By RYAN TARINELLI, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 08/24 — A former suburban Dallas police officer testified Thursday at his murder trial that he felt he had no choice but to use deadly force the night he opened fire on a carload of black teenagers leaving a house party,
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 07/28 — A grand jury’s refusal to indict a former Las Vegas police officer for using an unapproved chokehold in the death of an unarmed man last year drew anguished tears Friday from the dead man’s mother and complaints from civil rights groups.
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) 05/26 — A man who was set on fire by an officer’s stun gun after a police chase has settled his excessive-force lawsuit against police in Virginia for $6.5 million.Chesterfield County police officers had pulled the man from his wrecked car in November 2015 when the sound of sirens startled him.Read more »
MILWAUKEE (AP) 05/26 — The Latest on the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and the police body camera video (all times local): 5:25 p.m.Read more »
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 05/03 — A doctor hired by the family of an unarmed black man shot by California police defended his autopsy on Wednesday, a day after the coroner’s office reported different findings.Read more »
WASHINGTON (AP) 04/12 — A police officer defended his partner’s decision to shoot a black motorcyclist in Washington, D.C., and said that he believed the man drove directly at his partner.Read more »
NEW YORK (AP) 04/06 — Witnesses who called New York City police to report that a man was menacing people with a gun before police killed him were terrified but also uncertain whether the object the man had really was a gun,Read more »
By JEFFREY COLLINS and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) 04/03 — Weeks after a North Carolina police beating became public, new footage is revealing what was said in the aftermath of the black pedestrian being punched and choked by the white officer.
By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) 03/31 — Kept under wraps for nearly two years, body camera footage of a policeman killing Alton Sterling shows the officer threatening to shoot the man and screaming profanities before firing the fatal shots that stoked protests across the nation.
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 03/31 — Calls for justice and charges against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man aren’t abating in California’s capital city after an autopsy showed Stephon Clark was shot in the back,
By STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 01/26 — The family of an Arizona rancher who was killed by police during the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon alleged in a U.S.
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 01/25 — A grand jury will consider the involuntary manslaughter case against a former Las Vegas police officer in the neck-hold death of an unarmed man outside a Strip casino last May,
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 01/23 — The family of a Kansas man fatally shot by police at the door of his home after a hoax emergency call has sued the city of Wichita and the unidentified officers involved.
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) 01/13 — A deadly confrontation between two white Louisiana police officers and a black man lasted less than 90 seconds.Read more »
NEW YORK (AP) 01/04 — Federal prosecutors have decided not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill black man who had accidentally set off his emergency medical alert device.
By JOHN HANNA, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) 12/27 — The local district attorney announced Wednesday that he does not plan to file criminal charges against two Kansas police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this year,
By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) 12/27 — Michigan State Police tried but failed to suspend a trooper for his use of a stun gun months before he fired a Taser at a teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died,
By BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) 12/16 — North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline,
PITTSBURGH (AP) 12/11 — The family of a Pennsylvania man who fatally stabbed a police dog and then was killed by transit police officers is suing over his death.Read more »
By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) 12/07 — For three days, attorneys representing the federal government and a former South Carolina officer charged in an unarmed black motorist’s shooting death have presented technical testimony to a judge to consider how much time Michael Slager should spend in federal prison.