Here is a story I found at a local news site, The Daily Telegraph.
Police shooting broadcast live
From correspondents in Los Angeles
February 26, 2004
A BURGLARY suspect was shot to death by police after a car chase that ended when he backed his vehicle into their patrol cars, an incident broadcast live on local TV stations.
Police and the district attorney's office were investigating the three officers who fired into the suspect's car.
Police began chasing Nicholas Hans Killinger early on Monday after he allegedly tied up a gas station attendant and stole $US180 ($233).
After a 90-minute chase that was covered by television helicopters, Killinger was shot by Los Angeles police in front of Santa Monica High School. He died about an hour later, authorities said.
"The suspect could have ended this situation at any time," Lieutenant Art Miller told the Los Angeles Times.
"But instead he chose to reverse his car into the officers."
Killinger, 23, rolled backward into two police vehicles when he could not do a U-turn.
The officers fired about 11 rounds into the rear window of his car.
Police spokeswoman Adriana Sanchez said today that several shots hit Killinger.
A post-mortem revealed Killinger died of multiple gunshot wounds, coroner's spokesman David Campbell said.
At least two local news stations broadcast the shooting as it happened, and more than five aired footage.
The Los Angeles district attorney's office and Santa Monica Police Department were investigating the shooting.
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said investigators would conduct a separate investigation to determine whether the officers followed department guidelines.
What I want to know is how can this stuff be shown on TV? When something as minor as Janet Jacksons boob can cause so much controversy. It seems killing people is OK for TV, just don't show any nudity.