Los Angeles County residents are calling for a more thorough investigation of the death of a black man whose body was found hanging from a tree. Robert Fuller was found last Wednesday in Palmdale, Calif., a city roughly an hour north of Los Angeles. Officials believe Fuller took his own life but his family and friends dispute this. Fuller’s death came 10 days after another black man was found hanging from a tree about 50 miles away in Victorville.
Medical examiners in Atlanta say the death of Rayshard Brooks is a homicide. Bodycam video released by the Atlanta police department shows Brooks calmly and politely responding to police. Brooks, who is black, grabbed a taser from police and pointed it at an officer while running away. The officer who shot Brooks twice in the back has been fired. A second officer nearby has been placed on administrative duty.