Video: Fla. deputy carries kids, wounded mother to safety amid gunfire

By Patricio G. Balona The News-Journal DELTONA, Fla. — A Deltona woman’s call to a 9-1-1 operator on Sunday ended suddenly with a scream. Silence followed, and then the disconnecting tone of a telephone. At the same time Volusia County sheriff’s deputy Eric Cheek responding to the call heard the woman’s scream, followed by a gunshot, as he approached the Alameda Drive home. A body …

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Video: NY officers stage traffic stop for marriage proposal

Associated Press NEW YORK — A bride-to-be says New York City police officers staged a phony traffic stop for her fiance, who wanted an unusual setting for his proposal. Sorah Oppen tells the New York Post she was riding in boyfriend Yehuda Coriat’s car Wednesday afternoon in the Far Rockaway neighborhood when they were pulled over and told they were suspected of transporting weapons and drugs …

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Conn. police chief under fire over outbursts

By Dave Collins Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman has confounded both supporters and critics over the years with dueling good cop-bad cop personalities. He has gained attention and respect nationally for putting in place community policing programs in Connecticut and Rhode Island, accomplishments that got him invited to the White House this month for a discussion …

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2 Chicago officers relieved of powers after suspect killed

By Don Babwin Associated Press CHICAGO — Two Chicago officers involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead were relieved of their police powers even as the case is still being investigated, police say. The officers may have violated departmental polices in the shooting of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal of Chicago, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Friday in explaining why Superintendent …

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DOJ to review fatal Ariz. police shooting of woman armed with scissors

Associated Press PHOENIX — The U.S. Justice Department announced this week it will investigate the fatal shooting of a Navajo woman by an Arizona police officer. The Civil Rights Division will review the local investigation into the March 27 shooting death of Loreal Tsingine, Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said Friday. He declined to comment further. Tribal officials and activists …

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3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Seattle; suspect in custody

By Gene Johnson Associated Press SEATTLE — A gunman attacked a gathering of young adults at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday, killing two people at a fire pit before firing more shots from the roof, the grandmother of one of the witnesses said. Three people were killed and another injured at the Mukilteo property. State troopers pulled over and arrested the fleeing 19-year-old suspect on …

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