4 Louisiana police officers charged in Black man’s death

Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 6:46 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A grand jury in Louisiana has charged four police officers in the city of Shreveport with negligent homicide in the April death of a 44-year-old Black man.

The indictment was announced Friday afternoon in a news release from the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office. Tommie McGlothen Jr. died April 6 after an altercation with police.

In June, a television station aired video showing officers appearing to hit and use a Taser on him. The news release says investigators determined that officers used excessive force and failed to call for medical assistance.

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