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Gun Allegedly Found on Keith Scott Was Stolen: Sources

And the man who allegedly stole it claims he sold it to Scott

(Newser) - "Multiple sources" tell WBTV the gun Charlotte police say they found on Keith Scott after he was fatally shot by an officer had been reported stolen. Not only that, but sources say the man who allegedly stole the gun in a burglary claims he sold it to Scott. Scott... More »

Actor Calls for Black Americans to Boycott Work for a Day

Isaiah Washington demands action on police brutality

(Newser) - It's time for black Americans to send the rest of the country a message by boycotting "the very system that was built on the backs of black people here in America," says actor Isaiah Washington. The former Grey's Anatomy star has joined the #Missing24 movement to... More »

Charlotte Police Release Video of Shooting

It does not show Keith Scott pointing a weapon

(Newser) - In a reversal of course, police in Charlotte on Saturday released bodycam and dashcam footage from the fatal shooting of Keith Scott. (See it here via the Washington Post .) In addition to the video, police also released a photo of the gun they say was spotted in Scott's... More »

Family of Keith Scott Releases Video of Charlotte Shooting

The video was taken by Scott's wife, Rakeyia Scott

(Newser) - The public received its first look at footage of the shooting death of Keith Scott at the hands of Charlotte police when lawyers for his family released cellphone video Friday showing the moments before and after he was killed, NBC News reports. The video was taken by Rakeyia Scott and... More »

Medical Examiner Calls Tulsa Police Shooting a Homicide

Officer Betty Shelby turns herself in, is released on bond

(Newser) - The Oklahoma man killed by police this week died from a "penetrating gunshot wound of chest," the state medical examiner's office said Friday, classifying the death as a homicide. However, spokeswoman Amy Elliott said a full autopsy report and toxicology results are not yet complete, reports AP... More »

Tulsa Teacher Posts Poignant Essay After Police Shooting

'Tragedy lives and breathes' among classmates of Terence Crutcher's daughter

(Newser) - A teacher at a Tulsa charter school attended by the daughter of an unarmed black man killed by a white officer says the tragedy "lives and breathes" among her students in a moving essay she posted on Facebook detailing her experience helping students cope. Rebecca Lee is a teacher... More »

Charlotte Cop Videos Raise 'More Questions Than Answers'

City is calmer on 3rd night of protests

(Newser) - Relatives of Charlotte man Keith Lamont Scott have seen police body camera videos from the scene of his shooting—and reached a very different conclusion from police. Family attorney Justin Bamberg tells the Charlotte Observer that the family has "more questions than answers" after seeing the videos, which he... More »

Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man in Oklahoma Charged

Betty Shelby has been charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, filed manslaughter charges Thursday against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street , the AP reports. District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16. Dashcam and... More »

Charlotte Police: No 'Definitive' Video Proof Man Pointed Gun

Family and neighbors have said Keith Scott was unarmed when shot by officer

(Newser) - Body camera footage from the scene shows no proof Keith Scott pointed a gun at anybody before being shot and killed by an officer Tuesday in Charlotte, the Charlotte Observer reports. "The video does not give me absolute, definitive visual evidence that could confirm that a person is pointing... More »

State of Emergency Declared in Charlotte

'My heart bleeds for what our great city is going through'

(Newser) - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency Wednesday night in Charlotte after a second night of protests over the police shooting of a black man turned violent and the city's police chief said he needed the help. A peaceful prayer vigil turned into an angry march... More »

One Person Shot During Protests in Charlotte

Victim was not shot by police, says city

(Newser) - Protests in Charlotte over Tuesday's police shooting of a black man turned violent on their second night Wednesday—one person was shot and seriously wounded, reports the Charlotte Observer . (Initial reports that the man was dead have been walked back; he is reportedly on life support.) City officials... More »

Charlotte Police Say Man Killed Had a Gun, Not Book

Family of Keith Scott says the father of 7 was shot by officers while holding a book

(Newser) - Police say they found a handgun—but no book—at the scene where Keith Scott was shot and killed by an officer Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, CNN reports. Family says the 43-year-old father of seven was reading a book in his car while waiting for his son to get out... More »

Charlotte Erupts as Cops, Seeking Suspect, Kill Another Man

Cops say Keith Lamont Scott had a gun; family says it was a book

(Newser) - Yet another American city has erupted in protests after a fatal police shooting. Police in Charlotte, NC, say around a dozen officers were injured late Tuesday and early Wednesday after a man was shot and killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex Tuesday afternoon, CNN reports. Police say... More »

Can Blacks 'Get a Little' Ahmad Rahami Treatment?

Meaning not getting gunned down whenever cops want to talk or apprehend them: Shaun King

(Newser) - Shaun King is relieved cops caught New York/New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami Monday. And he calls it "amazing" in his essay for the New York Daily News that the two police officers in Linden, NJ, who apprehended Rahami were able to bring in the armed 28-year-old alive, all... More »

Cop in Okla. Shooting Has No Marks on Record

Protesters say white officer should be arrested for shooting unarmed black man

(Newser) - A 42-year-old white female police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in Oklahoma on Friday has a clean record with the Tulsa Police Department, a police official tells the Tulsa World . Officer Tyler Turnbough was IDed by Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan as the cop who initially used... More »

Unarmed Black Man Whose Car Stalled Killed by White Cop

Protesters are calling for criminal charges

(Newser) - An unarmed black man killed by a white Oklahoma officer who was responding to a stalled vehicle can be seen in police video walking away from officers and toward his SUV with his hands up before he approaches the driver's side door, where he drops to the ground after... More »

Police: Philadelphia Man Ambushed Cop, Killed Civilian

Police found a rambling letter after he was fatally shot

(Newser) - A wild chase and shootout through the streets of West Philadelphia left a civilian dead, two police officers and three civilians wounded, and a suspect fatally shot. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Sgt. Sylvia Young was ambushed late Friday night and shot a number of times in the arm... More »

Ohio Cops Kill 13-Year-Old Carrying BB Gun

He fled officers investigating an armed robbery: police

(Newser) - A police officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy carrying a BB gun after he ran from officers in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, authorities say. Officers were investigating an armed robbery—in which the victim said a group of people, one of whom had a gun, had demanded money from him—... More »

Cop Fired for Not Killing Man

Stephen Mader hoped to 'deescalate' the suicide-by-cop situation

(Newser) - In an odd case out of West Virginia, a police officer has been fired for not shooting a man. Authorities in Weirton say police officer Stephen Mader risked the lives of other officers when he failed to shoot a man holding a gun on May 6. Ronald D. Williams Jr.... More »

Family's 'Nagging Question' About Son's Death Resolved

SC officer fired 13 months after shooting the unarmed teen

(Newser) - The South Carolina police officer who shot and killed Zachary Hammond has been fired more than a year after the unarmed 19-year-old's death. Seneca Police Chief John Covington declined to comment further on the firing of Mark Tiller, a six-year veteran of the force who had been on paid... More »

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