one of his attorneys as he is found guilty of first-degree murder for the 2015 slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2019 - 1:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a man who prosecutors said plotted then tried to cover up the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old boy who was shot after being lured into a Chicago alley with the promise of a juice box. Corey Morgan showed no emotion as a clerk announced that he was guilty of...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT TO 25 CITY OFFICERS - FILE - In this July 27, 2016 file photo, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, right, holds a news conference in Baltimore. Baltimore’s top prosecutor has begun asking judges to throw out hundreds of convictions she says were tainted by discredited officers. Mosby’s review found a total of 790 criminal cases handled by 25 city officers she says cannot be trusted. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
October 04, 2019 - 1:16 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor has begun asking judges to throw out nearly 800 convictions that she said were tainted by officers linked to a corruption scandal. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's review found 790 criminal cases handled by 25 city...
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In this April 22, 2019 photo, St. Paul Police Officer Alexander Graham is presented with an honorable mention award for Officer of the Year from St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell, left, and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter in St. Paul, Minn. Mayor Carter demanded an internal police investigation into the arrest of a 13-year-old black girl, after video showing her shrieking and struggling as two white, male officers try to handcuff her sparked an angry backlash on social media. One of the officers, Alexander Graham, is the subject of an internal affairs investigation, but it’s not clear if it’s related to the girl’s arrest, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
October 04, 2019 - 12:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a 13-year-old girl whose arrest by St. Paul, Minnesota, police sparked an angry backlash on social media says her daughter has a mental illness and that officers were overly aggressive in handling her. The woman says her daughter was "basically treated like an...
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FILE - This Aug. 26, 2019 file photo shows "Jersey Shore" cast member Ronnie Ortiz-Magro at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. Ortiz-Magro has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and had to be shocked with a stun gun while being taken into custody early Friday after police responded to a report of a physical altercation in the Hollywood Hills. He was released from jail later in the day. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 12:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and had to be shocked with a stun gun while being taken into custody. Officer Jeff Lee said Ortiz-Magro was taken into custody early Friday after police responded to a...
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Former amateur basketball league director Merl Code leaves federal court after sentencing, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. Code was sentenced to three months in prison for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that focused on NBA-bound athletes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 04, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An amateur coach was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that sought to steer impressionable NBA-bound athletes toward fledgling money managers and handlers. Merl Code, 45, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge...
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FILE - This Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo released by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Derick Almena at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. Almena who was in charge of an artists' work-live warehouse that burned three years ago, killing 36, is due back in court Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, for a possible retrial. Almena's previous trial ended in a hung jury. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
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October 04, 2019 - 10:27 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The founder of an artists' work-live collective in the San Francisco Bay Area where a fast-moving fire trapped and killed 36 partygoers three years ago will be tried again on manslaughter charges, prosecutors said Friday. Alameda County prosecutors said they decided on a...
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People walk out the police headquarters in Paris, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The French government says there is nothing to suggest the police employee who stabbed four colleagues to death at Paris police headquarters yesterday was radicalized. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 04, 2019 - 9:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the knife attack at Paris police headquarters (all times local): 6:20 p.m. French prosecutors are investigating the fatal stabbings at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The Paris prosecutors' office said Friday that investigators looking into the...
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People visit a memorial garden for victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, MGM Resorts International reached a settlement that could pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys said Thursday. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 04, 2019 - 7:45 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — They may have been united by a love for country music, but the people gunned down two years ago at a Las Vegas concert will not be seen as equals when up to $800 million is paid out from a legal settlement. The administrator overseeing the process will have the icy task of...
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Botham Jean's younger brother Brandt Jean hugs convicted murderer and former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger after delivering his impact statement to her after she was sentenced to 10 years in jail, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
October 03, 2019 - 8:22 pm
When a white Dallas police officer who killed an innocent black man in his own living room was sent off to prison this week with a hug from the victim’s brother and the black judge on the case, some saw it as a moment of amazing grace and redemption. Many black Americans, though, saw something all...
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