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'Historic' Settlement Made in Walter Scott Case

City says Garner, Gray cases were a guideline

(Newser) - The family of an unarmed black motorist shot in the back by a South Carolina police officer has been given a settlement that lawyers say is "historic"—and the biggest in recent cases of its kind. North Charleston's city council voted unanimously on Thursday to settle with... More »

Delaware Cops Fatally Shoot Man in Wheelchair

Family says it was unjustified; police say he was armed

(Newser) - Angry relatives are calling it an "execution." Jeremy McDole, a 28-year-old man paralyzed from the waist down, was shot dead in his wheelchair on a street in Wilmington, Del., the News Journal reports. Police say they received a 911 call Wednesday afternoon about a man who had shot... More »

Police Helicopter Sniper Hits Suspect Fleeing by Car

He is dead, and subsequent crash injures 3 people

(Newser) - A driver who led authorities on a 100-mph freeway chase was struck by gunfire from a San Bernardino County sheriff's helicopter before dying. The shooting was the seventh from a sheriff's helicopter since the mid-1980s, when deputies began receiving regular training in using weapons from the air, spokeswoman... More »

This Is the Defense of the SC Cop Who Killed Walter Scott

Lawyer says unarmed man committed 4 felonies in 45 seconds

(Newser) - The former police officer facing a murder charge in the death of Walter Scott says video of him shooting the unarmed black man in the back multiple times doesn't tell the whole story. In a jailhouse interview, Michael Slager tells NBC News that he finds it upsetting that "... More »

'Significant' Video Surfaces in Illinois Cop Killing

Manhunt continues as gun recovered from crime scene

(Newser) - Police in Illinois needed a breakthrough in the hunt for the killers of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz , and it looks like they have one. Investigators say they have "significant" video from a home security system believed to show the three suspects that Gliniewicz described only as two white men... More »

Autopsy: Student Killed by Cop Had 'N-Bomb' in Blood

Synthetic drug known to cause hallucinations found in his system

(Newser) - The 19-year-old Texas college student shot dead by a cop at an Arlington car dealership on Aug. 7 had taken a drug that may have caused him to hallucinate, per an autopsy report released yesterday. It details the presence of a drug with similar effects to LSD known as NBOMe,... More »

Huge Manhunt for Illinois Cop's Killers Turns Up Empty

Search broadened outside Fox Lake

(Newser) - Authorities broadened the hunt yesterday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer , even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened. After an intensive 14-hour "grid search" of homes, railroad tracks,... More »

Man Shot With Arms Raised Threatened 'Suicide by Cop'

2nd video, not yet released, shows better view of incident: DA

(Newser) - Minutes before two police officers shot and killed 41-year-old Gilbert Flores in San Antonio on Friday, a 911 dispatcher said the suspect was "threatening suicide by cop." Officers arrived at a home after reports of a 38-year-old woman with a head injury and a 2-month-old child with a... More »

In 'Troubling' Video, Cops Kill Suspect With Arms Raised

San Antonio police say there's more than meets the eye

(Newser) - A disturbing video shot Friday in Texas appears to show the fatal police shooting of a suspect while his arms are raised in surrender. The KSAT video , which runs more than four minutes and was shot from a distance, shows two Bexar County Sheriff deputies, Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez,... More »

Cop Shot, Dog Killed After Officers Go to Wrong House

Atlanta-area homeowner was also injured

(Newser) - An Atlanta-area police officer was shot and critically wounded last night when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities say. The homeowner was also shot in the leg and his dog was killed in what DeKalb County police Chief Cedric... More »

Man Who Tackled Trooper's Shooter: I'm No Hero

Cops believe suspect also murdered roommate

(Newser) - Louisiana man Robert LeDoux says he isn't a hero and he was just doing what a lot of people would do when he ignored warnings of danger and tackled an armed man who had just shot a state trooper . LeDoux tells the AP that he was out for a... More »

State Trooper Finds Stuck Pickup, Shot Fatally in Head

Passing motorists took man's shotgun away, handcuffed him

(Newser) - A Louisiana state trooper has died after being shot in the head yesterday by a man whose pickup truck had run into a ditch and who got out of the truck with a sawed-off shotgun, the head of the Louisiana State Police says. Police video shows Senior Trooper Steven Vincent,... More »

Teen Killed by St. Louis Cops Was Shot in Back

Chief says Mansur Ball-Bey's autopsy means little at this point

(Newser) - This doesn't bode well heading into the weekend: An autopsy reveals that the young black man killed by police during a chase on Wednesday was shot in the back, reports KSDK-TV . Police maintain that 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey turned and pointed a gun at pursuing officers who were serving a... More »

New Fatal Police Shooting Raises Tensions in St. Louis

It came as protesters gathered to mark the anniversary of a different one

(Newser) - St. Louis police shot to death a black man today who allegedly pointed a gun at officers, raising tensions on a day when protesters were already gathering to mark the anniversary of another fatal police shooting, reports the Post-Dispatch . In today's shooting, police say they were serving a search... More »

Report: 600 Shots Fired in Bank Robbery 'Excessive'

2 suspects, 1 hostage were killed in Stockton shootout

(Newser) - California police managed to stop three alleged bank robbers who they say took off in a getaway car with three hostages last year, but it took 600 bullets from 32 officers in one of the most violent conflicts between cops and criminals in law enforcement history, according to a new... More »

Lawyer: Witness Saw Cop High-Five Dead Teen's Body

Cops refuse to release video in Zachary Hammond case

(Newser) - A lawyer for the family of Zachary Hammond says he has uncovered some disturbing police conduct in the aftermath of the unarmed South Carolina teenager's death. In a 5-page letter sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey asking for a federal civil rights investigation, Eric... More »

Texas Cop Who Shot Unarmed College Student Is Fired

Arlington chief sacks officer Brad Miller

(Newser) - The police chief in Arlington, Texas, has fired the trainee officer who shot and killed an unarmed college student during a burglary call last week. Chief Will Johnson said officer Brad Miller used poor judgment when he decided to open fire on Christian Taylor during a late-night call at an... More »

Police ID Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Teen

Lt. Mark Tiller shot Zachary Hammond, 19, during attempted drug bust in Hardee's parking lot

(Newser) - After a flurry of Freedom of Information Act requests, police in South Carolina yesterday identified Lt. Mark Tiller as the officer who shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old teen Zachary Hammond during a drug sting in a Hardee's parking lot, the Washington Post reports. According to NBC News , police had... More »

College Football Player Shot by Police Was Unarmed

Christian Taylor, who was black, had crashed his car into an auto dealership in Texas

(Newser) - A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Christian Taylor of Arlington. Taylor... More »

SC Cop Killed Unarmed Teen —but This Time, No Outcry

Family says case isn't getting attention because Zachary Hammond was white

(Newser) - Zachary Hammond was killed by police while on a first date in South Carolina on July 26. If you haven't heard about his death, his family says it's because he's white. Their lawyer, Eric Bland, says the unarmed 19-year-old was driving in a Hardee's parking lot... More »

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