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Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, who was shot and killed by a murder suspect fugitive in Orlando, Florida, used her position as a police officer to help unite her city.​

Artwork of a pig in a police uniform, aiming a gun at African-American protesters.
Dylann Roof was convicted last month for the murders of nine people in a Charleston church basement in 2015.

The jury, the same that convicted Roof, announced their verdict after deliberating less than three hours. And to impose the death penalty, the jury had to reach a unanimous decision.

Roof, 22, who chose to represent himself during the penalty phase stared straight ahead or looked down the whole time.


Orlando Police Chief John Mina announced at a news conference on Tuesday that the reward is being raised from $60,000 to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Markeith Loyd. Loyd allegedly shot and killed an Orlando police officer Monday.

Hundreds of law enforcement from local, state and federal agencies continue to search for the wanted fugitive.

Authorities believe Loyd is still in the Orlando area. Police say they have received hundreds of tips about Loyd's whereabouts.

"We'll get him," said Orlando Police Chief John Mina. "It's only a matter of time."

Loyd, 41, is also wanted on murder charges in the December 13 slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
Esteban Santiago, an Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people and wounding six others at a Fort Lauderdale's airport appeared in federal courthouse on Monday.

Two of the three charges against Santiago, 26, carry the possibility of the death penalty.

Santiago told the judge that he did not have his own lawyer, and was assigned a federal public defender.



Four black teens have been hit with hate crime charges for allegedly torturing a white special-needs man in a Facebook live video.

The victim was shown bound and gagged. He was repeatedly kicked and hit, sliced at with a knife, and had his clothes ripped off while the four teens yelled 'f*** Donald Trump. F*** white people'.

Authorities have identified all four suspects. Jordan Hill, 18, Brittany Covington, 18, Tesfaye Cooper, 18, and Tanisha Covington, 24.

Cook County State's Attorney's Office stated they were charged Thursday morning with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery and a hate crime.

The four are scheduled to face a judge this afternoon for a bond hearing.

Authorities said the victim was treated and released from the hospital into the care of his parents.
Slain Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose saves lives through organ donation. Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose, 29, was shot in the head while on patrol on November 22.
According to sources, the new Oakland Police Chief is Anne Kirkpatrick from the Chicago Police Department.​

Kirkpatrick was the former Chief of Police for the City of Spokane, Washington. She was also appointed to lead organizational development for the Chicago Police Department.​

Mayor Libby Schaaf plans to make the announcement Wednesday morning.​

There were 762 murders in Chicago in 2016, a particularly deadly year for the city. CNN's Rosa Flores reports on what is behind the killing spree.
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