Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Betty Shelby is insisting she was just doing the best she could in a bad situation, fatally shooting Terence Crutcher—an unarmed motorist—not because of his race but because of “his actions, his behaviors.”
Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer who is facing first-degree murder charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, will face an additional 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, a special prosecutor announced Thursday.
The Louisville (Ky.) Metro Police Department has released body-camera video showing the shooting of an unarmed black man that occurred almost immediately after an officer shouted at him to put his hands up.
The father of Alfred Olango, Richard Olango Abuka, filed a civil rights lawsuit in San Diego federal court earlier this week, accusing El Cajon, Calif., police of using excessive, deadly force against his son, who was shot and killed during an encounter last year, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
The El Cajon, Calif., police officer who gunned down an unarmed black man who was apparently having a mental breakdown will not face criminal charges, the San Diego County (Calif.) District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
A Philadelphia pizza deliveryman who was shot multiple times after plainclothes police officers fired 14 times at his vehicle has agreed to a $4.4 million settlement with the city, the Associated Press reports.
Lawyers representing St. Anthony, Minn., Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile filed a notice to remove a black judge—Ramsey County, Minn.'s second-most-senior judge—from the case, the Star Tribune reports.
There will be no criminal charges filed against any of the officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of Korryn Gaines, in an incident that also left her 5-year-old son injured, according to WBAL-TV.
The family of Paul O'Neal, the 18-year-old who was shot in the back and killed by police last week, is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit, an attorney for the family announced Monday, CBS Chicago reports.
The girlfriend of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed Wednesday night during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn., made her first public appearance Thursday morning at a rally at the residence of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton in St. Paul, Fusion reports.
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) is asking that the Department of Justice look into the shooting death of Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot as he lay on the ground with two Baton Rouge, La., police officers on top of him, CNN reports.