ATLANTA -- A white Georgia police officer accused of shooting a fleeing black man stalked and hunted Anthony Green like an animal, a lawyer for the man's family said at a news conference Friday. Attorney Malik Shabazz also said the manslaughter charge filed against Kingsland Police Officer Zechariah Presley is highly unusual in a police shooting - and he praised authorities for taking swift action. "It is a rare occurrence in the United States of America where a police officer is charged with killing anyone, particularly an African-American man," said Shabazz, who is president of Black Lawyers for Justice and also representing Green's family. "That shows how strong the evidence must be." The officer was "obviously stalking Mr. Green, hunting him down in a fashion that we believe is like an animal at this point," said Shabazz. Presley made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Camden County, just north of the Georgia-Florida line. He was ordered held without bond, CBS … [Read more...] about Lawyer: Georgia police officer stalked and hunted fleeing black man
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Adrianne Haney WXIA-TV, Atlanta Published 9:33 p.m. UTC May 22, 2018 ATLANTA — Some are asking customers to boycott an Atlanta restaurant after police were called on three women who were said to have entered the Atlanta restaurant after hours to use the bathroom, then refused to leave. According to the police report narrative, an officer was working an extra job as security for Houston's restaurant on Mother's Day, May 13 when the incident unfolded. The shift manager for the restaurant asked that the officer escort three women out of the restroom because they came in to use the facilities after the business had closed at 10 p.m., and they had already been asked twice to leave. When the officer went into the restroom, he found the three women, identified as Brittany Marie Lucio, Asia'h Sharrell Epperson and Erica Walker, all on their phones. The officer asked them to leave, but was met with no response. The officer asked again for them to leave, and instead he … [Read more...] about Actresses claim they were wrongfully arrested after using Atlanta restaurant’s bathroom
(CNN)The knife-wielding attacker who went on a stabbing rampage in Paris, killing one person and wounding four more, was born in Russia's Chechnya region, a judicial source said. The attacker was shot dead by police after stabbing five people in a popular tourist district near the Paris opera house Saturday night, when sidewalks and restaurants are filled with people. During the attack, he yelled the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene. He was on a police anti-terror watch list of people suspected of having radicalized views and posing a potential security risk, though had no criminal record, the judicial source said. The attacker's mother and father are in police custody for questioning. Forensic officers at the scene on Saturday night. A police officer cordons off the area where the knife attack happened. Read More ISIS claims responsibility In a statement published … [Read more...] about Paris attacker who stabbed 5 was on police watch list, official says
(CNN)Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from police custody early Sunday, a day after hundreds of people were detained following an anti-government protest in Moscow. Navalny, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, organized the rallies in several cities across Russia on Saturday. He was detained by police shortly after arriving in Moscow's Pushkinskaya Square, with dramatic images showing the protest leader being carried through the crowds by police. Navalny said in a tweet that he was released shortly after midnight on Sunday, after police "registered two protocols against me: organization of a rally and resistance of the police." Demonstrators at an anti-Putin rally in Moscow on Saturday. His release comes ahead of Putin's inauguration as president Monday after winning re-election in March. It will be Putin's fourth term as president, delivering him six more years as leader, and ultimately seeing him in power for 24 years. It also makes him … [Read more...] about Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny released from police custody
Produced by Judy Rybak and Josh Gaynor "This was an enormously high-profile case," says Bill Rankin, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a "48 Hours" consultant. "They were a big-time power couple." On Sept. 25, 2016, Tex and Diane McIver were heading home after a long day of golfing and an evening of drinking. A friend who did not drink was at the wheel of Tex's SUV. Diane was in the front passenger seat and Tex was right behind her. He says he was fast asleep. Not far from home, they hit traffic and exited the highway. Tex says he woke up afraid that they were in a bad neighborhood. He asked his wife to hand him the .38 caliber handgun gun he kept in the car's console. Minutes later, with that loaded gun now in his lap, Tex says he fell back asleep. "And it went off," he later told police. Tex McIver shot his wife of 11 years in the back. She died during surgery. "Can a .38 Special just accidentally go off?" '48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher asked … [Read more...] about Atlanta attorney fatally shoots wife in SUV: Accident or cold-blooded murder?