FROM Jamiles Lartey
How common is 'suicide by cop?' LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck told reporters Thursday that 16-year-old Danny Perez, who was shot and killed by police Sunday in South Los Angeles, had a “desire to end his own life.” Police opened fire on Perez after they say he pointed a gun at them, which investigators determined was a fake. Police say that Perez wanted the police to shoot him; in other words, suicide by cop. How often does that happen?
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Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.