Virginia

Mother seeks revival of case against officers over shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court wrestled Tuesday over whether Baltimore police officers were justified in killing an unarmed mentally ill black man after his mother called 911 to get medical attention for her son. Maurice Donald Johnson, who suffered from bipolar disorder, was fatally shot by two Baltimore police officers during a … Continue reading

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Va. panel kills bill to arm school officers with stun guns

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Senate committee has killed a proposal to allow school security officers to be armed with stun guns, pepper spray and similar weapons. The Republican-controlled Education and Health Committee rejected the measure Thursday on an 8-6 vote. Two Republicans, Jeff McWaters of Virginia Beach and Thomas Garrett of Buckingham County, joined minority Democrats in … Continue reading