Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Jury deliberations begin in police shooting

Dominique Heaggan Brown Dominique Heaggan Brown
Francis Olson | 28 June, 2017, 17:31

Heaggan-Brown, 25, faced 60 years in prison.

The ruling follows Friday's acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, 29, in the shooting death of black motorist Philando Castile, whose dying moments were livestreamed on Facebook.

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office shows Sylville Smith. Heaggan-Brown later told investigators he fired this second shot because he thought Smith was reaching toward his waist.

The defense argued that Heaggan-Brown believed Smith was reaching for another weapon when he fired the second shot.

The post Jury finds Milwaukee officer not guilty in fatal shooting of Sylville Smith appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

"Obviously, everyone recognizes there was a loss of life, and I don't think any officer would want to be put in that situation and to have to make those decisions that he did, but those decisions were made, and I think the jury properly evaluated them", Smith said.

After Smith was shot Heaggan-Brown and Officer Ndiva Malafa check on each other. Prosecutors argued that shot was justified.

Jonathan Smith, Heaggan-Brown's lawyer, said, "A gunfight doesn't end until the threat is stopped"-although, of course, the threat had stopped when Smith had thrown his gun away and fell to the ground injured".

List of companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27
In a statement , it said that "in connection with the cyber attack, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant website is not working". Danish shipping and logistics company Maersk has reported that its systems are down across multiple sites and businesses.

Officials had said that after fleeing the traffic stop, Smith turned to the officer - who was wearing a body camera - while holding a gun. Heaggan-Brown chose not to testify.

Heagann-Brown was neither fired nor suspended after killing Smith.

Jurors on Wednesday found that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was justified when he shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith after a brief foot chase following a traffic stop August 23.

PITROF: Well, the family and friends of Sylville Smith erupted or, rather, disrupted the court with cries of outrage when the judge read the verdict.

The former officer still faces charges in an unrelated sexual assault investigation. "We're not animals. Every time they take a shot, it's to kill you because a dead man can't talk, so they can't explain what really happened".

The shooting sparked riots that lasted days in Milwaukee in August of 2016. Prosecutors contend Smith was defenseless when Heaggan-Brown shot him in the chest because Smith had thrown his gun over a fence. Smith's shooting triggered several nights of violence in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood. Jurors began deliberating in that second trial on Monday.

Because the charges related to that incident are to be handled separately from the killing of Smith, information related to the alleged rape was not presented to the jurors to factor into Wednesday's decision.

"I just fired shots, he is down right now", he said.

Recommended

  • Human Error Blamed for Manhattan Subway Derailment

    Human Error Blamed for Manhattan Subway Derailment

    The MTA also says crews will be working throughout the night to try to restore normal service by Wednesday morning's commute. The authority has confirmed damage to tracks, switches and the adjacent tunnel wall, all of which takes time to fix .
    Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

    Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

    This recent ransomware attack hit companies in the European Union bad, including Maersk and Rosneft , The Verge reports. Russia-based Rosneft Oil Company, Denmark-based shipping giant A.P Moller Maersk also fell victim to the hacking.
    Iraqi forces set sights on Old City riverside in Mosul

    Iraqi forces set sights on Old City riverside in Mosul

    The following day, he said, a dozen coalition airstrikes on Mosul's western-most edge killed about 40 militants. Members of Iraqi forces take up positions at the frontline in Old City of West Mosul, Iraq June 27, 2017.
  • 5-year-old boy identified as victim in London inferno

    Tests so far have focused on residential high-rise buildings, though similar cladding is used on commercial properties as well. The national testing was ordered after flammable cladding was blamed for the rapid spread of the Grenfell Tower fire .

    United States government preparing to help victims of the fresh cyber attack

    Food company Mondelez International also said its staff in different regions were experiencing technical problems. Although no one knows yet who's behind the attack, some are comparing it to the WannaCry cyberattacks from May.
    Facing Revolt On Healthcare Bill, Senate Republicans Delay Vote

    Facing Revolt On Healthcare Bill, Senate Republicans Delay Vote

    A look at some of the major changes to the Affordable Care Act in the GOP's new healthcare plan. So it's not that people are getting pushed off a plan.
  • Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

    Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

    Two of the recent cases, the fatal shootings of Philando Castile and Sylville Smith, hinged on questions of "reasonable fear". Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a July 6 traffic stop after Castile said he was armed.
    Brazil great Ronaldo ´almost certain´ Cristiano will stay at Real Madrid

    Brazil great Ronaldo ´almost certain´ Cristiano will stay at Real Madrid

    However, Perez told esRadio that talks would be held with the Portugal forward once he returns from worldwide duty. But Perez insisted that Ronaldo is not like that and said that the Portuguese are not motivated by money.
    Project Fi Opened Up to All G Suite Users in US

    Project Fi Opened Up to All G Suite Users in US

    It was somewhat useful to a point, but it has always been a concern for privacy advocates. It's worth noting that G Suite account sign-ups are limited to U.S. users right now.
  • Potential Jurors Hate

    Potential Jurors Hate "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli, Think He's A "Dick"

    But he is much better known for instituting steep price increases on lifesaving drugs as a pharmaceutical entrepreneur. Former pharmaceutical chief executive Martin Shkreli has gone on trial in NY charged with fraud.

    US Arms For Syrian Kurds Will Continue After Raqqa

    US officials have been careful not to publicly detail the amount or specific types of weapons going to the Syrian Kurds. The PKK has targeted security forces and civilians in the region for decades.

    Father of LSU star pitcher revives man with no pulse at CWS

    Then cleanup man Greg Deichmann tapped a grounder to first and Schwarz cut down Robertson at home plate by a few inches. It's clear: Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan is a rising star, and he has built a national power in Gainesville.

Cabinet approves recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances Cabinet approves recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances It has examined 197 allowance, recommending abolition of 53 allowance and subsuming 37 in others. The sixth pay commission had pegged the HRA at 30 per cent, 20 per cent and 10 per cent.

Global cyber attack: Windows computers must be updated, officials say Security experts also believe that this new ransomware does not have a kill switch, which means that it might be harder to stop. In last month more than 3,00,00 computers infected with this virus.

Federation Internationale de Football Association publishes Garcia report Russian Federation was awarded the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 tournament in a single vote in Zurich in December, 2010. The 42-page summary written by German judge Hans Joachim Eckert was published two months later and disputed by Garcia.

Sky Sports to ditch numbered channels and offer cut-price package Sky Sports to ditch numbered channels and offer cut-price package Sky is to make radical changes to its sports coverage to attract more fans with in-depth coverage on channels dedicated to individual sports.

Donald Trump has revealed all about those cryptic James Comey 'tapes' tweets Donald Trump has revealed all about those cryptic James Comey 'tapes' tweets Trump, according to his advisers, had become enormously frustrated that Comey would not say so publicly. Mr Comey also said that Mr Trump asked him for "loyalty" - which Mr Trump emphatically denies.

Spicer: Trump wants the Senate healthcare bill to have 'heart' Spicer: Trump wants the Senate healthcare bill to have 'heart' It's no secret we've had a couple vacancies, including our Communications Director - he's been gone for a while ... There's more than one way to kill a briefing. "Saturday Night Live" has poked fun at him mercilessly.

After Whole Foods takeover, Amazon may launch another brand with different standards After Whole Foods takeover, Amazon may launch another brand with different standards Amazon has now bought into more than 400 locations where it can start to bring this experience to life. Whole Foods already has a lot of in-store dining and lots of prepared foods.

High Court Religious Freedom Ruling: Conclusion of MO's 147-Year Journey? Justice Gorsuch questions the majority opinion's reliance on a distinction set forth in an earlier case, Locke v. Chief Justice John Roberts said for the court that the state violated the U.S.

Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup Spithill, one of the world's most successful sailors, said it was too soon to say what he or the USA team would do next. CEO Grant Dalton did not detail his plans, but told a media briefing they would "play out in the next couple of weeks".

Mercedes F1 Boss 'Can't Believe' Sebastian Vettel Purposely Hit Lewis Hamilton Mercedes F1 Boss 'Can't Believe' Sebastian Vettel Purposely Hit Lewis Hamilton The Ferrari driver and championship leader accused Hamilton of causing the clash and said he should have been penalised too. You think a multi-time world champion would behave better than that.

Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season It was by no means easy for Bowyer, who battled strategy and tire wear, a damaged auto as well as having to rebound from spinning. The No. 17 will need to avoid avoid race-ending collisions like his one with girlfriend Danica Patrick at Sonoma in the playoffs.

Bolt curious about who will replace him as fastest man Bolt curious about who will replace him as fastest man OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) - Usain Bolt is curious as to who will replace him as the world's fastest man. I am keeping my fingers crossed on what his performance will be tomorrow (today).

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs Modi in turn made Trump beam by hailing his reputation as deal maker from his time as property tycoon. Ties between Israel and India are on a "constant upswing", the Israeli Premier said.

North Korea freed, sentenced to prison, American student North Korea freed, sentenced to prison, American student Warmbier was flown first to an American military medical facility in Japan, then flown on to Cincinnati, near his family's home. This morning came word suddenly that the United States had secured his release , but under apparently desperate circumstances.

European court refuses to intervene over sick British baby Charlie's parents, from Bedfont, west London , raised £1.3m on a crowdfunding site to pay for the experimental treatment in the US.