NYPD Officer shot and the Amanda Knox case

October 3, 2011 1:49:09 PM PDT
As I write this we're following breaking news - which is short on specifics but carries a dramatic headline: A New York cop has been shot.

We know that it happened in the East New York section of Brooklyn, we know it was an off-duty female officer, we know she was shot in the arm while driving, and we know she's in the hospital.

We're on the scene and will have the story, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, a dramatic end to a sordid, sex-filled and internationally intriguing murder case involving a 24-year-old American woman named Amanda Knox, from Seattle.

This afternoon, in a stunning repudiation of the prosecution's case, Knox's conviction was overturned, and she was ordered free after spending 4 years in prison. That's where she's been since the 2007 murder of her roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, and since her conviction in 2009.

Knox was led crying from the courtroom after she and her co-defendant - a young Italian man - were acquitted of all charges, except slander. For that she was given 3 years behind bars - considered time served.

Much reaction tonight to the verdict, and much reaction to the Italian criminal justice system. We'll have it all, tonight at 11.

And we an emotional story of a local firefighter who this past summer, was with his 1-year-old daughter at home when she had an accident. He performed CPR on his child, then rushed her to the hospital. Once there, he was given two tickets by a state trooper because he hadn't put her in a seat belt as he drove to the E.R. An argument ensued, and the firefighter/dad was arrested. Was this the right way to handle the situation? It's a case for Nina Pineda and 7 On Your Side.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Meteorologist Lee Goldberg with his AccuWeather forecast, and Rob Powers with the night's sports.

I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa and me, tonight at 11.


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