blacks and police shootings

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah prosecutor asked the FBI on Tuesday to investigate a police shooting that left a black man dead when he ran from officers who stopped him after he rode his bike across six lanes of traffic and they noticed he didn’t have a required rear light. The request to […]

DALLAS (AP) — The prosecutor’s office investigating the death of a 15-year-old black teenager who was shot by a Dallas-area police officer had once filed a complaint over that officer’s aggressive behavior, according to records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Personnel records from the Balch Springs Police Department show former officer Roy Oliver was […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of a black man whose fatal shooting was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana’s capital and beyond, The Associated Press has learned. Federal authorities opened a civil rights investigation immediately […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man who ambushed and killed three law enforcement officers in Louisiana purportedly described his actions as a “necessary evil” in a self-described, handwritten manifesto that an Ohio man says was emailed to him by the gunman less than an hour before the shootings. Photographs of the three-page letter show […]

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Colvin Hinson, his wife and their 13-year-old daughter were asleep when a neighbor started banging on his front door and calling his name in the middle of the night. Hinson got out of bed, but a barrage of gunshots sounded before he could even turn the door knob. Opening the door, […]