The family of Anthony Weber, a Los Angeles teenager who was killed last year after being chased by two sheriff’s deputies, will get a major settlement from Los Angeles County. The death did not lead to criminal charges against the deputies. The family has filed a civil suit.
In what is believed to be a national record high in police-shooting settlements, Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of a woman whose death led to a former officer’s conviction for third-degree murder.
A jury did not buy a former Minneapolis police officer’s claims that his training compelled him to shoot a woman he incorrectly saw as a threat. But that is unlikely to be the final word on questions of training and policy.
For years, officer-involved shooting cases in South Carolina suffered from a lack of consistency and clear standards. Now state investigators and local prosecutors in the Charleston area will conduct the probes under a detailed set of protocols.
A Tarrant County, Tx., grand jury indicted a suburban Dallas police officer on a charge of criminally negligent homicide for fatally shooting a black man during a traffic stop last year. The victim’s family had hoped for a murder charge.
A Minneapolis jury found former police officer Mohamed Noor guilty on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in the 2017 killing of Justine Ruszczyk. It is believed to be the first conviction of a police officer in Minnesota for a fatal shooting.
Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke told a psychiatrist that “time froze” as he fired 16 shots into the youth, according to a report made public Wednesday as part of the public release of almost 90 documents long-sealed by the Cook County judge who presided over the case.
The father of a man who was killed by Salt Lake City police last April is suing the city and its police department, saying the officer who shot Delorean Pikyavit, 32, was not properly trained to handle people in a mental health crisis.