Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police." Commissioner Bill Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday as he talked about the fatal shootings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn. Bratton says gunman Ismaaiyl (IHSH'-mayl) Brinsley shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday and made posts on her Instagram account. Police say Brinsley fatally shot himself after killing the officers.
UNDATED (AP) — The family of Michael Brown is condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers. Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer, setting off protests against police brutality. But in a statement, Brown's family says any kind of violence directed toward members of law enforcement "cannot be tolerated." It calls on people to "work together to bring peace to our communities."
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Protests against police brutality continue around the country. Yesterday, demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America, causing part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping. Organizers say about 3,000 people participated in the demonstration. Bloomington, Minnesota, police say 25 people were arrested, mainly for trespassing.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are going to the polls today to vote in a presidential runoff election. They are choosing between an 88-year-old former minister from previous Tunisian governments and a rights activist who became interim prime minister after the revolution.
RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey. Riverdale police tell NJ.com that a 23-year-old man was found passed out behind the wheel of a van early Friday morning wearing an Elf on the Shelf costume. The van's engine was running, its lights were on and music was blaring. Police say the man also had an open can of beer in the car.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.