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Alabama Officer Fired After Shooting Into Moving Car

An Alabama police officer has been fired after superiors found he improperly followed a suspect into a neighboring jurisdiction and fired his gun without justification. Al.com reports Mobile police announced Wednesday that officer Ivan Lopez was terminated for policy violations committed Saturday. Police Chief James Barber said Lopez was on a DUI patrol when he followed a driver seen swerving…

One of FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Captured

Authorities say one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives has been captured on the border with Mexico, a man wanted in the death of his pregnant girlfriend. Bureau spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says in a news release Monday that border agents took Philip Patrick Policarpio into custody at a San Diego port of entry Sunday as he crossed into the…

Former Tallassee Assistant Police Chief Sentenced For Misconduct

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a former assistant police chief has been sentenced for beating a man during an interrogation, making false statements and selling drugs. Authorities said in a release Friday that 41-year-old former assistant Tallassee police chief Chris Miles has been sentenced to 41 months in prison. Officials say Miles beat a man in the face…

Ex-NFL Player Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Ohio Charity

CLEVELAND (AP) – A former NFL player who stole money from Cleveland nonprofit groups he once ran has pleaded guilty to federal charges. A plea agreement signed Wednesday by ex-Cleveland Browns wide receiver Reggie Rucker calls for a federal prison sentence of about two years. The 68-year-old Rucker is scheduled to be sentenced in May. Rucker was charged last week…

Woman Occupier to be Released Once Standoff Ends

BURNS, Ore. (AP) – The only woman arrested so far in the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge will be allowed to go home while her case makes its way through the court system. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman says that won’t happen until after the armed occupation ends. The judge says she doesn’t want Shawna Cox to act…