The nation’s capital is set to pay out $3.5 million to the family of Terrence Sterling, an unarmed black motorcyclist who was gunned down by a Metropolitan Police Department officer.
On Feb. 3, 2018, Baker County, Fla., sheriff’s deputies arrived at a residence hidden off Southern States Nursery Road outside Macclenny, Fla., to respond to a call about a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers found the body of 31-year-old Dominic Jerome “D.J.” Broadus II on the ground behind the home. According to…
A Maryland jury has awarded the family of Korryn Gaines more than $37 million in damages in their civil lawsuit against Baltimore County for the death of Gaines, who was shot to death by a police officer in August 2016.
A New York City Police Department sergeant who shot and killed a mentally ill black woman two years ago was found not guilty following a bench trial.
A Brooklyn, N.Y., federal judge has ruled that police officers were justified in arresting 16-year-old Kimani Gray as the teen lay in the street dying from gunshot wounds suffered at the hands of police.
It’s been almost two years since Terrill Thomas died of dehydration while in custody at the Milwaukee County jail, and almost a year since jurors recommended that staffers at the facility be held liable in his death. On Monday, prosecutors finally announced that three jail staffers will be facing criminal charges in…
Richard Shipley, who called for “peace in the pursuit of justice” as family and community members demanded answers in the police-involved death of his stepson Freddie Gray, died earlier this month at the age of 60.
A former St. Louis police officer is facing charges after he allegedly forced a pregnant mother of four into a sex act while he was on duty back in 2015.
A Tennessee sheriff is being sued for excessive force after he was recorded laughing and boasting about how he told his officers to shoot a man during a slow-speed chase rather than risk damaging police cars attempting to drive him off the road.
An Evanston, Ill., man is filing a police-misconduct complaint after he says he was injured while being detained by police officers who were looking for a robbery suspect last week.
Federal prosecutors have decided not to file criminal civil rights charges against a white police officer who killed an unarmed African American after the mentally ill man was taunted with racial slurs, tased and shot with a beanbag gun in an incident that began when the victim accidentally set off his medical-alert…
Last night, while heading to drop my daughter off at her mother’s house after her martial arts class, I noticed that the lights on a car in her mother’s neighborhood were blinking on and off. It was fairly windy, so maybe a gust had set off the car alarm, though no sound was coming from the car.
It’s been well over three years since John Crawford III was killed in an Ohio Walmart store while holding an air rifle, browsing though merchandise and chatting on the phone.
Police officers killed 1,129 people in 2017.
Erica Garner, the daughter of police-brutality victim Eric Garner, who died in 2014 after a New York City police officer restrained him using an illegal choke hold, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 27. Her official email account confirmed the news.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, a Chicago oversight board, has found that the December 2015 police-involved shooting deaths of a 19-year-old college student and a 55-year-old grandmother were unjustified.
An Alabama family is demanding answers after a 17-year-old was brutally assaulted by Troy, Ala., police officers in an incident that left the boy bloody and battered, his face swollen beyond recognition.
A Fort Worth, Texas, police sergeant has been fired after an investigation into his use of force in the apprehension of a black woman that proved to be “absolutely unacceptable,” the Fort Worth Police Department announced Monday.
Police in Coldwater, Mich., are facing a federal civil rights lawsuit after one woman, 31-year-old Tiffany McNeil, claims that they used excessive force during her arrest in a brutal and bloody incident caught on camera, and then lied about what happened.
This is my shocked face. Absolutely no one could have seen this coming. But as it turns out, the former Arizona cop who was involved in the “execution”-style killing of Texas dad Daniel Shaver had previously been investigated for his use of force back in 2015.