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Airmen Pack Church for Roger Fortson's Funeral

Senior airman was killed in his home by Florida deputy

(Newser) - Hundreds of Air Force members in dress blues joined Roger Fortson's family, friends, and others at a suburban Atlanta megachurch on Friday to pay their final respects to the Black senior airman, who was shot and killed in his Florida home earlier this month by a sheriff's deputy....

'Very Troubling' Footage of Airman's Shooting Released

Florida deputy shot Senior Airman Roger Fortson before telling him to drop gun

(Newser) - A Florida deputy shot Senior Airman Roger Fortson multiple times before ordering him to drop his gun, body cam footage released by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office shows. The footage shows that after the 23-year-old opened the door with a lowered firearm in his hand, the deputy told him...

Florida Cops Allegedly Bust Into Wrong Home, Kill US Airman

Ben Crump, who is representing the family, wants bodycam video released

(Newser) - Roger Fortson, a 23-year-old US Air Force airman, was alone in his off-base apartment in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, around 4:30pm on Friday when someone knocked on his door. Shortly after, he was dead. A woman who was on a FaceTime call with Fortson at the time says he...

Charlotte Shooter Had Been Charged 49 Times

Killing of 4 officers was deadliest attack on US law enforcement since 2016

(Newser) - The man who killed four law enforcement officers and wounded four others in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday has been identified as Terry Clark Hughes Jr., a 39-year-old man with a long criminal history in the state. The Charlotte Observer reports that according to court records, Hughes had faced 49...

What We Know About the Charlotte Shooting That Killed 4 Officers

Tragedy unfolded as officers attempted to serve a firearms warrant

(Newser) - Eight law enforcement officers were shot Monday, four of them fatally , in what the local police chief described as possibly the worst such incident in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. "I can't remember an incident where three law enforcement officers were killed in the same incident, as well...

3 Officers Killed, 5 Injured in Charlotte
4 Officers
Fatally Shot
in Charlotte

4 Officers Fatally Shot in Charlotte

4 other law enforcement officers were injured

(Newser) - A fourth law enforcement officer died hours after a standoff at a Charlotte, North Carolina, home Monday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Joshua Eyer was the fourth victim killed; four other officers were injured. The other three officers killed were initially reported to be US Marshals, but the AP reports just one...

Cop Who Killed Teen in Dressing Room Won't Be Charged

Girl was shot when LAPD officer fired rifle at suspect

(Newser) - The California Attorney General has declined to file criminal charges against a Los Angeles police officer who fired a rifle at a suspect inside a clothing store in 2021, killing a 14-year-old girl in a dressing room . Officer William Dorsey Jones Jr. fired three times when police responded to a...

Videos Show Kidnapped Girl Was Shot by Deputies

Savannah Graziano was following officer's instructions

(Newser) - A teenage girl who had been kidnapped by her father was following sheriff's deputies' instructions and appeared to be surrendering when deputies fatally shot her during a gun battle on a Southern California highway, according to recently released video and audio . Savannah Graziano, 15, was shot and killed as...

Ex-Cop Who Killed Naked, Unarmed Vet Has Convictions Overturned

Police use of force policy doesn't supersede Georgia's self-defense law, attorney says

(Newser) - An appeals court has overturned the convictions of a former Georgia police officer who shot and killed an unarmed, naked man. Robert "Chip" Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically at an Atlanta-area apartment complex in March 2015 when he killed 26-year-old Anthony Hill,...

California Boy, 15, Wielding Garden Tool Is Killed by Deputy

Deputies were called to family disturbance in San Bernardino County

(Newser) - San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies were called to a domestic disturbance in southern California's Apple Valley just before 5pm Saturday, and the incident ended with a 15-year-old boy fatally shot by a deputy. Authorities say the teen, Ryan Gainer, was allegedly assaulting family members and damaging property at...

Cops Kill Man Armed With Saw at Home Depot
Cops Kill Armed Man
in Home Depot

Cops Kill Armed Man in Home Depot

Suspect 'didn't listen,' grabbed a steel jab saw during encounter in Fontana, California

(Newser) - A frightening scene in the streets of California ended with a man fatally shot by police in a Home Depot. FOX 11 reports that cops with the Fontana Police Department first responded around 6pm local time to numerous 911 calls of an individual acting erratically in traffic, apparently trying to...

Cop Startled by Falling Acorn Opens Fire on Unarmed Man

Florida sheriff's deputy Jesse Hernandez, cited for unreasonable use of force, has resigned

(Newser) - A Florida sheriff's deputy was approaching a patrol vehicle, parked on a street under a large tree, when acorns fell, apparently hitting both him and the vehicle. What happened next led the deputy to quit as his department was embroiled in an embarrassing investigation. Believing he'd been shot...

No Charges for Cops Who Killed Man at Wrong Home

New Mexico officers 'did not use excessive force under the circumstances,' deputy AG says

(Newser) - The New Mexico Department of Justice has decided not to charge three police officers who killed a man after they went to the wrong home in Farmington last year. Robert Dotson, 52, was shot 12 times in his doorway after he opened his door armed with a handgun around 11:...

Trooper Charged With Murder in Shooting of Black Motorist

County attorney says Minnesota trooper's use of deadly force wasn't justified

(Newser) - A Minnesota state trooper was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting of motorist Ricky Cobb II , who failed to get out of his car during a July traffic stop and took his foot off the brake when officers tried to arrest him. In announcing charges of second-degree unintentional murder,...

Video Shows Officers Opening Fire on Man Sleeping in Car
City Will Pay $5M to Family
of Man Shot 38 Times

City Will Pay $5M to Family of Man Shot 38 Times

Willie McCoy was shot dead after Vallejo officers found him asleep in a car

(Newser) - The city of Vallejo, California, has reached a $5 million settlement with the family of rapper Willie McCoy, who was shot 38 times after officers found him asleep with a gun in his lap in a car at a Taco Bell in 2019. Prosecutors did not file charges against the...

Boy Shot by Cops After Calling 911 Speaks Out
Cop Won't Be
Indicted After
Shooting Boy, 11

Cop Won't Be Indicted After Shooting Boy, 11

Grand jury finds Indianola Police Sgt. Greg Capers did not engage in criminal conduct

(Newser) - A grand jury has declined to indict the Mississippi police officer who shot and wounded an 11-year-old boy after responding to a 911 call the boy had placed. A lawyer for Aderrien Murry's family says the family will now seek justice via a federal civil lawsuit, since they continue...

TBI: Police Chief's Son Took Own Life After Chase

John C. Drake Jr., suspect in weekend shooting of 2 cops, was found dead on Tuesday

(Newser) - The search for the estranged son of the head of Nashville's police force has come to a grim end. Authorities say John C. Drake Jr. was found dead in South Nashville on Tuesday, three days after he allegedly shot and injured two police officers, per the Tennessean . Drake Jr....

Five Officers Shot Carrying Out Search

All are taken to Minnesota hospitals, as is the suspect

(Newser) - Five drug task force officers were shot and wounded Thursday while serving a search warrant near the east-central Minnesota city of Princeton, authorities said. The suspect was arrested after a standoff that lasted several hours, the AP reports. A news release from Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck said the officers...

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...

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