WASHINGTON (AP) — The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key lawmakers raised alarms about security risks.
Tulsa County Sheriff's Office supervisors were ordered to falsify training records for a white reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, an Oklahoma newspaper reported on Thursday. The Tulsa World cited anonymous sources as saying volunteer deputy Robert Bates, 73, received credit for field training he did not have and firearms certifications he should not have had. Bates' attorney, Corbin Brewster, said on Thursday the report was not true and the source of the report would prove to be unreliable. "As far as I know, there was no falsification of records at any time related to Mr. Bates," Brewster said in a telephone interview.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Senate Leader Dean Skelos said Thursday he will cooperate with authorities following a published report that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating him and his son.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, the elected official charged with rooting out government fraud and waste, pleaded not guilty Thursday after a federal grand jury indictment charged him with filing false tax returns, attempted obstruction of a civil lawsuit and possession of more than $1 million in stolen property related to his former business.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A state lawmaker called Thursday for an independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program as more questions arose about the training of a 73-year-old volunteer officer who says he accidentally shot a suspect to death while the man was being held down by others.
A Milwaukee man has taken his own life after inadvertently killing his teenage nephew in a revenge shooting designed to slay a motorist for a traffic accident that killed a younger nephew, police said Thursday.