Domenico Montanaro and Nina Totenberg | NPR|The blacked-out material involves the drugs used in an Alabama execution. The release of the material was ordered after a motion filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and NPR.
Following the release of surveillance video of police shooting and killing a young black man in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier this month, questions are arising about whether the deputies' actions that led to the shooting were justified.
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider paying $7 million to the family of Donta Taylor, who was killed by sheriff's deputies in Compton three years ago. The deputies claimed Taylor had brandished a gun before they chased him on foot and shot him, but no weapon was ever found.