• Alton Sterling June 12, 2021 9:48 am

    Family of Alton Sterling Accepts $4.5 Million Settlement From Baton Rouge in Fatal Police Shooting

    The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced Friday it has settled a lawsuit against the city for $4.5 million, NBC reports. Alton Sterling was 37 when he was fatally shot by an officer in 2016. His family filed the suit the next year. Lawyers for Sterling’s relatives said that the settlement…

  • ATTORNEY July 17, 2018 10:44 pm

    NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Death to Face Disciplinary Hearing

    The NYPD says it’s moving ahead with disciplinary proceedings against a police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed man.

  • Department of Justice April 9, 2018 4:21 pm

    New Videos Show Clearest Account of Alton Sterling's Killing

    Kept under wraps for nearly two years, body camera footage of a policeman killing Alton Sterling shows the officer threatening to shoot the man and screaming profanities before firing the fatal shots that stoked protests across the nation. The videos, released Friday as Baton Rouge’s police chief announced the firing of the white officer who shot Sterling six times, came...

  • AMERICA March 29, 2018 10:59 am

    White House Says Fatal Police Shootings Are ‘Local' Matters

    After days of protest in Sacramento over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man and one day after authorities said the officers who fatally shot Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge in 2016 would not be charged, the White House’s message was clear: These are not federal issues. When asked for the White House’s response to these incidents at...

  • Donald Trump March 28, 2018 11:53 pm

    WH Describes Police Shootings as ‘Local' Matters

    Press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked at the White House press briefing about the police shootings of black men Alton Sterling and Stephon Clark and how the president is responding to the situations. Sanders said they should be dealt with at the local level.

  • Department of Justice March 28, 2018 12:47 am

    No Charges for Baton Rouge Officers in Fatal Shooting of Alton Sterling

    Louisiana’s attorney general ruled out criminal charges Tuesday against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the shooting of a black man whose death led to widespread protests nearly two years ago. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s decision came nearly 11 months after the Justice Department ruled out federal criminal charges in Alton Sterling’s July 2016 death.

  • JUDGE September 28, 2017 7:32 pm

    Judge: Black Lives Matter Is a Movement That Can't Be Sued

    Black Lives Matter is a social movement, like the tea party or the civil rights movement, and therefore can’t be sued, a federal judge ruled Thursday. A police officer anonymously sued Black Lives Matter and DeRay Mckesson, a prominent activist in the movement, after being injured by a rock thrown during a protest over a deadly police shooting in Baton...

  • OFFICER July 6, 2017 12:38 pm

    Man Mistakenly Identified as July 7 Shooter Struggles to Shed ‘Suspect' Label

    Mark Hughes is gradually rebuilding his reputation after he was mistakenly identified him as the gunman in the July 7, 2016, police ambush in downtown Dallas.

  • OFFICER May 3, 2017 10:52 pm

    Three Shootings by Police Put Spotlight on Justice Department

    Three deadly police shootings of black people. Three sets of facts. Three potentially different outcomes. On the same day a white former patrolman in South Carolina pleaded guilty to federal civil rights charges for killing a motorist, word came down that the U.S. Justice Department would not prosecute two white officers in the shooting death of a man in Baton...

  • NBC May 3, 2017 11:20 pm

    Attorney: Officer Threatened Black Man Before Fatal Shooting

    The white police officer who shot a black man to death outside of a convenience store pointed a gun at the man’s head and threatened to shoot him before they wrestled on the ground, lawyers for the slain man’s family said Wednesday....
    The new details about the alleged threat were revealed after federal prosecutors announced that they would not file charges...

  • NBC May 3, 2017 10:47 am

    Justice Department Won't Charge Officers in Killing of Black Man by Baton Rouge Police: Sources

    The Justice Department’s decision not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the shooting death of a black man may not be the final legal chapter in a case that reverberated far beyond Louisiana’s capital. The department’s decision doesn’t preclude state authorities from conducting their own investigation of Alton Sterling’s fatal shooting last summer and pursuing their own...

  • ATTORNEY November 3, 2016 8:02 pm

    Kanye, Kim Kardashian West Meet with Son of Slain Alton Sterling on his 16th Birthday

    Kim Kardashian West resurfaced at husband Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour in Los Angeles on earlier this week as the couple met and posed for a picture with Cameron Sterling. Cameron is the son of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by Baton Rouge, La police as he sold CDs outside a local convenience store.

  • China July 31, 2016 8:56 pm

    Black Lives Supporters Seek Backing From Other Minorities

    From the beginning, Black Lives Matter supporters have included protesters and activists of all races. But in a new campaign, minority supporters are turning to the people closest to them, trying to convince them that the movement is their fight too. Sending a crowd-sourced letter in which minorities urge others in their community to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation July 19, 2016 8:13 pm

    Obama to Police: Thanks for Serving, ‘We Have Your Backs'

    President Barack Obama says the nation will get through the recent killings of police officers with the “love and empathy of public servants” like the ones who were targeted in recent days. In an open letter to the nation’s law enforcement officers, Obama said overcoming will also require resilience, the grace of loved ones and the good will of activists....

  • Donald Trump July 11, 2016 10:01 pm

    NAACP: Trump Hasn't Responded to Our Invitation to Speak

    Donald Trump was invited to speak at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual meeting but has not responded, the group told NBC News on Monday. The NAACP issued a press release detailing their invitations to both major parties’ candidates two months ago, on May 10. If Trump does not appear at the event, he’ll be the...

  • Dallas July 7, 2017 12:20 pm

    Inside the Ambush in Downtown Dallas

    In the blink of an eye a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas turned to panic, as hundreds of people ran for their lives Thursday night.

  • Dallas July 9, 2016 3:01 am

    Dallas Police Used Robot to End Standoff with Suspect

    NBC 5 Investigates has learned new details about how Dallas police ended the hours-long standoff with the man suspected in Thursday’s deadly attacks downtown.

  • Dallas July 9, 2016 2:55 am

    Dallas PD 1st to Use Robot to Kill Suspect: Expert

    A robotics expert said Dallas police appear to be the first law enforcement agency to use a robot to kill. Peter W. Singer, of the New America Foundation, said the killing of a suspect in Thursday night’s fatal shooting of five police officers is the first instance of which he’s aware of a robot being used lethally by police. Dallas...

  • Donald Trump July 9, 2016 4:01 am

    Clinton Speaks in Philadelphia About ‘Vicious, Appalling Attack,' Trump Postpones Event

    Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton called this week’s two police involved shootings and the ambush shooting of police officers in Dallas “vicious” and “appalling” during a speech in Philadelphia Friday. Clinton addressed the 50th Quadrennial Session of the African Methodist Episcopal General Conference in Philadelphia — the day after the attack in Dallas, which left five officers dead and seven...

  • Dallas July 8, 2016 8:06 pm

    Dallas Witnesses: Police ‘Getting Shot Down' in Attack

    Jason Young witnessed a police officer killed at “point blank.” Carlos Harris heard the shooters’ guns firing: “tap, tap pause.” Cortney Washington saw cops “bending” over and getting shot. The three were among the witnesses who experienced the chaos and horror after snipers opened fire at police officers at a demonstration in the heart of Dallas against recent police shootings...

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