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8th judge hands off murder trial of Alabama police officer

Apr. 17, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Another judge has recused himself from the trial of a white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the death of an unarmed black man. News outlets report Judge Sam Welch was appointed Friday and recused himself this week, becoming the 8th judge to drop the case. Montgomery...

Prosecutor: 'No common sense' in Michigan cop's use of Taser

Apr. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A prosecutor urged jurors on Tuesday to convict a former Michigan State Police trooper of second-degree murder in the death of a Detroit teen, saying there wasn't a "lick of common sense" in firing a Taser at a boy riding an all-terrain vehicle. Damon Grimes, 15, crashed the ATV and died on...

The Latest: No verdict yet in cop's fatal use of Taser

Apr. 16, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the second-degree murder trial of a former Michigan trooper in the death of a Detroit teenager (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Jurors have gone home after a brief period of deliberations in the trial of a former Michigan State Police trooper who is charged with second-degree...

Georgia officer sued in fatal shooting of fleeing man

Apr. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a fleeing man now faces a lawsuit seeking monetary damages for wrongful death. The suit filed Monday in coastal Camden County says 33-year-old Tony Green was killed "without justification or excuse" when...

Clarification: Hot Prison Van-Verdict story

Apr. 12, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In an April 5 story about a former inmate winning a jury verdict against the New Mexico Corrections Department, The Associated Press cited information from a former department spokeswoman to report that officers accused of leaving inmates unattended in a hot prison van were cleared...

Judge sets fall trial for Georgia officer in fatal shooting

Apr. 11, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a fall trial for a former Georgia police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a fleeing suspect, according to a court order filed Thursday. Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett ordered that Zechariah Presley stand trial beginning Sept. 30 in...

Trial plans continue for ex-officer accused of sex assault

Apr. 10, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trial preparations are underway for a former Georgia police officer accused of inappropriate sexual contact with four victims, including two minors. WGCL-TV reports that preparations are continuing to see whether both sides are prepared for a trial involving former East Point police Sgt....

Jury selected to hear murder trial of ex-Minneapolis officer

Apr. 8, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury of 12 men and four women was seated Monday to hear the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible rape near her home. Mohamed Noor, 33, is charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 death of Justine...

The Latest: Ex-officer to plead not guilty to murder charge

Apr. 4, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a former Ohio vice officer charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A defense attorney says a former vice squad officer in Ohio will plead not guilty to murder and voluntary manslaughter charges brought after the officer fatally shot a...

Trial to begin for Minneapolis cop who shot Australian woman

Mar. 31, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer is set to stand trial for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault happening in the alley behind her home. Mohamed Noor, who was fired after the July 2017 shooting, is charged with murder in the...