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Virginia ex-cop gets 2-1/2 year sentence for black teen’s shooting death

A former Portsmouth, Virginia, police officer was sentenced on Wednesday to 2-1/2 years in prison for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager last year, a court spokesman said. The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, 36, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in August for shooting William Chapman...
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