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Family Wins One of Biggest Awards Ever Against Baltimore Cops

Kids and parents of Korryn Gaines awarded more than $37M—but some say they may not see it all

(Newser) - The children of a 23-year-old woman shot to death by Baltimore cops in 2016 after an hourslong standoff have been awarded more than $37 million in the civil lawsuit against Baltimore County and the police officer who fired the first shot. The Baltimore Sun reports that an all-woman jury, after... More »

Chicago Police Commander Fatally Shot on Duty

Paul Bauer had been at 'active shooter' training

(Newser) - A Chicago police commander attending an "active shooter" training session became the highest-ranking officer killed in the city in decades when he was shot after confronting a suspect Tuesday afternoon. Police officials and other sources tell the Chicago Tribune that Cmdr. Paul Bauer was fatally shot near a government... More »

Cop Who Decided Not to Shoot Wins Settlement

Stephen Mader gets $175K from West Virginia police department that fired him

(Newser) - A West Virginia cop who made headlines for not shooting a man holding a gun has just won a $175,000 wrongful termination settlement from his former police department. The unusual case goes back to 2016, when Weirton police officer Stephen Mader responded to a call about a possibly suicidal... More »

2 Officers Killed While Investigating 911 Call in Ohio

Suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Two Ohio police officers were killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon in a Columbus suburb, CBS News reports. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer , someone called 911 from an address in Westerville around noon then hung up. Police chief Joe Morbitzer says officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were "immediately... More »

Tenn. Sheriff After Fatal Shooting: 'I Love This S---'

Lawsuit alleges excessive force in June shooting in Tennessee

(Newser) - The fatal shooting of an unarmed Tennessee man is now the focus of a federal lawsuit based on footage in which a sheriff suggests he ordered the killing to avoid damage to police cars. In the aftermath of the April 13, 2017, shooting of Michael Dial—determined to be justified—... More »

Wisconsin Man Runs $65K Ad Over Son's 2004 Death

Michael Bell took out the Washington Post ad Tuesday

(Newser) - There is no limit to this father's quest for justice: Michael Bell spent $64,259 to run a full-page age in Tuesday's Washington Post calling for his son's Nov. 9, 2004 death to be reinvestigated. The Wisconsin 21-year-old died at the hands of a Kenosha police officer... More »

Fatal Colorado Ambush: 'He Knew We Were Coming':

One deputy was fatally shot almost immediately in Highlands Ranch

(Newser) - Police in suburban Denver are describing the fatal shooting of a deputy and the wounding of four other officers as an ambush. “He knew we were coming,” says Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, per the Denver Post . The sheriff says four deputies initially arrived at the gunman's... More »

5 Deputies Shot in Denver Suburb

One is dead; two civilians also injured; gunman also was shot

(Newser) - Authorities in Colorado say one deputy has died and four others were wounded, along with two civilians, in a shooting in suburban Denver, reports the AP . The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said via Twitter that the shooting happened after deputies were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance... More »

Arrest Made in Prank Call That Led to Fatal Police Shooting

Tyler Barriss arrested in California in connection to death of man in Kansas

(Newser) - Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in Los Angeles in connection with a "swatting" prank that left a 28-year-old Kansas man dead Thursday night, KWCH reports. Tyler Barriss, arrested Friday afternoon, is accused of making a false report to police. He was arrested two years ago in connection to... More »

Sheriff's Deputies Fatally Shoot 6-Year-Old Boy

They were aiming at a suspected car thief, who was also killed

(Newser) - Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a 6-year-old boy Thursday in Texas, WOAI reports. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says four deputies opened fire on 30-year-old Amanda Jones, a suspected car thief, after they "cornered" her outside a mobile home occupied by Kameron Prescott and his family in the... More »

Video Shows Cop Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man in Hotel

Philip Brailsford was found not guilty of murder, manslaughter this week

(Newser) - Newly released police body-cam footage shows an Arizona officer fatally shooting an unarmed man as he crawls toward officers while crying "please do not shoot me," the Independent reports. According to KPHO , former Mesa Police Department officer Philip Brailsford was found not guilty Thursday of murder and reckless... More »

Philando Castile's Girlfriend to Get $800K

Some of the money will be put in trust for her daughter, who also witnessed Castile's death

(Newser) - The girlfriend of a black Minnesota man shot and killed by a police officer last year is set to receive $800,000 in settlements over his death, the New York Daily News reports. Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were in the car with 32-year-old Philando Castile on July 6,... More »

Texas Trooper Killed During Traffic Stop

Suspect was captured more than 100 miles away

(Newser) - A man suspected of killing a Texas state trooper during a traffic stop was taken into custody more than 100 miles away, authorities said Thursday night. The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced on Twitter that the suspect was apprehended in neighboring Waller County. The Texas Department of Public Safety... More »

Manhunt Underway for Gunman Who Killed Rookie Cop

Suspect is said to be "armed and dangerous"

(Newser) - Police have identified a suspect in the tragic shooting of a rookie officer in western Pennsylvania. Per CNN , authorities named Rahmael Sal Holt, 29, as the alleged gunman who killed officer Brian Shaw Friday during a traffic stop turned foot chase. Details about the incident are still unfolding, including why... More »

Man Who Had Been 'Drinking All Day' Kills Ohio Cop

Mayor of Girard says it's the 'saddest day of his life'

(Newser) - Girard, Ohio, is mourning Justin Leo, who's believed to be the first police officer killed in the line of duty in the Youngstown-area city's history. Police say Leo, a 31-year-old who'd been on the Girard force for five years, was shot dead Saturday night after responding to... More »

'She Just Floored It': Witness Can't Fathom Fatal Decision

Temple student Cariann Hithon was shot by police after driving car into an officer

(Newser) - The minute before a 22-year-old Temple University student drove her BMW into a Florida police officer and was fatally shot "played out like a movie set" on Miami Beach, said a retired homicide detective who witnessed the incident. Cariann Hithon of Bowie, Md., crashed into several cars Sunday evening... More »

Police Bodycam Shows How Close Actor Came to Losing Life

Officer in Crawfordsville, Ind., didn't realize a movie was being made, fired at him

(Newser) - Note to movie makers: Give the police a heads-up when filming a robbery scene in public. Newly released police bodycam video released by the city of Crawfordsville, Ind., shows how close one actor came to learning that lesson in the worst possible way. Officers responded to a robbery call at... More »

Police Shoot Suicidal Man at Las Vegas Hospital

Cops say he took stun gun from guard's bag

(Newser) - An officer shot and killed a suicidal man in police custody in a Las Vegas emergency room Monday after the suspect took a stun gun from a jail guard's bag that was left in a room with him and pointed it at security guard and a nurse, officials say.... More »

Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Ignored Orders. He Was Deaf

Magdiel Sanchez was killed Tuesday when officers showed up at his home

(Newser) - Police fatally shot a 35-year-old deaf man Tuesday night in Oklahoma City while neighbors screamed at officers that the man couldn't hear their commands, the New York Daily News reports. Police say Magdiel Sanchez's father was behind the wheel of a car that hit an object and didn'... More »

Slain Georgia Tech Student Was the One Who Called 911

2 officers injured in protest outside campus police HQ

(Newser) - A police car was set ablaze and two officers were injured at Georgia Tech Monday night after a vigil for a student shot dead by police was followed by violence. Police say three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... More »

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