Daunte Wright’s Family Reaches $3.2 Million Settlement With Brooklyn Center, Minn.

The settlement was reached months after a former Brooklyn Center police officer was sentenced to two years in prison for the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.

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Charging Decision Expected in Michigan Police Killing of Black Man

Patrick Lyoya was fatally shot by a white Grand Rapids officer during a traffic stop, renewing a national debate about police conduct and use of force.

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The Driver, the Officer and the Deadly Traffic Stop in Grand Rapids

Patrick Lyoya’s path begins in central Africa, Christopher Schurr’s in Michigan. They cross on a rainy spring morning, in an encounter over a license plate. One ends with a bullet.

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Kim Potter Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Killing Daunte Wright

Ms. Potter fatally shot Mr. Wright after drawing her gun instead of her Taser during a traffic stop near Minneapolis.

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Officers Ran Off After Firing Stun Gun That Set Man Ablaze, Video Shows

The footage was released by New York’s attorney general as part of an investigation that began after the man, Jason Jones, died last month.

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A ‘Tragic Mistake’ by Officer Potter, but Not a Criminal One

Two readers disagree with the verdict in the shooting of Daunte Wright. Also: Tributes to Desmond Tutu and Joan Didion; Amy Coney Barrett and Roe.

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Why Police Believe They’re Not to Blame for Deaths in Custody

Inside the self-reinforcing ecosystem of paid experts who advise and train officers, then absolve those accused of killings.

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Daunte Wright Case: Kim Potter is Convicted on Two Charges of Manslaughter

The prosecution and defense had agreed that the shooting was a mistake and that Ms. Potter, who is white, had meant to draw her Taser when she fatally shot Mr. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop.

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Jurors Weigh Charges Against Kimberly Potter for Killing Daunte Wright

At issue is whether Ms. Potter, a former police officer, was criminally reckless when she fired a gunshot into Mr. Wright’s chest while seeming to think she was holding her Taser.

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Key Moments in the Kimberly Potter Trial on Daunte Wright’s Death

After a week and a half of testimony, closing arguments are expected on Monday in the Minnesota case.

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Kim Potter Apologizes for Shooting of Daunte Wright in Trial

The former Minnesota police officer testified at her manslaughter trial on Friday, saying she had never fired her Taser or gun before she accidentally shot Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.

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Man Dies After He Is Shot by the Police With a Stun Gun and Catches Fire

New York’s attorney general said her office would investigate the man’s death, which followed an altercation in an upstate police station.

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2 Ex-Officers Who Used Tasers on a Man Over 50 Times Are Convicted of Murder

Prosecutors called the actions of Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman, former officers in Wilson, Okla., a “substantial factor” in the 2019 death of Jared Lakey.

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Philadelphia Settles Lawsuit in Fatal Police Shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

The city agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to the family of Mr. Wallace, a Black man with a history of mental illness who was shot by officers last year while holding a knife.

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Footage Shows Louisiana Troopers Punching and Dragging Man Who Died

Body-camera footage obtained by The Associated Press showed Ronald Greene apologizing and screaming, “I’m scared,” as he was jolted with a stun gun after a high-speed chase in 2019.

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How the Courts Have Handled Accidental Discharge Cases

Prosecuting police in cases of so-called weapon confusion has happened before, but the legal landscape is complex.

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Kim Porter Identified as the Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright

The officer was put on administrative leave, the authorities said.

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Kim Potter Identified as the Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright

The officer was put on administrative leave, the authorities said.

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While Not Common, Police Officers Have Mistaken Pistols for Tasers, Sometimes with Deadly Outcomes

One of the most famous cases happened in 2009 in Oakland, Calif., where a transit officer shot and killed Oscar Grant III.

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Two Ex-Deputies Face Manslaughter Charges in Black Man’s Death in Texas

The former Williamson County deputies were indicted on charges that they repeatedly shot Javier Ambler with a Taser during a traffic stop despite his pleas that he could not breathe.

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Officer in Texas Is Indicted in 2019 Fatal Shooting of Pamela Turner

Officer Juan Delacruz has been charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the deadly encounter.

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Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting of a Black Man in a California Walmart

The Alameda County district attorney said an officer used “unreasonable” deadly force in a confrontation that lasted less than 40 seconds.

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Jacob Blake Was Shackled in Hospital Bed After Police Shot Him

The authorities said an earlier sexual assault charge was the reason for the restraints, which were removed on Friday.

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2 Officers Face Murder Charges After Using Taser on Man More Than 50 Times, Officials Say

Court records said that the “dangerous and unnecessary tasing” by two officers in Wilson, Okla., was a “substantial factor” in the death of Jared Lakey, 28, a year ago.

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Police Decisions Are Scrutinized After Rayshard Brooks’s Fatal Encounter

Experts debate the best way of handling a drunken driver, and whether Mr. Brooks was a threat after twice firing a police Taser.

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Police Killings Prompt Evaluation of Laws Allowing Deadly Force

The deaths of several black people by police in recent weeks have challenged the wide latitude law enforcement officers are given in cases in which an encounter ends with a death.

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Tasers: Are These Police Tools Effective and Are They Dangerous?

The fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta has put a spotlight on a number of officer tactics, including the use of Tasers.

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