A former Texas police officer was found guilty of murder on Tuesday for shooting into a car carrying a group of teenagers, killing a year-old boy. Roy Oliver, who is white, was found guilty in the death of high school freshman Jordan Edwards, who was black. The teen was in the passenger seat of a car leaving a house party when the officer opened fire in April Oliver was found not guilty on two aggravated assault charges.
Video of police officer punching teen girl in the back of a squad car sparks protests
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The white Chicago police officer who shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times in an encounter captured on dashcam video has been found guilty of second-degree murder. After a second day of deliberation, the jury brought a verdict that eased anxieties about public disturbance in a city struggling to overcome racial tension between black communities and a predominantly white police force. The verdict will be greeted as a measure of justice by the black community. But the verdict was inevitably divisive. Police were put on hour shifts to bolster available numbers by up to 4, However, officers will not be in riot gear, because the force is anxious not to send a message that they are ready for a fight, Supt Eddie Johnson told the Chicago Sun-Times.
White Texas police officer found guilty of murder for fatally shooting black teen in car
Video of a newly-suspended police officer throwing punches to a handcuffed teen girl in a squad car has produced worldwide anger and protests. The following video contains graphic language and might be distressing to some viewers. When the officer catches and handcuffs the girl, she breaks away, screaming relentlessly.
The arrest in Stockton, California was caught on camera as nine officers were required to take down the teen. The young man, who was unarmed, allegedly trespassed in a bus-only lane before scuffling with an officer. The video was originally posted by Edgar Avendano, who said on Facebook that the officer had tried to stop the teenager, who continued to walk to his bus. Spectators can be heard shouting at the first officer on the scene, who is seen to use his baton on the teenager while resisting arrest. Once backup arrived, four officers bring the teen to the ground, while the others cordon off the area.