By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser vowed support for the U.S. capital's police chief on Monday after a police union voted that it had no confidence in her amid a sharp upturn in killings. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Bowser have come under increasing public pressure as killings surged this summer. Bowser backed Lanier in a one-sentence statement after the city's Fraternal Order of Police said 97.5 percent of officers who participated in an online poll voiced no confidence in her leadership.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Monday against a man in the fatal stabbing of his father, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, during an attack at a fast-food restaurant.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday, putting hundreds of the devices on the streets of the nation's second-largest city in a roll-out of technology seen by proponents as key to building public trust in law enforcement. The move by the LAPD, following smaller pilot programs in New York City and Chicago, came a day after the mayor of Milwaukee proposed spending $880,000 to equip his city's entire force of 1,200 patrol officers with body cameras by the end of 2016. Many U.S. cities have moved toward supplying body cameras to patrol officers following rising tensions and protests over what many critics see as the indiscriminate use of force by police against unarmed civilians, especially racial minorities and the mentally ill.
A man who plotted a suicide car bomb attack at a Wichita, Kansas, airport in 2013 was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Monday. Terry Loewen, 60, had access to secure airport areas because of his work as an avionic technician, according to federal officials, who dubbed the bomb plot an attempted terrorist attack.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites told jurors Monday that he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings, which he said were motivated by "the genocide against white people by Jews."
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions. In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until 2014, would not have to report to prison until he completes the appeals process. Last week, Chief Justice John Roberts gave McDonnell a temporary reprieve while the court awaited the government's response to his application.
Shannon Miles did not enter a plea at the court proceeding, where Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson detailed the case against him. Miles, who is being held without bond, is accused of fatally shooting Deputy Darren Goforth in the back on Friday evening at a Houston-area gas station as Goforth fueled his patrol car. Deputies found Goforth face down in a pool of blood near his patrol car, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, Anderson said in court.