Police brutality

November 30, 2018 - 5:39 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The indictment of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race. A look at that case and others in recent years in which law enforcement...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, protesters stop traffic on Interstate 64 (Highway 40) eastbound at the Compton Avenue overpass in St. Louis, as part of ongoing demonstrations against the acquittal of a white former police officer in the 2011 killing of a black man. Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 7:47 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday for allegedly beating an undercover colleague during a 2017 protest and, along with a fourth officer, conspiring to cover up the crime. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictments of officers Dustin Boone, Randy...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, from left, former Detective David March, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Gaffney and former officer Joseph Walsh appear at a pre-trial hearing at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Prosecutors have laid out their case against the three Chicago police officers accused of participating in a cover-up of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. The trial of officers charged with lying in their reports to protect Van Dyke is set to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool File)
November 25, 2018 - 10:46 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Dashcam video showing Jason Van Dyke pointing his gun at black teenager Laquan McDonald and firing 16 times was key evidence in the murder conviction of the white Chicago police officer. The same video will be at the forefront again this week, as three more officers stand trial,...
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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 - 12:40 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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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 - 6:55 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 - 4:57 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): 4:30 p.m. The lead prosecutor in the case of a white Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of...
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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 - 10:17 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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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald sparred Thursday over what video of the deadly encounter actually proves. During closing arguments , prosecutor Jody Gleason pointed to video of Officer...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 04, 2018 - 12:32 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): 12:30 p.m. Jurors are now deliberating in the case of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black...
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In this Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018 photo, Chicago Police Detective Roberto Garcia holds officer Jason Van Dyke's 9mm semiautomatic Smith and Wesson at the trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Garcia was asked to confirm it was the gun Van Dyke turned in hours after the shooting that Van Dyke used to kill McDonald. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 19, 2018 - 12:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A doctor testifying in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the death of a Laquan McDonald said Wednesday that it's impossible to determine the exact order of the 16 gunshot wounds the black teenager had. Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, Cook County's chief medical...
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