Oklahoma Officer Charged in Black Man’s Fatal Shooting

A white Oklahoma City police officer accused of fatally shooting a fleeing Black man armed with a knife three times in the back was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A white Oklahoma City police officer accused of fatally shooting a fleeing Black man armed with a knife three times in the back was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed the charge against Sgt. Clifford Holman in the death of 60-year-old Bennie Edward. If convicted, the seven-year veteran of the police force could face up to life in prison. Holman, 36, responded to a call…

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