Michael Slager's sentence, though handed down through a plea agreement and not a jury trial, is a rare conviction in police shooting cases, which have often ended in acquittals and mistrials.
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith
As fallout from Saturday's rally in Charlottesville continues, here are five important stories you may have overlooked.
Minneapolis police chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday in the aftermath of the death of Justine Damond, an unarmed 40-year-old Australian woman fatally shot by a police officer.
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
Justices sided with sheriff's deputies in a legal dispute from 2010, when an innocent couple was shot while California deputies searched for a wanted man.
By Dake Kang, Associated Press
The police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fired by the city of Cleveland on Tuesday, and the officer who drove the patrol car the day of the November 2014 shooting was suspended.
The Milwaukee Police Department had already fired the officer in October over separate allegations of misconduct.
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…
Legal experts say that reforming police policy and training are much more effective than prosecutions in reducing instances of police uses of force.
In our news wrap Wednesday, the North Carolina police officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in September will not face criminal charges. The prosecutor said there was evidence that Scott, a black man, was holding a gun and ignored…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Monday, President-elect Donald Trump continued meetings at Trump Tower with potential cabinet members. Also, several cities are on edge after a series of attacks on police. In San Antonio, Texas, authorities searched for a man who…
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