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Fault Lines Links – Video Shows Baltimore Cops Dragging Teen From His House Without A Warrant

Apr. 19, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Good morning folks, your links today:

  • An investigation has commenced into the violent arrest of Tionne Jones by Baltimore police on Saturday. A video of the incident shows officers arriving and attempting to arrest 18 year-old Jones in his home without a warrant and then forcefully dragging him from the property.
  • A grand jury will not bring charges against 911 caller Ronald Ritchie who reported that John Crawford III was waving a gun inside a Walmart when in fact he was inspecting an in-store air rifle. Ohio police responding to the call, shot and killed Crawford based on that information in August 2014.
  • An investigation has begun into the police shooting of Edson Thevenin on Sunday in Troy, NY. Officer Randy French fatally shot Thevenin after he tried to flee a traffic stop and hit a police vehicle.
  • Several warrants relating to the police shooting of teens Jose Cruz and Edgar Rodriguez were unsealed on Monday. Off-duty Texas Officer Ken Johnson, who shot and killed Cruz and wounded Rodriguez was was previously arrested on charges of murder and aggravated assault.
  • The St Louis Police Deparment announced that they have turned over their investigation of the 2015 police shooting of Mansur Ball-Bey to prosecutors. The reports will be made public after it is decided whether any charges will be brought. St. Louis officers serving a search warrant on a home fatally shot teenager Mansur Ball-Bey. According to police Bey pointed a gun at them upon exiting the house.
  • The Department of Justice found that there was insufficient evidence to pursue criminal civil rights charges against Martinsburg, WV, police in the March 2013 fatal shooting of Wayne Arnold Jones. Jones, a black man, fought with white officers, stabbing one of them, leading them to shoot. The judge dismissed the case stating that the use of deadly force was justified in this case.
  • Former Fairfax Officer Adam Torres pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the first day of his trial for the killing of unarmed John Geer in 2013.
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