Shootings

October 12, 2018 - 10:04 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school band is being barred from a state competition and some performances after a halftime skit depicting three police officers being held at gunpoint was performed in a community where two officers were shot to death last month. Jackson school district...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015 file photo an image of Mario Woods, who was fatally shot by police, is shown on a monitor at a news conference at Southeast Community College in San Francisco. A federal judge says video of the racially charged fatal San Francisco police shooting "casts doubt" on officers' accounts that Woods, a 26-year-old black man, was moving quickly toward them when they shot. The judge cited the videos Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, when he refused to toss out a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim's family against the officers. Five officers shot Woods a combined 21 times in December 2015. The shooting sparked weeks of protest over the department's treatment of minorities. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 10, 2018 - 2:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A video of a racially charged, fatal San Francisco police shooting "casts doubt" on officers' accounts that a black man was moving quickly toward them when they shot, a federal judge wrote in a court ruling. U.S. District Judge William Orrick's ruling Tuesday denied San...
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This 2014 photo from a previous arrest provided by the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Mo. shows Issac Fisher, who was arrested Sunday night, Oct. 7, 2018, as a suspect in a series of shootings that left several people dead and wounded in the Kansas City area. (Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 8:00 pm
RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — A convicted felon was charged Monday with a total of 18 felonies including murder after a series of shootings that left three people dead and two wounded in the Kansas City area. The charges filed against Issac Fisher, 35, include three counts of second-degree murder. He is...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, as he heads to Marine One for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base. Trump is traveling to Florida for the day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 08, 2018 - 5:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called President Donald Trump "clueless" for reviving criticism of Chicago and encouraging more stop-and-frisks by police. Trump told a police chiefs convention in Orlando on Monday that he'd order his attorney general to send officials...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 06, 2018 - 1:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from Chicago patrol officer to convicted felon came suddenly. A clerk announced the...
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People react outside of City Hall after a jury convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald Friday, Oct 5, 2018, in Chicago. Van Dyke, 40, was the first Chicago officer to be charged with murder for an on-duty shooting in about 50 years. He was taken into custody moments after the verdict was read. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 06, 2018 - 10:17 am
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second such verdict nationally in two months. Jason Van Dyke's guilty conviction for second-degree murder...
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In this undated image released by the Florence County Sheriff's Office is Frederick Hopkins, 74, who was charged with murder and six counts of attempted murder Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Florence. S.C. Authorities say the Vietnam veteran accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers in South Carolina on Wednesday, ambushed investigators coming to question his adult son about a sexual assault. (Florence County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 11:14 pm
A special FBI team that investigated the slayings five police officers in Dallas in 2016 and the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas last year is helping local authorities gather evidence in what's described as an ambush attack that killed one South Carolina law enforcement officer and wounded six...
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This Oct. 5, 2018 photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Chicago, Ill., shows Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke, a Chicago police Officer, was taken into custody and photographed, after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Friday, Oct. 5, in Chicago. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 7:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from police. The video, some of the most graphic...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, second from left, watches closing statements with his defense team during his trial for the first degree shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 In Chicago. From left are: Tammy Wendt, Van Dyke, Elizabeth Fleming, and Daniel Herbert. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 6:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 5:30 p.m. One legal expert says a white Chicago police officer is likely looking at less than 10 years in prison for killing a black...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF SOURCE'S FIRST NAME TO SHERLEY, NOT SHIRLEY - This undated photo provided by Sherley Woods, mother of O'Shae Terry, shows Terry. At first glance, the police video of O'Shae Terry's death seemed poised to go viral: A traffic stop over an expired vehicle registration devolved into an Arlington officer opening fire into the moving vehicle, fatally hitting Terry in the driver's seat. Days after the shooting, the Arlington Police Department released body-camera footage of the shooting.(Photo courtesy of Sherley Woods via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 11:17 pm
DALLAS (AP) — It was the kind of shooting that had spurred national interest before: A police officer had opened fire into a vehicle, leaving a black man dead. For residents in the Dallas area, the Sept. 1 killing of 24-year-old O'Shae Terry in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan...
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