Sunday marks the sixth anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death after he was fatally shot by a policeman outside of a recreation center in Cleveland, Ohio. Tamir, 12, was carrying a replica pellet gun when he was shot by a white officer in 2014.
Monday two Philadelphia police shot and killed a Black man holding a knife while onlookers (including his mother) watched. Police were responding to a call about a man with a knife. When police arrived, Wallace was reportedly waving the knife erratically.
Throughout the month of October, tens of thousands of young Nigerians have taken to the streets of Africa’s most populous nation to chant “Enough is Enough” against the longstanding corruption and lack of accountability within the country’s police force. As a result, the phrase #EndSARS has become internationally ubiquitous across myriad social media platforms.
Seven police officers in Rochester, New York, have been suspended for their involvement in the arrest and subsequent death of Daniel Prude. Although Prude lost his life in March, the suspensions comes only after attorneys of Prude’s family released body camera footage showing the officers holding the Black man to the ground as he cried for help.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has waded into the tension surrounding events in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sparking anger by saying that a teen now charged with murder after allegedly shooting demonstrators had taken it upon himself to “maintain order.”
The person who was seen on video firing a rifle Tuesday night at people during a protest over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin has been identified as a white teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse, affiliated with police, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.
As the issue of police brutality against Black people in the U.S. is being raised yet again in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, an independent project has highlighted the overall scale of fatal officer-involved shootings.
Police detained and handcuffed a Black mother and four children after mistaking their SUV for a stolen motorcycle from another state.
As tax season looms, some unexpected charges emerged in a case that is already widely condemned by the public. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the murder of George Floyd, is facing charges for tax evasion. Chauvin and his wife, Kellie are each facing nine counts of felony tax evasion, CBS News reports. Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce in May 2020 after her husband was fired and charged in Floyd’s killing, though the filing is pending. Now, the couple both face charges of underreporting their joint income for five years, from 2014 to 2019, according to a criminal complaint.
A former police officer in New Mexico was charged Thursday with second-degree murder after authorities say he killed a Latino detainee he had placed in a chokehold.
State Attorney General Hector Balderas said he filed the charges against former Las Cruces police Officer Christopher Smelser in the death of Antonio Valenzuela.
Police say Smelser applied the chokehold after a foot chase in February when Valenzuela fled during a traffic stop.
Breonna Taylor was a few weeks shy of 27 when Louisville Metro Police Department officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison, and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, burst into her apartment and fatally shot her.
Three police officers in Wilmington, North Carolina, have been fired after they were allegedly caught using racial slurs and making derogatory comments about Black people. One of the officers allegedly said that he wanted to “wipe them off the (expletive) map.”
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More than 2 million people have signed an online petition demanding a fresh look into the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain, a young Black man who spent nearly four days in a coma last summer following an encounter with police in Aurora, Colorado.
Rayshard Brooks, who was shot in the back while fleeing police in Atlanta on Friday night, spoke out about the criminal justice system just months before he was killed.
On Wednesday afternoon, Garrett Rolfe was charged with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks. The second officer involved, Devin Brosnan, was charged with aggravated assault. According to an announcement from the district attorney’s office in Atlanta, Rolfe is facing a total of 11 charges related to the shooting, and evidence compiled against him includes 10 witnesses and eight videos.
The Atlanta police officers accused of fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks in a fast food parking lot during an arrest for suspected drunk driving opted to first collect shell casings instead of immediately administering first aid to him, a lawyer representing Brooks’ family said.
Another wave of protests condemning police brutality against Black men and women occurred over the weekend following the Friday night death of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, Georgia, who was killed by two white police officers. Brooks, who was a young father, was shot and killed in a Wendy’s parking lot after being pulled over.
Austin City Council members voted unanimously Thursday on four items related to the Austin Police Department’s policy and budget, including transferring some money from police to social services and banning police use of some potentially deadly weapons and practices.
Demonstrators protesting police brutality and racism in America in the wake of George Floyd’s death have begun forcibly taking down monuments to the Confederacy and other figures responsible for the enslavement and subjugation of other races.
Across the country, people know the names of black people killed by police officers: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd. But the sobering list is so much longer than that, and it includes a young man named Danroy “DJ” Henry.
After protests in Asheville, North Carolina, social media posts that show law enforcement busting water bottles went viral.
The Austin Police Department has been accused of faking thank you letters, following heavy criticism of force used on protesters amid the Black Lives Matter movement.
Brandon Saenz was in a crowd protesting police brutality Saturday when he says he became a victim of it.
Protests over racial injustice and police brutality in response to the killing of George Floyd while in police custody are continuing to take place in many U.S. cities.
Three policemen were suspended on Saturday for allegedly torturing a 15-year-old boy at Lucknow’s Telibagh police outpost after detaining him on suspicion of theft.