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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An unarmed black man shot dead by a white police officer after his car broke down on a city street last month was high on the hallucinogenic drug PCP in when he died, according to toxicology tests released by a medical examiner Tuesday. Terence Crutcher, 40, had “acute phencyclidine intoxication” when […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on fatal shootings by police in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Black Lives Matter protesters are disrupting a meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission in response to the fatal shooting of a young black man by police last Saturday. The Los Angeles Police Department’s board of […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of an Oklahoma police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Tulsa officer Betty Shelby did not say anything at her first court appearance Friday, other than acknowledging her name. Her attorney, Shannon McMurray, entered […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery was remembered at his funeral Saturday as someone with a special glow. “He lit up a room. He demanded your attention,” said Michael Bell, who coached Tyre King on his youth football team. Hundreds […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church for a funeral honoring an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer. Terence Crutcher was remembered Saturday evening at Antioch Baptist Church. The 40-year-old Crutcher was fatally shot Sept. 16 by Officer Betty Jo Shelby. Shelby has been […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Republican congressman who represents the Charlotte area said Thursday that people are protesting in the city because they “hate white people.” U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, whose district includes parts of Charlotte and its suburbs, was asked by an interviewer for Britain’s “BBC Newsnight” what grievance the protesters have. In the […]

Taheshia Williams claims that the police are lying and trying to cover-up their "mistake." Meanwhile, police chief maintains that Scott was armed, despite reviewed video lacking “definitive, visual evidence that would confirm that a person is pointing a gun."

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte’s police chief said Thursday he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man’s family, but the video won’t be immediately released to the public. Charlottte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters during a news conference that the video does not definitively show 43-year-old […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An unarmed black man shot dead in the middle of a Tulsa street last week by a white police officer had run-ins with the law dating back to his teenage years and recently served a four-year stint in prison. But those closest to Terence Crutcher described him as a church-going father […]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on police shooting and protests in Charlotte, North Carolina (all times local): 10:45 a.m. An outspoken leader of the Nation of Islam is calling for an economic boycott of Charlotte after a police officer shot a man to death. B.J. Murphy called for the boycott Wednesday at a news […]

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense attorney touched off a protest about race and free expression in a Las Vegas courtroom when she refused to remove a “Black Lives Matter” button from her blouse despite a judge’s request not to demonstrate what he called “political speech.” Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon asked Erika […]

Dash cam recording contradicts the police officer's statements that Crutcher wouldn't show her his hands, in fact, they were up in the air.