Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tag: excessive use of force

Shot in the Back: How Laws Allowed...

CHICAGO (AP) — In decades past, police officers who shot suspects as they ran away were more likely to expect praise than criminal charges....

Under Kamala Harris, California’s First Black Attorney...

  The state of California is ahead of the curve on changing criminal justice policy, and its attorney general is leading the way. In light of...

Michael Slager, Cop Who Fatally Shot Walter...

Roughly two months after former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager fatally shot unarmed 50-year-old Walter Scott, a grand jury has decided to indict...

Texas Officer Suspended After Cringe-Worthy Video of...

What was supposed to be a carefree pool party for a Texas teens’ birthday took a horrendous turn on Friday when officers reminded the...

Conflicting Reports, Police Secrecy Lead to Murky...

Only a few weeks after a naked unarmed Black man was fatally shot by police officers in DeKalb County, another unarmed Black man in...

LA Skid Row Shooting Sparks Even More...

More details and different accounts of what happened during a fatal struggle between Los Angeles police officers and a homeless man on Skid Row have...

Disturbing Memo: Seattle Police Official Complains Officers...

In a case that illustrates a basic problem in how many police perceive their jobs, a Seattle police official told his officers that they...