Change laws that shield police, Missouri prosecutor says

After a third review failed to uncover enough evidence to charge the officer who fatally shot Black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, some prosecutors and civil rights leaders agree it’s time to focus on changing the laws that shield police. In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley […]

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Video of Texas police shooting released by Austin officials

Austin police have released video of an officer fatally shooting an unarmed Texas man in April as he drove away By The Associated Press July 28, 2020, 12:55 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article AUSTIN, Texas — Police in Austin, Texas, released video Monday of an officer fatally shooting an […]

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Brooklyn man admits to stabbing, dismembering French wife in Mediterranean vacation home: prosecutor

An American man has been charged with murder after allegedly admitting to fatally stabbing and dismembering his French wife in their Mediterranean coastal vacation home before the couple was scheduled to return to Indonesia where they lived and worked. Billy Kruger, a French-American man from Brooklyn, appeared in court in southwest France on Sunday where he […]

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Cook County Board to give $5 million to non-profit to help combat gun violence

Nathan Wallace, whose 7-year-old daughter Natalia Wallace was fatally shot over 4th of July weekend, cries during the “Let our Kids Live” rally against gun violence at the Austin Peoples Action Center on the West Side, Friday, July 24, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made the announcement Friday at […]

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Man killed by police after mask dispute at Michigan store

A Michigan sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing another man who had challenged him about not wearing a mask at a convenience store, police said. The shooting occurred in Eaton County, southwest of Lansing, about 30 minutes after the stabbing at a Quality Dairy store, state police Lt. Brian Oleksyk […]

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Police: 1 officer dead, another hurt in pursuit shooting

Officials said one officer was fatally shot and another was wounded in Washington during a traffic stop By The Associated Press July 14, 2020, 8:05 AM 1 min read BOTHELL, Wash. — One officer was fatally shot and another was wounded in Washington during a traffic stop, officials said. A tweet from the Bothell Fire […]

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2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said By The Associated Press July 12, 2020, 4:12 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MCALLEN, Texas — Two police […]

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Officers in deadly Breonna Taylor raid thought she was alone

Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor while serving a warrant were told she should be home alone By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press July 9, 2020, 8:00 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor while serving a warrant were […]

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Sheriff: Georgia man charged in S. Carolina club shooting

South Carolina authorities said a Georgia man was arrested and accused of fatally shooting two people in a club By The Associated Press July 8, 2020, 10:59 AM 2 min read GREENVILLE, S.C. — A Georgia man was arrested and accused of fatally shooting two people in a South Carolina club during the July 4th […]

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Chicago’s holiday weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was far worse than last year, when the long July […]

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Lightning strikes in India kill 147 over 10 days, hundreds have died since May

Nearly four dozen people were fatally struck by lightning on Saturday in northern India, joining the hundreds who have died from strikes in the past two months. The National Disaster Management Authority told New Delhi Television (NDTV) at least 46 people were killed in lightning strikes in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, located […]

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Chicago’s July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was far worse than last year, when the long July […]

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Police: Bystander kills robber in convenience store shootout

Police in suburban Phoenix say a man robbing a gas station convenience store fatally shot a bystander before being killed in a wild shootout with another bystander By The Associated Press July 3, 2020, 2:28 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A man robbing a gas station […]

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Ex-Atlanta officer who killed Rayshard Brooks granted bond

A judge on Tuesday ruled that the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks can be free on bond while his case is pending. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jane Barwick set a bond of $500,000 for Garrett Rolfe, who faces charges including felony murder in the killing of Brooks, a 27-year-old Black […]

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Former Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks seeks bail

The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks is set to appear in court Tuesday to ask a judge to release him from jail while his case is pending. Garrett Rolfe, who is white, faces felony murder and other charges in the killing of the Black man, which happened amid nationwide demonstrations against […]

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Police: Illinois shooting suspect kills 2 coworkers, himself

The 48-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting two coworkers and critically wounding another at a central Illinois warehouse Friday died after apparently shooting himself, the city’s police chief said. Springfield police believe Michael L. Collins fatally shot himself Friday after shooting and killing two co-workers at the Bunn-O-Matic facility shortly after 11 a.m. Collins, of […]

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Worker Fatally Shoots 2 and Injures One at Illinois Warehouse, Officials Say

Two workers at a coffee dispenser warehouse in Springfield, Ill., were fatally shot and another critically wounded after a co-worker opened fire on Friday morning, the authorities said. The gunman fled and was found dead in his vehicle more than two hours later, the Springfield police chief, Kenny Winslow, said at a news conference. It […]

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2 dead, 1 hurt in Illinois warehouse shooting; suspect dead

Police say two employees were fatally shot and another was critically wounded at a warehouse in central Illinois, all apparently shot by a coworker who was later found dead in his car By JOHN 0’CONNOR and DON BABWIN Associated Press June 26, 2020, 9:06 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to […]

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Cops in misconduct cases stay on force through arbitration

SEATTLE — An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed Black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive force and stealing from suspects, while a Texas lieutenant was terminated five times after being accused of striking two women, […]

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