Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tag: police misconduct

Phoenix Couple Speaks Out After ‘Trigger-Happy’ Cop...

Authorities in Phoenix, Arizona, are investigating after video provided by a bystander showed alleged misconduct by two department officers as they responded to a...

Virginia Officer Punished With ‘Remedial Training’ After...

An officer in Richmond, Va., must undergo remedial training after he was caught on video harassing and using foul language against a group of...

‘Wait Till Your Asses Turn 18!’: Authorities...

The Richmond Police Department has launched an investigation into an officer seen in a viral video taunting a group of Black middle school students...

Damning Internal Affairs Report Reveals Officers Sat...

Maurice Brown, 60, died of blood loss on April 25, 2017 after being attacked by a pit bull in the Old Dayton View neighborhood,...

Chicago Police Has Racked Up $45M In...

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council Wednesday approved a settlement of nearly $3 million to the families of two people killed during a...

After Discovery of Corrupt Chicago Police Planting...

There are signs of a sea change in Chicago, long known as a center for police brutality and corruption. This is a city whose...

St. Louis Mayor, Police Chief Ask for...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole on Wednesday called for the U.S. attorney's office to...

When It Comes to Officer Misconduct, How...

Ramarley Graham is just one of the Black men who might still be alive today if our country’s police departments were willing to hold...

Officer Who Arrested Sandra Bland Pleads Not...

Texas state trooper Brian Encinia, the officer who arrested Sandra Bland, recently appeared in court to plead not guilty to a perjury charge. According to...

Prosecutors Over Troubling Cases of Police Brutality...

Public opinion seems to be turning against prosecutors in Illinois and Ohio who refused to crack down on police misconduct. According to news reports, Cook...

Scientists Sue New York State Police, Claim...

In New York, as police officers are being pressured to meet Black and Latino arrest quotas, scientists in a lawsuit claim they were fired...

Court Grants New Trials to New Orleans...

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision that would grant new trials to five police officers convicted of shooting and covering...

A Record 149 People Were Exonerated...

Black men being freed for wrongful convictions is nothing new. But these exonerations often expose massive corruption in the American criminal justice system. A...

A New Form of Protest: Black Activists...

Black activists are fighting police misconduct and abuse with a new tactic that may surprise many—union contracts.  To put it even more bluntly, the...

Justice Department Begins Civil Rights Investigation of...

In the wake of the video detailing the execution-style police shooting of Laquan McDonald, and the indictment of Officer Jason Van Dyke for murder,...

New Report Provides Evidence That Alabama Police,...

A shocking new report has come out of Alabama, with documented proof that police in an Alabama town have been framing Black men with...

Study: Blacks More Likely Than Whites to...

It’s no secret that Blacks are more likely to be stopped and frisked by police or to die in police custody than other groups....