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Officer Charged with Murder

Charges Dropped Against Atlanta Officers in 2020 Shooting of Rayshard Brooks

In June 2020 Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. charged Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe with felony murder. Officer Devin Brosnan, who was also involved in the attempt to arrest Brooks but not in the shooting, was charged with aggravated assault and two counts of violating his oath.

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Murder Charge Against Former NM Officer Accused of Using Chokehold Dismissed

The charge against Christopher Smelser, 29, was dropped by Judge Douglas Driggers via a directed verdict after half an hour of arguments.

MI Officer Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Patrick Lyoya

“Taking a look at everything that I reviewed in this case, I believe there's a sufficient basis to proceed on a single account of second-degree murder.”

Former Philadelphia Officer Charged with Murder in Shooting of 12-Year-Old Who Reportedly Shot at Officers

Krasner says Thomas "T.J. Siderio" was unarmed at the time of the March 1 fatal shooting and that former officer Edsaul Mendoza knew the suspect was no longer a threat.

5 Georgia Officers Indicted for Murder Over 2019 Arrest Death

Henry County police officers Robert Butera and Quinton Phillips and Hampton officers Mason Lewis, Marcus Stroud and Gregory Bowlden are charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and violation of oath by public officer.

Judge Rules OK Officer's Fatal OIS Justified, Dismisses Murder Charge

On Thursday, Oklahoma County Special Judge Lisa K. Hammond dismissed the charges, saying “the state failed to establish” that a crime was committed.

3 Honolulu Officers Charged Over Killing of Teen Suspect

Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Van Marter said in court documents that the officer fired 10 rounds into the rear window of the Honda “without provocation.” Eight of the shots hit the teen.

Austin Officer Charged with Murder Over On-Duty Shooting

Mike Ramos was the subject of a call about a man with a gun using drugs when police confronted him in the parking lot of an Austin apartment complex last April.

Chauvin Now Facing Third-Degree Murder Charge

The decision was a victory for prosecutors who had sought to re-add the charge against Derek Chauvin, the officer filmed with his knee on George Floyd’s neck during an arrest last May. He is already charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the Floyd's death.

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Chauvin Agreed to Plea Last Year, But It was Rejected by Then-AG Barr

Chauvin agreed to plead guilty to third-degree murder days after Floyd's death, but then-Attorney General William Barr rejected the deal.

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