By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/20 — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country.
By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 05/26 — More than 200 people turned out for a community meeting Saturday to protest the death of a young black man who was fatally shot by a Virginia police officer after he ran naked onto an interstate highway.
NEW YORK (AP) 01/04 — Authorities say a 63-year-old man has been shot and killed after he came at police officers with a large knife in Brooklyn.
BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 12/01 — Three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot a black homeless man on Skid Row last year will not face criminal charges because they acted in self-defense,
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York police officer shot and killed an emotionally disturbed, 66-year-old woman wielding scissors and a baseball bat, and investigators want to know why he didn’t use his stun gun instead.
MACON, Ga. (AP) 10/11 — Authorities say a suspected shoplifter was acting erratically and may have been on drugs when he got into a fight with a Georgia deputy who fatally shot him.
JULIE WATSON, The Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 10/09 — When Alfred Olango pulled out an object from his right pocket last month and assumed a shooting stance in a strip mall parking lot in a San Diego suburb,
By DAVID DISHNEAU, HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) 09/18 — Police in Maryland released body-camera video late Wednesday that shows an officer pepper-spraying a 15-year-old girl inside a police cruiser until she complies with orders to move her feet so that they can close the door.