Tag: Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Pete Buttigieg Cuts Ties With Donor Linked to Laquan McDonald Cover-Up

Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, facing criticism, distanced itself on Friday from a Chicago lawyer who tried to block the release of footage of the 2014 police shooting of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald. The lawyer, Steve Patton, gave $5,600 — the legal maximum contribution — to Mr. Buttigieg in June and was scheduled to co-host […]

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Bronx Shooting: Officer Kills Man in 2nd Deadly Police Encounter in 3 Days

A police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop in the Bronx on Thursday, officials said, the second deadly shooting by New York police this week and the third time in three days that an officer fired at a suspect. The shooting happened at about 3 p.m. after two officers pulled over a […]

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‘No Excuse’: Fellow Officers Condemn Police Shooting of Fort Worth Woman

FORT WORTH — When James Smith called a nonemergency police number at 2:23 a.m. on Saturday, he opened with a note of concern: “I’m calling about my neighbor.” He had noticed that his neighbor’s doors were open, the lights on in the middle of the night, and he was worried. “It’s not normal for them,” […]

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What We Know About the Fort Worth Police Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson

Days after a woman was fatally shot by the Fort Worth police, the officer who fired one bullet through her bedroom window when responding to a call from a concerned neighbor was arrested and charged with murder. Although the circumstances have varied, it was yet another example of a white officer killing a black person, […]

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Fort Worth Police Shooting: Officer Is Charged With Murder for Killing Woman in Her Home

FORT WORTH — The former Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a woman through her bedroom window this weekend was charged with murder on Monday and booked into jail without the possibility for bond, according to the Fort Worth Police Department. The officer, Aaron Y. Dean, had resigned earlier on Monday, hours before the […]

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Former Georgia Officer Who Killed a Black Man Is Convicted, but Not of Murder

DECATUR, Ga. — A former Georgia police officer was found guilty on Monday of several lesser charges, but not of murder, for the killing of Anthony Hill, an unarmed black man the officer encountered wandering naked outside an apartment complex in 2015. The jury returned its verdict after deliberations that began on Oct. 4, resolving […]

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‘This Man Murdered Someone’: Family Demands Answers in Fort Worth Police Shooting

FORT WORTH — Atatiana Jefferson’s family has a lot of questions. Why did a police officer shoot her in her own home? Why didn’t he identify himself as an officer? What is his name? And maybe their biggest question of all: Will he be charged? Two days after a Fort Worth police officer shot Ms. […]

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Fort Worth Officer Fatally Shot Woman Inside Her Home, Police Say

A Texas police officer responding to a call was outside a woman’s home when he shot and killed her as she was inside early on Saturday, officials said. Officers responded to a residence in Fort Worth, Tex., regarding an “open structure” call around 2:30 a.m. and found the front door open, the police said in […]

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Stephon Clark’s Sons Reach $2.4 Million Settlement Over Police Killing

The family of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot seven times by Sacramento police officers last year and whose death prompted California to change its use-of-force law, reached a $2.4 million settlement this week with the capital city, court filings show. The money will go to Mr. Clark’s two sons, ages 2 […]

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They Took Different Paths. They Died Together in the Bronx.

ImageCreditGregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Brian Mulkeen, 33, had a fascination with heroes and loved action movies. It did not surprise his friends when he became a New York City police officer, in an aggressive plainclothes unit focused on getting guns off the street. Antonio Lavance Williams, 27, a cook and a father […]

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Slain Witness in Amber Guyger Trial Testified Reluctantly. He’d Already Been Shot Once.

DALLAS — Joshua Brown and Botham Shem Jean knew each other not by sight, but by sound — as muffled voices through their apartment walls. From the hallway outside his fourth-floor apartment, Mr. Brown could hear Mr. Jean, his neighbor across the way, sing gospel music and Drake lyrics. The two men, both in their […]

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Hong Kong’s Hard-Core Protesters Take Justice Into Their Own Hands

HONG KONG — When protesters in Hong Kong this weekend came upon an older, shirtless man who was threatening a crowd, they pounded him to the ground with a stick. When a taxi swerved into a group of protesters nearby, some dragged the driver out and beat him until he was covered in blood. And […]

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In Hong Kong’s Crackdown on Protests, Face Mask Ban May Be the Start

HONG KONG — When Hong Kong’s leader invoked emergency powers to ban face masks during protests, she went to great lengths to explain that the city wasn’t in a state of emergency. Rather, she declared, after months of unrest, the city was in a “very critical state of public danger.” The message, and the ban […]

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Witness in Murder Trial of Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Fatally Shot, Lawyer Says

A witness who delivered key testimony in the trial of Amber Guyger — the white former Dallas police officer convicted this past week in the murder of an unarmed black man, Botham Jean — was fatally shot on Friday night, a lawyer for Mr. Jean’s family said. The witness, Joshua Brown, 28, who lived in […]

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Eerie Quiet Settles on Hong Kong as Face Mask Ban Takes Effect

HONG KONG — Hong Kong residents were recovering on Saturday from street clashes, arson and vandalism that threw the city into chaos a night earlier, and bracing for the prospect of further unrest as a contentious ban on face masks took effect. As many Hong Kongers awoke on Saturday morning to find the windows of […]

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Hong Kong Police, Seen as ‘Hounds After Rabbits,’ Face Rising Rage

HONG KONG — A woman was hit in the eye during a protest. Passengers were beaten on a subway train. A student was shot in the chest with a live round — and now is being charged with rioting. Each increase in the Hong Kong police’s use of force during the antigovernment protests has been […]

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How Long Will Amber Guyger Spend in Prison? A Dallas Jury Will Decide.

A former Dallas police officer found guilty of murder in the death of her neighbor will serve time in prison. On Wednesday, the jury that convicted her was hearing testimony aimed at deciding the severity of her punishment, which could range anywhere from five to 99 years. The former officer, Amber R. Guyger, who is […]

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Anger Grows in Hong Kong Over Shooting of Teenage Protester

HONG KONG — Raw anger was building in Hong Kong on Wednesday over the shooting of a teenage demonstrator a day earlier, the first such incident since antigovernment demonstrations began in the territory nearly four months ago. The shooting of the teenager came on a day of intense clashes across Hong Kong between protesters and […]

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Hong Kong Police Shot a Protester at Point-Blank Range. We Break Down What Happened.

By HALEY WILLIS and AINARA TIEFENTHÄLER | Oct. 1, 2019 | 3:19 In a major escalation of violence since protests began four months ago, the Hong Kong police fired a live round at a protester from point-blank range. We analyzed the footage to create a comprehensive picture of what exactly happened.

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