No charges in fatal Washington police shooting of black man

By | August 10, 2017

A Washington police officer will face no charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorcyclist who rammed his cruiser after a high-speed chase, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The September 2016 shooting death of Terrence Sterling, 31, triggered demonstrations in the U.S. capital amid anger over police killings of African-Americans across the United States.

“There is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights or District of Columbia charges” against the officer who shot Sterling, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Hassan Murphy, a lawyer for the Sterling family, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reuters)

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