By RAMESH SANTANAM and MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) 03/23 — A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh,
CHICAGO (AP) 02/14 — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald was assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison,Read more »
By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/26 — Some legal experts believe there’s a reasonable chance the prison sentence of less than seven years imposed on a white Chicago police officer last week for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times could be tossed out and a new sentencing ordered.
By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 01/18 — A grand jury in Tennessee indicted a white police officer on a charge of first-degree murder for killing an armed black man who ran when he saw police,
By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/18 — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison,
By DEEPTI HAJELA and JIM MUSTIAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 12/10 — Outrage built Monday over a video showing police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother’s arms at a Brooklyn food stamp office,
By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) 11/29 — U.S. Border Patrol agents near Tijuana, Mexico, faced a choice as they looked out over the chaos at a crowd of migrants that included rock-throwing men as well as barefoot children: Do they respond with force — and,
By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) 10/06 — Jurors convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke for murder and aggravated battery in the slaying Laquan McDonald,
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,