Cynthia Lane

The Killing of Roshad McIntosh: Anatomy of a Police Shooting

Two months before Chicago cops shot and killed Laquan McDonald in a controversial incident for which three officers were later indicted, another teenager was slain by a police bullet. A CNN reporter who investigated the less-publicized event has raised similar questions about whether the earlier shooting was justified.

Girlfriend to Get $800,000 in MN Fatal Police Shooting

The St. Anthony, Mn., City Council, facing “threatened litigation,” has voted to pay Diamond Reynolds and her young daughter a $675,000 settlement in connection with the police shooting of Philando Castile. Reynolds will receive another $125,000 from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust and the city of Roseville, making the total settlement $800,000. The settlement resolves Reynolds’ claims of “emotional distress and false arrest.”

SC Killer Cop Cites Sessions’ Memory Lapses in Defense

Attorneys for former South Carolina cop Michael Slager, who faces sentencing next week for shooting a man who was running away from him, argue that Slager’s failure to recall details of the confrontation is akin to the Swiss cheese memory exhibited by Attorney General Jeff Sessions during testimony about the Trump campaign’s Russian contacts.