Former US officer who fatally shot black man pleads guilty to federal charge

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., May 2 : The white former South Carolina police officer who was filmed as he shot a fleeing, unarmed black man in the back could face life in prison after pleading guilty today to a federal charge of using excessive force in the fatal encounter. Ex-North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager’s […]

Accused gunman in Fresno shooting spree charged in motel murder

By Dan Whitcomb Undated, Apr 21 : A suspect nicknamed Black Jesus who police say killed three white men during a racially motivated shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California, was charged with the murder of an unarmed Motel 6 security guard days earlier. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was also charged by Fresno County prosecutors with […]

Police officer killed, two wounded in Paris shooting

By Julien Pretot and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS, Apr 21 : A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris in an attack carrried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State group. President Francois Hollande said he was convinced the shooting on the Champs Elysees boulevard, […]

Police officer killed, another wounded in Paris shooting

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Apr 20 : One policeman was killed and another wounded in a shooting incident in central Paris tonight, a police source said. A person who fired on police on the Champs-Elysees shopping boulevard just days ahead of France’s presidential election has been killed, the source said. A police source also said […]

One shot dead, three wounded at Atlanta rail station – media

By Ian Simpson Undated, April 14 : One person was killed and three wounded today at an Atlanta rail station in a shooting that left victims lying in a train car, local media said. Citing the Atlanta transit agency, WSB-TV television reported that one person was killed in the shooting, which took place at West […]

Airport shooting reignites security debate before French election

By Yann Le Guernigou and Gus Trompiz PARIS, Mar 19 : Police questioned and then released relatives of a man shot dead at a Paris airport, as investigators sought clues about why he attacked an army patrol in an incident that has pushed security to the forefront of France’s election campaign. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins […]