An undercover narcotics officer was mortally wounded by one of his colleagues as he responded to an attack on his police station by a gunman with a death wish, their police chief angrily explained on Monday.
Edward M. Nero, originally from New Jersey, is shown at top right with 5 other Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in their custody after what prosecutors say was an illegal arrest. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)
The unidentified bystander whose cellphone video of a police shooting in South Carolina put an officer in jail on a murder charge has come forward and explained why he started recording the crime scene.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Graphic videos have surfaced previously that kindled outrage over police use of force - the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles, last year's chokehold death in New York City. The new video from South Carolina is perhaps the most striking yet - its depiction of a fleeing, unarmed black man being shot in the back by a white policeman so vivid that a murder charge came swiftly.