By RACHEL D’ORO, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) 02/01 — An Alaska police officer has been cleared in a fatal shooting of a handcuffed suspect who had been placed in the back of the officer’s idling patrol car and managed to start driving it away,
By CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 02/01 — A grand jury has declined to bring charges against Dallas police officers who used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper who had just gunned down five officers during a downtown rally,
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 01/26 — A Massachusetts man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he says he didn’t commit has filed a federal lawsuit accusing law enforcement officials of conspiring to frame him by planting phony evidence and coercing false statements that were used against him.
By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 11/23— Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with.
By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 11/17 — A police disciplinary board on Friday cleared the highest-ranking Baltimore officer involved in the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray,
By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 11/08 — A disciplinary panel unanimously found a Baltimore police van driver not guilty Tuesday of all administrative charges related to his role in transporting Freddie Gray,
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 11/09 — A Salt Lake City officer followed department policy in the shooting of a black man after he ran from police,
BOSTON (AP) 10/28 — Four Boston police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who opened fire on them last year.Read more »
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 10/13 — A man arrested in Florida after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth has received a $37,500 settlement.Daniel Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel that he received a check last week from the city of Orlando.Read more »
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) 10/14 — A man who was imprisoned for 23 years for a double murder in Kansas that he always said he didn’t commit walked out of a courthouse a free man Friday after the district attorney dropped the charges.
By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) 10/10 — A jury cleared one Pittsburgh police officer of assault allegations Tuesday but deadlocked on whether another officer violated a man’s civil rights when he shot him as the man’s car sped away from a traffic stop with the officer still inside.
MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 08/16 — Los Angeles police officers acted within department policy when they fatally shot an 18-year-old man last year,
JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/13 — A man who spent 21 years behind bars for murder was set free Wednesday after prosecutors abandoned his conviction,
JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) 06/11 — Video from brand-new body cameras made it much easier to clear three officers who fired 23 shots and killed a man who fired a shot at them during a scuffle,
JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 05/22 — Stefanie Fry had finished her lunch break at home and was getting ready to drive back to work in February when she saw two people run by in her rearview mirror.
LOS ANGELES (AP) 03/28 — A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison.
ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) 03/12 — Thumbing through a law journal, Desmond Ricks recognized the name of a gun expert whose testimony had helped convict him of murder in 1992.
JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 03/07 — The number of people exonerated in the U.S. rose again in 2016, with more than half of them involved in cases in which it was later determined no crime occurred,