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Mistrial Declared for SC Cop Charged in Walter Scott's Death

Jury can't come to a decision in Michael Slager murder trial after 4 days of deliberating

(Newser) - South Carolina Circuit Judge Clifton Newman declared a mistrial after a jury said it could not reach a verdict after four days of deliberation in the murder trial of a white police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist, reports the AP . Former patrolman Michael Slager... More »

Cop's Fatal Shooting Sparks 12-Hour Standoff

Suspect shot while using child as shield: cops

(Newser) - It started with the fatal shooting of a police officer and ended almost 12 hours later with the death of a suspect in Washington state. Authorities say a 45-year-old officer was shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call in Tacoma around 4pm Wednesday. He was taken to... More »

No Charges in Police Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

DA found that North Carolina man was armed at the time

(Newser) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Brentley Vinson will not face charges over the fatal Sept. 20 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in North Carolina, the Charlotte Observer reports. Scott, a 43-year-old black man, was carrying a gun when he stepped out of his SUV during a confrontation with police officers outside his... More »

Cops Shoot, Kill Man Outside Kansas Walmart

Police say they fired after 50-year-old attacked one of their own with long wooden rod

(Newser) - Police say officers fatally shot a man outside a suburban Kansas City, Kan., retail store after he hit one of them with a long wooden rod, the AP reports. Lenexa police spokesman Dan Friesen says the man was shot near a Walmart in Olathe around 10:30pm Sunday after striking... More »

Texas Trooper Injured by Gunfire From Mexico

Federal agent was also hit

(Newser) - A Texas state trooper was wounded on the Texas-Mexico border when a bullet apparently strayed from a gun battle on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the trooper suffered a leg wound in the Friday afternoon incident, the AP reports. The trooper... More »

Another Cop Shot in Head, This Time in Detroit

It's the first-ever shooting of a Wayne State cop

(Newser) - A sad first in Detroit: Police say a Wayne State University police officer was gravely injured Tuesday evening in the first-ever shooting of an officer on the campus force. Police say the shooting victim, a 29-year-old K9 officer who has been on the force five years, is in "very... More »

After Mistrial, Another Try at Murder Conviction for Cop

Ohio prosecutor not giving up on conviction for Ray Tensing, accused of killing Sam DuBose

(Newser) - An Ohio prosecutor said Tuesday he'll again seek a murder conviction against a white former University of Cincinnati cop who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said he wants to move the case to seat a jury that won't be... More »

Police 'Ambush' Suspect Was Upset Over Custody Battle

'I lashed out at someone who didn't deserve it'

(Newser) - The suspect arrested in the ambush shooting of a San Antonio police detective says he was angry about a child custody battle and "lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it." Otis Tyrone McKane was being led by police to the Bexar County Jail late Monday when... More »

Suspect Arrested in Murder of San Antonio Police Officer

Otis Tyrone McCain, 31, arrested without incident

(Newser) - A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday evening with an arrest in the slaying, which was one of several weekend attacks that authorities say targeted law enforcement in multiple states, the AP reports. The San Antonio detective as well as... More »

Suspect in Cop Killing Was in Police HQ Before Attack: Chief

'I think uniform was the target': San Antonio police chief on gunning down of Detective Benjamin Marconi

(Newser) - A man thought to have gunned down a San Antonio police officer —one of four cop shootings over a 24-hour period this weekend—came into the police department's downtown headquarters just hours before the Sunday morning ambush, MySanAntonio.com reports. SAPD Chief William McManus said at a Monday... More »

4 Different Cities, 4 Different Cop Shootings in One Day

Sunday saw officer killed, 3 wounded, with 3 of the shootings apparently targeted

(Newser) - It was a tough Sunday for law enforcement across the country, with four separate shootings leaving one police officer dead and three wounded, CBS News reports. And three of the attacks appear to have targeted their victims, authorities say: Detective Benjamin Marconi in San Antonio, Texas, was killed while writing... More »

St. Louis Cop Sitting in Patrol Car Shot Twice in Face

It's being called an 'ambush' attack

(Newser) - A St. Louis police sergeant was hospitalized in critical condition but expected to survive after being shot Sunday night in what the police chief called an "ambush." Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 46-year-old officer was shot twice in the face. The suspect got away but was shot... More »

San Antonio Police Killing Is 'Everyone's Worst Nightmare'

Officer was 20-year veteran

(Newser) - What began as an unremarkable traffic stop ended up a murder scene in San Antonio just before noon on Sunday. While near San Antonio Police Headquarters, Detective Benjamin Marconi pulled over a driver for a traffic violation, reports KENS5 . As the 50-year-old officer sat in his patrol car writing a... More »

Manslaughter Charge for Cop in Shooting of Black Driver

Jeronimo Yanez shot Philando Castile over the summer in Minnesota

(Newser) - A Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul this summer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, the AP reports. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Wednesday that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who is Latino, was not justified... More »

Cops: Calif. Sheriff's Deputy 'Executed' by 'Known Criminal'

20-year veteran of force shot dead near Modesto

(Newser) - Police in Stanislaus County, Calif., say a 20-year veteran of the force was "executed" early Sunday after investigating a stolen van and a suspicious person outside Modesto. Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace was shot twice in the head. Police say a suspect was arrested more than 150 miles away... More »

Mistrial in Case of White Cop Who Fatally Shot Black Driver

Ray Tensing was facing murder, manslaughter charges

(Newser) - A mistrial has been declared in the case of a white Ohio cop who shot and killed an unarmed black driver during a traffic stop, sparking outrage and protests last year, NBC News reports. According to the AP , jurors deliberated for 25 hours but couldn't come to a decision... More »

3 Dead After Pa. Cops Are 'Ambushed'

1 cop dead, another injured in Canonsburg

(Newser) - An "ambush" on two Pennsylvania police officers was just the start of a deadly night in Canonsburg that left three people dead, including an officer. Police say two officers were ambushed as they drew near the front of a house to respond to a domestic call around 3:15am... More »

2 NYPD Officers Shot, One Fatally

Gunman killed in firefight

(Newser) - Two NYPD officers responding to a home invasion in the Bronx were shot Friday afternoon, and CNN reports one of them has died. The New York Daily News reports that the "heavily-armed gunman" was killed in the firefight. The second officer's injuries were said to be non-life-threatening. More »

Man Suspected of Killing Cops Felt Police Violated His Rights

Scott Greene also appears to have a problem with black people

(Newser) - Police say the man suspected of killing two Iowa officers early Wednesday has what the AP calls "a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police." The Des Moines Register reports court records show 46-year-old Scott Greene was charged with resisting a pat down in April 2014 after... More »

Suspect in Custody After Ambush Killings of 2 Iowa Cops

Scott Michael Greene accused of shooting officers in their cars

(Newser) - Two police officers in the Des Moines area were shot and killed while sitting in their patrol cars in two separate attacks overnight, and police now have a suspect in custody, reports the Des Moines Register . He is identified as Scott Michael Greene, a 46-year-old white male. Authorities say he... More »

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