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Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Philadelphia Cop

Mark Dial shot driver Eddie Irizarry through rolled-up window

(Newser) - A judge dismissed murder and other charges Tuesday against a Philadelphia police officer who shot and killed a driver through a rolled-up driver's side window, agreeing with defense attorneys who said the officer could have feared for his life because he thought the driver had a gun. Police body...

Army Offers Help After Police in London Decline Armed Duty

Officers were reacting to murder charge filed in fatal stop last year

(Newser) - London police declined the British army's offer of soldiers to help after more than 100 officers refused to take part in armed patrols over the weekend. The police action was a response to a colleague being charged last week with murder in the shooting death of Chris Kaba, an...

Mass Marches in France Protest Racism, Police Brutality
Mass Marches Protest Racism

Mass Marches Protest Racism

Demonstrations across France were sparked by the police killing of 17-year-old during a traffic stop

(Newser) - Families, community groups, and far-left activists marched in cities around France on Saturday to decry racism and police brutality, putting authorities on edge at a time when French police are deployed in force for a string of high-security events. Lingering anger over the killing by police of 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk...

Bodycam Video Released in Police Killing of Pregnant Woman

Shooting of Ta'Kiya Young is under investigation in Ohio

(Newser) - Bodycam video has been released of the fatal police shooting of a pregnant Black woman in Ohio. Ta'Kiya Young, 21, can be seen in her car in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store, where an employee had just accused her of shoplifting. Bodycam video from both officers...

Ohio Police Fatally Shoot Pregnant Woman

Ta'Kiya Young had just been accused of shoplifting from a supermarket

(Newser) - Police in a Columbus suburb fatally shot a pregnant woman in an Ohio supermarket parking lot after she accelerated her car toward an officer, police officials said. Ta'Kiya Young, 21, of Columbus, died Thursday evening in Blendon, the AP reports. A supermarket employee told officers who were at the...

Trooper Kills Black Motorist Who Tried to Drive Away

Coroner rules Ricky Cobb II's shooting death a homicide

(Newser) - The head of the Minnesota State Patrol on Tuesday said troopers tried to take a man into custody for allegedly violating a restraining order before fatally shooting him as he fled by car. Troopers pulled over 33-year-old Ricky Cobb II, who was Black, for a traffic stop early Monday on...

Shootout Leaves Officer Dead, 3 People Injured

Police say suspect was killed on busy street, apparently after car crash

(Newser) - A police officer was killed and two others were critically wounded in a shooting on a busy street in Fargo, North Dakota. A civilian was seriously wounded in the shooting that happened just before 3pm Friday, the AP reports. The suspect also was killed, police said. Several people reported seeing...

After Police Shoot 17-Year-Old, France Burns

Buildings burned in 'night of unbearable violence' as 150 are arrested

(Newser) - Protests erupted in cities and towns across France and at least 150 people were arrested in the second night of unrest following the police shooting of a 17-year-old driver in a Paris suburb Tuesday. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin called it "a night of unbearable violence against the symbols of...

Macron Slams 'Inexcusable' Killing of Teen at Traffic Stop

Video shows officer who shot 17-year-old may have lied about the circumstances

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron called for calm Wednesday while denouncing the "inexplicable and inexcusable" killing of a teenager during a traffic stop in a Paris suburb. A 17-year-old delivery driver identified as Nael M. was shot Tuesday by an officer who appeared to lie about the circumstances afterward, the...

Three San Antonio Cops Charged With Murder

Police chief says they fatally shot a woman who was having a mental health crisis

(Newser) - Three San Antonio police officers have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman who was experiencing what the city's police chief said was a "mental health crisis," per the AP . Sgt. Alfred Flores and officers Eleazar Alejandro and Nathaniel Villalobos were suspended without...

Boy Shot by Cops After Calling 911 Speaks Out

'It felt like a ... big punch to the chest,' Aderrien Murry, 11, says of being shot in Mississippi home

(Newser) - A Mississippi boy shot by a police officer after he'd called 911 is now speaking out. Aderrien Murry's interview with Good Morning America and GMA3 aired Tuesday; in it, the 11-year-old described how it felt to be shot in his Indianola home in the early morning hours of...

Family: Cop Shot Black Boy 'for No Reason'

11-year-old Aderrien Murry was shot in chest by Mississippi officer who responded to his call: lawyer

(Newser) - A Mississippi family is calling for charges against a police officer who they say shot an 11-year-old boy "for no reason." Aderrien Murry's mother asked him to call police around 4am Saturday when a man with whom she's connected showed up at the family's Indianola...

Cops Will Pay Family $19M in Christian Glass Case

Settlement also includes crisis intervention training for police in Colorado

(Newser) - The parents of a 22-year-old Colorado man shot dead by police after he called 911 for help last year are getting a $19 million settlement—and an apology. Family members say Christian Glass was having a mental health crisis when his SUV got stuck on a road in the mountain...

Detained in Squad Cars, They Watched Police Kill Their Dad

Minneapolis to pay $700,000 settlement with Chiasher Vue's family members

(Newser) - The city of Minneapolis has agreed to a $700,000 settlement with family members who were locked inside two squad cars when police killed their father after officers refused their offers to try and help calm him down. As the AP reports, a federal judge ruled that officers were justified...

Guy Was Coming 'Full Sprint' With a Sword. Cop Shot Him

23-year-old suspect is in the hospital

(Newser) - A man shot by police in Massachusetts last weekend was holding a sword over his head and running at an officer at a “full sprint,” police tell the AP . The 23-year-old man, whom NBC Boston identifies as Shawn O'Connell, faces attempted murder and other charges in connection...

Florida Killings Called 'Absolutely a Tragedy'

Suspect dies in police shooting after 4 bodies found in Lake Wales apartment

(Newser) - The discovery of four bodies inside a Florida apartment on Tuesday sparked a manhunt that ended early Wednesday when the suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting, according to Lake Wales police. "It's absolutely a tragedy," Police Chief Chris Velasquez tells WFTS . Officers were called to an...

Grand Jury Won't Indict in Jayland Walker Shooting Death

Akron police were justified in opening fire, Ohio attorney general says

(Newser) - Eight Akron police officers will not face charges in the July death of Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old Black driver they shot after pulling him over on a traffic stop . The police "were legally justified in their use of force," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Monday, NBC News...

Video Shows Police Arrive at Wrong Address, Kill Homeowner

Body camera footage and 911 audio was released by the Farmington Police Department

(Newser) - New Mexico authorities on Friday released body camera footage that shows police officers opening fire and killing a homeowner after they responded to the incorrect address. The videos show the home's address is clearly visible and illuminated as officers with the Farmington PD approach the home's front door...

Police at Wrong Front Door Fatally Shoot Homeowner

Confused exchange of gunfire follows, with woman shooting at officers

(Newser) - Police in New Mexico responding to a domestic disturbance call went to the wrong address late Wednesday night, leading to a chaotic shootout in which the homeowner was killed. Farmington's police chief said that after no one answered the door, officers had dispatchers call whoever made the report and...

Shooting Leaves One Officer Dead, Another Injured

Police are in a standoff with alleged suspect at a home near Hermann, Missouri

(Newser) - A Missouri police officer has been killed and a second officer is badly wounded after a shooting at a small-town convenience store. The shooting about 9:30pm Sunday killed Detective Sgt. Mason Griffith of the Hermann Police Department, per the AP . The second officer, 31-year-old Adam Sullentrup, was in serious...

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