A Wisconsin jury has acquitted the former police officer who fatally shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith, whose death sparked days of uprisings in Milwaukee.
By Laura Santhanam, Erica R. Hendry, Joshua Barajas, Iman Smith
Here are five stories that provide some insight into what’s happening outside the Capitol.
By Joshua Barajas
Newly released dashcam footage shows what happened moments before Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last summer.
The family of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by an Oklahoma police officer last year, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Thursday, stating the encounter demonstrated an excessive use of force.
By Joshua Barajas
The fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by a Baton Rouge police officer was captured on cell phone footage last summer.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Several Republicans had complained about the painting, which shows a pig in a police uniform aiming a gun at a protester, and even took down the artwork temporarily.
The Milwaukee Police Department had already fired the officer in October over separate allegations of misconduct.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday stepped up the pressure on Baltimore officials to reach a deal with the federal government to overhaul the city's police practices.
In our news wrap Monday, a South Carolina judge declared a mistrial in a police killing after the jury deadlocked. North Charleston officer Michael Slager was charged with murdering an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, as he ran from a…
After more than 22 hours of deliberations over four days, jurors told Circuit Judge Clifton Newman on Monday afternoon they could not come to an unanimous decision in the case against the 34-year-old ex-patrolman, who faced a possible sentence of…
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