AP WAS THERE: OJ Simpson’s slow-speed chase

EDITOR’S NOTE: The first week of the O.J. Simpson case in mid-June 1994 moved quickly, with reporters racing to reach the news. The only thing that was slow was The Chase. The football great had been accused of killing his ex-wife and her friend, and there he was on live television, in the back of … Read more

Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off of the roof of a 6-story bar

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music singer Morgan Wallen has been arrested after police say he threw a chair off the rooftop of a newly opened six-story bar in downtown Nashville. Wallen, 30, was booked into jail early Monday on three felony counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, Metro Nashville Police … Read more

Police arrest 22 in EU raids linked to suspected theft of Italy’s pandemic funds worth $650 million

BRUSSELS — Police in Italy, Austria, Romania and Slovakia arrested 22 people Thursday as part of an investigation into the suspected siphoning of hundreds millions of euros in post-pandemic relief funds from the European Union. The 600 million euros ($650 million) were part of Italy’s post-pandemic money, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office said. The EPPO … Read more

Suspects in the stabbing of an Iranian presenter fled UK after attack, police say

LONDON — British counterterrorism police investigating the stabbing of a journalist who works for a TV channel critical of the Iranian government said that three suspects had fled the country within hours of the attack. Pouria Zeraati, a presenter at London-based Iran International, was stabbed in the leg Friday afternoon outside his home in London. … Read more

‘Diarra from Detroit,’ created by Diarra Kilpatrick, offers a fresh take on the detective genre

Diarra Kilpatrick recalls writing for NBC’s Debra Messing procedural “The Mysteries of Laura” when she got feedback from the network over wanting to have Messing’s character, a homicide detective with the NYPD, out on a date. “The network was like, ‘Do people hate her? There are still criminals at large.” And I remember thinking, ’What? … Read more

This is how reporters documented 1,000 deaths after police force that isn’t supposed to be fatal

After George Floyd was killed under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee, reporters at The Associated Press wanted to know how many other people died following encounters in which law enforcement used not firearms but other kinds of force that is not supposed to be fatal. The U.S. government is supposed to track these non-shooting deaths, … Read more

Why did more than 1,000 people die after police subdued them with force that isn’t meant to kill?

Carl Grant, a Vietnam veteran with dementia, wandered out of a hospital room to charge a cellphone he imagined he had. When he wouldn’t sit still, the police officer escorting Grant body-slammed him, ricocheting the patient’s head off the floor. Taylor Ware, a former Marine and aspiring college student, walked the grassy grounds of an … Read more

UK counterterrorism police investigate an attack on an Iranian TV presenter outside his London home

LONDON — British counterterrorism police are investigating the stabbing of an Iranian television presenter outside his home in London as concern grow over threats to a Farsi-language satellite news channel long critical of Iran’s theocratic government. Pouria Zeraati, a presenter at London-based Iran International, was stabbed in the leg Friday afternoon and is in stable … Read more

He didn’t trust police but sought their help anyway. Two days later, he was dead

PATERSON, N.J. — Jameek Lowery entered the dimly lit lobby of the city’s police headquarters in a panic. He was having a mental breakdown — and needed help. Barefoot and wearing only pajama pants and a sweatshirt in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 5, 2019, Lowery pulled out his cellphone and began a social media … Read more

For years she thought her son had died of an overdose. The police video changed all that

BRISTOL, Tenn. — It was in the den that Karen Goodwin most strongly felt her son’s presence: On the coffee table were his ashes, inside a clock with its hands forever frozen at 12:35 a.m., the moment that a doctor had pronounced him dead. As Goodwin swept and dusted the room, she’d often find herself … Read more