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Cops Mistakenly Kill Man in His Own Yard

Investigation underway after 'devastatingly tragic' shooting in Idaho Falls

(Newser) - Idaho police killed a man in his own backyard on Monday after mistaking him for a suspect on the run. The man police had been chasing, with warrants for felony battery on an officer and failure to appear, was found hiding in a shed on a nearby property in Idaho...

Multiple FBI Agents Shot in Florida
5 FBI Agents Shot,
2 Fatally, in Florida

5 FBI Agents Shot, 2 Fatally, in Florida

They were investigating a child pornography case near Fort Lauderdale

(Newser) - Two FBI agents were shot to death and three agents were wounded while serving a search warrant in a child pornography case in Florida on Tuesday, reports the AP . Police described an incident in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise that began shortly after 6am, noting a suspect was barricaded...

Officer Who Resigned After Fatal Shootings Has New Job

Joseph Mensah shot and killed three people over five years

(Newser) - “It’s just a slap in my face and my family’s face.” That’s what Tracy Cole says about the decision of a Wisconsin sheriff’s office to hire Joseph Mensah, a former police officer who killed three people in the line of duty over a span...

Breonna Taylor Shooting: Fired Detective Blasts Department

Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes were fired Tuesday

(Newser) - Breonna Taylor lost her life, and now two more detectives with the Louisville Metro Police Department have lost their jobs. Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes were fired Tuesday, reports the Courier Journal . They had received pretermination letters last week; the firings came after each met with interim Chief Yvette...

In Minneapolis, the First Police Killing Since George Floyd

City's police chief: Bodycam footage to be released of shootout that killed suspect

(Newser) - Less than a mile from where George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in the spring, a fatal police shooting during a traffic stop Wednesday evening spurred a protest and a plea from city officials to keep the calm. The city's police department says officers were conducting a traffic...

Decision Is Reached on Cop Who Killed Andre Hill

Adam Coy is fired; he's under criminal investigation as well

(Newser) - The Ohio police officer who fatally shot Andre Hill less than 10 seconds after encountering him has been fired. Adam Coy responded to a non-emergency call in Columbus last week when he came upon Hill, a Black man; his neighbor had called to complain that someone was turning a car...

Bodycam Shows Ohio Cop Shot Andre Hill Within Seconds

And no aid was given for some time

(Newser) - Officer Adam Coy didn't have his body camera on when he fatally shot Andre Maurice Hill on Tuesday, but he turned it on nine seconds later—and the camera's look-back technology captured the preceding 60 seconds. Police in Columbus, Ohio, released the footage on Wednesday, and it shows...

Body Camera's 'Look-Back' Function Captures Fatal Shooting

Columbus, Ohio, reels from another law enforcement shooting

(Newser) - A Columbus, Ohio, police officer who shot and killed a Black man in the early hours of Tuesday morning didn't turn on his body camera until after the fatal shot was fired. CNN reports Mayor Andrew Ginther disclosed that detail at a news conference, describing that belated activation as...

Breonna Taylor's Mother Reminds Biden

Tamika Palmer took out a full-page ad to address the president-elect

(Newser) - Breonna Taylor's mother took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post to send President-elect Joe Biden a message. "We need your actions to show that you are different than those who pay lip service to our losses while doing nothing to show that our loved ones' lives...

Family Says Deputy Killed Black Man Holding Sandwich

Officer claims Columbus man refused to drop handgun

(Newser) - Authorities in Ohio say Casey Goodson was shot by a sheriff's deputy outside his Columbus home Friday when he refused to drop a handgun. His family says the 23-year-old Black man was holding a Subway sandwich, not a gun—and he was inside the home when police shot him...

Cop Charged With On-Duty Homicide in First for SF
Cop On the Job 4 Days
Charged With Homicide
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Cop On the Job 4 Days Charged With Homicide

Rookie Chris Samayoa shot suspect from patrol vehicle in 2017

(Newser) - A former San Francisco police officer is facing charges of on-duty homicide in what the district attorney's office says is a first for the city. Chris Samayoa is accused of fatally shooting a 42-year-old Black man, Keita O'Neil, on what was his fourth day on the job in...

Toddler Killed When Father Allegedly Clashes With Police

But what happened in Ontario, Canada isn't quite clear

(Newser) - A possible kidnapping turned tragic in Canada when a one-year-old child died in an encounter with police, the Guardian reports. Details remain sketchy, but officers fired on a pickup truck Thursday with the boy and his father inside. "It's too early for us to know why officers fired...

LA County Coroner Orders First Inquest in Decades

Cops shot 18-year-old Andres Guardado in the back 5 times

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ordered an official inquest in the death of a teenager who was shot five times in the back after running away from deputies. The office said in a statement that the inquest, which is being held "in the interest of public...

Bodycam Footage Out in Police Shooting of Philly Black Man

Cops who shot Walter Wallace Jr. weren't equipped with Tasers

(Newser) - Police officers fired 14 shots, killing Walter Wallace Jr. , just 41 seconds after arriving at his family's West Philadelphia home last week. Wallace's pregnant wife repeatedly shouted that Wallace—who was walking toward the officers with a knife—was "mental," according to bodycam footage released Wednesday,...

Cop in Breonna Taylor Shooting Sues Her Boyfriend

Officer shot during botched raid wants damages for 'emotional distress'

(Newser) - On March 13, Louisville police officers killed Kenneth Walker's girlfriend. Now, one of them is taking him to court. Walker is being sued by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot in the thigh after police broke down Breonna Taylor's door, CBS News reports. Walker said police—who had...

Black Teen Was Alive When Covered by Blanket: Girlfriend

Tafara Williams disputes police account of Oct. 20 shooting

(Newser) - The Illinois woman shot by police alongside Marcellis Stinnette says her boyfriend was still breathing when officers covered him with a blanket. Tafara Williams—who, like Stinnette, is Black—spoke Tuesday from a hospital, where she's said to be recovering from gunshot wounds to her stomach and hand, per...

Philly Erupts in Protest After Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man

Cops say Walter Wallace Jr., 27, wouldn't drop knife when ordered to

(Newser) - A police vehicle was set on fire, businesses were looted, and at least a dozen cops were hurt Monday night in Philadelphia after a 27-year-old Black man died during a police shooting earlier in the day. The Washington Post and the AP report that Walter Wallace Jr. was shot dead...

Cops: Fatal Shooting Was Self-Defense. Girlfriend: It Was 'for Nothing'

19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette shot dead in Waukegan, Ill., after confrontation with cops

(Newser) - A police shooting in an Illinois city this week has left a Black teen dead and his girlfriend hospitalized, with protesters and family members demanding that the feds get to the bottom of what happened. Per CBS News , police in Waukegan say that 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette was the passenger in...

Mom, Sisters of Black Teen Killed by Cop Arrested

Tracy Cole, mother of 17-year-old Alvin Cole, was detained, then hospitalized after protest

(Newser) - The mother and sisters of a Black teen who was killed by a suburban Milwaukee cop have been arrested by police cracking down on protesters out after a curfew, per the AP . Alvin Cole's mother, Tracy Cole, and his sisters, Taleavia and Tristiana Cole, were arrested about 8:30pm...

Officer Won't be Charged in Teenager's Death

Investigator finds Black 17-year-old didn't fire at the officer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

(Newser) - Protesters returned to the streets of Wauwatosa after the Milwaukee County district attorney announced that a police officer won't face charges in the death of a Black teenager. Alvin Cole, 17, was shot by Joseph Mensahin, a Black officer, in February while running away in a mall parking lot;...

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