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Jordan Edwards' parents Charmaine Edwards, left, and Odell Edwards stand during for a news conference in Dallas, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The U.S. Justice Department has begun an investigation prompted by the fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards, a black 15-year-old boy, by Roy Oliver, a white suburban Dallas police officer. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
May 11, 2017 - 6:57 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old by a white police officer, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday. The investigation prompted by the April 29 fatal shooting of Jordan...
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May 03, 2017 - 10:43 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a black motorist shot to death by a white South Carolina police officer says justice has been done with the fired officer's guilty plea. But attorney Chris Stewart also said Tuesday that verdicts are rare in officer-involved killings. Prosecutors...
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Judy Scott, mother of Walter Scott, who was killed by former Police Officer Michael Slager in 2015, speaks after the plea hearing held for Slager, in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The white former police officer, whose killing of the unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. (Leroy Burnell/The Post And Courier via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 4:25 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Relatives of Walter Scott differ on how much time a white former officer should spend in federal prison for gunning down the black motorist, with one brother suggesting Michael Slager should go away for life. But others, like Scott's mother Judy, said the officer's admission...
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Rodney Scott, brother of Walter Scott, who was killed by former Police Officer Michael Slager in 2015, leads his mother Judy Scott from the courtyard next to the U.S. District Courthouse after the plea hearing held for Slager, in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The white former police officer, whose killing of the unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. (Leroy Burnell/The Post And Courier via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 8:47 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017, also shows state prosecutors are dropping a pending murder charge against Slager. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 02, 2017 - 6:12 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017, also shows state prosecutors are dropping a pending murder charge against Slager. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 02, 2017 - 5:05 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017, also shows state prosecutors are dropping a pending murder charge against Slager. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 02, 2017 - 3:47 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mistrial was declared for his trial in Charleston, S.C. Slager is pleading guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot and killed during a 2015 traffic stop. A copy of the plea agreement obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017, also shows state prosecutors are dropping a pending murder charge against Slager. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)
May 02, 2017 - 3:29 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white police officer whose killing of a black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. The plea from Michael Slager, 35, came five months after a jury...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Central Islip, N.Y. With two dust-ups in one week, first with a Hawaiian judge and another with leaders of the nation’s largest and most powerful police department, Sessions sounds to some more like the conservative senator from Alabama he once was rather than the top prosecutor he is today. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 29, 2017 - 2:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With two dust-ups in a week, first with a judge in Hawaii and another with leaders of the nation's largest and most powerful police department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds to some more like the conservative senator from Alabama he once was rather than the top prosecutor...
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Attorneys Jose Baez, left, and Ronald Sullivan, who successfully defended former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in a double-murder case, hold a briefing outside the state medical examiner's office, Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Boston. Baez accused Massachusetts' chief medical examiner of "illegally" holding the brain of the ex-NFL star, who was found Wednesday hanged in his prison cell. Baez said Hernandez's family had arranged for Boston University to study the former tight end's brain as part of its concussion research. (AP Photo/Collin Binkley)
April 20, 2017 - 6:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Family, not football, dominated Aaron Hernandez's final hours as a lifer in prison. As the hour of his death approached, the former NFL star chatted on the phone with his longtime fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez. Authorities say the pair stayed on the phone until the 8 p.m...
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