SEATTLE (AP) 01/12 — A federal judge has upheld a $15 million verdict against police in a small Washington state city who shot and killed an unarmed black man,Read more »
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 01/13 — A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JIM SALTER, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) 12/30 — Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn’t involved in the dispute.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 12/16 — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton defended the state agency that investigates police shootings after a prosecutor criticized the investigation into the death of an Australian woman who was killed by an officer after she called police to report a possible assault.Read more »
PHOENIX (AP) 12/08 — Authorities have released the unedited video of an Arizona police officer fatally shooting an unarmed man outside his hotel room as officers responded to a call that someone there was pointing a gun out a window.The 18-minute body-camera video was released shortly after former Officer Philip Mitchell Brailsford was acquitted Thursday on a murder charge in the January 2016 shooting death of Daniel Shaver of Granbury,Read more »
By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July has been handed over to prosecutors for possible charges,Read more »
MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) 07/26 — Two Omaha police officers will be charged with assault in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times,
ERIC GAY, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) 07/22 — Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer,
AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 07/22 — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is “willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes”
By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 07/20 — A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape still hasn’t spoken with investigators and doesn’t have to,
AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 07/19 — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon.
MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) 05/13 — The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve.
SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 05/11 — The mother of a Tennessee man who authorities say was killed by bounty hunters filed a wrongful death lawsuit against seven men charged with her son’s death and two bail bond companies.
JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) 05/03 — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades.
IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) 05/02 — A jury recommended criminal charges against seven Milwaukee County jail staffers in the dehydration death of an inmate who went without water for seven days.