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2nd Officer Dies in Florida Shooting

Sgt. Sam Howard was shot during scuffle with suspect

(Newser) - Authorities in Florida say a second officer has died, a day after he and a colleague were shot during a scuffle with a suspect. The Kissimmee Police Department says Sgt. Sam Howard died Saturday from his injuries. His colleague, Officer Matthew Baxter, died Friday night after the attack in a... More »

6 Cops Shot Friday in Separate Incidents

1 dead, 5 injured in separate shootings across 2 states

(Newser) - Three separate shootings in Florida and Pennsylvania Friday have taken the life of one police officer while injuring five more. NPR reports that Officer Matthew Baxter was killed and Sgt. Sam Howard remains in “grave critical condition” after responding to an incident in central Kissimmee, Fla., Friday evening. Per... More »

Man Accused of Killing Cop During Traffic Stop Arrested

Ian McCarthy charged with murder of Missouri officer

(Newser) - A man charged with killing a western Missouri police officer during a traffic stop was arrested Tuesday evening, authorities say. Missouri State Highway Patrol dispatchers say Ian McCarthy, 39, was taken into custody in Henry County, which includes the city of Clinton. McCarthy is charged with first-degree murder in the... More »

Cop Is Shot to Death During Routine Traffic Stop

Suspect is now at large in Missouri

(Newser) - Authorities are searching for a 39-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of a Missouri police officer during a traffic stop. Clinton police officer Gary Michael, 37, who had been on the force less than a year, died late Sunday near Clinton, about 75 miles southeast of Kansas City, said Missouri... More »

Cop Checks on Car After Accident, Gets Murdered

He was shot after approaching flipped car

(Newser) - A police officer was killed in Indianapolis Thursday by a crash victim he was trying to help, police say. Authorities say Lt. Aaron Allen was shot multiple times after approaching a car that had flipped in an accident on the city's south side Thursday afternoon, the Indianapolis Star reports.... More »

Police Kill Man While Serving Arrest Warrant at Wrong House

Ismael Lopez had no criminal history and wasn't wanted for anything

(Newser) - A Mississippi police officer fatally shot 41-year-old Ismael Lopez late Sunday night while attempting to serve an arrest warrant. A lawyer for the Lopez family says police had the wrong house, NBC News reports. According to the Washington Post , Lopez was in bed when he heard a sound outside his... More »

Before Justine Damond's Fatal Shooting, a Slap

Warrant reveals that someone hit police car before shooting

(Newser) - A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The search warrant obtained by Minnesota Public Radio doesn't specifically... More »

Fake Street Signs Mock Minneapolis Police

Someone put up at least 2

(Newser) - The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of "easily startled" officers. The Star Tribune reports that the signs were spotted this weekend, one in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul. The... More »

Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Justine Damond Shooting

Janeé Harteau's resignation was requested by Minneapolis mayor

(Newser) - Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has stepped down at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Harteau is leaving the police department less than a week after Justine Damond was shot and killed by officer Mohamed Noor. "I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s... More »

Police Chief: 'Justine Didn't Have to Die'

Harteau makes first comments on shooting of bride-to-be

(Newser) - "Justine didn't have to die," Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday in her first public comments on the shooting of an Australian bride-to-be who had called 911 to report hearing a possible sexual assault. The chief described the fatal shooting as "unnecessary" and said she... More »

Why Cop Who Shot Bride-to-Be Doesn't Have to Talk

Any lawyer who tells Mohamed Noor to should be disbarred, says one attorney

(Newser) - The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape still hasn't spoken with investigators and doesn't have to, but he will be compelled to give a statement to his department as part of an internal investigation. Officer Mohamed Noor... More »

Bride-to-Be Called 911 Once, Then Again 8 Minutes Later

City releases transcripts of Justine Damond's calls

(Newser) - Justine Damond called 911 twice to report a possible sexual assault in progress before she was shot dead by one of the responding officers , according to transcripts released by Minneapolis on Wednesday. In the initial call, at 11:27pm Saturday night, the 40-year-old Australian said she feared somebody was being... More »

Fireworks May Have Startled Cop Who Shot Bride-to-Be

Officer Mohamed Noor isn't talking to investigators

(Newser) - Fireworks may have played a role in the fatal police shooting of an Australian bride-to-be in Minneapolis on Saturday night—but investigators are having trouble finding out more because the officer involved has clammed up. Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting of Justine Damond and it... More »

Cop Who Shot Bride-to-Be Was Celebrated When Hired

Mohamed Noor was 1st Somali officer to patrol Minneapolis' 5th Precinct

(Newser) - When Mohamed Noor joined the Minneapolis Police Department in 2015, becoming the first Somali officer to patrol the Fifth Precinct, he was celebrated by the Somali community and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who took "a moment to recognize him" in a Facebook post, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. On Monday,... More »

GF of Man Who Killed Bronx Cop Details Scary Days Before Murder

Despite her 911 calls, she says cops didn't arrive in time to help BF with mental illness

(Newser) - Before Alexander Bonds shot a police officer in the Bronx on the night of July 4, he claimed lights from passing cars were a code only he could understand, his girlfriend tells the New York Times . The unnamed woman, who'd spent the previous four days with Bonds, says her... More »

Cop Who Shot Bride-to-Be Has 3 Complaints on File

Victim's fiance says he is 'devastated'

(Newser) - Relatives, neighbors, and even the chief of police are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of an Australian woman in Minneapolis Saturday night. Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau says she wants to know why a police officer fatally shot Justine Damond, and she has called for a speedy investigation, the... More »

Woman Soon to Be Wed Calls 911, Is Killed by Police

Minnesota department investigating fatal shooting of Justine Damond

(Newser) - A month after the acquittal of the officer in the Philando Castile shooting , Minneapolis police have another high-profile fatality on their hands. A 40-year-old woman due to be married next month was shot to death by police Saturday night after she called 911 to report a noise in the alley... More »

Officer Who Killed Castile Leaves Department

'He should be in jail,' Castile's uncle says of Jeronimo Yanez

(Newser) - The Minnesota police officer who was acquitted in last year's fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile has left the suburban police department where he served under a separation agreement. The Minneapolis suburb of St. Anthony announced Monday that Jeronimo Yanez is no longer with the police department, the... More »

'Things Went Bad Real Quick' in Fatal Shooting of Officer

San Antonio officer killed while investigating car break-in

(Newser) - A police officer in San Antonio died Friday of wounds suffered when he and his partner were shot by a man they intended to question about a vehicle break-in, police said. Officer Miguel Moreno, a nine-year veteran of the police force, was shot in the head during the encounter Thursday,... More »

3 Cops Accused of Cover-Up in Laquan McDonald Shooting

Chicago officers face multiple charges in 2014 death of black teen

(Newser) - Three current and former Chicago police officers have been charged with attempting to cover for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times while he walked away. The Chicago Tribune reports David March, Joseph Walsh, and Thomas Gaffney have been charged with conspiracy, official misconduct, and... More »

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