Jun 22 2017
Heaggan-Brown's attorney Jonathan Smith, said by telephone that no officer wants to use deadly force, but his client did what he was trained to do. Smith fell to his back when Heaggan-Brown shot him again less than a couple seconds later in his chest.
In Milwaukee, Smith's death brought to the surface long-simmering tensions between black residents and police, and demonstrators assembled near the site of the shooting in Sherman Park hours after it happened.
"The jury's verdict was based on the objective evidence before it", Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said in a statement after the verdict was announced. He added that he'd "seen nothing in the [body camera] video that was a violation of the law or policy".
In the encounter with Smith, Heaggan-Brown and two other officers had approached Smith's rental auto because it was parked more than a foot from the curb and they believed a drug deal was about to take place.
The family's attorney, David Owen, said he has filed a lawsuit against Heaggan-Brown and the city of Milwaukee.
Smith ran into a yard carrying a semi-automatic handgun, according to the complaint. Body camera footage, which was publicly released and shown in court, pointed toward the possible discrepancy in Heaggan-Brown's self-defense claim. He then gets to his feet and throws the gun over the fence. After Smith was shot, the resulting violence during protests left businesses burned, police cars damaged and officers injured.
His testimony centered on the 1.69 seconds separating the two shots.
Gulf Coast preparing for tropical storm that hasn't quite formed yet
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. The National Hurricane Center said that interest from the Texas coast to the Florida Panhandle should monitor this storm.
Qatar Air plans court claim in Gulf spat, condemns ICAO inaction
There is $18 billion due to banks that have cut ties with Qatar, most of it short-term deposits, Al Jaida said. A base in Qatar houses the headquarters of United States air power in the Middle East.
Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires
Around 1,600 firefighters have been desperately battling wildfires that broke out in central Portugal early Sunday morning. The blaze on Saturday hit the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande amid an intense heat wave and rainless thunderstorms.
While the officer and the victim in this case were both African American, it was one in a series of fatal shootings of black people across the United States.
An autopsy showed that Smith had a gunshot wound through his upper right arm and another to his right upper chest.
Deliberations resume Wednesday and jurors have to decide whether Dominique Heaggan-Brown acted in self-defense when he killed Sylville Smith or if the former officer is guilty of first-degree reckless homicide or two lesser charges.
Heaggan-Brown had previously said he believed Smith "was reaching for his waist so he discharged his weapon a second time".
After two days of deliberations, jurors found ex-officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Smith.
Heaggan-Brown was sacked in October when he was charged with two counts of assault in a separate investigation.
Jun 22 2017
'Bumblebee' Spinoff To Explore Generation 1 Transformers, So Which Autobots Will Appear?
Unlike his elder statesman characters in " Westworld " and "Thor", Hopkins doesn't appear to just be doing this for a paycheck. If you're coming to see a Transformers movie, chances are you want to see robots kicking each other's butts.
Jun 21 2017
US House speaker Paul Ryan vows to complete tax reform in 2017
But Republicans continue to disagree on various components of a tax bill, in addition to whether tax reform should be permanent. Paul Ryan is delivering a "major speech" on taxes today at the National Association of Manufacturers conference.
Jun 20 2017
Barclays Africa says "no obligation" to pay SA govt
Absa‚ which has not yet seen the report that contains the order‚ said it would study it before a possible legal review. She also said the government and the Reserve Bank had failed in their role.
Jun 19 2017
Theresa May offers support package for London fire victims
During her visit - which lasted less than an hour - she also spoke to volunteers and community leaders at St Clement's Church. Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.
Jun 18 2017
Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez
At the end of the 25th season of the Champions League , Ronaldo is the first player to score in three of the competition's finals. The 4-1 win over Juventus allowed Madrid to become the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era.
Jun 17 2017
Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
Open record for the lowest first-round score in relation to par and there was as a sea of red on the leaderboard. The tempestuous Spaniard was a trendy pick to win this week, but the ebbs and flows of Erin Hills gave him fits.
Jun 17 2017
Gambia Refuses To Take Sides In Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute
There is no prospect that the crisis will deepen, and the deal between the U.S. and Qatar is another indication in this direction. However, a few days later, the State Department insisted that the harsh economic sanctions are "hindering" the war effort.
Jun 17 2017
Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license
Thursday's move isn't the only one in OR granting rights to transgender people with regard to identification documents. Since Shupe's petition was granted, judges in two OR counties have granted similar petitions to transgender people.
Jun 16 2017
Trump delays effective date of travel ban amid court battle
The order also suspends the nation's refugee program for 120 days and imposes a new limit on the number of refugees accepted. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a judge's ruling that blocked the temporary ban on refugees as well.
Jun 16 2017
Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Trump is not the only one under scrutiny, Barrett said: Investigators are also looking into the finances of Trump associates. The NSA said in a statement that the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".
Jun 21 2017Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections
Jun 21 2017Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one
Jun 20 2017South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced
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Jun 19 2017Republicans Divided as Trump Reverses Some Obama Cuba Policy
Jun 19 2017Trump again acknowledges he's under investigation
Jun 19 2017President Trump tweets confirmation he's under investigation
Jun 19 2017Man United told top Premier League midfielder will cost £50m
Jun 18 2017UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks
Jun 17 2017Russia Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader in Airstrike
Jun 22 2017Graphic video from police squad dash cam shows Philando Castile shooting
Jun 21 2017Champions Trophy: Gracious in defeat, Virat Kohli applauds Pakistan
Jun 21 20173300 dead since central Congo conflict in August
Jun 21 2017At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident
Jun 21 2017Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria
Jun 21 2017Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation
Jun 20 2017Curbs on Disparaging Trademarks Thrown Out by US Supreme Court
Jun 19 2017Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
Jun 18 2017American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
Jun 18 2017Trump confirms probe over Comey firing
Jun 17 2017Kamala Harris, California Senator and Woman of Color, Makes Jeff Sessions 'Nervous'
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