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Officer suspended while use of force in arrest investigated

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Grand Rapids’ police chief says an officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the use of force during an arrest is investigated by the department's Internal Affairs Unit.

Interim Chief David Kiddle said Monday he was concerned after watching video footage of the incident that showed an officer using profanity and punching a man "close to 30 times" in the leg to gain compliance following a traffic stop.

The officer’s name hasn’t been released.

The Grand Rapids Press reports the video of the encounter Sunday night was shot by a resident of the area.

The motorist was jailed on charges of resisting a police officer and driving with a suspended license.

Kiddle said the motorist didn't report any injuries and didn't request medical attention.


Lab stops pesticide testing on dogs

MATTAWAN (AP) — A western Michigan laboratory has halted pesticide testing on beagles, shortly after the Humane Society of the United States raised concerns about the animals' treatment.

Corteva Agriscience, a division of DowDuPont Inc., said Monday that Brazilian regulators had approved a waiver that's allowed the company to end testing. The testing was contracted to Charles River Laboratories in Mattawan, which is about 10 miles west of Kalamazoo.

The Human Society last week released an undercover investigation into the lab. The group said one experiment involved 36 beagles that were being used in a yearlong pesticide test for a product being developed by Corteva.

Corteva says it's working to help find homes for the animals involved in the study.

Humane Society President and CEO Kitty Block calls the decision "a huge win."


Justices reject B&B owner who denied room

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn’t rent a room to a lesbian couple.

The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii’s anti-discrimination law by turning the couple away.

Owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of her religious beliefs.


Police: Duo nabbed trying to steal Capone statute in Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — It was a caper Scarface might have sanctioned ... until they dropped him and got collared.

Authorities say two Missouri men snatched a statue of Al Capone from its seat outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas, early Saturday morning.

Club owner Mike Pettey told the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record the men dropped it and he was able to chase them down and take back the statue. He says the statue sustained a broken fedora brim, arm and leg with damages estimated at $3,500.

The two Missouri men, Mason Potter Jr. and Andrew Vaughn, were charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief.

Hot Springs, which is about 45 miles southwest of Little Rock, was once a popular destination for gangsters, including Capone.

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