Michael Tarm, Associated Press Updated 3:21 pm, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Now Playing: A white police officer was charged with homicide in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager who fled a traffic stop last week, and investigators said the officer gave inconsistent statements about whether he saw a gun in the teen's hand. (June 27) Media: Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — In decades past, police officers who shot suspects as they ran away were more likely to expect praise than criminal charges. And while the legal landscape and public opinion have shifted in recent years, it's never a certainty that such shootings will result in officer indictments. Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white officer with criminal homicide Wednesday in last week's death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot in the back while fleeing a traffic stop near Pittsburg. Meanwhile in Georgia, a white police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man who was running away … [Read more...] about Shot in the back: When can police fire on fleeing suspects?
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Updated 1:05 pm, Sunday, May 27, 2018 Now Playing: Police have identified a gunman who they say opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant during the dinner rush, wounding a woman and two girls before two armed citizens shot him dead outside. (May 25) Media: Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City hospital says a 12-year-old girl is recovering after being shot at a local restaurant where the gunman was later shot dead by armed bystanders. A spokeswoman for Oklahoma Children's Hospital said Saturday that the 12-year-old girl remained hospitalized in good condition. Her grandfather says she underwent surgery after being shot in the stomach during Thursday's attack at Louie's On The Lake. The girl's mother and a 14-year-old family friend were also shot. The mother was treated after being grazed by bullets. Hospital spokeswoman Briana Jones says she didn't have information Saturday on the 14-year-old girl. Police have said she was shot in … [Read more...] about Oklahoma restaurant shooting victim in good condition
By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk OKLAHOMA CITY — Two Oklahoma construction workers are apparently OK after falling from a three-story building in Oklahoma City, KFOR reported Monday. >> Read more trending news Oklahoma City firefighters were called to the downtown building Monday morning. Two men were working on a building when they fell, authorities said. TAC 1: Two adult male construction workers fell from a height of 3 stories. Both appeared to have a non-life-threatening injuries, but were transported emergency due to the height of the fall. We do not know how the accident occurred. Firefighters preparing to leave scene now. pic.twitter.com/K0qmPdT2xW— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) May 21, 2018 The workers were taken to a hospital because of the height of the fall, but neither man appeared to be seriously injured, KFOR reported.Officials said they did not know what caused the accident, the television station … [Read more...] about Officials: 2 Oklahoma construction workers OK after falling from 3-story building
Updated April 22, 2018 By Fox23.com TULSA, OKLA. — Oklahoma police are investigating a murder-suicide in Tulsa after a 44-year-old man reportedly shot and killed a 34-year-old woman before turning the gun on himself. >> Read more trending news Officers said the investigation began around 11 p.m. Saturday when officers were called to investigate a missing person.The woman's husband reportedly told police that she had disappeared.Police said someone called them after seeing Facebook posts from another man depicting violent acts against the woman, leading them to the east Tulsa home. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Police: Hidden camera discovered in Starbucks bathroom in North Fulton 2 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter send regrets for Bush funeral 3 Waffle House shooting: 4 dead after nude gunman opens fire in Tennesse Officers said that when they arrived at the scene, they heard a commotion, but were … [Read more...] about Police investigate murder-suicide in Tulsa
If the NYPD wants to be truly transparent, it’d name the four officers who fatally shot a mentally ill Brooklyn man armed with a metal pipe that cops thought was a gun, a Legal Aid Society official told the Daily News. Criminal Practice head Tina Luongo said she’s trying to determine if there’s a legal avenue to pursue in the April 4 death of Saheed Vassell, 34, in Crown Heights. In the meantime, she said activist organizations need to put public pressure on the NYPD to force it to change policy — and name any cop in a police-involved shooting in which someone is injured or killed. “There’s a lot of rhetoric and a lot of talk about building police-community relations,” Luongo said. “But there is not a lot of very real action on behalf of the police commissioner and the mayor.” Sharpton urges NYPD to release all video in Saheed Vassell death City Hall had no comment. But City Councilman … [Read more...] about Legal Aid Society urges NYPD to name 4 cops in fatal shooting of mentally ill Brooklyn man