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Sheriff: Deputy Killed Friend in 'Dumb, Avoidable' Accident

Andrew Lawson 'jokingly' pulled trigger on gun he thought was unloaded, sheriff says

(Newser) - One sheriff's deputy in Florida is dead and another is facing a manslaughter charge after what Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey says was "an extremely poor and reckless decision." The sheriff's office says 23-year-old deputy Austin Walsh was fatally shot Saturday morning by his best friend...

No Charges for Cops in Killing of Man Who Was 'Biking While Black'

DA's office finds they were acting in self-defense when they fired on Dijon Kizzee

(Newser) - Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who was, the attorneys for his family say, killed for "biking while Black." Christian Morales and Michael Garcia stopped Dijon Kizzee for riding his bicycle in the wrong direction; he...

Parents Say Teen Shot by Rookie Cop Is 'Mutilated'

Erik Cantu is still fighting for his life more than 3 weeks after shooting in McDonald's parking lot

(Newser) - The parents of a 17-year-old boy shot by a rookie San Antonio police officer while he was eating a hamburger in a car in a McDonald’s parking lot is still hospitalized and fighting for his life with a bullet lodged near his heart, his parents and attorney Ben Crump...

Before 911 'Ambush,' Caller Reportedly Kicked Out of Bar

2 officers were fatally shot after bogus 911 call to lure them to the scene, say police

(Newser) - Update: Police in Connecticut believe two officers killed in Bristol Wednesday were shot after a 911 call was placed in a "deliberate act to lure law enforcement to the scene," the New York Times reports. Investigators believe Nicholas Brutcher, 35, made the call about a domestic dispute with...

Ex-Cop Charged in Shooting of Teen Who Was Eating a Burger

San Antonio police chief had already fired James Brennand

(Newser) - Update: A San Antonio ex-cop has been charged after he was seen on surveillance video shooting an unarmed teen boy who had been sitting in his car in a McDonald's parking lot eating a hamburger. James Brennand faces two charges of aggravated assault by a public servant, KHOU reports....

Police Not Sure if Slain Daughter Was Abducted First

Savannah Graziano and father were killed in a shootout with police in California

(Newser) - A Southern California man suspected of killing his estranged wife and abducting their 15-year-old daughter had been living with the teenager out of his pickup truck and hotels for weeks before the violence, authorities said Wednesday. Anthony John Graziano and his daughter, Savannah Graziano, were killed Tuesday in a shootout...

Ex-Philadelphia Cop Guilty in Death of Black Motorist

Jury found Eric Ruch Jr. guilty of voluntary manslaughter in 2017 shooting

(Newser) - A white Philadelphia police officer was convicted Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter and a weapons charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black motorist shot six seconds after the officer arrived on the scene. Officer Eric Ruch Jr. told jurors he feared for his life when he fired at Dennis...

Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Man in His Bed

Officer Ricky Anderson of Columbus, Ohio, on leave after fatally shooting Donovan Lewis, 20

(Newser) - Police in Columbus, Ohio, have released body camera video showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed Black man—in his bed. At a Tuesday press conference, Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant said 20-year-old Donovan Lewis was shot inside an apartment at 2am Tuesday as officers served a felony warrant for...

Charges Will Be Dropped in Rayshard Brooks Shooting

Black man was shot in the back after struggle with Atlanta officers

(Newser) - More than two years after Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by police outside a Wendy's in Atlanta, a special prosecutor has decided not to pursue charges against the two officers involved. Pete Skandalakis said Tuesday that he plans to dismiss all 11 criminal counts,...

Officer, 24, Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

Suspect with a history of shooting at cops vowed to kill officers in song: police

(Newser) - A man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in the head during a traffic stop recorded a song in which he stated he would kill any police officer who "caught" him, according to Indiana State Police. Carl Roy Webb Boards II, 42, released from parole a year ago,...

Jayland Walker's Autopsy Is Out, With One Key Number

25-year-old Black man from Ohio was shot, grazed 46 times in hail of police gunfire: medical examiner

(Newser) - Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of police gunfire in the Ohio city of Akron last month, was shot or grazed 46 times, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday by the Summit County medical examiner's office, per the AP . Akron police have acknowledged...

Bodycam Footage Shows Akron Officers Opening Fire

City cancels holiday celebrations as Jayland Walker's family joins pleas for peace

(Newser) - Police on Sunday released what the mayor of Akron, Ohio, called "heartbreaking" body camera video of the fatal shooting of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black motorist killed Monday . The graphic video shows the moment eight police officers began firing at Walker, NBC News reports, hitting him multiple times. "...

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Another City Angry Over a Police Shooting

Akron officers shot Jayland Walker dozens of times in a parking lot

(Newser) - The fatal police shooting of a Black man is causing friction in another American city, and the tension threatens to get worse with the pending release of police video. This week's shooting took place in Akron, Ohio. Details:
  • Shooting: Akron officers shot 25-year-old Jayland Walker to death in a

Jury Awards $21M in Killing of Pregnant Teen by Police

Elena Mondragon was in car with robbery suspect when cops tried to pull them over

(Newser) - Update: The family of a pregnant teenager who was shot and killed by undercover police officers in 2017 has been awarded $21 million by a federal jury. The verdict was reached Friday, the AP reports. John Burris, the family's lawyer, said the jury split culpability between the man driving...

Cops Killed in Motel Shootout: 'These 2 Men Were Loved'

Suspect also died at scene in El Monte, Calif.

(Newser) - Two police officers were killed Tuesday in a shootout while investigating a possible stabbing in a suburban Los Angeles motel, and the suspect died at the scene, authorities said. The El Monte officers—a veteran of more than 22 years and a rookie with less than a year on the...

Police Officer Charged With Murder in Driver's Death

Patrick Lyoya, 26, was killed by a shot to the head during a traffic stop

(Newser) - The Michigan police officer who killed Patrick Lyoya, a Black man, with a shot to the back of his head has been charged with second-degree murder. Prosecutor Chris Becker announced charges Thursday against Grand Rapids officer Christopher Schurr, weeks after Lyoya was killed following a chaotic traffic stop on April...

Suit: Boy, 13, Was Surrendering When Chicago Cops Shot Him

Family has sued over May 18 incident, which may leave the teen permanently paralyzed

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy shot in the back by a Chicago police officer on May 18 was unarmed and had his arms raised to surrender when he was hit by the bullet, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The bullet severely damaged part of the Black teenager’s spine, possibly rendering...

Ex-Cop Charged With Murder in Shooting of Boy, 12

DA says Edsaul Mendoza shot TJ Siderio in the back at near-point blank range

(Newser) - Update: A former Philadelphia police officer who was fired after the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in March has been charged with murder. Prosecutors say the shot that killed Thomas "TJ" Siderio was fired from near-point blank range while the boy was unarmed and "essentially face down on...

'No Question a Powerful Bullet' Killed Patrick Lyoya

Family releases results of independent autopsy after Grand Rapids, Michigan, shooting

(Newser) - The family of a Michigan Black man who was shot dead by police on April 4 says an independent autopsy confirms a bullet to the back of the head killed Patrick Lyoya. The AP reports that syncs with the footage released by the police chief of Grand Rapids, where the...

$4.8M Settlement Reached Over Man 'Shot in the Face'

Julian Lewis was killed by a Georgia state trooper

(Newser) - Update: The family of a Black man fatally shot by a Georgia state trooper in 2020 will receive a $4.8 million settlement from the state. A lawyer for Julian Lewis' family says the settlement was reached last month before a lawsuit was filed, the New York Times reports. The...

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