DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say an officer used pepper spray on a 9-year-old and his 8-year-old brother who were carrying butcher knives on the north side of Des Moines.
Police Sgt. Rod Santizo says someone who saw the boys and the knives at a convenience store called police just before noon Tuesday. The boys ran when the first officer on the scene approached them. They soon turned around, and one began arguing with the officer.
The man claimed she accidentally fell on a corn rake, but prosecutors say medical evidence showed she'd been stabbed in the back with it. A prosecutor said Tuesday that he "had to find a way to keep that farm."
An inquiry found that some employees who were working long hours improperly targeted the employee out of anger about the impact of his leave. Multiple employees will face disciplinary action and training, but none are expected to be fired or demoted.
A man inside an apartment began shooting at Guthrie County deputies and a local police officer attempting to serve a warrant. The wounded suspect finally surrendered after a roughly 90-minute standoff.
Activists and relatives of the 13-year-old girl struck by a police officer trying to break up a fight said Monday the officer's actions were part of a pattern of using excessive force against Native Americans in South Dakota.