DALLAS (AP) — The indictment of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race.

A look at that case and others in recent years in which law enforcement officers faced charges for the shooting deaths of black people:

A Dallas County grand jury indicted Guyger Friday on a charge of murder in the Sept. 6 killing of her unarmed black neighbor, 26-year-old Botham Jean. Guyger originally was arrested on a manslaughter charge but the grand jury decided on the more serious charge of murder. The white police officer told investigators she had just ended a shift when she returned in uniform to her apartment complex and mistook Jean’s apartment for her own after parking on the wrong floor of the complex parking garage.

In October, Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The white Chicago police officer shot McDonald 16 times. The shooting drew international attention when a judge forced the city to release squad car video of the shooting. The video sparked massive protests, cost the […]

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Newspapers call their archives the morgue. I love that. This is probably because so many stories were about murder and crime. I'm archiving the present state of crime, punishment and journalism. I love true crime stories. Join me as I curate and collect the best current cases. Additionally, we'll review past crimes that intrigued and fascinated the public. It's murder and mayhem for the masses.

DALLAS (AP) — The indictment of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race.

A look at that case and others in recent years in which law enforcement officers faced charges for the shooting deaths of black people:

A Dallas County grand jury indicted Guyger Friday on a charge of murder in the Sept. 6 killing of her unarmed black neighbor, 26-year-old Botham Jean. Guyger originally was arrested on a manslaughter charge but the grand jury decided on the more serious charge of murder. The white police officer told investigators she had just ended a shift when she returned in uniform to her apartment complex and mistook Jean’s apartment for her own after parking on the wrong floor of the complex parking garage.

In October, Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The white Chicago police officer shot McDonald 16 times. The shooting drew international attention when a judge forced the city to release squad car video of the shooting. The video sparked massive protests, cost the […]

Your Archivist

Newspapers call their archives the morgue. I love that. This is probably because so many stories were about murder and crime. I'm archiving the present state of crime, punishment and journalism. I love true crime stories. Join me as I curate and collect the best current cases. Additionally, we'll review past crimes that intrigued and fascinated the public. It's murder and mayhem for the masses.

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