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A Jury Awarded Them 4 Cents. Mike Evans Gave Them $11K

Pro NFL player Mike Evans is helping people out

(Newser) - A wide receiver who just scored an $82 million contract extension is helping a family that was recently awarded 4 cents, ESPN reports. Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers donated $11,000 Saturday to the family of a man who was shot dead by a Florida sheriff's deputy... More »

4 Years Later, NYPD Charges Cop Who Choked Eric Garner

Officer Daniel Pantaleo will get his day in court

(Newser) - The New York Police Department has begun disciplinary proceedings against a white officer nearly four years after he was accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man who gasped, "I can't breathe." A police spokesman says departmental charges were presented Friday to Officer Daniel Pantaleo... More »

Police Shooting Sparks Violent Clash With Protesters

Unidentified man was shot multiple times in Chicago

(Newser) - Chicago police clashed with a large crowd Saturday after an officer shot and killed a man on the city's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reports. Protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers and four were arrested as cops struck people with batons and dragged them to the ground. The... More »

Former Basketball Star Dies in Police Standoff

Tyler Honeycutt apparently took his own life

(Newser) - A former college basketball star who later played for the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets was found dead Saturday after exchanging gunfire with the LAPD, the LA Times reports. SWAT officers responded to a "man with a gun" call at the Sherman Oaks, Calif., home of Tyler Honeycutt, where... More »

Cop Who Shot Antwon Rose as He Fled Charged With Homicide

Officer Michael Rosfeld appeared in City Court in Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Hours after being sworn in with the East Pittsburgh Police Department, Officer Michael Rosfeld shot Antwon Rose. Now the cop has been charged in connection with the June 19 killing. Philly.com reports Rosfeld appeared in City Court in Pittsburgh Wednesday to face one count of criminal homicide. He... More »

Black Sedan Bulls Through Police-Shooting Protest

Hundreds engage in protest on the streets of Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Hundreds of people hit the streets of Pittsburgh on Friday for the third straight night to protest the police shooting of an unarmed teen, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Angry over the death of Antwon Rose, 17, the protesters stopped and sang outside PNC Park just before 10pm as fans tried... More »

Medical Examiner Weighs In on Unarmed Teen Shot by Cop

Antwon Rose's death has been ruled a homicide

(Newser) - More details are emerging about the death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, and none of them good. The unarmed Pennsylvania teen was shot dead in East Pittsburgh on Tuesday after he fled a car that had been pulled over in a traffic stop. ABC News reports his death has been ruled... More »

Cop Who Killed 17-Year-Old Sworn Into Duty That Night

Pittsburgh TV station says officer who shot teen Antwon Rose was in his 20s

(Newser) - Two Pittsburgh TV stations are reporting an unusual twist in the story of a police officer who fatally shot a teen fleeing from a traffic stop on Tuesday night—it seems the officer had been officially sworn into duty only earlier that same night. The officer has not been identified,... More »

'He Just Shot That Boy for Running': Traffic Stop Turns Fatal

No weapon was found on teen's body

(Newser) - A police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop late Tuesday in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home, the AP reports. Investigators said Wednesday that the car stopped in the town of East Pittsburgh matched the description of... More »

Officer Accidentally Shoots Self in San Diego Pursuit

Suspect was arrested near marathon finish line

(Newser) - A San Diego police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Sunday while pursuing a hit-and-run suspect who pointed a weapon at officers and was eventually arrested on the roof of a parking structure near the finish line of an annual marathon, authorities say. Officers fired at the woman but... More »

Tennessee Fugitive Found 'Laying by Side of the Road'

Sheriff says Steven Wiggins, accused of killing a sheriff's deputy, was captured in Hickman County

(Newser) - An "armed and dangerous" fugitive accused of shooting to death a Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been caught, authorities tell ABC News . "CAPTURED: Steven Wiggins is in custody! More details soon!" the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted around 9am local time Friday, showing pictures of Wiggins after... More »

Family of Man Killed by Deputy in His Garage Awarded Just $4

'I don’t get it,' the family's lawyer said afterward

(Newser) - The family of a Florida man who was shot and killed in his garage by a police deputy has been awarded just $4 in damages, reports CBS . Gregory Hill was playing music in his garage on an afternoon in 2014 when a neighbor called the police to complain, the New ... More »

Tennessee Deputy Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought

(Newser) - A Tennessee sheriff's deputy was fatally shot during a traffic stop early Wednesday and police are offering a $12,500 reward to help them find the suspect, a man charged the day before with hitting a woman and stealing her car. Authorities identified the suspect as Steven Joshua Wiggins,... More »

Cops: Off-Duty Deputy Killed by Police Officer Brother

Texas officer initially claimed he had killed burglar

(Newser) - Brothers Robert and Rocky Lee have more than 60 years of law enforcement between them, and something happened between them that left one brother dead and the other in jail, police in Texas say. CNN reports that police say Rocky Lee, a 26-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's... More »

Official Stephon Clark Autopsy Not in Step With First One

It says 7 bullets hit him, not 8

(Newser) - In the wake of Stephon Clark's death at the hands of Sacramento police, his family had pathologist Bennet Omalu, of NFL concussion fame, conduct a private autopsy. It potentially damningly found he had been shot eight times, mostly in the back . On Tuesday the official autopsy was released, and... More »

Dallas Officer Dies Day After Being Shot at Home Depot

Armando Luis Juarez has been arrested in the shooting

(Newser) - A 27-year-old Dallas police officer died Wednesday after being shot the day prior at a Home Depot in Lake Highlands. The Morning News identifies the officer as Rogelio Santander. He'd been called to the store around 4pm by a cop who was working an off-duty job there and noticed... More »

A 'Hole' May Have Led to Fatal Shooting of NYC Man

Beat cops knew Saheed Vassell was mentally ill, but the officers who responded may not have

(Newser) - More details in the case of Saheed Vassell , an unarmed, mentally ill 34-year-old man shot and killed by NYC police. Four cops opened fire on Vassell in Brooklyn on Wednesday after 911 calls came in saying a man was pointing a silver firearm at people; after Vassell was shot, it... More »

NYPD Officers Mistake Pipe for Gun, Fatally Shoot Man

'This shouldn't have happened,' witness says

(Newser) - NYPD officers responding to reports of a man threatening people with a gun on Wednesday fatally shot a black man carrying a metal pipe, mistaking it for a firearm, police say. It happened just before 5pm in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn after three 911 callers said a "... More »

Cop Car Hits Stephon Clark Protester in 'Hit and Run'

'If I did that I'd be charged,' demonstrator says

(Newser) - Tensions flared Saturday at a vigil for Stephon Clark in Sacramento when a sheriff's vehicle knocked over a protester and drove off, the Sacramento Bee reports. The protester, Amanda Cleveland, lay motionless on the street until taken to hospital, and was later released with bruises on her head and... More »

Officer Who Killed Alton Sterling Fired

2nd Baton Rouge police officer suspended without pay

(Newser) - The Louisiana police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling in July 2016 was fired from the Baton Rouge police force Friday, the New York Times reports. Blane Salamoni shot Sterling six times outside a convenience store where the 37-year-old was selling CDs. A second officer, Howie Lake, was suspended... More »

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