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DALLAS | The Latest: Ex-Texas cop sentenced to 15 years for murder

DALLAS — The Latest on a white former police officer in Texas convicted of murder for the on-duty death of an unarmed black teenager (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A Dallas jury has issued a 15-year prison sentence for a white former police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed, black teenager as … Continue reading DALLAS | The Latest: Ex-Texas cop sentenced to 15 years for murder

DALLAS | Ex-Texas cop guilty of murder for killing unarmed black teen

DALLAS— A white ex-police officer was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally shooting a black, unarmed 15-year-old boy while firing into a car packed with teenagers in suburban Dallas, marking a rare guilty verdict in a police shooting case. Dallas County jurors were not swayed by Roy Oliver’s claim that he feared for his partner’s … Continue reading DALLAS | Ex-Texas cop guilty of murder for killing unarmed black teen

ORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla— Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, … Continue reading ORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida

BOSTON | Man accused of killing officer, bystander to be arraigned

BOSTON— A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer’s own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges. Protesters angry about the killing took to the streets Saturday in a city that’s struggled with police shootings, especially against black men and other minorities. Some threw … Continue reading BOSTON | Man accused of killing officer, bystander to be arraigned

SAVANNAH, Ga. | Grand jury says police shooting of Georgia man justified

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A grand jury in Savannah, Georgia, has determined police were justified in fatally shooting a 20-year-old man they had come to arrest in January. The grand jury report concludes Ricky Boyd pointed a BB pistol at officers, and it appeared to be a real gun. His family insists he was unarmed. Boyd’s … Continue reading SAVANNAH, Ga. | Grand jury says police shooting of Georgia man justified