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A grand jury in Dallas indicted former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge for the shooting death of Botham Jean. Nearly three months after the 26-year-old Jean was shot in his apartment while minding his own business, the wheels of justice seem to be turning just a bit.

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Travis Jordan, 36, had been living with his friend and co-worker Paul Johnson and his wife in the couple’s Minneapolis home. On Friday, Johnson became concerned about Jordan and called police.

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  Officials in North Carolina are investigating a shooting involving a white officer and a black motorist who police say stepped out of his vehicle with a gun during a traffic stop on Sunday. Washington, N.C., police said the driver Cedric Pritchard exited the car he was driving with a weapon and was killed by […]

The post Questions swirl after Black man is killed by North Carolina police officer after traffic stop appeared first on theGrio.

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Reports have surfaced that Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Jean, was allegedly given time to able to clear up alarming posts from her social media. According to Atlanta Black Star, despite being given the opportunity to delete damaging material from her accounts, she forgot to get rid of some of the damaging […]

The post Alarming and violent posts were uncovered on social media of cop who killed Botham Jean appeared first on theGrio.

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Authorities continue the search for a second teenage suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer near a school northeast of Atlanta.

The post Chief: Officer kills man accused of killing Georgia officer appeared first on theGrio.

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Ryan Pownall, the former Philadelphia cop who shot and killed a Black man as he fled, won’t face first-degree murder charges as expected.

The post Ex-Philly officer who shot and killed David Jones gets charges reduced appeared first on theGrio.

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Jose Torres and his son became the smoking gun that secured a conviction against Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke who was found guilty for the 2014 shooting death of Black teen Laquan McDonald.

The post ‘Nobody deserves to be shot like that’: Father and son witnesses disclose details of Laquan McDonald shooting appeared first on theGrio.

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The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was killed by an ex-Cleveland police officer in 2014, wants to have a chat with the rural police department that is hiring the cop who fired the fatal shot. Samaria Rice tells Mic that she has plans to travel to Bellaire, Ohio, a village on the West Virginia […]

The post Cop who killed Tamir Rice finds new job, but boy’s mom not staying silent about it appeared first on theGrio.

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For residents in the Dallas area, the Sept. 1 killing of 24-year-old O'Shae Terry in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan Edwards in another Texas city last year.

The post Texas cop’s fatal shooting of Black man overshadowed despite momentum appeared first on theGrio.

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“Please help us. He’s dead. Please don’t shoot me,” Vidal Allen, the stepbrother of Jordan Edwards can be heard tearfully shouting to a police officer. In the car with Allen and three other teens was the lifeless body of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who had just been killed by former Balch Springs, Tex., officer Roy Oliver, who fired as […]

The post Teens who witnessed Jordan Edwards’ death pleaded with other cops to spare them appeared first on theGrio.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Minneapolis released body camera video from two police officers in […]

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities in Minneapolis released body camera video from two police officers in […]

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A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency said Monday that he's asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a black man over the weekend.

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Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle who plowed through a crowd of protesters late Friday night as hundreds took to the streets to demand justice in the police shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.

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California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons if new proposed legislation becomes law.

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A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh on Tuesday while fleeing a traffic stop that followed another shooting nearby, authorities said.

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A 36-year-old Black woman in New Jersey was shot and killed Saturday by a police officer who accused her of shoplifting and then trying to run him over outside a shopping center. After receiving a call around 3:40 p.m. about a shoplifting incident in progress, police arrived at a Marshall’s store on1800 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford Township in South Jersey. According to NBC […]

The post Philly woman accused of shoplifting shot and killed by New Jersey police appeared first on theGrio.

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Police killed 22-year-old Sacramento man Stephon Clark with eight bullets, six of them striking him in his back, according to a private autopsy. In results released on Friday by his family’s legal team, Clark received no entry wounds from the front of his body, according to the Sacramento Bee. Instead, the autopsy found, he was […]

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In the wake of Sacramento police officers shooting Stephon Clark to death in the backyard of his family home, many questions have remained unanswered. One of the people tasked with investigating the matter is Daniel Hahn, Sacramento's Chief of Police.

The post #BlackonBlue: 6 things to know about Sacramento police chief Daniel Hahn appeared first on theGrio.

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A week after pledging to be a vocal player in awareness efforts surrounding the police shooting death of Stephon Clark, the Sacramento Kings announced they are teaming up with Black Lives Matter and local activist organization Build. Black. Coalition to respond to activist demand for support for the community and the grass roots. The new […]

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Lawyers representing the family of Korryn Gaines, who in 2016 was fatally wounded by Baltimore County police have filed official court documents on Tuesday, requesting that a judge reject attempts of Baltimore County to overturn or reduce the award, the Baltimore Sun reports. In February, a jury awarded more than $37 million in damages to the […]

The post Reversal of damages in Korryn Gaines case being sought, despite jury finding of liability appeared first on theGrio.

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A police shooting in Florence, S.C., last weekend has prompted questions and concerns after a white constable, who serves as a volunteer, shot a Black motorist. According to the Post And Courier, around 11 p.m. on Saturday, the volunteer officer was on a ride-along with a Florence police officer when they pulled over a Black motorist in a residential […]

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Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center was placed on lockdown ahead of Thursday’s Hawks-Kings match-up as protesters […]

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The Sacramento Police Department has released footage of the shooting by two officers of 22-year-old Stephon Clark last Sunday. Stephon Clark, a father of two small children, was reportedly shot in the backyard of the home that he shared with his grandparents and siblings.   Initial reports indicated that officers were responding to a call […]

The post Video released of fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark “All he loved was his children” appeared first on theGrio.

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Loved ones of Anthony Weber, who shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies this week, want answers. And at an emergency town hall meant to alleviate the strain between Anthony Weber’s family and officials, tensions boiled over. The meeting at the New Congregational Missionary Baptist Church was led by the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, […]

The post Police captain’s indifference to teen killed by deputies sparks outrage at meeting appeared first on theGrio.

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The young mother's family sues Baltimore County for wrongful death, excessive force and constitutional violation of free speech.

The post Civil trial for police shooting of Korryn Gaines set to begin appeared first on theGrio.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Protesters on Monday called for criminal charges against a police officer […]

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible assault was […]

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