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In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, with Dr. Oxiris Barbot, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, listens to a reporter's question in New York. DeBlasio says he's investigating a report that the city's health commissioner spoke dismissively of the health concerns of police officers during a heated phone call with a top police commander in the early days of the coronavirus crisis. The Mayor said he wants to speak with Barbot and NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan to "understand exactly what happened" during the exchange in late March. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 14, 2020 - 12:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor expressed concern Thursday over a heated phone call in March between his health commissioner and a top police commander over what was then a dangerously thin stockpile of face masks. During the call, which took place as health care workers were desperate to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles police investigators work the scene of a fatal shooting in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles. Detectives nationwide are grappling with changes the coronavirus has wrought on their investigations. Cold cases are getting colder, plainclothes investigators are digging out their dusty uniforms for patrol duty, and detectives are struggling to find new ways to connect with victims through thick masks. Even as police departments report major decreases in crime statistics thanks to stay-at-home orders, authorities say enough wrongdoing abounds to keep cops busy. And some detective work must still be in-person and hands-on, despite COVID-19. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 13, 2020 - 3:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cold cases are getting colder. Detectives are struggling to connect with victims through thick masks, and investigators accustomed to wearing plainclothes are digging out their dusty uniforms for patrol duty as the coronavirus pandemic rages. Police departments nationwide are...
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In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Randal Taylor, left, and family of Dreasjon Reed, his father Jamie Reed and sister Jazmine Reed, right, speak during an emotional meeting at a protest on Michigan Road in Indianapolis. The protest was for the fatal Indianapolis police shooting of Reed, who was killed earlier in the week following a police pursuit on the city's northwest side. (Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)
May 08, 2020 - 2:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police Chief Randal Taylor solemnly promised thoroughness and transparency as his department investigates the fatal shootings of two black men in the city by officers. Taylor, an African American and longtime member of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Ravens free safety Earl Thomas waits for a play during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Baltimore. The lawyer for the wife of Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas said she is being subjected to an “unfounded ongoing investigation" by Texas police after she allegedly pointed a gun at her husband's head upon finding him in bed with another woman last month. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
May 07, 2020 - 6:44 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the wife of Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas said she is being subjected to an “unfounded ongoing investigation" by Texas police after she allegedly pointed a loaded gun at her husband's head upon finding him in bed with another woman last month. According to a...
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Protesters listen during a rally outside of the City County Building, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Indianapolis. The crowd was protesting the fatal shooting Wednesday evening by an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 07, 2020 - 3:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters crowded the streets of Indianapolis on Thursday to voice concerns about police treatment after officers shot and killed two men and fatally struck a pregnant pedestrian in three separate incidents just hours apart. Officials said both men exchanged gunfire with...
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May 03, 2020 - 5:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s police chief said the city’s rank and file will wear neutral face coverings to diffuse a controversy that was sparked when officers sent to patrol a May Day protest wore masks adorned with the “thin blue line” flag. The police union ordered and distributed the...
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Authorities investigate the scene of a helicopter crash at an apartment complex in Houston, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says the helicopter was carrying a pilot and a tactical flight officer when it went down at an apartment complex in north Houston around 2 a.m. Saturday. The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 1:46 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police helicopter crashed early Saturday, killing one of the two officers on board and critically injuring the other, while assisting a call to search for bodies in a nearby bayou, officials said. A pilot and tactical flight officer were aboard a police helicopter when it...
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A demonstrator, wearing a face mask for protection against coronavirus, gestures as he is pushed along with others into a police vehicle after being arrested by Turkish police officers during May Day protests in Istanbul, Friday, May 1, 2020. Police in Istanbul detained several demonstrators who tried to march toward Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square in defiance of the lockdown imposed by the government due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
May 01, 2020 - 4:19 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Police in Istanbul detained at least 15 people Friday, including trade union leaders who tried to stage a May Day march in defiance of a coronavirus lockdown and a ban on demonstrations at a historic square. The Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey, or DISK, tweeted...
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April 30, 2020 - 11:49 pm
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Police shot dead a man who stabbed and slashed several people at an Australian shopping mall on Friday, an official said. Officials have not revealed how many people were injured in the northwest coastal town of South Hedland or detailed their conditions. No motive for the...
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In this Saturday, April 25, 2020, file photo, people gather on the beach in Pismo Beach, Calif., on the state's Central Coast. A memo sent to California police chiefs says Gov. Gavin Newsom will order all beaches and state parks closed starting Friday, May 1, to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The California Police Chiefs Association sent the bulletin to its members Wednesday evening. Association President Eric Nuñez said it was sent to give chiefs time to plan ahead of Newsom’s expected announcement Thursday. (Laura Dickinson/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP, File)
April 30, 2020 - 1:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered beaches in Orange County to close until further notice. Newsom made the announcement Thursday, days after tens of thousands of people in Orange County packed beaches during a sunny weekend. Newsom said he hopes the order won’t last...
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