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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 »

Protesters Gather Outside Downtown St. Louis Jail

They chanted 'free our people'

(Newser) - Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend. Demonstrators outside the jail Monday night criticized authorities for... More »

'Why Did You Have to Shoot?': Slain Ga. Student's Dad

Scout Schultz's family plans on filing lawsuit after student shot, killed by campus police

(Newser) - "Why did you have to shoot?" Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , that's the big question Bill Schultz had Monday at a presser, addressing campus cops at Georgia Tech after his oldest child, 21-year-old Scout Schultz, was shot dead Saturday. Scout, who headed the school's Pride Alliance, was killed... More »

In a Twist, Cops Were the Ones Chanting in St. Louis

'Whose streets? Our streets' went the refrain after arrests

(Newser) - A common chant could be heard on the streets of St. Louis Sunday night as protesters demonstrated over a police shooting. "Whose streets? Our streets" went the refrain, a common one used by Black Lives Matter protesters. This time, however, it was police officers who were doing the chanting,... More »

Police Shoot Georgia Tech LGBT Leader

Police say Scout Schultz refused to drop knife

(Newser) - The president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance group was shot dead on campus Saturday night after suffering what a lawyer says appears to have been a mental breakdown. Police say Scout Schultz, who identified as non-binary instead of male or female, was shot after they responded to a 911... More »

Dozens Arrested on 3rd Night of St. Louis Protests

Protesters chanted, 'Stop killing us'

(Newser) - Police made dozens of arrests in St. Louis on Sunday night when people ignored orders to disperse after a third night of vandalism that followed largely nonviolent daylight protests. Police had warned those still on downtown streets late Sunday that they would be arrested if they didn't leave the... More »

Ex-Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

Jason Stockley speaks out in exclusive interview with 'St. Louis Post-Dispatch'

(Newser) - Demonstrators said they were pepper-sprayed by police , at least 10 cops were injured , and U2 and Ed Sheeran canceled concerts in St. Louis over the weekend as protests continued over a not-guilty verdict for Jason Stockley, a white ex-police officer who shot dead a black motorist in 2011. Stockley is... More »

10 Cops Injured in St. Louis Protests

Police fired tear gas after mayor's window broken

(Newser) - Police in St. Louis used tear gas to break up protests Friday night after around 1,000 demonstrators surrounded the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson, hurling red paint and breaking a front window. Police say at least nine St. Louis officers and a Highway Patrol trooper were injured in the... More »

National Guard Ready After Verdict in Mo. Cop Shooting

Jason Stockley acquitted in 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith

(Newser) - Tensions ran high in St. Louis Friday, with barricades surrounding a federal courthouse and the Missouri National Guard on standby, as the city awaited a verdict in the murder trial of a white cop who shot a 24-year-old black motorist in 2011, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch —and that... More »

News Photographer Shot by Deputy at Traffic Stop

Andy Grimm's camera equipment may have been mistaken for a weapon

(Newser) - State investigators in Ohio are looking into a police shooting that occurred under odd circumstances Monday night. A small-town news photographer in Ohio was shot when a deputy apparently mistook his camera equipment for a weapon, reports Fox 8 . The photographer, Andy Grimm, got hit in his side but is... More »

Woman Critically Injured in Attack on Police Officers

Bullet struck victim in head while she was doing laundry

(Newser) - Authorities have arrested two men suspected of wounding two St. Louis police officers in an attack that also left a 24-year-old woman in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, the AP reports. Acting Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said Friday evening that the third victim was in... More »

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