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Jurors Call For Maximum Sentence, Deliver Guilty Verdict For Robert Bates, An Oklahoma Pay-To-Play Deputy Who Killed An Unarmed Black Man

Robert Bates faces up to four years in prison (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

Robert Bates, a 74-year-old volunteer reserve sheriff deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter by a jury on Wednesday.  While working for the sheriff’s office last year, Bates shot and killed an unarmed suspect, Eric Courtney Harris, 44 on April 2. As we have …

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Unarmed Navajo Mother Killed By Arizona Police Officer Sparks Native American Outcry On Excessive Force And Racial Targeting

Photo from Twitter from the April 2 vigil for Loreal Tsingine

On Easter Sunday, March 27, a 27-year-old Navajo mother was killed by a police officer in Winslow, Arizona.  The woman, Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was suspected of shoplifting a case of beer and shot five times by Winslow police officer Austin Shipley, 26, in a Circle K. parking lot. Shipley …

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Unarmed Man Killed By Deputies In Los Angeles Who Claim He Had Assumed A “Shooting Stance” Identified

Detectives investigate the fatal shooting of a man by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at Holmes Avenue and 64th Street in the Florence-Firestore area.  (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Today authorities identified the man killed Wednesday in a deadly deputy-involved shooting as 23-year-old Cristian Rene Medina. The shooting occurred around 4:30 am Wednesday in the Florence area of Los Angeles. Deputies had been called to 64th Street and Holmes Avenue after reports of a “robbery in progress” and matched …

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Montgomery Police Open Their Own Investigation Into Greg Gunn’s Death Because Officers Are Angry Over Aaron Smith’s Arrest

Mayor Todd Strange - Is opening an MPD investigation good public relations or the beginning of a cover up?

Monday evening Mayor Todd Strange of Montgomery, Alabama said that city officials along with the Montgomery Police Department would begin their own investigation into the Feb. 25 officer-involved shooting death of Gregory Gunn.  The officer was arrested and charged with murder last Wednesday. Gunn, an unarmed 59-year-old black man with …

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Raleigh Police Officer Opens Fire At Akiel Denkins, Killing The 24-Year-Old Black Male Fleeing Arrest

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. ET at the intersection of Bragg and East streets in Raleigh.

Credit: Patrick Priest/WNCN

Akiel Denkins, a 24-year-old black male was shot and killed Monday by a police officer in Raleigh, NC, apparently while running from the police.  There is some controversy over whether the victim was unarmed. Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said that Denkins was killed while fleeing when police tried to arrest …

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