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ex-officer begins defense in milwaukee shooting trial


attorneys for a former milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting will begin making their case that the officer was acting in self-defense when he killed a black man after a brief foot chase.






ex-officer begins defense in milwaukee shooting trial


milwaukee (ap) — attorneys for a former milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting will begin making their case that the officer was acting in self-defense when he killed a black man after a brief foot chase. dominique heaggan-brown, who is also african-american, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of sylville […]






bodycam showing fatal shooting of man played at milwaukee officer's trial


a former milwaukee police officer on trial for killing a black man fleeing a traffic stop repeatedly commented how quickly the fatal encounter unfolded as his body camera captured the chaotic scene after the shooting. jurors saw the video thursday — the first time the public has seen the events...






ex-milwaukee officer's trial to begin in death of black man


a former milwaukee police officer is going on trial in the fatal shooting of a black man last year that ignited rioting in the city.






jurors to see video of fatal milwaukee police shooting


milwaukee (ap) — jurors in the trial of a milwaukee police officer charged with killing a black man fleeing a traffic stop are expected to see footage of the shooting from an officer’s body camera. an officer who witnessed dominique heaggan-brown shooting 23-year-old sylville smith after a foot chase is expected to testify wednesday afternoon. […]






ex-milwaukee officer’s trial to begin in death of black man


milwaukee (ap) — a former milwaukee police officer is going on trial in the fatal shooting of a black man last year that ignited rioting in the city. dominique heaggan-brown, who is also black, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of 23-year-old sylville smith. heaggan-brown was fired two months after the shooting, […]






police expert: ex-officer justified in milwaukee shooting


a police expert in the use of deadly force testified monday that the former milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a foot chase "acted in accordance with his training."






jury set for ex-officer charged in milwaukee fatal shooting


a jury has been selected in the trial of a former milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man last year ignited riots in the city's predominantly black neighborhood of sherman park.






ex-milwaukee cop shot unarmed man 'in point-blank range,' prosecutor says in tri


a black man killed by milwaukee police after fleeing a traffic stop was unarmed and defenseless when an officer shot him "point blank," a prosecutor told jurors tuesday, while defense attorneys said the officer believed the man still had a gun. both sides said police body-camera video of the shooting...






defense wants trial moved for officer who shot castile


st. paul, minn. (ap) — defense attorneys are pushing to move the manslaughter trial of a minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting a black motorist last summer. attorneys for st. anthony police officer jeronimo yanez argued in court tuesday that the officer cannot get a fair trial in ramsey county, where philando castile was […]






former milwaukee officer justified in shooting that killed man, police expert te


a police expert in the use of deadly force testified monday that the former milwaukee officer on trial for fatally shooting a black man after a foot chase "acted in accordance with his training." the testimony came as attorneys for dominique heaggan-brown, who is also black, presented their case...






closing arguments to begin in ex-milwaukee cop's trial


closing arguments are set for tuesday in the trial of a former milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that ignited riots last year in the majority black neighborhood where it transpired.






jury set for ex-officer charged in milwaukee fatal shooting


milwaukee (ap) — a jury has been selected in the trial of a former milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man last year ignited riots in the city’s predominantly black neighborhood of sherman park. dominique heaggan-brown is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of sylville smith after smith fled a […]






bodycam shows shooting of black man by milwaukee officer


bodycam video from a former milwaukee police officer on trial for killing a black man shows the officer yelling "stop reaching" even as the man was not moving on the ground.






prosecutors finishing case in milwaukee police shooting


a former milwaukee police officer on trial for killing a black man fleeing a traffic stop repeatedly commented how quickly the fatal encounter unfolded as his body camera captured the chaotic scene after the shooting.






closing arguments to begin in ex-milwaukee cop’s trial


milwaukee (ap) — closing arguments are set for tuesday in the trial of a former milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that ignited riots last year in the majority black neighborhood where it transpired. the death of sylville smith at the hands of dominique heaggan-brown on aug. 13 angered sherman park residents and […]






closing arguments to begin in ex-milwaukee cop's trial


closing arguments are set for tuesday in the trial of a former milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that ignited riots last year in the majority black neighborhood where it transpired. the death of sylville smith at the hands of dominique heaggan-brown on aug. 13 angered sherman...






prosecutors finishing case in milwaukee police shooting


milwaukee (ap) — a former milwaukee police officer on trial for killing a black man fleeing a traffic stop repeatedly commented how quickly the fatal encounter unfolded as his body camera captured the chaotic scene after the shooting. jurors saw the video thursday — the first time the public has seen the events surrounding the […]






dashcam footage of castile shooting played as trial begins


evidence about philando castile’s permit to carry a handgun will be allowed at st. anthony police officer's trial in july shooting death during traffic stop.






ex-cop goes on trial in killing that ignited milwaukee riots


milwaukee (ap) — a former milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man last year ignited riots on the city’s north side goes on trial this week. dominique heaggan-brown, who is also black, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of sylville smith, 23. heaggan-brown’s police career has already ended. he […]






deliberations in milwaukee police shooting enter second day


jury deliberations have entered a second day in the trial of a former milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man after a foot chase last year, igniting riots in the predominantly african-american neighborhood where it happened.






ex-cop goes on trial in killing that ignited milwaukee riots


a former milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man last year ignited riots on the city's north side goes on trial this week. dominique heaggan-brown, who is also black, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of sylville smith, 23. heaggan-brown's police career...






trial begins for hinsdale man charged in 2014 slaying


prosecutors described an 18-month obsession over a woman that they say led to an ambush shooting as a hinsdale man's murder trial began wednesday in dupage county court. the defense team for jeffrey keller, though, urged jurors to keep an open mind as keller, 54, went on trial in the first-degree...






deliberations in milwaukee police shooting enter second day


milwaukee (ap) — jury deliberations have entered a second day in the trial of a former milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man after a foot chase last year, igniting riots in the predominantly african-american neighborhood where it happened. jurors began deliberations tuesday around midday after attorneys delivered closing arguments in a case […]






prosecution asks appeals court not to move officer's trial


prosecutors in the case of a minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have urged the state court of appeals to reject a defense motion to move the trial out of st. paul.






defense to call more witnesses in cop's manslaughter trial


a defense expert testified that a minnesota police officer used "justifiable deadly force" in the fatal shooting last july of a black motorist who had informed him he was carrying a gun.






the latest: jury hears opening statements in officer's trial


the latest on the trial of a former milwaukee police officer charged in the death of a black man last year (all times local):






dashcam footage of castile shooting played as trial begins


about a minute after the traffic stop began, officer jeronimo yanez fired seven shots, startling his fellow officer who was providing backup and killing philando castile.






civil trial set for officer who shot mentally ill man


norfolk, va. (ap) — a civil trial begins tuesday for a virginia police officer who shot and killed a mentally ill man who had a knife. the virginian-pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2mnizd1 ) that norfolk police officer carl seger will represent himself. the family of the man he shot, lawrence faine, seeks $2.5 million. the shooting occurred […]






jury selection starts for ex-officer in death of black man


jury selection has begun in the trial of a former milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man last year ignited rioting in the city.






defense begins presenting case for yanez in castile killing


defense lawyers called st. anthony police chief john mangseth to the stand, where he offered praise for officer jeronimo yanez, but did not comment about yanez's actions in the fatal shooting.






defense to call more witnesses in cop’s manslaughter trial


st. paul, minn. (ap) — a defense expert testified that a minnesota police officer used “justifiable deadly force” in the fatal shooting last july of a black motorist who had informed him he was carrying a gun. joseph dutton, an officer for 31 years who now teaches classes on the use of force, said thursday […]






oklahoma officer testifies at her manslaughter trial


a white oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is testifying in her defense.






judge weighs trial for suspect in officer’s 1972 shooting


columbus, ohio (ap) — a judge plans to hear arguments for and against bringing an 82-year-old suspect to trial in the nonfatal shooting of an ohio police officer almost 45 years ago. defendant charles hays was indicted but never prosecuted following the shooting as the case fell through the cracks. columbus police officer niki cooper […]






murder trial opens for officer in 6-year-old boy's shooting


a trial for a louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in a 6-year-old autistic boy's shooting opened monday with jurors hearing vastly different portrayals of the child's father and his role in the deadly confrontation.






oklahoma officer testifies at her manslaughter trial


tulsa, okla. (ap) — a white oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man is testifying in her defense. tulsa officer betty jo shelby said monday that a training video of an officer being fatally shot during a traffic stop ran through her mind last september when she […]






trump order leaves iraqi allies in limbo


as iraq’s amb ador to the united states, lukman faily worked for years to establish ties with america. after retiring last year, he contin...