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Attorney for Fired Officer Charged in Death of George Floyd Files Motion to Dismiss Charges

The attorney said he will argue that the charges against Thao are not supported by probable cause. Prosecutors must prove that Thao knew former officer Derek Chauvin and others were going to commit a crime and “intended his presence or actions to further the commission of that crime,” the motion says.

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Virginia Officer Accused of Excessive Force, Indicted by Grand Jury

A grand jury indicted an officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department accused of assaulting a man who—according to available body-camera video footage—was not actively resisting when he was stunned and placed under arrest in an incident in early June.

Atlanta Interim Chief Slams DA for Quick Charges Against Officers in Rayshard Brooks Shooting

Bryant said morale within Atlanta police has been low since widespread protests began against police brutality and racism. He said the quick charges in Brooks’ case has only exacerbated those morale issues.

Arkansas Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Fellow Officer's Death

An officer with the Alexander (AR) Police Department has surrendered himself to Arkansas State Police and has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a fellow officer earlier this year.

8 Louisiana Officers Indicted on Charges of Excessive Use of Force

Eight officers with the Shreveport (LA) Police Department are now accused of using excessive force against two men a prosecutor said had "raised their hands ... in an apparent attempt to surrender without resistance" following a police pursuit.

3 Fired Minneapolis Officers Charged with Aiding and Abetting Floyd Murder, Chauvin Charge Elevated to Second Degree

Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane will be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, the Star Tribune reports.

Colorado Officer Accused of Distributing Seized Marijuana

An officer with the Rocky Ford (CO) Police Department has been charged with allegedly distributing about a pound of marijuana he confiscated while on duty late last year.

Nevada Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Illegally Shooting Mule Deer

A deputy with the Lyon County (NV) Sheriff's Office has been arrested on charges of illegally killing a buck without a hunting tag and aiding another man without a tag in killing bucks.

Off-Duty SC Deputy Arrested After Allegedly Firing 7 Rounds in Road Rage Incident

Police in suburban Atlanta say a South Carolina sheriff's deputy shot into a vehicle seven times during a road rage incident.

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Florida Officer Who Shot Caregiver of Autistic Man Found Guilty of Negligence

An officer with the North Miami Police Department was acquitted of two counts of attempted manslaughter but found guilty of culpable negligence in a 2016 incident involving an Autistic subject and his caregiver.