Australias Justine Damond did not have to die, Minneapolis police chief says Play

Australias Justine Damond did not have to die, Minneapolis police chief says

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said on Thursday (20 July) that the fatal shooting of an Australian bride-to-be should not have happened and that Justine Damond didnt have to die. Damond was shot when she approached a police car after calling 911 to get help over a possible sexual assault in her neighbourhood just before midnight on Saturday (15 July). She succumbed to a single gunshot wound to her abdomen. Speaking to the media for the first time since the incident, Harteau said Police Officer Mohamed Noor, who fired the fatal shot, should have had the body cameras turned on. She called the shooting of the Australian the actions and judgement of one individual as she distanced her department from the incident. Harteau said she would be looking into strengthening department policy following the incident to ensure that all police officers have body cameras on when they interact with the public. Jul 21, 2017
OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison Play

OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison

Ex-football star OJ Simpson is a free man. He was granted parole by a Nevada board on 20 July. Simpson was arrested in 2007 for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008, and was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. His bid for a new trial was rejected in 2013, but he was granted parole due to good behaviour. Simpson was not released due to other sentences. He has now been granted parole. Jul 21, 2017
OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison Play

OJ Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison

Ex-football star OJ Simpson is a free man. He was granted parole by a Nevada board on 20 July. Simpson was arrested in 2007 for stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008, and was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. His bid for a new trial was rejected in 2013, but he was granted parole due to good behaviour. Simpson was not released due to other sentences. He has now been granted parole. Jul 21, 2017
US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor Play

US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

The former Republican presidential candidate is currently reviewing further treatment options after his diagnosis on 14 July. When McCains office announced the news on 20 July, the 80-year-old received support from numerous people across the US political spectrum, including Donald Trump and Barack Obama. Jul 20, 2017