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Mother of Dallas man killed by officer in own home disgusted at ‘smear’ effort

Report of marijuana found in victims apartment is police attempt to assassinate Botham Jeans character, attorney says The mother of a man killed in his own apartment by a Dallas police officer has expressed disgust that reports have surfaced indicating that investigators found a small amount of marijuana in her sons home. Allison Jean, the mother of 26-year-old Botham Jean, said on Friday that her sons name was smeared by reports that police found 10.4 grams of marijuana in his apartment. She also says she wants to see the toxicology…

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Alton Sterling shooting: two police officers will not be charged with any crime

Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II wont be charged for incident that occured in July of 2016 that sparked unrest throughout Baton Rouge The two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of captured on video and sparked unrest throughout the summer of 2016. Alton Sterling. Photograph: Handout/Reuters In a press conference immediately after Landrys, Sterlings family expressed deep frustration and called for voters to eject the attorney general and other elected officials. We dont cry no more, thats why you dont see tears, said Sandra Sterling, an aunt of…

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David Clarke, Milwaukee sheriff and outspoken Trump backer, resigns

County clerk says resignation letter gives no reason for early departure of sheriff, who claimed in May that he was taking a job in the Trump administration David Clarke, the outspoken Milwaukee County sheriff who built a following among conservatives nationally with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Donald Trump, has resigned. The Milwaukee County clerk, George Christenson, said he had received a resignation letter from Clarke, but the letter did not say why the sheriff was leaving office more than a year before his term is…

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Justine Damond’s fiance says he regrets not staying on phone before shooting

Don Damond describes final call as godmother says Justine hoped to return to Australia due to fears of US gun violence The fiance of Justine Damond, the woman killed by a Minneapolis police officer, is haunted by their last conversation. On the night of 15 July, she called to tell him she heard what sounded like a rape happening in the alleyway behind their home. I have played this over in my head over and over, Don Damond told the Malcolm Turnbull, called it shocking and inexplicable. On Friday, Minneapolis…

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Justine Damond shooting: Australian woman’s last moments heard over US police radio

Minneapolis officers recorded calling for backup and attempting to perform CPR on Damond, who was shot dead by police after she called 911 New audio has emerged of the moments around the The officers are heard communicating with their dispatcher over the police radio, including calling for backup and their attempts to perform CPR on Sydney-raised Damond. Shots fired … we have one down, one of the officers says. Damonds death in the alley outside her Minneapolis home just before midnight on Saturday has devastated and outraged family, friends and…

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Australian woman Justine Damond shot dead by US police in Minneapolis

Officers body cameras were not turned on, state officials reveal, as stepson says: My mum was shot for reasons I dont know US police officers have shot dead an Australian woman who reportedly called 911 after hearing a noise near her home in Minneapolis. Minnesotas public safety department said a woman was shot in Minneapolis after two officers responded to a callout about a possible assault on Saturday at 11.30pm local time. The police officers did not have their body cameras turned on. Justine Damond was shot dead by police…

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Former Phoenix bus driver charged with nine counts of murder

String of night time shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars kept Maryvale residents on edge for a year A former city bus driver accused in a string of deadly night time shootings of people outside their homes or sitting in cars that kept residents of a Phoenix neighborhood inside after dark has been formally charged with nine counts of murder. The indictment of Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, came nearly two months after police said he was responsible for fatally shooting nine people and wounding two others…

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Philando Castile shooting: officer said he felt in danger after smelling pot in car

Officer who failed to disclose that Castile said he wasnt reaching for his gun told investigators that he posed a threat because he used drug in front of his daughter The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile told state investigators that he believed his life was danger because he smelled marijuana in his car, according to released along with the transcript clearly picks up Castile telling the officer I do have a firearm on me. He was licensed to carry the gun. The officer orders Castile not…

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Officers who killed Seattle woman in her home had mental health crisis training

Questions raised over why two police officers, who knew Charleena Lyles had mental health issues, used deadly force within minutes of arriving Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises. Officials also say the officers had at least one less-lethal way to handle the woman who they knew had a previous volatile encounter with law enforcement and had been having mental health issues. Still, within minutes of arriving…

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Trump administration: Sheriff David Clarke withdraws from homeland security post

Controversial Wisconsin sheriff does not now want to be considered for homeland security assistant secretary position David Clarke, the controversial sheriff and self-described Trumpster, has removed himself from consideration for a senior position at the department of homeland security. Clarke, who is the Milwaukee, Wisconsin county sheriff, was expected to become assistant secretary at homeland security by the end of June. But Craig Peterson, an adviser to Clarke, told Clarke strongly backed Donald Trump during the US presidential election and compared Black Lives Matter to the Ku Klux Klan. He…

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Member of Portland militia-style group helps police arrest anti-fascist protester

Video footage and photos of the rightwing activist aiding officers fuel debate over the policing of a recent alt-right demonstration A rightwing protester who was filmed helping law enforcement in Portland arrest an anti-fascist activist has been identified as a member of a patriot movement militia-style group. Todd Kelsay confirmed he was the man captured in photographs and video assisting three officers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as they pinned down and apprehended the masked protester. The footage, which shows Kelsay kneeling alongside the DHS officers, and then…

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Jordan Edwards shooting: Texas officer who killed 15-year-old fired

Roy Oliver terminated for violating department policies in shooting, and the police chief said Oliver had committed several violations of policy The officer who shot and killed a black 15-year-old boy who was riding in a vehicle while leaving a house party in suburban Dallas has been fired. The Balch Springs, Texas, officer, identified as Roy Oliver, was terminated for violating department policies in the shooting death of Jordan Edwards, police chief Jonathan Haber said. The officer fatally shot Edwards, a high school freshman leaving a party with four other…

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San Francisco police face no charges in death of man shot from behind

District attorney says detectives Eric Reboli and Craig Tiffe shot Guatemalan immigrant Amilcar Perez-Lopez, 21, five times in the back in self-defense Two San Francisco police detectives will not face criminal charges for the 2015 killing of a young Guatemalan immigrant who was shot from behind five times, prosecutors said Wednesday. Detectives Eric Reboli and Craig Tiffe feared for their lives and shot in self-defense after scuffling with Amilcar Perez-Lopez, 20, who lunged at one of them with a 12in knife, the San Francisco district attorney said in a report.…

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