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Police: Man Arrested in Connection to Woman Found Dead in Suitcase

Police: Man Arrested in Connection to Woman Found Dead in SuitcasePolice arrested and charged Queens, N.Y. resident Javier Da Silva with kidnapping



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Police apologise for sending officers in blackface to impersonate black drug dealers

Police apologise for sending officers in blackface to impersonate black drug dealersOne night in February 1993, Frankie Caruso and another white Baton Rouge detective darkened their faces to impersonate black drug dealers, as part of what was then characterised as a successful sting operation. The blackface operation, which current officials said had been approved by the Police Department, drew swift condemnation this week from the city’s mayor and its police chief. “Blackface photographs are inappropriate and offensive,” Police Chief Murphy J Paul Jr said in a statement on Monday.



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They were looking for a place to smoke marijuana. Police said they found a tiger instead

They were looking for a place to smoke marijuana. Police said they found a tiger insteadPolice said anonymous tipsters went to a vacant house in Houston to smoke marijuana when they found a tiger inside.



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Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandal

Blackface and black eye: Louisiana police department latest embroiled in racist scandalThe police department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, apologized after a photo surfaced showing two officers in blackface during a 1993 sting operation.



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Police: Ex-boyfriend arrested in death of Valerie Reyes, woman found dead in suitcase

Police: Ex-boyfriend arrested in death of Valerie Reyes, woman found dead in suitcaseThe 24-year-old New Rochelle resident was found dead in a suitcase in Greenwich, Connecticut, last week.



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Police used stun gun 11 times, Arizona couple's lawsuit says

Police used stun gun 11 times, Arizona couple's lawsuit saysGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man and his wife are suing a Phoenix suburb and three of its police officers, alleging they used excessive force during a 2017 traffic stop.



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Woman smashed Bronx restaurant windows with bat over out-of-stock beef patties, police say

Woman smashed Bronx restaurant windows with bat over out-of-stock beef patties, police sayThe incident last month began when the unknown suspect entered a Jamaican and American eatery, and ordered a beef patty with cheese, police say.



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Antonio Pastini: Pilot killed when his plane crashed into Florida home had fake police credentials

Antonio Pastini: Pilot killed when his plane crashed into Florida home had fake police credentialsThe man piloting a small plane who died and killed a family after flying into a California home over the weekend was carrying falsified credentials identifying him as a retired Chicago police officer, authorities said on Tuesday. Antonio Pastini was killed when the twin-engine plane broke up shortly after takeoff and fell in pieces in Yorba Linda, igniting a fire in a home where four people died on Sunday. The 75-year-old was initially identified as a retired officer but Chicago police said there were no records of him working for the department.



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Black man slain by police: Protest after officer is cleared

Black man slain by police: Protest after officer is clearedMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The parents of a black man killed by a police officer who mistook him for a shooter at a shopping mall joined chanting protesters outside the Alabama attorney general's office Wednesday, a day after the state cleared the officer of wrongdoing.



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Bruce McArthur: Serial killer who shaved victims' heads and kept hair in sealed bag was in middle of murder when police knocked, court hears

Bruce McArthur: Serial killer who shaved victims' heads and kept hair in sealed bag was in middle of murder when police knocked, court hearsA serial killer who has admitted eight murders was in the middle of another killing when police knocked on his door, a court has heard. Bruce McArthur, who killed eight gay men over seven years, had taken another intended victim back to his apartment in Toronto, Canada. When they arrived, they found McArthur had chained the man – identified in court only as John – to a four-poster bed and placed a black bag over his head.



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