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No retrial for man officers threatened to beat during arrest

Jul. 18, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a new trial for a Louisiana man who was filmed being detained by officers screaming and threatening to fight him. The Houma Courier reports Christopher Verdin Jr. also was ordered to pay about $2,100 in court costs. Cellphone video of the 2017 arrest was posted...

Florida inmate uses smuggled cellphone to capture beating

Jul. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Department of Corrections is investigating a prison beating after an inmate used a smuggled cellphone to shoot video of several guards punching an inmate who was being held on the ground. An unnamed Lake Correctional Institution inmate in Clermont gave commentary as the beating...

Here's how South Dakota investigates police shootings

Jun. 29, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — On a weekday afternoon last month in Sioux Falls, 44-year-old George Rinzy was shot by a police officer in the parking lot of the Minnehaha County Jail. The scene was chaotic. Emergency vehicles clogged the streets, the courthouse went into lockdown and curious onlookers gathered,...

Judge: Man's 'I'm sorry' video can be used in murder trial

Jun. 28, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Jurors will be allowed to hear what a Mississippi man told a reporter on video as he was arrested in the shooting deaths of eight people. A judge ruled that Willie Cory Godbolt's statements — including saying "I'm sorry" that a deputy was killed — will be admissible...

Man beaten by Mississippi officer settles lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man beaten by a Mississippi police officer has settled his lawsuit against the city and the former officer for an undisclosed amount. LaDarius Brown's attorney announced the settlement Thursday at a news conference. Brown told news outlets he's happy he can move on with his life....

Ex-officer shown kicking suspect gets a year in prison

Jun. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio police officer has been sentenced to a year in prison after a cellphone video showed him kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Ohio's southern district says former Franklin Township officer Robert Wells was sentenced Wednesday after...

3 life sentences without parole for man who killed 3 Muslims

Jun. 12, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Moments after a North Carolina man pleaded guilty to gunning down three Muslim university students, a prosecutor played a cellphone video of the slayings in court Wednesday as one of the victims' relatives fainted, others wept and a man cursed the confessed killer openly. Craig Stephen...

The Latest: Authorities didn't have enough for hate charges

Jun. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina man pleading guilty to murder in the slayings of three Muslim students (all times local): 2:45 p.m. An attorney who has worked with the families of three Muslim students gunned down in February 2015 says federal authorities decided they did not have a...

Officer captured on video hitting man convicted of assault

Jun. 12, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former police sergeant in Georgia who was captured on video hitting a man during a traffic stop has been convicted of aggravated assault and battery. Michael Bongiovanni, 44, on Tuesday pleaded no contest to the charges, the Gwinnett County district attorney's office said...

N Carolina court filing: Video shows 3 slain Muslim students

Jun. 10, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A court filing suggests the deaths of three Muslim university students in 2015 were captured on cellphone video, WRAL-TV reported Monday. The filing by prosecutors concerns a report by Tufts University psychology professor Samuel Sommers that contends the video casts doubt on claims by...