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Killed eighteen-year-old in parking lot

“The grand jury in the city of Portsmouth charged officer Stephen Rankin with murder and the illegal use of a firearm for fatally shooting William Chapman, according to court filings. Portsmouth’s police chief later said Rankin had also been fired from his job.

“After a methodical deliberation of a thorough investigation by the Virginia state police, the commonwealth’s attorney determined that William Chapman was murdered by a police officer,” said Jon Michael Babineau, an attorney for Chapman’s family. “Today, the citizens of Portsmouth agreed.”

Via Police officer indicted for first-degree murder in death of unarmed teenager @ The Guardian.

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