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Police chief pushed for diversity in upper ranks, then was fired

Pointed questions are swirling over the swift termination of Larry Scirotto, an outsider from Pittsburgh fired amid allegations of reverse discrimination after just six months as chief of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

Woman injures 6 deputies while being removed from Spirit airlines flight,...

A woman was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight headed to New Jersey after asking a family, who she believed was Latino, if they were “smuggling cocaine” on Thanksgiving morning, according to authorities in Louisiana.

Gunfire knocks out power for 45,000 in targeted substation attack

Tens of thousands of people in a North Carolina county are without power after someone shot out two substations in what authorities on Sunday deemed a criminal act.

Police release footage of Philadelphia parking officer being executed in targeted...

A Philadelphia parking authority officer was shot while working Friday afternoon in what police are describing as a targeted attack.

Odell Beckham Jr. escorted off plane by police in Miami

Miami-Dade police escorted unsigned NFL star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. off a Los Angeles-bound plane Sunday morning at Miami International Airport, the agency said and social media video showed.

Lead attorney for former officer’s murder charge dies on eve of...

Jim Lane, a longtime Texas attorney known for defending police officers and soldiers accused of misconduct, died on Sunday — the day before the long-delayed murder trial for his client, former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean, was scheduled to begin.

Teacher’s aide arrested for having sex with student was just two...

A female educator has been arrested and charged with raping a young boy in Oklahoma.

Prison officer charged for having “intimate relationship” with inmate

A Dixon prison correctional officer on the job for a little more than four years is accused of having an "intimate relationship" with an inmate.

Man killed after firing at officers at gas station in Georgia

DeKalb County police shot and killed a man they say was firing at officers at a Redan gas station Monday night, officials said.

Suspended NC sheriff is re-elected, what now?

When sheriff candidates win election in North Carolina, usual next steps include selecting staff and law enforcement priorities.