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Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend. The student had called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person fitting his physical description. Campus police killed Scout Schultz, 21, who they said was advancing on officers with a knife. Schultz refused to put down the knife and kept moving toward officers late Saturday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. “Officers … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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Former St. Louis officer acquitted in killing of black man

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, with the judge declaring that he would not be swayed by “partisan interests, public clamor or fear of criticism.” The acquittal of Jason Stockley in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith had stirred concerns about possible civil unrest for weeks. Several hundred protesters were marching in the streets of downtown St. Louis within … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Former…

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