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In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at a gun control advocacy event in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Michael Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop and frisk’ police practice

- Associated Press

Michael Bloomberg on Sunday reversed his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a policy he embraced as New York’s mayor even though it disproportionately impacted people of color.

In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, New York radio host Randy Credico speaks to members of the media after appearing before the grand jury hearing evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in Washington. Credico is an associate of Roger Stone, who was an adviser to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Comedian says Roger Stone pressed him to lie, threatened dog

- Associated Press

A comedian and radio talk show host told jurors in the Roger Stone trial Friday that the political operative pressured him into backing up lies he told Congress, threatening to take away his dog at one point.

In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, Dimitrios Pagourtzis is escorted by Galveston County Sheriff's Office deputies into the jury assembly room for a change of venue hearing at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. A judge in Texas has ordered another mental evaluation for the former Santa Fe High School student accused of opening fire on campus in a 2018 attack that left 10 people dead and 13 wounded. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Accused Texas school shooter found incompetent to stand trial

- Associated Press

Three experts - one for the defense, one appointed by the court and one picked by prosecutors - found Dimitrios Pagourtzis incompetent to stand trial, said Nick Poehl, one of Pagourtzis’ attorneys.

In this Aug. 19, 2019, file photo New York Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill makes an announcement at police headquarters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill to step down

Associated Press

New York City’s police commissioner is retiring after three years in charge of the nation’s largest police department, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis. On May 24, 2019, Patterson was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities for months until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days.  (T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool) **FILE**

Jayme Closs kidnapper involved in prison fight

Associated Press

Jake Patterson, the man who kidnapped Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs and killed her parents, got into a fight in a New Mexico prison with an inmate who asked about the case, showing how word of his crimes has spread and raising questions about whether moving him to an out-of-state lockup accomplished anything.

In this July 8, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison in Edgefield, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) **FILE**

Justice Department’s Russia origins probe now formal criminal investigation

- Associated Press

The Justice Department has shifted its review of the Russia probe to a criminal investigation, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday, a move that is likely to raise concerns that President Trump and his allies may be using the powers of the government to go after their opponents.

In this August 2019 photo provided by ABC News, Payton Leutner, left, is interviewed by ABC's David Muir. Leutner, of Wisconsin, survived a stabbing attack in 2014 by two teenage friends wanting to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man. In her first interview about the attack, which is set to air Friday, Oct. 25,  Leutner told ABC News that despite her lingering trauma, she has "come to accept all of the scars that I have." (ABC News via AP)

‘Slender Man’ victim breaks silence on ‘unforgivable’ attack

Associated Press

Payton Leutner, a Wisconsin girl who was lured into the woods by two friends and stabbed 19 times in an effort to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man said she’s come to terms with aspects of the attack but still sleeps with broken scissors “just in case.”

In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

Chicago’s mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

- Associated Press

Chicago’s mayor said Friday that the city’s top police officer told her he’d had “a couple of drinks with dinner” before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an incident that the chief contends was related to a change in his blood pressure medication.

This undated photo provided by the Tarrant County Jail shows Aaron Dean. The Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. (Tarrant County Jail via AP)

Former Fort Worth officer charged with murder, released on $200K bond

- Associated Press

A white former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home has been released on bond, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure “no stone is left unturned” in the search for answers.

In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, image made from a body camera video released by the Fort Worth Police Department an officer shines a flashlight into a window in Fort Worth, Texas. A black woman was fatally shot by a white Fort Worth, Texas, officer inside the home early Saturday after police were called to the residence for a welfare check, authorities said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified her as 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson. (Fort Worth Police Department via AP)

Family: Texas cop who killed black woman should be fired, charged

- Associated Press

A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor’s call about an open front door “didn’t have time to perceive a threat” before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman’s family said.

In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, Samuel Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, leaves the Ector County Courthouse after attending a pre-trial hearing in Odessa, Texas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says Little, who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country, is the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP, File)

FBI: Inmate is the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history

- Associated Press

The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says whistleblower and informants must be identified

- The Washington Times

President Trump insisted Wednesday that the government must catch the “spy” in his administration who provided an anonymous whistleblower with what he calls false information about his conversation with Ukraine’s president that has led to a rapid impeachment inquiry.