Police brutality

Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, foreground left, stands next to defense attorney Miles Brissette, right, after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, in Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 30, 2018 - 12:41 am
DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night after being convicted of murder a day earlier for killing an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car filled with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. Roy Oliver's conviction...
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Fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, center, and his attorneys Miles Brissette, left, and Bob Gill stand before the reading of the verdict during Oliver's trial at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Oliver was convicted of murder on Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager when he fired into a car full of teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 29, 2018 - 11:27 pm
Every case is unique, as is every jury. But experts say several factors seemed to stack up against former Texas police officer Roy Oliver this week when, in an extremely rare outcome, he was convicted of murder for a shooting that occurred while he was on duty. Criminal justice experts tell The...
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August 29, 2018 - 2:15 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An external review of a white North Carolina officer beating a black pedestrian urged more thorough internal reviews of body camera footage to catch police behavior problems before they escalate. The report on Asheville police procedures surrounding former officer Christopher...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Robert Johnson, 35, left, leaves after his statement at New Beginnings Christian Church in Mesa, Ariz. Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed Johnson as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, about one of a series of recent incidents that drew questions about the agency's use of force. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:03 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed black man as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday about one of a series of recent incidents that drew criticism about the agency...
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August 24, 2018 - 10:04 am
EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about an officer accused of sex assault, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the teenager's attorney, Thomas Reynolds, said East Point Sgt. Richard Gooddine took the girl to his apartment. Reynolds said Gooddine took the girl to an apartment...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:39 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Four of the five Georgia cheerleaders who knelt last year during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest police brutality didn't make the squad this year for Kennesaw State University. Davante Lewis, a spokesman for the cheerleaders who've knelt, tells news outlets that this year...
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August 22, 2018 - 6:33 am
EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and then stalking her at a hospital. WSB-TV reports the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case of East Point police Sgt. Richard Goodine. The victim's attorney, Thomas Reynolds,...
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Riot police use a water canon during a charge to clear the square during protests outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Romanians who live abroad are staging an anti-government protest calling on the left-wing government to resign and an early election.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 13, 2018 - 1:05 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest. The embassy described the Friday night attack as "unacceptable...
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August 10, 2018 - 9:41 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump claimed on Twitter Friday that "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against. Instead, Trump tweets players should "Be happy, be...
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August 03, 2018 - 2:26 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has reached a $650,000 settlement with a black pedestrian whose beating by a white police officer was captured on body camera video. A settlement filed Friday in Buncombe County shows the city of Asheville will pay Johnnie Jermaine Rush for claims made...
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