police shooting

Kin of Teen Killed by Police Seek Charges, Criticize Panel

Supporters of the family of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by a Mobile police officer are calling for criminal charges against the officer and for Mayor Sandy Stimpson to remove himself from a police citizens advisory council selection process. AL.com reports that in her first public comments since her son Michael Moore’s shooting, Shunta Daugherty continued to question Tuesday…

Former Miss Alabama Calls Dallas Shooter a ‘Martyr’

Former Miss Alabama Kalyn Chapman James is sharing her thoughts on the deadly Dallas ambush.James, the first African-American to hold the Miss Alabama title, took to Facebook Sunday in tearful live video. She says she ‘doesn’t feel sad for the officers who lost their lives.’ She went on to say she feels like the shooter was a ‘martyr.’ “I want to feel…

Update: Minnesota Man Killed by Police During Traffic Stop

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – The Latest on a police shooting in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A law enforcement expert says the Twin Cities police officer who fatally shot a black man should have delivered first aid when it was clear he was no longer a threat. William Moulder is a police consultant and longtime…

The Latest in the Baton Rouge Police Shooting Involving Alton Sterling

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The Latest on the police shooting of a Baton Rouge man (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards is attending a vigil and meeting with federal officials for an update on the investigation into the police shooting death of a Baton Rouge man. The governor’s office said Edwards will attend a 6 p.m….

Officials Refuse to Release Name of Man Killed by Alabama Police

Authorities are refusing to release the name of a man who was shot and killed by police in Alabama last weekend. The deadly shooting in Talladega County is being investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, where spokesman Jesse Thornton said Friday the department won’t identify the victim. Thornton says in an email interview the State Bureau of Investigation doesn’t…

State Police Investigate Fatal Police Shooting

State police are investigating a fatal police shooting in east Alabama. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says a Lincoln police officer shot and fatally wounded a man at a Discount Food Mart in Eastaboga on Saturday morning. The man was reportedly armed with a gun when he was shot. State authorities haven’t released details about what happened, but they say…

Family of Woman Killed by Auburn Police Seek Legal Action

The parents of a deceased Alabama woman have lambasted police, saying they called authorities to help get their daughter to a mental hospital, but the officers shot her instead. Michael Boarts said on Monday, the shooting death of his 36-year-old daughter Melissa Boarts by Auburn officers was “outrageous and asinine.” Terry Boarts says she called police Sunday, saying her daughter…