California officer guns down ‘mentally ill’ Ugandan refugee in ‘shooting stance’

September 30, 2016 in News

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a “shooting stance” happened about a […]

Mississippi grand jury clears 3 Biloxi officers in fatal shooting

July 29, 2016 in News

(AP) A grand jury has ruled three Mississippi police officers were justified in the fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man whose weapon turned out to be a BB gun. Biloxi […]

Witness: North Carolina officer shot drug suspect six times in the back

March 1, 2016 in News

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a man during a foot chase as he was trying to arrest him on drug charges early Monday afternoon, the […]

Chicago officer charged with murder in teen’s shooting

November 26, 2015 in News, The Buzz

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a black teenager was charged with murder Tuesday, just a day ahead of a deadline for the city […]

Michael Thomas Slager charge with murder, shooting Walter Lamer Scott in Charleston

April 8, 2015 in News, The Buzz

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina police officer was charged with murder Tuesday, hours after law enforcement officials viewed a dramatic video that appears to show him shooting […]

Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man’s death

March 5, 2015 in News, The Buzz

By ELLIOT SPAGAT and TAMI ABDOLLAH LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as “Africa” being on […]

Details, questions emerge on homeless man shot by LA police

March 4, 2015 in News, The Buzz

By TAMI ABDOLLAH LOS ANGELES (AP) — For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, with few or no one […]

LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

March 3, 2015 in News, The Buzz

By TAMI ABDOLLAH LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man […]