Homicide

September 18, 2020 - 7:13 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Four police officers in northwest Louisiana have been charged with negligent homicide and malfeasance in connection with the death last April of a 44-year-old Black man following a video-recorded altercation, a prosecutor's office announced Friday. The four Shreveport police...
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FILE- In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, rescue workers search for children trapped inside the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City. The Mexico City prosecutor's office said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, it has requested a sentence of 57 years in prison for the owner and director of the elementary school who has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter. The school collapse killed 26 people in the devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake. (AP Photo/Carlos Cisneros, File)
September 18, 2020 - 5:33 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner and director of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during the 2017 earthquake has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter. The school collapse killed 26 people in the devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake in September 2017. The Mexico City...
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President Donald Trump talks with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos before a town hall at National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 16, 2020 - 7:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump points to spiking crime and delivers stark statistics on murders and shootings as part of his “law and order” campaign emphasis that suggests cities are overrun with violence that only he can stop. Several cities have seen a sobering surge in murders...
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Alma García embraces Juan Cruz, the fiancé of Spec. Vanessa Guillén at her memorial service on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 16, 2020 - 2:01 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Decisions on whether to prosecute members of the U.S. military for sexual assault or sexual harassment would be handled outside the chain of command under a measure members of Congress proposed Wednesday that is named for a Texas soldier who was slain by a fellow soldier. Reps...
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Finnegan Lee Elder, from California, looks on during a break in his trial where he and his friend Gabriel Natale-Hjorth are accused of slaying a plainclothes Carabinieri officer while on vacation in Italy last summer, in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Remo Casilli/Pool Photo via AP)
September 16, 2020 - 12:38 pm
ROME (AP) — A 20-year-old California man accused of charged with murdering an Italian police officer apologized in court Wednesday, saying he was “filled with remorse” and hoped one day the slain man’s family would forgive him. Finnegan Lee Elder, who has been on trial in Rome since February along...
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Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg addresses supporters Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls, S.D. For Ravnsborg spending Saturday driving hundreds of miles on the state’s roads was not unusual. But by Sunday, it was clear that his latest trip was anything but routine — an investigation was underway that would later reveal he struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway. (Briana Sanchez/The Argus Leader via AP)
September 15, 2020 - 6:36 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — For South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg spending Saturday driving hundreds of miles on the state’s roads was not unusual. But by this past Sunday, it was clear that his latest trip was anything but routine: An investigation was underway that would reveal he struck...
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September 15, 2020 - 2:35 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — In response to widely circulated videos showing men in Mozambican army uniforms torturing and killing unarmed civilians, Interior Minister Amade Miquidade said the footage may have been filmed by Islamic extremist rebels trying to discredit government forces. Miquidade was...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, a makeshift memorial stands at a site across the street from where Elijah McClain was stopped by police officers while walking home in Aurora, Colo. A drug called ketamine that's injected as a sedative during arrests has drawn new scrutiny since a young Black man named Elijah McClain died in suburban Denver. An analysis by The Associated Press of policies on ketamine and cases where it was used nationwide uncovered a lack of police training, conflicting medical standards and nonexistent protocols that have resulted in hospitalizations and even deaths. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 15, 2020 - 1:31 pm
DENVER (AP) — City council members in a Denver suburb have voted to ban the use of a powerful sedative by first responders until officials finish a review of its use in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a Black man put in a stranglehold by officers and injected with the drug, ketamine. The ban in...
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This undated photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows Pervis Payne. A new report by a think tank examining executions in the United States says death penalty cases show a long history of racial disparity, from who is executed to where and for what crimes. The report also details several case studies in which race may be playing a role today, including Payne, accused of the 1987 stabbing deaths of Charisse Christopher and her 2-year-old daughter, Lacie Jo. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)
September 15, 2020 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black people have been overrepresented on death rows across the United States and killers of Black people are less likely to face the death penalty than people who kill white people, a new report found. The report from the Death Penalty Information Center is a history lesson in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo Jason Ravnsborg speaks in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian whose body was not found until the next day, state investigators said Monday Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)
September 14, 2020 - 11:48 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said in a statement on Monday that he discovered he had struck and killed a man walking along a rural stretch of highway only after returning to the scene the next day and discovering the body. The state's top law enforcement...
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