PARIS (AP) — French prosecutor: Train suspect watched jihadi video just before attack.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they have cleared 2 suspects in Bangkok bombing security video.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the shooting death of an unarmed black man asked the judge Wednesday for a list of material they want to review during their deliberations.
Judge Richard C. Ervin said the jury wanted eight items, including dashcam video showing the moments before Officer Randall Kerrick shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell almost two years ago.
The jury also asked to see the video interviews of the three officers who responded to the breaking and entering call that led to the shooting.
Jurors returned to the courtroom and watched the dashcam video twice at regular speed and twice in slow motion.
Kerrick, who is suspended without pay, is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the September 2013 shooting.
Prosecutors say nonlethal force should have been used to subdue Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player. Two officers with Kerrick didn’t fire their guns.
But Kerrick’s attorneys say the officer feared for his life when he shot and killed Ferrell while responding to a breaking-and-entering call.
Wednesday is the first full day of deliberations for racially diverse jury of eight woman and four men. The trial is in its third week.
On Tuesday, jurors heard closing arguments and began deliberating. The jury foreman asked the judge to read the elements of voluntary manslaughter for a second time.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police have released surveillance video footage they say shows the 18-year-old black suspect who was critically wounded after being shot by police in Ferguson minutes before he fired a gun at plainclothes officers.
Tyrone Harris Jr. was shot late Sunday after police say he opened fire on an unmarked police van. The shooting happened as protesters nearby were marking the anniversary of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s police shooting death.
Police on Tuesday released a 13-second clip of security camera footage from a West Florissant Avenue insurance office. They said it shows him grabbing a handgun from his waistband after gunshots ring out.
Police have said as many as six people who were part of two feuding groups unrelated to the protest were firing the shots. During the gunfire, Harris apparently spotted plainclothes officers arriving in the unmarked van and fired at them, authorities have said.
Harris was in critical condition Monday at a St. Louis hospital. County police and Barnes-Jewish Hospital were unable to provide updates on his condition Tuesday.
Harris’ father disputed the police account Monday but declined to discuss his son’s shooting Tuesday. Tyrone Harris Jr. has been charged with 10 felonies — five counts of armed criminal action, four counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and a firearms charge.
Online court records show that Tyrone Harris Jr. was charged in November with stealing a motor vehicle and a gun, as well as resisting arrest by fleeing. A court hearing in that case is scheduled for Aug. 31.
Surveillance video: http://bit.ly/1N1E1mn
BERLIN (AP) — Migrants from the Balkans have very little chance of winning asylum in Germany and risk being billed for the cost of being deported, according to a video released Friday by German authorities hoping to stop a stream of applicants from southeastern Europe.
The four-minute video, to be screened in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, shows migrants being put aboard a police bus, then boarding a flight home.
Germany has seen an influx of asylum applicants from the Balkans this year even though they stand almost no chance of having their applications approved.
“Don’t trust promises that you can get asylum for economic reasons in Germany, or that other incentives like property or loans will be provided to you,” the voiceover on the video says, warning that if they are deported they face being billed “many thousand euros” (dollars) to cover the cost.
“Don’t ruin yourself and your family financially to be trafficked to Germany,” it says. “Help actively to build up your homeland economically; use your knowledge and skills there.”
In this year’s first half, Kosovo, Albania and Serbia were the second, third and fourth-largest sources respectively of asylum applicants in Germany, beaten only by Syria. Around 40 percent of the total came from the Balkans.
Officials worry that economic migrants from democracies that aim to join the European Union are straining already-stretched refugee accommodation and weighing on Germans’ acceptance of refugees from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Eritrea.
The U.N. refugee agency’s director for Europe, Vincent Cochetel, said Friday that asylum applicants from the Balkans “are clogging the system. The vast majority of them are not in need of international protection.”
“We need to take really fast-track decisions for those people who are not in need of protection and have them returned quickly,” he said in Geneva.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Police in Guatemala have detained five soldiers on abuse of authority charges after a video circulated on social media showing them beating two teenagers.
Police spokeswoman Julia Barrera says the soldiers were detained Thursday on charges that included mistreatment of minors.
The army filed a complaint about the incident after the video surfaced. In the video, uniformed soldiers with rifles punch, slap, kick and knee two boys against a wall.
The incident occurred July 26 in the township of San Pedro Yepocapa in the department of Chimaltenango about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northwest of the capital.
Army spokesman Hugo Rodriguez has said an army patrol received a report from neighbors that day saying the teens were drinking and assaulting people and also accusing them of extortions and killings.