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NY state police lag behind agencies nationwide on camera use

Jul. 22, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper's gunfire. Authorities say the trooper shot him...

Police overseers fire 4 officers in McDonald-related case

Jul. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by...

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

Jul. 18, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shot Laquan McDonald in 2014. He was convicted in October of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery — one for each bullet the white officer fired at the black 17-year-old. Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Van Dyke in...

Cases in which police officers were charged in deaths

Jul. 16, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors said they aren't bringing criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for those protesting how police treat black suspects. However, prosecutors...

Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Smollett probe

Jun. 21, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge decided to appoint a special prosecutor Friday to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to dismiss all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of lying to the police by claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago in...