The fatal shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina, video of which casts doubt on a police account, has led the families and supporters in other high-profile shootings to push for the release of video footage.
The police audio, obtained by the Guardian, includes a phone call Officer Michael Slager received from a family member as well as tense laughter with another officer.
The funeral for the 50-year-old man, who was fatally shot by a North Charleston police officer last week, took place on Saturday.
Mexican-American cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz talks to BuzzFeed News about his cartoon inspired by the fatal police shooting of Walter Scott.
Without a bystander’s video, many in the community doubted justice would be served for Walter Scott, who was fatally shot by a police officer Saturday.
Patrolman 1st Class Michael Slager, 33, who is white, was charged with murder for shooting and killing Walter Scott, 50, while he was running away from the officer in North Charleston on Saturday. Police Thursday released dashcam footage of the traffic stop that led up to the shooting.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies shot Jose De La Trinidad in the back five times in 2012. The Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file criminal charges after finding the officers had acted reasonably.
A federal jury in 2013 acquitted the officer who shot Henry Glover in the chaotic aftermath of the hurricane. Ten years after his death, the coroner on Wednesday officially classified Glover’s death a homicide and his family is calling for new charges.
The July 14, 2014, shooting by Dallas police officers of Jason Harrison is pending review by a grand jury. Warning: The video contains graphic images.
Two days after officers were shot while standing in front of the Ferguson Police Department, investigators are still unsure of the identity or motive of the gunman.
Chris Jensen’s schizophrenic son was fatally shot by police in Pasco, Washington, last year after approaching them with a knife. The death, he says, was similar to the recent Pasco police shooting death of a Mexican immigrant whose family suspected him of being mentally ill.
Tony Robinson died on March 6 after being shot by Officer Matt Kenny. Protests were held in the aftermath of the teen’s death.
The Grapevine Police Department said it would not release the video at the request of prosecutors, reneging on a previous statement that it would.
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Officers were called to downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row Sunday morning regarding a possible robbery. The man was identified as a 43-year-old transient. Warning: The video contains violence and language.
Thomas Allen Jr., 34, died Sunday after he was shot by a police officer on Saturday in Wellston, Missouri, according to reports. Officials said Allen tried to drive away from a traffic stop while the officer was partially inside the vehicle.
Jessica “Jessie” Hernandez suffered four gunshot wounds, including two to her left side. An attorney for the family said the findings contradict the police account.
A separate autopsy commissioned by the family of Antonio Zambrano-Montes shows he was shot in the back twice by police in Pasco, Washington, conflicting with earlier statements made by authorities, an attorney said Thursday.
The shooting was one of two officer-involved fatalities of immigrants in the U.S. that has drawn criticism from the Mexican government.
The officers who killed Hunt on Sept. 10 were eventually cleared of wrongdoing, but in a letter Friday the Department of Justice said it plans to look into the case.
An attorney for the widow of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot dead by police in February, withdrew the $25 million claim filed against the officers for using excessive force. He said the claim would be refiled after further investigation.
Police in Pasco, Washington, shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes Tuesday evening after he allegedly threw rocks at cars and officers.
In her first public comments, Trina Diaz, 16, tells BuzzFeed News her friend Jessica Hernandez was shot first and then a police officer was hit by the car. Multiple investigations are ongoing after repeated incidents of Denver police shooting at cars.
Jessica “Jessie” Hernandez was fatally shot by Denver police after a confrontation Monday morning. Law enforcement and community members question the police’s decision to shoot at the car she was driving.
Muskogee Officer Chansey McMillin shot and killed Terrance Walker on Jan. 17. Police released video of the shooting Friday.
A dashcam video reveals the entirety of the altercation between Jerame Reid, 36, and the two officers from the Bridgeton Police Department.
Rice family attorney Walter Madison told the Plain Dealer the video was the “cruelest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Matthew Hoffman, 32, died at a hospital Sunday night. Police said they will host a community meeting to discuss the shooting on Tuesday.
Officer Juventino Castro was cleared by a grand jury Tuesday for the fatal shooting of Jordan Baker in January.
Police fatally shot a man with a knife who attacked three officers on Saturday. In a separate incident, a driver drove into a crowd of pedestrians and injured 11.