LA Times– The deadly encounter occurred about 9:30 a.m., when the officer contacted the man at the 7-Eleven at 6012 Edinger Ave. and the two got into an altercation. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The bystander who captured the video told The Times that he was in his car when he saw a police officer backing his cruiser out of the 7-Eleven parking lot. The officer stopped and flashed his headlights at a man dressed in dark clothing. When the officer got out of his vehicle and approached, the man swung at the officer.
The videos show the man standing, turning and hunching his shoulders as the sound of up to seven gunshots can be heard. The officer’s voice also can be heard shouting, “Get down!” The man then drops a dark object from his right hand and collapses to the ground.
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Diamond Reynolds didn’t just watch her fiancé die at the hands of a police officer. She made sure the world watched, too.
There was nothing Reynolds could do to save Philando Castile. As he bled, the officer kept his gun pointed into his car. Reynolds’ only recourse was to broadcast the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook Live. Within hours, countless strangers had watched Castile’s final moments — and decried what they called excessive police force.
Now, 335 days later, Reynolds will take the stand for a second day to testify in the Minnesota officer’s manslaughter trial.
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Flagstaff officer, Jeff Bonar, is on leave after this footage went viral showing him punching a girl’s lights out during an arrest. Turns out, the girl was being uncooperative after she was evicted from their home.
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Following an onslaught of demand that the images be make public, El Cajon police released a video clip showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed Ugandan immigrant during a confrontation near the Parkway Plaza shopping center.
According to Fox 5 San Diego:
Police Chief Jeff Davis and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will lead an afternoon briefing during which they will disseminate the cellphone and surveillance-camera footage depicting the death of 38-year-old Alfred Olango.
Olango was mortally wounded Tuesday afternoon during a confrontation with officers behind a fast-food restaurant near the intersection of Interstate 8 and state Route 67.
The shooting sparked widespread protests on the streets of the East County city, with demonstrators insisting that Olango died at the hands of police because he was black.
On Thursday night, a demonstration at the site of the fatal encounter near the intersection of Interstate 8 and state Route 67 turned violent as protesters stopped vehicles, broke car windows and knocked a motorcycle rider to the ground.
Empire may be back but Taraji P. Henson’s mind is on more political matters, specifically a nationwide prison strike that involves some 24,000 inmates in at least 40 prisons from at least half the states where prisoners are acting in open opposition to guards, in many cases refusing to eat or work as they protest their conditions and free labor
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