Chauvin faces future in federal prison for Floyd's death
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota's only maximum security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison where, despite his national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he'll probably be safer. Chauvin will be sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Paul after pleading guilty in December to federal civil rights charges.news.yahoo.com
Were they a threat? Police shootings reignite legal debate
Wisconsin authorities are investigating those questions as they weigh charges against the officer in a case that has reignited national protests over racial injustice. Authorities have not identified the officer or officers who shot Pellerin or said where or how many times he was shot. A union attorney said in the moments leading up to the shooting, officers saw Blake holding a knife and made multiple requests for him to drop it but he was uncooperative. After police tried twice unsuccessfully to use a stun gun on Blake, officer Rusten Sheskey shot him at close range while holding onto his shirt, authorities said. Yet, the tactics used by the officer who shot Blake are highly questionable, said Seth Stoughton, another former officer.
How video can change the course of a murder investigation
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: Uncut cellphone video of shooting, confrontationNews4Jax crime and safety expert Ken Jefferson said video of crimes like this one can change the landscape of a police investigation. Jefferson said this video is very beneficial to investigators. Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, explained what a Glynn County police officer told her about how he died. “It’s a very disturbing video," Jefferson said. Officer Michael Slager initially said he used a taser gun on Walter Scott and Scott tried to take it after a traffic stop in Charleston, but the video showed a different story.
Factbox: In Dallas, rare conviction for police officer who shot unarmed black man
WALTER SCOTTMichael Slager, a white police officer, was caught on video shooting a 50-year-old unarmed black man, Walter Scott, in the back after a traffic stop in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 4, 2015. PHILANDO CASTILEOfficer Jeronimo Yanez shot a 32-year-old black man, Philando Castile, five times during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on July 6, 2016. SAMUEL DUBOSEUniversity of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing fatally shot black motorist Samuel DuBose, 43, after stopping him for a missing front license plate in July 2015. MICHAEL BROWNDarren Wilson, a white police officer, shot Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, 2014. TAMIR RICETimothy Loehmann, a white police officer, shot Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was displaying a toy gun, in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 22, 2014.feeds.reuters.com
S.C. police criticized for not offering medical aid to Walter Scott
South Carolina officials are considering more charges in the deadly police shooting of Walter Scott. A disturbing video captured the moment Scott was gunned down after a routine traffic stop. Despite quick action in charging former officer Michael Slager, there are still lingering questions about whether other officers on the scene did everything they could to save Scott's life. Vicente Arenas reports.cbsnews.com