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Man Who Killed Rookie NYPD Cop Dies of His Injuries

Jason Rivera, 22, killed while responding to domestic incident; another officer critically hurt

(Newser) - Update: The man who shot and killed an NYPD officer Friday has died. The suspect, Lashawn McNeil, was shot during the incident by one of the three NYPD officers who responded to a domestic violence call in Harlem, and McNeil died of his injuries Monday, the AP reports. The third...

3 Cops Face Charges in Shooting of 8-Year-Old Girl

DA says police bullet killed Fanta Bility

(Newser) - Three Pennsylvania police officers have been charged in connection with the death of an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot outside a high school football game five months ago. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced Tuesday that Sharon Hill officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan, and Brian Devaney face counts...

Widow Says Cop Shot Man Who Fired Gun to Celebrate NYE

She says celebratory gunfire is a tradition in their Ohio neighborhood

(Newser) - Marquetta Williams says it is a tradition in her Canton, Ohio neighborhood to fire guns in the air at New Year's Eve—but this year, her husband's celebratory gunfire was answered with police bullets. The widow says 46-year-old James Williams was killed when an officer opened fire without...

Prosecutor: Cop Begged for Her Life Before Being Murdered

Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic is dead, Officer Tyler Bailey is fighting for his life

(Newser) - Two Illinois police officers responded to a report of dogs barking in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn in Bradley. It was a call that left Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic begging for her life before being killed with her own gun, say prosecutors, who are asking federal...

2 Suspects in Custody After Cop Killed in Motel Shooting

Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, had been responding to call about barking dogs in Ill.; partner critically hurt

(Newser) - Two suspects in an Illinois motel shooting that left one Bradley police officer dead and another wounded are now in custody. WLS reports that Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, was shot and killed Wednesday night at a Kankakee County Comfort Inn, while her partner, 27-year-old Tyler Bailey, was left critically wounded....

LAPD Officer Who Shot, Killed Teen Girl Identified

Though the department hasn't formally IDed him

(Newser) - Update: The Los Angeles Police Department officer who fired on an assault suspect at a North Hollywood department store and accidentally killed a 14-year-old girl has been identified. Two sources tell the Los Angeles Times that William Dorsey Jones Jr., who is currently on paid leave, is the officer. Journalist...

Former Officer Kim Potter Guilty of Manslaughter

She fatally shot Daunte Wright, faces about 7 years in prison on most serious count

(Newser) - Jurors on Thursday convicted a suburban Minneapolis police officer of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser, per the AP . The mostly white jury deliberated for about four days...

Man Set on Fire by Police Stun Gun Dies

Police say Catskill man Jason Jones had doused himself with hand sanitizer

(Newser) - An upstate New York man has died almost seven weeks after he burst in flames when police shot him with a stun gun. Police say Jason Jones, 29, became belligerent with officers and doused himself in flammable hand sanitizer after he walked into the Catskill Police Station around 1:30am...

Prosecutor: Kim Potter 'Failed' Daunte Wright

Manslaughter trial began Wednesday

(Newser) - A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she mistakenly drew her gun instead of her Taser when she fatally shot Black motorist Daunte Wright went on trial on manslaughter charges Wednesday, with a prosecutor saying Kim Potter had been trained how to avoid such deadly mix-ups but still got it...

Deputy Charged With Murder in Fatal Shooting of Black Man

Casey Goodson was shot multiple times in the back in Columbus

(Newser) - Update: A sheriff's deputy in Ohio has been charged with murder over the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Casey Goodson last year, reports ABC6 in Columbus. Deputy Jason Meade, who has since retired, is white, and Goodson was Black. Meade shot Goodson five times in the back during an unsuccessful...

Cop Fatally Shoots Man in Motorized Scooter From Behind

Police chief says Officer Ryan Remington will be fired

(Newser) - The Tucson Police Department has swiftly distanced itself from an officer who shot dead a man in a motorized wheelchair. Police Chief Chris Magnus said on Tuesday he was "deeply disturbed and troubled" by what transpired on Monday night: Officer Ryan Remington responded to a report of a man...

Man Who Shot Gunman Was Killed By Police
No Charges for Cop Who
Killed 'Good Samaritan'

No Charges for Cop Who Killed 'Good Samaritan'

Johnny Hurley stopped a cop killer before dying at the hands of another cop

(Newser) - Update: There won't be any charges filed against the Colorado police officer who killed Johnny Hurley in June. Hurley had managed to stop active shooter Ronald Troyke moments after Troyke killed a cop by shooting him dead; he had Troyke's rifle in hand when Arvada Officer Kraig Brownlow...

It Happened 'in Just 8 Minutes.' Now, a Cop Charged

DA: Kenneth Cha shot unarmed man in 2017; the man died last January

(Newser) - For just the second time, an on-duty law enforcement officer in San Francisco is being prosecuted for a homicide, according to the district attorney's office. Officer Kenneth Cha faces charges of voluntary manslaughter and assault with a semiautomatic firearm, among others, after allegedly shooting an unarmed Sean Moore—who...

Philly First Major US City to Ban Minor Traffic Stops

Move to promote equality, make public and police feel safer

(Newser) - Police in Philadelphia will no longer pull cars over for minor traffic infractions. The bill, which passed Oct. 14 and is expected to be signed into law soon by Mayor Jim Kenney, is designed to end pretextual stops and stick to stopping cars only when public safety requires it. Minor...

An Overgrown Lawn Leads to Deadly Police Standoff

Austin resident shot at city workers who came to mow it, is later killed by police

(Newser) - Texas workers tasked with enforcing city code showed up at an Austin home Wednesday morning to carry out their latest directive: cut a Travis County residence's overgrown lawn, which had drawn multiple complaints. Instead, they were greeted with gunfire, which was returned by police who ended up fatally gunning...

Suit: Cops Fired on 'Innocent Bystanders,' Killing 8-Year-Old

Family of Fanta Bility files federal lawsuit against Philadelphia police

(Newser) - Update: The family of an 8-year-old girl fatally shot by police outside a high school football game in Philadelphia allege unreasonable and excessive force in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Gunfire erupted during an altercation between young men after the Aug. 27 game in Sharon Hill, CNN reports. Three police...

Deputies Working at Houston Bar Caught in Fatal Ambush

1 Harris County constable's deputy is dead, 2 others are injured after early morning shooting

(Newser) - Three constable deputies were shot in an ambush early Saturday morning while working an extra shift at a Houston bar, leaving one deputy dead and two others wounded, authorities in Texas said. Authorities took one person into custody but were still searching for a man believed to be the shooter,...

No Federal Charges for Cop Who Shot Black Man in Back

Kenosha shooting in August 2020 sparked deadly protests

(Newser) - In August 2020, just months after the protests that followed George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot a Black man in the back , leaving him paralyzed. That shooting, too, sparked protests , and the protests were deadly. Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old...

Teen Will Be Taken Off Life Support After School Incident

Manuela "Mona" Rodriguez was shot by a school safety officer--but wasn't in school

(Newser) - Update: The family of an unarmed Long Beach woman who was shot by a high school safety officer and subsequently pronounced brain dead will be taken off life support. Per CNN , the family of 18-year-old Manuela "Mona" Rodriguez announced the news at a press conference on Friday. The officer...

Study: 55% of Police Killings Don't Appear in Statistics

Researchers call fatal police violence an 'urgent public health crisis'

(Newser) - Police killings in the US represent an "urgent public health crisis," the size of which is not accurately reflected in the official statistics that guide health policy, according to a new study in the Lancet medical journal. Researchers say they compared data from National Vital Statistics System to...

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