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In the US, a police officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a black man by mistake

A woman mistakenly went into someone else’s apartment and mistook the man who was inside her for an attacker

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U.S. police officer Amber Geiger, who mistakenly shot and killed a black man in Dallas, Texas, was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison. This was reported by NBC. Earlier, the jury found the woman guilty.

The incident occurred in September last year: Geiger opened fire on the 26-year-old unarmed African-American Botam Gene and shot him. According to the woman, she returned home after work and mistakenly went into someone else's apartment, confusing her with hers. Having taken the man who was inside her for an attacker who illegally entered her home, Geiger grabbed a service gun and fired.

31-year-old Geiger was then arrested, following the results of internal proceedings, dismissed from the police and put on trial. After the murder of Gene in Dallas, protests took place. The largest of them was attended by over 100 people.

Also, earlier in the US, a policeman who raped black women received 263 years in prison.

Recall that in 2012, the US population was agitated by the murder of 17-year-old black teenager Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead by a patrolman named George Zimmerman. Even then, millions of people went to rallies, since the patrol was acquitted, because, according to him, he had to shoot Trayvon for self-defense. Many accused the judges and Zimmermann himself of racism and stated that if a dark-skinned patrol officer shot a white guy, he would immediately receive a sentence.

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