Shootings

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Monday, June 12, in a Minnesota police officer’s manslaughter trial in the death of a black motorist. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 11, 2017 - 2:43 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist last summer will resume Monday with closing arguments. Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Closing arguments are set for Monday, June 12, in a Minnesota police officer’s manslaughter trial in the death of a black motorist. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 11, 2017 - 2:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist will resume Monday with closing arguments. Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July in the Minneapolis suburb of Falcon Heights. Castile's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2016 file photo, police move in on a group of protesters throwing rocks at them in Milwaukee in response to the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man, by Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown. Jury selection kicks off Monday, June 12, 2017 in the trial for Heaggan-Brown, who was charged in December with first-degree reckless homicide in Smith's death. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)
June 11, 2017 - 11:36 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man last year ignited riots on the city's north side goes on trial this week. Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Sylville Smith, 23. Heaggan-...
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This undated photo provided by the family on Saturday, June 10, 2017 shows Joshua Barre, who was fatally shot by two Tulsa County, Okla. deputies and a police officer on Friday, June 9, 2017. Family members said he had stopped taking medication in April to treat a bipolar disorder and was in declining mental health since the recent death of his father. (Nyesha Barre via AP)
June 10, 2017 - 7:42 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A black man who was fatally shot by three Oklahoma law enforcement officers had stopped taking medication in April to treat a bipolar disorder and was in declining mental health since the recent death of his father, members of his family said Saturday. The mother, brother and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, Tomiko Shine holds up a poster of Tamir Rice during a protest in Washington. The 12-year-old black boy was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer near a gazebo in a recreational area in November 2014. Officers were responding to a report of a man waving a gun. The boy had a pellet gun tucked in his waistband and was shot right after their cruiser skidded to a stop, just feet away. A grand jury in December 2015 declined to indict patrolman Timothy Loehmann, who fired the fatal shot, and training officer Frank Garmback. The city settled his family's lawsuit for $6 million. The officers still could be disciplined or fired by the department. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 10, 2017 - 10:56 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police officers are on trial in Ohio and Minnesota for fatal shootings of black motorists during traffic stops. In both cases, prosecutors say the officers didn't need to respond with deadly force. The officers both have testified they felt threatened. In Cincinnati, former...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2010, file photo, Lishan Wang stands during arraignment in New Haven Superior Court in New Haven Conn. Wang, charged with killing a Yale University physician over a workplace dispute, pleaded no contest to lesser charges on Friday, June 9, 2017, and agreed to serve 32 years in prison. (Douglas Healey/New York Post via AP, Pool, File)
June 09, 2017 - 3:43 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician over a workplace dispute pleaded no contest Friday to lesser charges and agreed to serve 32 years in prison. Lishan Wang, a Chinese citizen from Beijing, was charged with murder for the 2010 killing of Dr. Vajinder...
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June 09, 2017 - 3:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest in the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist says he saw a gun before firing. Yanez is charged with...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stands outside the Ramsey County Courthouse while waiting for a ride in St. Paul, Minn. Opening statements are expected to begin Monday, June 5, 2017, in the trial for officer Yanez, who is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights in July 2015. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 09, 2017 - 12:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A use-of-force expert testified Friday that a Minnesota police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a black motorist moments after the man told him he was carrying a gun, and said his tests found the motorist could have pulled the weapon in a fraction of a second...
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June 09, 2017 - 7:51 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest in the manslaughter trial of a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop (all times local): 6:40 a.m. The attorney for a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop says he plans to call...
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This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections, shows Robert Bryant Melson, in Atmore, Ala. Melson is scheduled to be executed June 8, 2017, in Alabama by lethal injection after being convicted of killing three fast food restaurant employees during a 1994 robbery. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
June 09, 2017 - 1:44 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing three people during the 1994 robbery of an Alabama fast-food restaurant was put to death Thursday by lethal injection. Robert Melson, 46, was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. CDT Thursday at a southwest Alabama prison, authorities said. The execution was...
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