Bryce Dion, a crew member on police reality show COPS, has been shot dead after Nebraska police opened fire on a robbery suspect.
Bryce Dion, 38, was wearing a bulletproof vest but the bullet that hit him “slipped into a gap” in the arm and entered his chest, police said.
He was a sound operator on COPS for seven years, the show’s producer said.
Police also killed the robbery suspect, Cortez Washington, who was on parole from prison.
“This is very hard for us,” Morgan Langley, who hired Bryce Dion, said at a press conference on August 27.
COPS is a long-running TV series that follows police officers while they are on-duty
COPS is a long-running TV series that follows police officers while they are on-duty. The show has featured police forces from at least 140 US cities and three other countries.
Bryce Dion and a cameraman were with two officers who responded to a call for backup at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha.
Washington fired a pellet gun, which police and witnesses thought was a real weapon, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.
Todd Schmaderer told reporters police fired back and Washington was struck by officers’ gunfire but fled outside of the restaurant before collapsing.
Bryce Dion was struck as police continued to fire on Washington as he left the restaurant.
The Omaha World-Herald reported police fired at least 30 shots during the incident.
Todd Schmaderer said his officers were “taking this very hard” as “Bryce was their friend”.
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OJ Simpson is asking a Nevada judge to grant him a new trial in the 2008 armed robbery case that left him serving a 33-year prison sentence.
In his long-shot appeal, football legend OJ Simpson argues his defense lawyer was ineffective.
OJ Simpson was convicted of the robbery of what he said were stolen articles of personal memorabilia.
Separately, OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his former wife and her friend in Los Angeles in 1995.
The former NFL running back is expected to testify during the five-day hearing, which begins on Monday. The former defense lawyer, Yale Galanter, declined to comment ahead of his scheduled testimony.
In 2007, OJ Simpson and five other men confronted sport memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.
OJ Simpson appeared in court noticeably greyer and heavier than he did in his last public appearances
During the incident, two of OJ Simpson’s alleged co-conspirators carried guns.
OJ Simpson says Yale Galanter was ineffective at the subsequent trial because he had an personal interest in keeping private his own advice to Simpson.
Yale Galanter, according to OJ Simpson, had repeatedly assured him that he could take back items related to his sporting career – items Simpson believed had been stolen – as long as no one trespassed and no force was used.
The defense lawyer continued to conceal he was a witness to the crime, including during an appeal to a state court in 2010, Simpson says.
In a sworn statement outlining his planned testimony, OJ Simpson says Yale Galanter “vigorously discouraged” him from testifying and never told him that prosecutors were willing to let him plead guilty to charges that would have brought a two-year minimum prison term.
“He consistently told me the state could not prove its case because I acted within my rights in retaking my own property,” OJ Simpson said.
Dr. Norman Roitman, a Las Vegas psychiatrist, is expected to testify on Monday that OJ Simpson’s perception of what took place at the hotel room might have been muddled by football brain injuries as well as the effects of several vodka and cranberry juice cocktails.
Also expected to testify is former co-counsel Gabriel Grasso and another psychiatrist called by lawyers representing the government.
Appeals for a new trial because of ineffective counsel are seldom granted, but OJ Simpson’s history as a murder defendant in a widely-televised 1995 trial could affect the outcome, analysts say.
An armed robbery took place at a museum in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics, from where dozens of artefacts have been stolen, Greek officials say.
Local mayor Thymios Kotzias told media two masked men had broken into the museum after overpowering the sole guard, a woman.
Thymios Kotzias said items of “incalculable” value had been stolen, but gave no details.
Culture Minister Pavlos Geroulanos has tendered his resignation, state television reported.
An armed robbery took place at a museum in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics, from where dozens of artefacts have been stolen
Officials say the thieves broke into the museum early on Friday, smashed glass displays and took about 60 items – mostly bronze and clay statuettes.
Ancient Olympia, in Western Greece, is regarded as one of the most important cultural sites in the country.
Thymios Kotzias was quoted by AFP as saying: “There were two of them, and they had a gun.
“They immobilized the guard as the shift changed at 7:00 a.m., having previously knocked out the alarm.”
“We must wait and see what the local archaeology supervisor will say, but the items were of incalculable value,” Thymios Kotzias added.