October 2016 Current Events: U.S. News Slideshow
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of October 2016.
1. Police Kill Black Man in L.A. 2. FBI Announces Arrest of NSA Spy 3. FCC Fines Comcast 4. Arson Causes $2 Million in Damage to Dakota Access Pipeline 5. School Shooting in San Francisco 6. Hackers Cause Internet Blackout 7. AT&T Offers to Buy Time Warner 8. Chicago Cubs Are National League Champs 9. U.S. Judge Approves Volkswagen Deal 10. Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Arrested 11. Oklahoma Fugitive Killed in Shootout with Police
- Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man in California
- On Oct. 1, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, an 18-year-old African-American man named Carnell Snell Jr. is fatally shot by police officers after fleeing a vehicle with a paper license plate. The community activists in the area ask the Los Angeles Police Department to complete a quick and transparent investigation into the shooting. In response, the LAPD announces that an investigation is underway to see if deadly force was necessary and the DA will look into possible criminal charges. According to ABC News, Carnell Snell Jr. is the third black man in five days to die after interacting with police in the southern California area.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
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