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Houston Murder Defense Attorney: L.A. teen shot dead by cops running away, witnesses say

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Police shot and killed a young man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase on Saturday, sparking a protest after witnesses said the 18-year-old was shot in the back five times while running away with his hands up. The chase began when officers tried to pull over a car with paper … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: L.A. teen shot dead by cops running away, witnesses say

Houston Murder Defense Attorney: 18-year-old man, Carnell Snell, Jr., shot and killed by Los Angeles police

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officers shot and killed an 18-year-old man in south Los Angeles at the end of a car chase, sparking a protest by several dozen people angered by another fatal police shooting of a black man. The pursuit began around 1 p.m. Saturday … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: 18-year-old man, Carnell Snell, Jr., shot and killed by Los Angeles police

Houston Murder Defense Attorney: Richard Olango Abuka, father of Alfred Olango who was slain by police, says his son’s killing is a ‘turning point’ to change police

Posted on October 2, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

The father of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb on Saturday told hundreds of demonstrators who peacefully marched through downtown streets that his son’s death was a turning point in a struggle to change police practices. Richard Olango Abuka called the El Cajon officer who fired … Continue reading Houston Murder Defense Attorney: Richard Olango Abuka, father of Alfred Olango who was slain by police, says his son’s killing is a ‘turning point’ to change police

National News: Attorneys for Family of 19-year-old boy Tyre King Shot by Columbus Police Officer Seek Witnesses

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photo provided by Chicago Tribune. Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events “might not be true.” Meanwhile, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy’s friend told a newspaper that Tyre King had a … Continue reading National News: Attorneys for Family of 19-year-old boy Tyre King Shot by Columbus Police Officer Seek Witnesses

Police Misconduct: Keith Scott’s Family Sees Videos of His Killing, and Says the Public Should, Too

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The grieving relatives of a man who was killed by the police here watched videos on Thursday of the fatal shooting, a wrenching experience that they said revealed no hint of aggression in him and left the family members convinced that the videos should be made public. But the city’s police chief, … Continue reading Police Misconduct: Keith Scott’s Family Sees Videos of His Killing, and Says the Public Should, Too

National Legal News: Manslaughter Charge for Tulsa Officer Betty Jo Shelby Who Killed Unarmed Black Driver Terence Crutcher

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

TULSA, Okla. — The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black driver here last week as he stood outside his vehicle overreacted during a confrontation captured on video and was charged on Thursday with first-degree manslaughter, the authorities said. According to court documents, the officer, Betty Jo Shelby, 42, was overcome with fear … Continue reading National Legal News: Manslaughter Charge for Tulsa Officer Betty Jo Shelby Who Killed Unarmed Black Driver Terence Crutcher

National Legal News: Full Remarks From Presser With Scott Family Lawyers

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Lawyers representing the relatives of the black man killed by the police in Charlotte, N.C., held a news conference on Thursday, after a night of unrest. Story provided by New York Times If you have any questions or need legal advice, feel free to contact me directly at your convenience. Trial Attorney Jesse Quackenbush jesseqlf@gmail.com … Continue reading National Legal News: Full Remarks From Presser With Scott Family Lawyers

Police Shootings: Video by Wife of Keith Scott Shows Her Pleas to Police

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A cellphone video made by the wife of Keith Lamont Scott as he was fatally shot by the police here shows the moments before and after the episode, including the wife’s pleas to her husband to get out of his truck, and her pleas to the officers not to shoot him. But … Continue reading Police Shootings: Video by Wife of Keith Scott Shows Her Pleas to Police

NATIONAL LEGAL NEWS: STATES HID COP KILLINGS FROM FEDS AND VIOLATED THE LAW

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

For the past 13 years at an unknown cost to taxpayers a federal program has failed to accurately track the number of Americans who die each year at the hands of law enforcement. The Arrest Related Death program, by the Justice Department’s own admission, has failed to account for as much as half of law … Continue reading NATIONAL LEGAL NEWS: STATES HID COP KILLINGS FROM FEDS AND VIOLATED THE LAW

Houston News: Woman dies in officer-involved shooting in Spring

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photos provided by: Houston Chronicle A deputy constable shot and killed a woman who pulled out a gun on him and a fellow officer Monday night in Spring, authorities said. Deputies with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office were asked by another law enforcement agency to check a home along Spring Dane near Cypresswood … Continue reading Houston News: Woman dies in officer-involved shooting in Spring