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Police Officer Wins Settlement From City That Fired Him for Not Shooting a Black Man

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Police Officer Wins Settlement From City That Fired Him for Not Shooting a Black Man
In the early hours of May 6, 2016, the lives of rookie police officer Stephen Mader and R.J. Williams intersected in Weirton, West Virginia. Both men were young fathers. Mader was a white cop holding a gun. Williams was a Black man holding a gun. This tragedy ends exactly as you’d expect — with R.J. Williams killed by a police bullet — but with a twist: Mader did not kill him. In fact, he tried his best to save Williams’ life. And for doing his duty, Mader was fired.Today we can announce a resolution of the case in favor of...
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