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BALTIMORE — FBI crime statistics place Baltimore's homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000.
Citing crime data released Monday, The Baltimore Sun reports that the 342 homicides in the city last year yielded a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people.
Among big U.S. cities, Baltimore was followed by Detroit, which recorded a homicide rate of 40 per 100,000 people; Memphis, Tennessee, with a rate of 28 per...
By Laurel J. Sweet Boston Herald
BOSTON — Boston police gang unit Officer Patrick Curtin had no idea he was being shot until the leg he wedged into the front door of Requon Remy Martin’s South End apartment building began to burn, according to a police report.
Boston Municipal Court Judge James M. Stanton yesterday ordered Martin, 21, and his co-defendant Antoine Mack, 35, of Pawtucket, R.I., held without bail at the request of assistant Suffolk District...
Associated Press DALLAS — The firing of a white Dallas police officer who is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer said.
Robert Rogers, who represents the former officer, Amber Guyger, said Monday night that Police Chief U. Renee Hall "bowed to pressure from anti-police groups and took action before all of the facts had been gathered and due process was...
By Jason Green The Mercury News
SAN JOSE, Calif. — A veteran San Jose police officer who is Muslim is suing the city and the department for alleged harassment, discrimination and retaliation based upon his race, national origin and religion.
Filed Monday, the complaint for damages follows an administrative claim Nabil Haidar submitted in May.
The Lebanese-American officer says he was subjected to discriminatory behavior that increased in severity over the years,...
By Madeleine List The Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE, RI — Wearing a cape that read "I donut need a reason to thank a cop," 10-year-old Tyler Carach cheerfully shook the hands of Providence police officers before they indulged in the treats he and his mother had brought them Monday afternoon.
"I wanted to thank police officers because they risk their lives every day for total strangers and their families," said Carach, of Bratt, Florida, who has...