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Officer in Case That Shook Buttigieg Campaign Resigns

Ryan O'Neill fatally shot a black man last month

(Newser) - A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned, the local police union announced Monday. The Fraternal Order of Police said Sgt. Ryan O'Neill's resignation from the South Bend Police Department... More »

Planned ICE Sweep Turns Into Coffee and Doughnuts

Officials opt for a few low-key raids instead

(Newser) - A federal plan to detain at least 2,000 immigrants in a nationwide sweep Sunday has devolved into a handful of low-key raids with few if any arrests, the New York Times reports. The plan for ICE agents to dramatically round up immigrants who have removal orders—which was highly... More »

Family Wants to Know Why Cop Shot and Killed Girl, 17

Police say a replica gun was found at the scene where Hannah Williams was shot

(Newser) - Hannah Williams was less than two miles from her Anaheim, California, home Friday night when the 17-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. Her family is demanding answers. According to the Orange County district attorney's office, the Fullerton PD officer was on duty and in uniform when, while... More »

Texas Police Officer Charged With Murder in Dallas Shooting

'This sends a message that officers do not have the right to kill someone'

(Newser) - A Texas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge two weeks after shooting the unarmed driver of a truck that had been reported stolen as the vehicle swerved past his police SUV in a Dallas parking lot. Farmers Branch Officer Michael Dunn, 43, turned himself in Wednesday night... More »

Police Take Heat After Rookie Gets Ambushed

Tara O'Sullivan was shot dead with a high-powered rifle

(Newser) - California police have released terrifying bodycam footage of a domestic-violence call that took a rookie officer's life, USA Today reports. Tara O'Sullivan, 26, died in a hail of bullets Wednesday when five officers entered a garage in Sacramento. "Hello, police department. If you're in here, let... More »

Police Officer: Here's Why I Opened Fire at Costco

He was 'fighting for his life,' his lawyer says

(Newser) - A lawyer for the family of a man fatally shot at a California Costco conceded that the man pushed a police officer. They were standing in line for food samples at the time, and the father of Kenneth French, 32, stepped between his son and the off-duty officer. "His... More »

Police Shooting of 911 Caller Brings 12-Year Prison Term

Mohamed Noor apologizes to woman's family

(Newser) - A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 said Friday he "knew in an instant I was wrong" and apologized to her family, moments before a judge brushed off a defense request for leniency and ordered him to prison for 12½... More »

Witness Captures Officer's Struggle With Woman, Fatal Shots

It's under investigation in Baytown, Texas

(Newser) - A witness recorded a Texas police officer fatally shooting a woman he was trying to arrest—after she can be heard on the video yelling, "I'm pregnant." But the woman's family says she was not pregnant, and an autopsy will confirm one way or the other,... More »

Don Damond: I Told Justine to Make the Call

What happened next was 'tragic, wrong, unjust'

(Newser) - "My first thought was, 'I want her to be safe.'" It was for that reason that Don Damond told his fiancee to call police on the night of July 15, 2017, after she heard what she thought was a sexual assault taking place near the couple'... More »

City Reaches Big Settlement in Fatal Police Shooting

Minneapolis will pay $20M over the death of Justine Damond

(Newser) - The city of Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman fatally shot by a police officer when she approached his squad car after calling 911 to report a possible crime. Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council members detailed the settlement just three days after a... More »

Texas Officer Charged With Homicide for Shooting Motorist

Bau Tran fired as man started to drive away

(Newser) - A Texas grand jury indicted a suburban Dallas police officer Wednesday on a charge of criminally negligent homicide for fatally shooting a black man during a traffic stop last year. The Tarrant County grand jury indicted Arlington Officer Bau Tran eight months after he shot 24-year-old O'Shae Terry in... More »

He Was Suspected of Robbing a Pizza Hut. Now, 3 Kids Shot

Children injured during shootout with robbery suspect in Oklahoma

(Newser) - Three children were wounded in a police shooting Friday in Oklahoma when an officer fired, per state investigators. Brook Arbeitman, a rep for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, said gunfire broke out when detectives with the Hugo Police Department in southeastern Oklahoma were trying to approach the suspect, 21-year-old... More »

Cop Who Shot Justine Damond Explains His Thinking

'Action is better than reaction,' says Mohamed Noor about fatal shooting of Justine Damond

(Newser) - For nearly two years, the former cop who fatally shot Australian life coach Justine Damond in Minneapolis has stayed mum. That changed Thursday, when Mohamed Noor made his first public remarks on the July 2017 shooting and what led up to it, speaking at his trial in a Hennepin County,... More »

Protests and Questions Follow Shooting by Police Near Yale

Black Lives Matter calls another demonstration

(Newser) - Nightly protests followed the police shooting of a woman in a car near Yale's campus, and another demonstration is planned for Sunday. Stephanie Washington, 22, was hospitalized after being shot by an officer from Yale and a second from the town of Hamden, NBC reports. They had stopped the... More »

London Cops Open Fire on Car Outside Embassy

A suspect in his 40s is detained and taken to hospital

(Newser) - British police fired shots Saturday at a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other cars parked in front of the embassy. London's Metropolitan Police say firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at a police car... More »

Body-Cam Shows Rapper Asleep Before Police Shot Him

California's Vallejo city releases video in shooting death of Willie McCoy at Taco Bell drive-thru

(Newser) - Police in California have released video that shows six officers opening fire on a 20-year-old man who'd been asleep in his car with a gun in his lap. Willie McCoy, 20, was killed in February in the drive-thru lane of a Taco Bell in Vallejo. The release includes a... More »

Deputy Shot During Traffic Stop Dies

Suspect fired 15 times in unprovoked attack, police say

(Newser) - A West Texas sheriff's deputy who was critically wounded Friday in a shooting during a traffic stop has died. The El Paso County Sheriff's office confirmed the death of Deputy Peter Herrera in a statement on Facebook . It gave no further details. Authorities had said on Friday that... More »

Strange How Ferguson Protesters Keep Dying

6 deaths are drawing speculation

(Newser) - Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something... More »

Florida Cop Guilty After Killing Stranded Motorist

Nouman Raja faces life in prison for 2015 shooting death of musician Corey Jones

(Newser) - The jury of six deliberated for roughly four hours over two days before returning the verdict Corey Jones' family had been hoping for. "The sweetest sound was the click of those handcuffs," a relative tells the AP of the moment Nouman Raja was taken away as the first... More »

Journo Covering Stephon Clark Protest Gets Busted Himself

'I'm very disappointed that the protest ended the way it did,' says Sacramento mayor of 80 arrests

(Newser) - A protest over the shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police has ended with at least 80 arrests, police say. Among those detained were clergy and a reporter. Capt. Norm Leong tweeted that the protest Monday night ended with "80 plus arrests. Still processing it all."... More »

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