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Omar Taylor was at a Northern California Halloween party hoping to entertain the crowd with music.The 24-year-old man from Pittsburgh was there to DJ, but instead was shot and killed Thursday at the Orinda party advertised on social media, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office said. He was one of five people fatally shot.”To get that call […]

A former Georgia police officer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for the killing of a mentally ill, unarmed and naked black man in 2015.DeKalb County Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson gave Robert “Chip” Olsen a 20-year term, with 12 years to be served in custody. Under the sentence, Olsen is prohibited from working […]

A former Georgia police officer was found not guilty of murder Monday more than four years after he killed a naked, unarmed black man who was mentally ill.A jury in DeKalb County found Robert “Chip” Olsen guilty of aggravated assault, making a false statement, and two counts of violation of oath, but acquitted him on two felony […]

The husband of a former Texas deputy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after he fatally choked a man outside a Denny’s restaurant.Terry Thompson was convicted of murder Monday and sentenced Wednesday in the death of 24-year-old John Hernandez, CNN affiliate KTRK reported.The young father was left unconscious last year after Thompson confronted him for […]

LARGO — Clearwater parking lot shooter Michael Drejka was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton. The sentence came during an emotional hearing about six weeks after a jury convicted Drejka of manslaughter. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Joseph Bulone heard from relatives of the killer and victim before issuing his […]

Michael Drejka said he had feared for his life when he killed Markeis McGlockton in an argument over a parking spot. In a test of the self-defense law known as “Stand Your Ground,” a Florida jury on Friday night found Michael Drejka guilty of manslaughter for killing Markeis McGlockton, after an argument over a parking […]

DALLAS, Texas — A former Dallas police officer was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 2 to 10 years in prison for killing her neighbor in his apartment, which she said she mistook for her own unit one floor below. Amber Guyger didn’t appear to show much reaction, at least from the angle of a live camera stream, as […]

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