Several fatal shootings by police around the U.S. are being ruled as "suicides by cop." Are officials too eager to explain away the use of deadly force?
How did 22-year-old African-African man Victor White III manage to shoot himself in March while handcuffed and in the back of a deputy's car parked at the New Iberia, La., sheriff's station? Turns out an official report released that month by Louisiana State Police may not have told the whole story about his death.
A coroner has ruled the fatal shooting of an already wounded British journalist by U.S. troops to be an "unlawful act." Though it refused to take part in the inquest, the Pentagon defended the shooting: "We have always gone to extreme measures to avoid civilian casualties and collateral damage."