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Jul 5, 2023

North Carolina trooper fatally shoots stranded driver who opened fire on him, authorities say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state trooper who was trying to help a stranded driver was shot in his protective vest before he killed the motorist who fired at him, authorities said. Trooper Jeffrey Dunlap stopped on Interstate 26 near Asheville on Monday night to help motorist Wesley Scott Taylor, 57. Taylor pulled […]

Apr 6, 2023

Connecticut woman shot by officer gets $1.1M settlement

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was seriously injured when a police officer opened fire on her and her boyfriend as they sat in a car unarmed has settled a lawsuit over the shooting for about $1.1 million. Stephanie Washington was struck four times when Hamden officer Devin Eaton fired 13 bullets at […]

Mar 20, 2023

Even ‘reasonable’ police shootings are not inevitable

by James M. Doyle BridgeTower Media Newswires BOSTON, MA — After brandishing a fake gun near Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Juston Root, a 41-year-old man with a long history of mental illness, led police on a wild chase. Root was shot at least once outside the hospital. He lost control of his car […]

Jun 24, 2022

No charges for North Carolina police officers in shooting 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says she won’t press charges against Raleigh police officers who killed a knife-wielding man after a wreck on Interstate 440. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman decided their fatal shooting was justifiable. The decision frustrates the man’s widow and activists who want officers to get more […]

Mar 15, 2022

NC officer shooting plea stands despite nameless indictment

RALEIGH (AP) — A 2014 plea agreement by a man arrested 16 years after the fatal shooting of a police officer should stand, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Friday while reversing a lower court decision that declared it should be canceled because an indictment was defective. The justices overturned the 2020 ruling of the […]

Nov 23, 2021

Judge throws out lawsuit from N.C. police shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that accused a North Carolina police officer of needlessly escalating a 2019 standoff before fatally shooting a Black man. Senior U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen on Friday threw out the lawsuit filed in June 2020 by Deborah Franklin, the mother of Danquirs Franklin, […]

Jul 16, 2021

Family files $30M suit over deputies’ shooting of Black man

By BEN FINLEY Associated Press The family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina says he died because of the officers’ “intentional and reckless disregard of his life,” according to a $30 million civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday. Andrew Brown Jr. was killed April 21 by Pasquotank […]

May 19, 2021

Prosecutor finds deputies justified in shooting of Black man

ELIZABETH CITY (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday that sheriff’s deputies were justified in fatally shooting Andrew Brown Jr. because the Black man struck a deputy with his car and nearly ran him over while ignoring commands to show his hands and get out of the vehicle. District Attorney Andrew Womble said at […]

Apr 23, 2021

Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant

ELIZABETH CITY (AP) — A North Carolina deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, authorities said, spurring an outcry from community members who demanded law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera footage. Authorities wouldn’t provide details of the shooting but an eyewitness said that Andrew Brown […]

Sep 10, 2020

DA: No charges for North Carolina officer in fatal shooting

ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) — No charges will be filed against a North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a Black man who pointed a sawed-off shotgun at the officer, a district attorney said Wednesday. Person County District Attorney Mike Waters said that after reviewing the dashboard video, he determined that the Roxboro officer “reasonably … […]

Jul 17, 2018

Judge: Deputy likely violated rights in 2015 fatal shooting

RALEIGH (AP) Relatives of a North Carolina man fatally shot by a deputy can proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit after a judge found sufficient evidence that his constitutional rights were violated. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle rejected a request by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office to dismiss the case in a ruling issued July […]

Apr 13, 2018

Deputies: Law requires secrecy for fatal shooting files

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office said it’s obligated by state law to keep investigative files secret as it fights a lawsuit alleging excessive force by deputies, including the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in 2015. Lawyers for Harnett County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding this week in court documents to […]

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