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Family of black man shot 14 times by Sacramento police wants charges

The family of a man killed in July by Sacramento police after 911 callers reported he was waving a knife and acting erratically demanded Monday that two officers face murder …


Videos showing police shooting of black man released

EL CAJON, Calif. – Video footage released Friday of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb shows an officer fired four shots almost …


Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

EL CAJON, Calif. – A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his …


Use of body cameras questioned after Charlotte police killings

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.


Charlotte police video: New details of shooting of black man

Charlotte’s police chief announced Saturday that he would release body and dashboard camera footage of the shooting of a black man after several days of demonstrations that have coalesced around …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 23, 2016

Clinton postpones visit to Charlotte

Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she has decided to postpone her planned trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday after hearing from community leaders.


Mourners remember Detroit officer who died after shooting

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – Mourners are gathering to remember a Detroit police officer who died five days after being shot while chasing a suspect. A funeral for 46-year-old Sgt. …


Tulsa police officer charged in man’s death

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, charged a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street with first-degree manslaughter Thursday.


Terence Crutcher’s mother speaks of ‘compassionate son’ after fatal shooting in Tulsa

Two days after police in Oklahoma released video that shows a white Tulsa police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man, members of the slain man’s family pushed back against …


Charlotte under state of emergency in second night of protests

The latest on police shooting and protests in Charlotte, North Carolina


100 years ago near Deer Park: Two missing Spokane girls arrested after chase

From our archives, 100 years ago Authorities tracked down the two “pretty” young runaways, Pearl Heffley, 15, and Mildred Little, 12, in the woods near Deer Park and turned them …


100 years ago in Spokane: Man convicted of murdering Spokane police officer

From our archives, 100 years ago Earl A. Jones, aka Robert Howland, was convicted of murder in what the paper described as “the shortest murder trial in the history of …


Police: Man with meat cleaver attacks NYC officer, gets shot

NEW YORK – Police chased a man wielding a meat cleaver through midtown Manhattan Thursday, then shot him on a crowded street after he hacked the face of an off-duty …


Attorney general won’t file charges in police shooting case

The state on Thursday closed its investigation into the shooting death of a Mexican national by Pasco police, and concluded that no charges would be filed against the three officers …


Prosecutor: No charges against Chicago police in man’s death

Prosecutors won’t charge Chicago police officers in connection with the in-custody death of a 24-year-old burglary suspect whose arrest was captured by dashcam video.


Inquest into death of orchard worker put on hold again

A coroner’s inquest into the shooting death of a mentally ill man by Pasco police last year has been delayed after an attorney withdrew from the case.


100 years ago in Spokane: Drunken engineer engages police in gun battle

From our archives, 100 years ago A drunken locomotive engineer and two policemen engaged in a bloody gun duel on the downtown streets — and it all began when a …


Deaf man’s family says he was unarmed when killed by trooper

A deaf man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper after he didn’t stop for the officer’s blue lights was unarmed and likely did not understand …


Autopsy: Man killed in Milwaukee was shot in chest, arm

MILWAUKEE – A black man whose death at the hands of police spurred two nights of violence in Milwaukee was shot once in the chest and once in the arm, …


One person shot in Milwaukee during second night of skirmishes

The black man whose killing by police touched off an outbreak of arson and rock-throwing in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun …


Georgia officer fatally shot, suspect remains on the loose

A police officer in a small, central Georgia city has been shot and killed by a suspect who remains on the loose, authorities said Sunday.


Milwaukee officials plead for calm after unrest wracks city

City leaders pleaded for calm after violence erupted for several hours Saturday night on Milwaukee’s north side following a man’s fatal shooting by police, with the mayor imploring parents of …


Police: Woman killed by Florida officer in academy exercise

A police “shoot/don’t shoot” demonstration in Florida went shockingly awry when an officer shot and killed a 73-year-old former librarian with what police said was real ammunition used by mistake …


Video shows Chicago police firing at car as it drives away

Video released Friday related to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old suspected car thief shows officers firing into the vehicle, then handcuffing the blood-covered suspect following a foot chase.


Southwest Idaho deputies involved in shooting

Deputies in southwest Idaho have been involved in a shooting on Interstate 84 west of Hammett and the highway is closed in both directions.


Top Chicago cop: Possibly policy violation in shooting

Dashcam and body camera videos of a fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old suspect last week suggests violations of departmental policy, Chicago’s police superintendent said Sunday, indicating that top police …


Deadly Chicago police-involved shooting under investigation

Chicago police have “quite a few questions” after officers fatally shot a man driving a stolen car, and investigators have retrieved body cameras and cameras on squad car dashboards to …


Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying …


Prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case

Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to yield any …


100 years ago in Spokane: Woman confesses role in armed robbery

From our archives, 100 years ago