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Crowd Cheers Police After 4 Rape Suspects Killed

Police in India say they were trying to escape

(Newser) - Indian police on Friday fatally shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, leading some to celebrate their deaths as justice in a case that has sparked protests across the country. The men, who were in police custody and had not been formally... More »

Deputy's Son, 18, Charged With Killing County Sheriff

Witnesses say Alabama sheriff was killed after approaching truck that was playing loud music

(Newser) - An 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting a sheriff in Alabama is the son of another lawman in a neighboring county. Chase Johnson was charged with murder in a brief court appearance Monday, the New York Times reports. Police say the teen, who allegedly shot Sheriff John Williams of Lowndes County... More »

Father of Woman Killed in Home by Police Dies

Marquis Jefferson's daughter was playing video games in her home

(Newser) - Marquis Jefferson, whose daughter was shot to death by police in her home last month in Fort Worth, has died of a heart attack. Jefferson, 59, died at a hospital in Dallas, USA Today reports. Atatiana Jefferson, his only child, was shot to death through a window by a police... More »

Judge Gives Former Officer 12 Years in Death of Veteran

Unarmed victim had been diagnosed with PTSD

(Newser) - A former Georgia police officer convicted of aggravated assault and other crimes in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Robert Olsen was responding to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex in March 2015... More »

Tarzan Actor's Son Was Only Pretending to Be Armed

Cameron Ely was shot 24 times after he fatally stabbed his mom, according to sheriff's office

(Newser) - After fatally stabbing his mother, the son of actor Ron Ely was shot 24 times by deputies despite not having a weapon, authorities revealed Tuesday. Outside the Tarzan actor's California home on Oct. 15, Cameron Ely told the responding deputies "that he had a gun, advanced towards the... More »

Video Shows Police Shoot Unarmed, Fleeing Teen

He was 'posing no threat to anybody,' lawyer says

(Newser) - After 16-year-old Isiah Murrietta-Golding was shot in the back of the head by a Fresno police officer as he ran away from officers in April 2017, police insisted the shooting was justified. A lawyer for the teen's father says newly released video tells a different story. The video, released... More »

Cop Who Killed Texas Woman Wasn't Doing Welfare Check

And Atatiana Jefferson's funeral has been delayed amid a family conflict

(Newser) - Seems the police officer who killed Atatiana Jefferson wasn't told to do a welfare check, CNN reports. Authorities say a neighbor's worried phone call was relayed to dispatch as an "open-structure call"—meaning it could have been an abandoned house, door left open, or even a... More »

Cops Find Dead Woman at Actor's Home. Then, a Shootout

Police say Ron Ely's wife was killed by the couple's son

(Newser) - Two people were killed Tuesday at the California home of actor Ron Ely, who's described as safe and uninjured. Deputies responded to a call about a family dispute at the home in the Santa Barbara suburb of Hope Ranch around 8:15pm to find the body of an elderly... More »

Fort Worth Chief: 'Absolutely No Excuse' for Woman's Killing

Officer's arrest warrant says victim pulled gun after hearing suspicious noises

(Newser) - The furor Tuesday over the killing of a black woman by a white Fort Worth officer became increasingly about a gun pointed at a bedroom window. But the police chief and activists said the focus was on the wrong gun. Officer Aaron Dean was arrested on a murder charge Monday... More »

Cop Who Shot Woman Through Window Charged With Murder

Aaron Dean was arrested hours after he resigned

(Newser) - The Fort Worth police officer who shot Atatiana Jefferson through her bedroom window early Saturday was charged with murder Monday—hours after he resigned . Officials say Aaron Dean was booked into the Tarrant County Correction Center and later released on $200,000 bond, NBC reports. Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus... More »

Ex-Officer Who Killed Veteran Convicted, but Not of Murder

Jury finds Robert Olsen guilty of lesser charges

(Newser) - A Georgia jury has found a former police officer guilty of aggravated assault, making a false statement, and violation of oath of office in the killing of an unarmed, naked man who was mentally ill. But not of murder. Robert Olsen could receive up to 35 years in prison when... More »

Cop Who Killed Fort Worth Woman Through Window Has Resigned

Aaron Dean would have been fired had he not, said Fort Worth's interim police chief

(Newser) - The Fort Worth officer who fired into a home's open window , killing Atatiana Jefferson, has resigned, per Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus. Kraus noted the department had intended to fire Aaron Dean today, but he resigned first. He added that criminal charges are possible and that he'll receive... More »

Nephew, 8, Was in the Room When Police Shot Woman

They were playing a video game when they heard noises outside

(Newser) - Atatiana Jefferson was proud of being a "cool auntie" and had been up late playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was killed in her Fort Worth home by police early Saturday, lawyer Lee Merritt says. He says Jefferson and the boy—who was in the room... More »

'That's Murder': Family Reacts to Police Bodycam Footage

Atatiana Jefferson was killed at her Texas home

(Newser) - A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her own home in Texas didn't have time to perceive a threat before shooting her, an attorney for the woman's family said. "You didn't hear the officer shout, 'Gun, gun, gun,'" attorney Lee... More »

Officer Kills Woman in Her Home After Welfare Call

Atatiana Jefferson was apparently shot through her window

(Newser) - Authorities in Texas say a black woman was fatally shot by a white officer inside her Fort Worth home after police were called to the residence for a welfare check, the AP reports. The shooting happened early Saturday after a neighbor called police to say the front door to the... More »

Cop Charged After 2nd Shooting With Similar Details

Sheriff's deputy Lauren Michael charged with assault after scooter incident in Kansas City

(Newser) - A 29-year-old sheriff's deputy in Jackson County, Mo., has been charged with felony assault and criminal action, and an investigation has been launched regarding a 2017 incident for which she'd received a medal of valor. "Laws that protect law enforcement's actions are a high hurdle for... More »

Dallas Cop Who Killed Neighbor Hears Her Fate

Amber Guyger shows little emotion as the sentence is read in court

(Newser) - A white Dallas police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for killing her black neighbor in his apartment, which she said she mistook for her own unit one floor below, the AP reports. Amber Guyger didn't appear to show much reaction, at least from the angle... More »

Verdict Is in for Ex-Cop Who Killed Man in His Home

Amber Guyger is found guilty of murder

(Newser) - The verdict is in for Amber Guyger. On Tuesday a Dallas jury unanimously found her guilty of murdering Botham Jean after entering his apartment last year by mistake, NBC News reports. The former Dallas police officer had pleaded not guilty, saying her building's floor plan was confusing, but prosecutors... More »

Traffic Stop Officer Killed in 'Ruthless, Cold-Blooded Way'

Sandeep Dhaliwal was considered a 'trailblazer'

(Newser) - A sheriff's deputy described as "a trailblazer" because he was the first Sikh deputy of the Harris County Sheriff's Office when he joined the force 10 years ago, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop Friday near Houston, the AP reports. Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, 42,... More »

Cop Accused of Killing Man in His Home: I Wish He'd Shot Me

At murder trial, ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger says she thought Botham Jean was going to kill her

(Newser) - The former Dallas cop who shot and killed neighbor Botham Jean in his own apartment took the stand Friday morning at her Texas murder trial, emotional as her defense team continued to insist that Jean's death was a "tragic but innocent" mistake that happened after she entered his... More »

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