DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta area grand jury on Thursday indicted a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man on charges including felony murder, aggravated assault and violating oath of office.
Christopher Brooks was pronounced dead from lethal injection at 6:38 p.m. CST at the state's death chamber in Atmore, prison spokesman Bob Horton said. This was the first time Alabama used a new three-drug protocol that includes midazolam, a sedative that has drawn national scrutiny after several botched executions. Brooks was sentenced to death for bludgeoning 23-year-old Jo Deann Campbell to death in her apartment.
A grand jury indicted a white police officer on Thursday for felony murder and other criminal charges in the shooting death of an unarmed, naked black man at an apartment complex near Atlanta last March. The Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by police killings of unarmed black men since 2014, has focused attention on race and policing. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James told reporters that DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen was indicted on six charges for the March 9 shooting of 27-year-old Anthony Hill.
HONOLULU (AP) — A dozen Marines are missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii last week. The Marine Corps has changed their status to deceased after failing to find any sign of them despite five days of searching. They all earned various decorations and were members of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing stationed on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Here are their stories: