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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 »

Stephon Clark's Family Responds Right Away

Relatives of man shot by police will pursue a 'fight for justice'

(Newser) - Angry relatives of a black man fatally shot by police as he held a cellphone have promised to continue their "fight for justice" after prosecutors in California declined to bring charges against the officers, the AP reports. "This is just the beginning. The fight for justice has just... More »

No Charges for Cops Who Shot Stephon Clark

Clark only had a cellphone when he was shot dead

(Newser) - The two Sacramento police officers whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last year prompted nationwide protests will not face criminal charges, prosecutors announced Saturday, the AP reports. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet used lethal force lawfully. The officers have... More »

Trooper Struck by Car Fatally Shoots the Driver

Police say she drove off from traffic stop, striking trooper

(Newser) - Authorities say a woman was killed when a Georgia state trooper opened fire into her car after she struck the officer while trying to flee a traffic stop. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate the fatal shooting Tuesday morning along Interstate 95 in coastal McIntosh County,... More »

Drug Raid Ended in 2 Deaths. Now, a Cop Accused of Lying

Gerald Goines will 'more than likely be charged with serious crime' after raid that also hurt 5 cops

(Newser) - More details are emerging after a drug raid in Texas last month that left two people dead and five police officers injured. Undercover narcotics officers had been carrying out a search warrant on Jan. 28 for a Houston house that was reputed to be a drug den when shots rang... More »

Judge Overturns $38M Award for Baltimore Family

A judge sides with police and cites 'civil liability'

(Newser) - The family of a woman shot dead by Baltimore police was initially awarded $38 million . Now, that award is zero. A Baltimore County judge cited the doctrine of "civil liability" Thursday in rescinding the award to the family of Korryn Gaines, 23, who was killed during a six-hour standoff... More »

'Never Going to Get Over This': 6 Cops Shoot Dozing Rapper

Family of Willie McCoy (Willie Bo) lawyers up

(Newser) - Relatives of a 21-year-old rapper shot dead by police in Vallejo, Calif., on Saturday say he was sleeping. "We cannot fathom why they would have to shoot him. This was senseless," David Harrison, cousin of rapper Willie McCoy, tells the Guardian . Police say McCoy, known as Willie Bo... More »

Officer Who Killed Bystander at Mall Will Return to Job

Victim's family protests decision to not charge cop

(Newser) - The police officer who fatally shot a man he mistook as a shooter at an Alabama shopping mall will return to work after the state attorney general decided not to charge him. Hoover city officials announced Wednesday that the unnamed officer has their full support, AL.com reports, including financial... More »

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