Baltimore police officer gets probation for hitting man in face during traffic stop

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baltimoresun.com—Baltimore Police Officer Donald Gaff received a suspended sentence of one year and probation for one year after hitting a man in the face during a traffic stop in 2016, prosecutors said. Gaff, who remains employed by the police department, was found guilty of second-degree assault and misconduct...

White Philadelphia police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop is now facing homicide charges. Ex-Philadelphia police officer Ryan Pownall, who is white, was charged with homicide Tuesday in the shooting death of a 30-year-old black man, David Jones. The encounter between the two men began during a traffic stop in June 2017.  Though video surveillance shows an altercation happening between the two men, Jones' gun was said to have never been used and was found far from the fight. A Philadelphia police officer fired after fatally shooting a man in June 2017, is now facing homicide charges...