• Violence flares after Hong Kong protesters defy police ban

    Violence flares after Hong Kong protesters defy police ban

    Sep 15, 2019 03:28 PM EDT

    ... suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial, but protesters have widened their demands to include direct elections for the city's leaders and police accountability. More than 1,300 people have been arrested amid increasing clashes between protesters and police, who demonstrators have accused of abuses. The unrest ...

  • Convicted of murder, but a police officer pulled the trigger

    Convicted of murder, but a police officer pulled the trigger

    Sep 14, 2019 05:21 PM EDT

    ... police officers of any large city. Femi Soyode says a felony murder charge like Tevin Louis’s adds to his community’s distrust of the police. Femi Soyode: It just further reiterates what people already feel about law enforcement. And not only does it reinforce it. It takes it to ...

  • In era of legal pot, can police still search cars based on odor?

    In era of legal pot, can police still search cars based on odor?

    Sep 13, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

    ... justify a warrantless vehicle search. In Vermont, the state Supreme Court ruled in January that the "faint odor of burnt marijuana" didn't give state police the right to impound and search a man's car. Colorado's Supreme Court ruled in May that because a drug-detection dog was ...

  • Police unsure why man went on West Texas shooting rampage

    Police unsure why man went on West Texas shooting rampage

    Sep 02, 2019 09:43 AM EDT

    Police used a marked SUV to ram the mail truck outside the Cinergy Movie Theater in Odessa, disabling the vehicle. The gunman then fired at police, wounding two officers before he was killed. “Local law enforcement and state troopers pursued him and stopped him from possibly going into a crowded ...

  • Police identify Texas gunman in attack that left 7 dead

    Police identify Texas gunman in attack that left 7 dead

    Sep 01, 2019 06:58 PM EDT

    The police on Sunday identified the 36-year-old shooter who killed at least seven people and wounded over 20 more in a shooting rampage while driving from Midland to Odessa in Texas. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports. ... Hari Sreenivasan: Good evening, and thank you for joining us. The ...

  • Police defend warning shot as Hong Kong divide widens

    Police defend warning shot as Hong Kong divide widens

    Aug 26, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

    ... Saturday and Sunday following peaceful pro-democracy marches. They argue that peaceful protests are not enough to get the government to respond to their demands. Police used tear gas to clear the streets and arrested more than 80 people. The movement has five demands including democratic elections and an independent ...

  • Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence

    Hong Kong police draw guns in latest protest violence

    Aug 25, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

    ... than two months. Their demands include democratic elections and an investigation into police use of force to quell the protests. A large group clashed with police on Saturday after a march in the Kowloon Bay neighborhood, building barricades and setting fires in the streets. Police said they arrested 29 people ...

  • Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

    Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

    Aug 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

    ... risk or emergency situations. The company has until now kept stations open and trains running even when there have been chaotic skirmishes between protesters and police. Lau said MTR was working with the government to "suppress freedom of expression." Also Saturday, Chinese police said they released an employee at the ...

  • Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

    Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

    Aug 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

    ... they say is the lack of progress by police in investigating the attack, which left both protesters and passers-by injured. Protesters have accused the police of colluding with the attackers by pointing to their delayed response, but authorities have denied it. Police say they have arrested 28 people in ...

  • Philadelphia police commissioner resigning over sexual harassment allegations, mayor says

    Philadelphia police commissioner resigning over sexual harassment allegations, mayor says

    Aug 20, 2019 06:07 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia says the police commissioner is resigning over new allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department. Mayor Jim Kenney says that Richard Ross has been a terrific asset to the police department and the city and that he ...

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