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Sandhurst: Police to investigate 'waterboarding' claims

BBC News

Military police are investigating claims that two cadets "waterboarded" a fellow recruit at Sandhurst. The Sun reported two officer cadets allegedly held down an individual, covered his face with a cloth and poured water over it, creating the sensation of drowning. The alleged incident is said to have taken place on 7 August. Deputy Commandant of the Royal Military Academy in Berkshire Brig Bill Wright said he was "aware of the allegations". He said he expected "the highest standards of behaviour at Sandhurst" and had therefore "ordered an investigation by the Royal Military Police".

Bismarck Police Shooting Justified; Officer's Name Released

U.S. News

Police initially didn't release Antonovich's name because the officer invoked a new law that expands the rights of crime victims. Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin says police are now following guidance from the state attorney general's office that the so-called Marsy's Law does not protect the officer's name.

157 People Killed by Police in California in 2016

U.S. News

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Police officer Lt. Chris Ramirez holds a photo of a gun at a news conference while addressing a case in which a 14-year-old boy was killed by a police officer after the boy had fired on the officer, in Los Angeles. More than 150 people died during encounters with California police last year, the state attorney general's office said Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The report by Attorney General Xavier Becerra marks the first time California has released data on police use of force encompassing all 800 of the state's police departments.

AP Explains: How Police, US Feds Team up to Seize Property

U.S. News

The program is a type of asset forfeiture that allows police to skirt often more restrictive state laws to seize property using federal law. They then share up to 80 percent of the proceeds with federal counterparts. For some police departments, the money can be an important funding source. More than $6 billion in forfeited funds has been shared with state and local law enforcement since fiscal year 2000, according to the Justice Department's inspector general.