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Stories tagged: police shooting

Officials work to ID victims in police shooting, house fire

Authorities say two bodies found in the wreckage of a burned-down house after an officer-involved shooting likely won’t be identified until after dental records are found or DNA testing is …

Amy Goodman: Taking a knee, standing for justice

Principled stands taken at great risk are often how movements are born.

Black Lives Matter is a movement that can’t be sued, judge says

Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

All-day manhunt for Colville man accused of shooting at deputy ends in arrest

The Colville School District closed and law enforcement officials asked Colville residents to stay inside as police searched for a man who fired several shots at a Stevens County deputy …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017

Man fires at Spokane County deputies during traffic stop in Mead

A convicted felon has been arrested for attempted murder after allegedly firing a gun at a pursuing deputy early Wednesday.

St. Louis faith leaders leading service in midst of unrest

Faith leaders in St. Louis are reaching out to try to help the area heal in the midst of racial unrest that has surfaced for the second time in three …

Officers shoot armed male suspect after chase

Police in Boise say officers shot and injured a male suspect who displayed a firearm and refused police commands.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017

Organizers end Monday protests; more set for Tuesday

When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

Protests turn violent in St. Louis for 2nd night

Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a …

N.Y. officer accidentally shoots U.S. marshal in New Jersey

A New York City police officer hunting for a fugitive in New Jersey has accidentally shot a U.S. marshal in the foot while firing on a dog.

Autopsy: Seattle woman was pregnant when shot by police

A newly released autopsy report shows Charleena Lyles was shot seven times by Seattle police and was 14 to 15 weeks’ pregnant when she died.

Kent police fatally shoot man they say dragged an officer

Officers in Kent, Washington, shot and killed a man they say dragged an officer while driving off in a stolen car.

Man accused of shooting 2 Bonner County deputies fit to face charges

An Idaho man accused of shooting two Bonner County sheriff’s deputies in January has been found to be mentally capable of facing the charges against him after spending time at …

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

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

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

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

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

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.