The decision, announced Friday by prosecutors in St. Martin Parish left the mother of Michael Noel 'furious' at the decision to blame her son for the deputies' use of force.
Some families have waited decades for justice. On Thursday, it finally came.
The president's effort Thursday furthers an ambitious clemency program that has so far commuted 306 sentences, reflecting a broader push for criminal justice reform across the country.
The US Justice Department threatened to sue the state of North Carolina over its transgender 'bathroom bill.' So far, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has stood by the legislation.
With Donald Trump becoming the presumptive nominee Wednesday, some conservatives are pushing Republican senators to appoint Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court.
A lawsuit filed by the mother of a St. Louis charter school student alleges that regional policies restrict which schools black children are allowed to attend.
The Connecticut legislature passed a bill Monday that will keep those under temporary restraining orders from being allowed to hold or buy firearms.
A newly issued license by the state DFPS allows an immigrant family detention center to take in children, although some say the prison-like facility should not be a place where children are held.
Paul Gatling will be able to vote this November after his name was cleared from 1964 murder conviction that he was falsely accused of. His only regret is that he didn't have a chance to vote for a black president.
A Virginia county attorney released a report on Monday regarding the 2013 death of Linwood Lambert, Jr., in police custody. Halifax County, Va., will not press charges against officers involved in Lambert's death.
GOP leaders are set to file a lawsuit to stop the restoration of civic rights to convicted criminals who have finished their sentences.
The nation's high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from business groups that alleged the ordinance decision was unfair to franchises.
Los Angeles is the second major police department in California to be rocked by scandal involving racist and offensive messages in recent months.
Syed Raheel Farook, his wife, and the wife of the only person charged in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino have all been indicted in federal court.