• San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi gestures while standing beside a picture of police officer Jason Lai during a news conference Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in San Francisco.  Adachi released text messages Tuesday he says were written by Lai, disparaging blacks, Latinos and others. The text messages, which were exchanged with other officers at the time, also make derogatory references to President Barack Obama and NBA superstar LeBron James. The text messages were found on  Lai's personal cellphone. He resigned from the department earlier this month. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Ex-San Francisco officer arrested for obstructing rape probe

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco police lieutenant linked to a racist texting scandal and also charged with obstructing the rape investigation of a subordinate officer was arrested Wednesday, police said.

  • Police: Man killed in Virginia standoff threatened suicide

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man who was fatally shot by snipers during a standoff last week said he was going to kill himself, threatened to kill police officers and fired eight rifle shots at an armored police vehicle.

  • Lawyer argues for criminal records in police shooting trial

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney for an Albuquerque police officer charged with fatally shooting a mentally ill man is seeking permission to use the man’s criminal history during the trial.

  • An Iranian woman adjusts her head scarf while crossing a street in downtown Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Tehran police chief Gen. Hossein Sajedinia recently announced his department had deployed 7,000 male and female officers for a new plainclothes division _ the largest such undercover assignment in memory. Critics fear the unit’s main focus will be enforcing the government-mandated Islamic dress code, which requires women be modestly covered from head to toe.  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    New plainclothes morality police prompt criticism in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip casually down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. These days, the 22-year-old with a taste for bold makeup makes sure to pull it tightly over her dark hair, fearful of running afoul of a newly established undercover division of the morality police.

  • In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Union: Tamir Rice settlement money should help educate kids

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of a Cleveland police union said the family of a 12-year-old black boy shot dead by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun should use money from a $6 million settlement to educate children about the dangers of handling real and replica firearms, while an attorney representing the boy’s family blasted the comments.

  • Sheriff promises fair investigation into black man’s death

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff investigating a local police department’s fatal shooting of a black motorist said his detectives will conduct a fair, open and thorough inquiry.

  • The Latest: Landrieu reacts as US chides sheriff over jail

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on efforts by the Justice Department and inmate advocates to have an outside administrator take over control of the violence-plagued jail in New Orleans (all times local):

  • In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.

  • FILE- In this May 28, 2013, file photo, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, addresses a news conference in New York. A series of loosely related public corruption investigations which Bharara coordinated have spilled into public view. Targets include high-ranking New York Police Department officials, the union representing New York City jail guards, and the political fundraising activities of several people with ties to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Sprawling corruption case with humble beginnings roils NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a successful attack on corruption in New York’s state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City.

  • In this March 26, 2016 photo, Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson chats with campaign volunteers before canvassing in Baltimore. Mckesson is known on the national stage for his role in Black Lives Matter, but he's struggling as he campaigns for mayor in his hometown. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Black Lives Matter gave him fame, but Baltimore isn’t biting

    BALTIMORE (AP) — DeRay Mckesson, the Black Lives Matter activist turned mayoral candidate, is door-knocking on the streets of Charles Village. This is not the Baltimore of “The Wire,” but rather a tidy neighborhood of pastel townhomes in the shadow of Johns Hopkins University.