• Baltimore police officer William Kern was sentenced to 60 days in jail for shooting a recruit in the head during a training exercise. Kern said he thought he was using a simulator. The recruit, Raymond Gray, lost the sight in one eye.
• The British Ministry of Defense has agreed to pay three female Royal Air Force recruits £100,000 (about $167,000) for injuries they received while marching during basic training. The women say they suffered spinal and pelvic injuries because they had to overextend their legs to keep up with male recruits.
• Sorrento, La., police chief Earl Theriot has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI during a civil rights investigation. Theriot admitted in court that after responding to a 911 call about an unresponsive woman he took her to his office and committed sexual acts on her.
Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.