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Police: Southwest Idaho man shot and killed during standoff

Law enforcement officers shot and killed a 48-year-old southwest Idaho man Saturday morning.


Witness in Justine Damond shooting steps forward; source says part of encounter was filmed

A witness who was nearby when Justine Damond was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has been located and is cooperating, according to state investigators.


Deputies cleared in fatal southwest Idaho shooting

A prosecutor has determined that the eight law enforcement officers who fired shots at a 32-year-old southwest Idaho man were justified in using lethal force.


Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of officer shooting

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday amid calls for new leadership in the department following last week’s shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer.


Minnesota police shooting isn’t only death of 911 caller

The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn’t by any means the first time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Minneapolis police chief: Death of Australian woman ‘should not have happened’

The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Australian woman shot after cops heard loud sound

An Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer after the officers heard a loud sound near their squad …


Ohio drops case against ex-cop in shooting of unarmed man

A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a Cincinnati traffic stop won’t face a third murder trial, a prosecutor announced Tuesday while saying he’s asking …


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Police fatally shoot elderly man who had tried to kill self

Police say an Oregon man who slit his wrists in a suicide attempt less than three weeks ago has been fatally shot by officers.


Bride-to-be called 911 for help and was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer

Justine Damond called police after hearing a sound in an alley near the home she shared with her fianci late Saturday night. But shortly after two officers arrived in her …


Ex-cop to face 4th trial in killing of daughter’s boyfriend

A former Oklahoma police officer is facing a fourth trial in the shooting death of his daughter’s black boyfriend.


Tulsa cop cleared in killing of unarmed black man resigns

A white Oklahoma police officer recently acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black man submitted her resignation from the Tulsa police department Friday, saying the desk job where she had …


Fatal shooting by WSP trooper on I-5 under investigation

The Olympia Police Department is leading a multi-agency independent investigation into Saturday’s fatal shooting of a driver by a Washington State Patrol trooper on southbound Interstate 5 in Lacey.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

NYC mayor at officer’s funeral: ‘We must help our police’

A sea of police in blue uniforms filled a massive Bronx movie theater and the street outside to pay tribute Tuesday to a New York City officer who was shot …


Three Chicago officers plead not guilty in Laquan McDonald case

Three Chicago police officers have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to cover up what happened the night a white officer shot a black teenager 16 times.


UPDATED: Sun., July 9, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

For 2 terrifying hours, man on boat fires shots at police and toward Seattle-area shoreline

Officers fatally shot a gunman who, while on a boat, fired at police and toward the shore of Bainbridge Island, about 10 miles west of Seattle across Elliott Bay in …


Hundreds pay tribute to slain New York City police officer

Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a New York City police officer shot and killed while sitting inside her police vehicle last week.


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Prosecutor shocked by mistrial for cop who killed black man

An Oklahoma prosecutor said Saturday that he was shocked when a judge declared a mistrial in the case of a white former Tulsa police officer who fatally shot his daughter’s …


West Richland man killed in confrontation with police

A West Richland man has been shot and killed by law enforcement officers responding to reports of a domestic dispute.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

Officer’s killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

A police officer was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed inside a command post RV by an ex-convict who had ranted online about his treatment in prison and about police …


Off-duty cop who killed daughter’s boyfriend faces 3rd trial

A former Oklahoma police officer who said he was trying to protect his daughter when he fatally shot her black boyfriend in 2014 is on trial for the third time …


Texas officer shot while investigating vehicle break-in dies

A police officer in San Antonio died Friday of wounds suffered when he and his partner were shot by a man they intended to question about a vehicle break-in, police …


Suspect livestreams shootout with Los Angeles police

A homicide suspect livestreamed on Facebook as he traded gunfire with police, eventually shooting a Los Angeles SWAT officer before a police round struck him, a law enforcement official said.


Alton Sterling’s family sues over black man’s shooting by police

The children of a black man killed by a white police officer in Louisiana’s capital sued the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Three Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, …


Officers turn out for son of officer slain in 2001

About 100 uniformed officers lined up outside a stadium in Everett to greet the son of a slain police officer as he graduated from high school.


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Philando Castile’s family reaches nearly $3 million settlement in his death

The family of Philando Castile, the Minnesota man fatally shot by a police officer during a July 2016 traffic stop, reached a settlement of nearly $3 million with the city …


Woman files lawsuit over police shooting in Kitsap County

A Western Washington woman shot by police in 2014 has filed a federal lawsuit contending her civil rights were violated.


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Seattle police release statements from officers who killed woman

Seattle Police Officer Jason Anderson told investigators that Charleena Lyles suddenly pulled a knife out of her pocket and was “coming right at my stomach” during a burglary call last …


UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 6:35 p.m.

Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot

An off-duty black St. Louis police officer’s race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn’t recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, …