In the wake of a major court victory, the mother of Korryn Gaines, Rhanda Dormeus, wants people to know exactly what happened to her daughter. In a sobering interview with Baltimore Beat, the grieving mother makes clear that family members tried multiple times to intervene and to de-escalate the situation between…
There is a familiar grief ritual when a young person dies, especially from violence, especially in poor, black communities. It is communal, emotive and performative, as black people are wont to be, and much the same the world over. After news of the death spreads, people pour out of their homes to a common area—a…
A Cleveland family is still trying to find answers after 21-year-old Thomas Yatsko was shot and killed over the weekend by an off-duty police officer.
On Sunday, March 15, 2015, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department pulled a homeless man from his tent in a section of Los Angeles known as Skid Row. What happened next is still up for debate.
Police officers killed 1,129 people in 2017.
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.
With reminders of the tragic death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the 7-year-old shot down as Detroit police stormed her grandmother’s house—the wrong house—in 2010, yet another innocent child has been killed by police.
In Chicago, it’s not enough to kill a black teen. After a Chicago police officer took the life of Quintonio LeGrier, 19, nearly two years ago, the city’s attorneys are now looking to sue his family. Their claim? That LeGrier was responsible for the death of an innocent bystander whom the cop also killed.
Updated Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 2:30 p.m. EST: ABC News reports that former South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back during a routine traffic stop in 2015.
A New York district attorney was indicted by a state grand jury Friday afternoon on charges of official misconduct and perjury in relation to the investigation of an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of an unarmed black man after a traffic stop.
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 11:19 p.m. EST:
On Wednesday a jury finally convicted a former Oklahoma police officer for fatally shooting the black boyfriend of his daughter in a racially charged case that featured three mistrials before a fourth trial found the ex-cop guilty.
Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Walter Scott: These (and dozens more) are the names we know—the boys, girls, men and women brutally shot and killed by police. Police officers often never faced justice from the courts or the cities that employ them. The deaths of these unarmed black…
A Temple University student was shot dead by Miami Beach, Fla., police after authorities say she slammed her car into an officer Sunday night.
Recently released bodycam footage shows Utah police fatally shooting a man from behind as he attempts to run away from officers, once again sparking tensions between the black community and police officers, and sparking accusations of racial profiling and police brutality.
On Jan. 12, 2010, Michael LaPorta was left permanently disabled after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
Editor’s note: The video of this shooting incident is graphic. Please view with caution.
Again and again and again, it keeps happening. Another police officer has walked away without repercussions after gunning down a black man. On Friday morning, a St. Louis judge found now-former Police Officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black…
The New York City Police Department has just made public its first-ever recorded video of a police shooting. The footage shows officers opening fire on a mentally ill Bronx, N.Y., man holding a knife after police repeatedly warn him to drop his weapon.
With an official state probe into the death of Justine Damond at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer completed, Minnesota prosecutors will now determine whether to bring charges against the officer who shot and killed the 40-year-old woman this past summer.