DC police officer defends partner who killed motorcyclist

WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer defended his partner’s decision to shoot a black motorcyclist in Washington, D.C., and said that he believed the man drove directly at his partner.

Officer Jordan Palmer’s account of the 2016 fatal shooting came during an administrative hearing that centered on whether Officer Brian Trainer feared for his safety when he fired at Terrence Sterling, 31, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Police Department has ruled the shooting...

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