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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

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

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

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

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

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

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, …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017

Family members: Seattle mother killed by police adored her kids

Friends and family members say the 30-year-old pregnant woman shot and killed by police this week was so much more than authorities’ account of an unstable person who confronted two …


Jury deadlocks in Ohio police officer’s murder case retrial

An Ohio judge declared a mistrial Friday in the hearing of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who in 2015 shot and killed Samuel DuBose, an incident that …


Settlement in Michael Brown lawsuit was $1.5 million, attorney says

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries …


Ohio officer’s partner testifies fatal shooting unnecessary

The partner of a Cleveland police patrolman who is on trial for the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect testified Wednesday that the shooting wasn’t necessary, Cleveland.com reported.


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Michael Brown’s death

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting by a white police …


Video footage shows Minnesota traffic stop that ended with Philando Castile’s death

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year fired a volley of bullets within seconds of learning the driver was armed, according to …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

Seattle officers in fatal shooting of woman had crisis training

A Seattle police officer involved in a fatal shooting asked his partner to use a Taser on the woman authorities say was brandishing a knife, but police audio transcripts show …


Jury begins deliberations in Ohio officer’s murder retrial

Jurors began deliberations Monday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist after pulling him over for a missing …


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017

Seattle police recording: Woman shot to death brandished shears in past police encounter

Seattle police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman by two officers who responded to a burglary report at her apartment.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

Seattle police: Officers shoot, kill woman armed with knife

Seattle police say a female suspect is dead following a shooting involving police Sunday morning.


Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile

A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook.


Man shot by deputy after making threats with sharp object

A man died after being shot by a King County Sheriff’s deputy in the Seattle suburb of Burien, Washington.


California police kill man with rifle who fired at them

Central California police say a suspected gang member was shot and killed after he fired a least 75 rounds at officers with a high-powered rifle.


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017

Man attacks Paris police with tool at Notre Dame ‘for Syria’

An assailant wielding a hammer attacked Paris police guarding Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, crying “This is for Syria!” before being shot and wounded by officers outside one of France’s …


Woman seeks release before pipeline protest shooting trial

A woman accused of shooting at law officers during a protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants to get out of jail before her trial next month.