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Philadelphia police officer convicted of manslaughter in Black motorist’s death

Dennis Plowden Jr. was shot six seconds after Officer Eric Ruch Jr. arrived on the scene.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

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Findings on Pa. police killing of 8-year-old withheld

An investigative report looking at Sharon Hill Borough’s police policies and procedures in the wake of a police shooting that killed 8-year-old Fanta Bility last year was released late Friday— but all findings and recommendations were withheld from the public.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

DA: Trooper justified in killing armed man in traffic stop in Washington County

Washington County District Attorney Jason Walsh said the trooper fired seven shots at Dennis Fonoimoana hitting him five times after he brandished a firearm.

By The Associated Press

Cop who killed Tamir Rice leaves new police job amid fallout in Pennsylvania

The former Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 has withdrawn from the police force of a tiny Pennsylvania town amid community backlash and media scrutiny over his hiring.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Former Philadelphia police officer charged with murder in shooting of 12-year-old

First- and third-degree murder charges against former Officer Edsaul Mendoza in the shooting of Thomas “T.J.” Siderio on March 1.
By The Associated Press