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Maryland Officer Gets 6 Months in Jail for Punching Handcuffed Man

An officer with the Prince George's County (MD) Police Department has been sentenced to six months behind bars for punching a man who was handcuffed in the back of a squad car.

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Fired Dallas Officer Gets 10 Years for Neighbor's Murder

Guyger was convicted Tuesday of murder in the killing, which occurred when she mistook the neighbor's apartment for her own, entered, and shot the man reportedly believing he was a burglar. She faced up to 99 years for the crime. The minimum sentence would have been five years.

Ex-Minneapolis Officer Sentenced to 12.5 Years for 911 Caller's Shooting Death

Speaking in court before the sentence was read, Noor said that he had felt "fear" as he pulled the trigger. But when he saw Ruszczyk Damond on the ground, "I knew in an instant that I was wrong."

Illinois Court Rejects Bid to Resentence Officer in Laquan McDonald Shooting

The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 4-2 to reject a bid by prosecutors to resentence a former Chicago police officer for the controversial shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

Illinois AG, Prosecutor Ask for Longer Prison Sentence for Former Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder

In a complicated and rare legal maneuver, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon are asking the state supreme court to review the sentencing of former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.

Former Chicago Officer Sentenced to 6 3/4 Years for Death of Laquan McDonald

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced to 6 ¾ years in prison Friday for the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Former SC Officer Slager Sentenced to 20 years for Fatal OIS

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for the deadly shooting of Walter Scott.

Judge Rules Former SC Officer Slager Committed Murder in 2015 OIS

U.S. District Judge David Norton will announce the amount of time Slager will serve within the range of 19 to 24 years later today. The former officer could have faced life in prison.

Defense Focuses on Taser Grab in Former SC Officer's Sentencing Hearing Over Walter Scott Shooting

An audio expert contended that an eyewitness video captured Slager shouting, “Let go of the Taser, or I’ll shoot you,” moments before the then officer pulled his .45-caliber pistol and fired eight times. Slager has said he did so because Scott took the stun gun.

MO Trooper Gets 10 Days in Jail for Accidental Drowning of Handcuffed Suspect

The weekend after Memorial Day, he arrested Ellingson for allegedly boating while intoxicated. Ellingson fell overboard while Piercy was driving the MSHP boat back to shore for processing. Piercy tried—unsuccessfully—to hook Ellingson with a pole.