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Police Shootings

  1. debates
    Are America’s Cities Overpoliced?A debate between one of America’s most prominent advocates for defunding the police and a socialist opponent of that policy.
  2. crime
    Former Police Officer Kim Potter Found Guilty in Death of Daunte WrightPotter testified that she accidentally pulled her gun instead of her Taser when she shot Wright during an April traffic stop in Minnesota.
  3. policing
    New Report Details How and Why Routine Traffic Stops Turn DeadlyPolice have killed over 400 people in the last five years who weren’t armed or being pursued for a violent crime, the investigation found.
  4. police shootings
    Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting and Killing 13-Year-Old With His Hands UpThe Chicago agency investigating police shootings released the graphic footage of an officer shooting Adam Toledo, whose hands were raised.
  5. crime
    Ex-Officer Who Fatally Shot Daunte Wright Charged With ManslaughterKim Potter was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. She has been released on a $100,000 bond.
  6. daunte wright
    Police Chief and Cop Resign After Daunte Wright KillingThe local prosecutor leading the investigation expects to announce a charging decision as early as Wednesday.
  7. power
    Two More Police Officers to Be Fired in Breonna Taylor CaseLouisville’s interim police chief has issued termination letters to detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes.
  8. crime
    The Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Won’t Face Federal ChargesThe Justice Department has officially declined to prosecute Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback.
  9. power
    An Unarmed Black Man Tried to Shake Hands With a Cop. He Was Shot Dead.Jonathan Price, 31, was shot four times in the torso after his family says he broke up a domestic dispute.
  10. power
    Only One Officer Was Charged in Breonna Taylor’s KillingA member of the grand jury claims they were never given the option to indict the other two officers.
  11. police brutality
    Wisconsin Police Shot a Black Man Multiple Times in the BackOfficers opened fire on Jacob Blake while his back was turned, as his three children watched from the car.
  12. chicago looting
    More Than 100 People Arrested After Downtown Chicago LootingThe Magnificent Mile turned chaotic Sunday night after a police shooting on the city’s South Side hours earlier.
  13. crime
    Gunman Plows Car Through Seattle Protest, Shooting DemonstratorThe victim, a 27-year-old black man, is reportedly in stable condition.
  14. protest
    D.C. Police Trapped 70 Protesters in a Private HomeThe group had to take refuge overnight after being targeted with tear gas and flashbang devices.
  15. crime
    Everything We Know About the Police Shooting of David McAteeLouisville police and National Guardsmen fired on a crowd on Monday, killing the 53-year-old.
  16. police shootings
    Black Grace Is Celebrated When America Fears Its AlternativeBrandt Jean’s courtroom act shows that, too often, forgiveness is palatable only because it lacks institutional power.
  17. police shootings
    If Amber Guyger Is Reasonable, Who Isn’t?The former Dallas police officer’s absurd defense for killing Botham Jean in his own apartment.
  18. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Tries to Win Black Voters With a ‘Douglass Plan’ for Racial JusticeA “wine-track” candidate with a police-shooting problem in South Bend, Mayor Pete lays out an agenda for “black empowerment.”
  19. vision 2020
    Will the Debate Put Mayor Pete’s Campaign Back on Track?Buttigieg had a good debate performance, and was properly contrite in addressing a recent police shooting in his city. But he has more work to do.
  20. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Has a Police Shooting ProblemMayor Pete’s struggle to gain minority support isn’t being helped by the shooting of a black South Bend citizen by a white police officer.
  21. police shootings
    A Chicago Police Officer Will Actually Go to Jail for Murdering Laquan McDonaldDashcam video showed that officer Jason Van Dyke shot the 17-year-old 16 times as he was walking away. For once, that was enough.
  22. police shootings
    Ex-Police Officer Convicted of Murdering Unarmed Black TeenIt’s the first time since 1973 a Texas police officer has been convicted for killing someone in an on-duty shooting.
  23. Feds Jailed Gun Owner for Making Politically Incorrect Facebook PostsYou’ll never guess the color of his skin.
  24. New York Police Kill Bipolar Black Man Armed With a Small Glass PipePolice say that they thought the pipe, which had a knob on its end, was a gun.
  25. police shootings
    Baton Rouge Cop Who Shot Alton Sterling Fired, Body-Cam Footage Finally ReleasedIn the disturbing videos, officer Blane Salamoni is shown immediately threatening to shoot Sterling in the head.
  26. Stephon Clark Was Shot 6 Times in the Back, According to Private Autopsy“These findings from the independent autopsy contradict the police narrative,” a lawyer for Clark’s family said.
  27. Officers Won’t be Charged in Death of Alton SterlingWhat has become a predictable outcome in police-shooting cases.
  28. Video Shows Sacramento Police Shooting Unarmed Black Man in His Own BackyardStephon Clark was holding a cell phone. The cops say they thought it was a gun.
  29. Horrific Video Shows Police Killing of Unarmed Man in ArizonaThe man who pulled the trigger was acquitted on Thursday.
  30. Ex-Cop Michael Slager Found Guilty of Murder in Walter Scott ShootingA cell-phone video showed Slager shooting Scott in the back five times. The former officer will be spared a life sentence.
  31. Police Officers Wearing Body Cams Are No Less Likely to Use Force, Study ShowsA seven-month study of the effects of police body cams in Washington, D.C., provided surprising results.
  32. St. Louis Protests Turn Violent After White Officer Found Not Guilty of MurderA judge said Jason Stockley acted in self-defense when he killed black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith.
  33. St. Louis Braces for Protests After Acquittal in Police Shooting TrialThe former police officer was recorded saying “we’re killing this motherfucker” before shooting Anthony Lamar Smith.
  34. NYPD Releases First Body-Cam Footage From Deadly EncounterIn response to the September 6 fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Bronx man.
  35. Experts: Murder Rate Appears to Have Stopped RisingThe rise in murder rates in many major cities appears to be over, but it’s left a legacy in reactionary “crime wave” rhetoric and policies.
  36. Police Dash-cam Video Released in Shooting of Philando CastilleIt has been made public after the trial of the officer, who was found not guilty last week.
  37. Police Shot a Woman Who Reported a Burglary. And Trump Is Killing Police Reform.A Seattle mother reports a burglary. Police shoot her. Meanwhile, Trump wants to stop reforms of police brutality.
  38. Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Found Not Guilty Jeronimo Yanez, who faced a second-degree-manslaughter charge, testified that he feared for his life.
  39. Can Ramarley Graham’s Family Get Justice for His Death?He was killed by NYPD in 2012. What happened after the officer was cleared shows the fault lines in a police system that can’t seem to repair itself.
  40. jordan edwards
    Texas Police Officer Who Shot Black Teen Arrested for MurderThe private funeral for 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was held on Saturday.
  41. Justice Department Declines to Bring Charges in Alton Sterling ShootingThe video of police officers shooting Sterling dead sparked unrest in Baton Rouge last year.
  42. DOJ Report Rips Chicago Police for Poor Training, Excessive Force, Racial BiasA withering report from the Justice Department finds a brutal pattern of abuse by the CPD, blames it on “severely deficient” training and oversight.
  43. police shootings
    Knife-Wielding Nevada Teen Shot by Campus Police OfficerThe 14-year-old is in critical condition.
  44. Judge Declares Mistrial in the Case of Officer Who Shot Walter Scott in the BackThe jury could not agree on murder or manslaughter charges.
  45. D.A. Declines to Charge Charlotte Officer Who Fatally Shot Keith ScottThe police shooting had set off days of protests in Charlotte.
  46. crimes and misdemeanors
    Former Officer Who Shot Walter Scott Testifies in Murder Trial“My family has been destroyed by this,” said Michael Slager. “The Scott family has been destroyed by this … it’s horrible.”
  47. crimes and misdemeanors
    San Antonio Shooter Apologizes for Killing Cop, Says Officer ‘Didn’t Deserve It’He also got married while the manhunt was under way.
  48. Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Killing of Philando Castile“Unreasonable fear cannot justify the use of deadly force.”
  49. Americans’ Respect for Police Surges to Near All-Time HighThe percentage of Americans who have a “great deal of respect” for the police jumped 12 points in 2016 — among nonwhites, that spike was even larger.
  50. There’s a New Federal Plan to Track Police Killings Across the United StatesThe Justice Department announced the initiative Thursday.
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