Michael Drejka, 47, shot and killed Markeis McGlockton, 28, last week outside a Clearwater convenience store. The local sheriff said Drejka is protected by Florida’s controversial self-defense law, though a prosecutor will make the final decision.
Two white officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old African American mother of four, after she called 911 in June to report a burglary at her apartment. A police review found the shooting reasonable. An attorney for the dead woman’s family said, “If her killing was within policy and training, we need changes in policy and training.”
A gunman opened fire June 14 during a GOP baseball practice at a park in Alexandria, Va. But the Capitol Police elite tactical team was directed to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s house, several miles away. Police are trying to figure out why.
Officer Mohamed Noor, who fatally shot Justine Damond last week, graduated in 2015 from the city’s accelerated police cadet program. Before turning to law enforcement, Noor had worked as a hotel manager and in property management.
Americans suffer more than 80,000 nonfatal firearm injuries a year, but they get a small slice of federal victim-assistance funding. Ohio is joining California as the second state to address the invisible damage to a shooting victim’s emotional, financial and social life.
Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony, Minn., police officer, was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a July 6 traffic stop. Before Yanez, no officer had been charged in more than 150 police-involved deaths in Minnesota since 2000.
Sept. 4 marks the 10th anniversary of an unthinkable police assault on unarmed citizens at the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans, a week after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Responding to a false “officer down” report, a group of cops stormed the bridge in a commandeered truck and began firing before the vehicle had even come to a stand-still. Two people were killed, Ronald Madison, a developmentally disabled 40-year-old, and James Brissette, 17. Four others were wounded. The officers and […]