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NYPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Teen Shooting Case

The New York City police officer pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal police shooting of a teenager in his bathroom.

NYPD Officer Richard Haste said today he had "no choice" but to fire the single bullet that killed Ramarley Graham in his Bronx home, reports the New York Times.

In a statement read by his attorney in court, Officer Haste said, "I thought he was going to kill me. So I shot him."

Officer Haste, 31, was released after posting $50,000 bail.


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Mob Reportedly Forces Chicago Officers to Release Suspect

Scanner audio captured an officer’s account of what happened at the scene, CWBChicago reports: “Ten people surrounded me, indicating that they had firearms. And one person pulled him away from me, holding his waist, indicating that he would use a firearm against me.”


VA Police Say Handcuffed Teen Shot Herself at Traffic Stop

VA Police Say Handcuffed Teen Shot Herself at Traffic Stop

Sarah Wilson and her boyfriend were arrested during a stop in Chesapeake after officers allegedly found drugs in the 1996 Lexus the couple were driving. Police said they handcuffed Wilson and, while attempting to apprehend her boyfriend, 27-year-old Holden Medlin, he became combative and ran away from the scene.