Police-Involved Shooting

Surveillance video shows six officers, in civilian clothes, surrounding Jeffrey Dennis in Tacony, Aug. 20, 2018.
Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
Steve Tawa
February 27, 2019 - 2:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The family of a man shot and killed in his car by an undercover Philadelphia police officer in the summer of 2018 has filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the officer. As 36-year-old Jeffrey Dennis was driving his car up a side street in Tacony,...
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New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir S. Grewal
Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK
David Madden
January 31, 2019 - 10:24 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that requires the state, not a county prosecutor, to investigate and prosecute any case in which someone is killed by police or dies while in custody. It was an issue the governor ran on, and many civil rights groups...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014
Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File
January 18, 2019 - 11:29 am
UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. ___ By Don Babwin and Michael Tarm, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured...
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Sandra Gonzalez, left, mother of slain 14-year-old boy shot by Tempe Police, joins protesters in front of police headquarters Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz.
Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo
January 18, 2019 - 8:05 am
By Anita Snow, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what...
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Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department via AP
December 28, 2018 - 8:19 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The shooting death of a California police officer has reignited the debate over sanctuary laws, with a sheriff all but blaming the statewide immigration policy for the killing as he announced the arrest of a man living in the U.S. illegally. A two-day statewide manhunt ended...
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Alabama man shooting
CNN
November 27, 2018 - 10:03 am
By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN (CNN) -- As the family of Emantic Bradford Jr. continues to demand answers from Hoover police, the department Monday issued another correction of an earlier report -- this time, that Bradford had "brandished" a gun when a policeman killed him at an Alabama mall. "...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
November 13, 2018 - 9:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 66-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot by police in northeast Philadelphia Tuesday night. Police were called to Crispin Street near Pennypack in around 7 p.m. for a domestic disturbance and reports of a man with a gun. When police arrived...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
October 19, 2018 - 7:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Vineland, N.J., police are not explaining why officers fatally shot a man Thursday afternoon. But now the state is getting involved. The New Jersey State Attorney General's Office is turning the case over to its Shooting Response Team. New Jersey law requires the...
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Philadelphia police shooting victim David Jones
Tiffanie Luke via CNN
Pat Loeb
October 05, 2018 - 2:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The family of Philadelphia police shooting victim David Jones has settled their legal claims against the city for $1 million. The settlement, Friday morning, came without a suit being filed. Former Philadelphia police officer Ryan Pownall shot and killed a man as he...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
September 04, 2018 - 12:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is now charging a former police officer in the shooting death of a man during a traffic stop last year. Ryan Pownall voluntarily turned himself in on Tuesday to face charges that include criminal homicide. He was arraigned...
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