In yet another example that illustrates just how much more training our nation’s police forces need, police in Georgia used a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother suffering from dementia—because there is no bigger threat to four grown men with guns than an old lady with mobility issues.
The footage is enough to make your stomach drop. In it, a black woman can be seen slowly exiting a vehicle with her hands up and turning around. As the camera pans to the left, you see at least five cops, all of them with their guns drawn and pointed at the woman, who slowly makes her way to the ground.
Saraland, Ala., police are standing by the officers who were seen on video aggressively wrestling a seemingly unresisting black woman at a local Waffle House over the weekend.
On Friday morning, on the steps of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced that D.C. police officers will be required to take a critical-race-theory program.
A Harris County, Texas, deputy was caught on video fatally shooting an unarmed man who was walking in the middle of a street intersection with his pants around his ankles.
A Minneapolis police officer turned himself in to authorities Tuesday after being charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting death of an Australian native who was living in the city.
Between 2005 and 2014, police in the state of Washington killed more than 200 of their fellow citizens. Some of the deaths were deemed “justifiable,” but many crossed the boundaries of what anyone would consider “reasonable.” There was a case where police shot a drunken man through his rear window and another where…
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.
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…
Citizens and community leaders are applauding the selfless actions of a California police officer following the cop’s heroic takedown of an unarmed, already restrained teenage girl after the girl threatened the safety and well-being of an entire school body by standing still and talking.
Police officers killed 1,129 people in 2017.
An internal investigation has found that the Washington, D.C., police officer who shot and killed unarmed motorcyclist Terrence Sterling had no reason to pull his weapon, let alone fire it, since he was in no danger.
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.
After the death of Michael Brown and the subsequent uprising in Ferguson, Mo., police departments across the country underwent massive campaigns to integrate bodycam technology into their cache of crime-fighting equipment. Or maybe it was after Freddie Gray died in Baltimore. Perhaps it was after Walter Scott was…
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.
The Miami-Dade Police Department is currently reviewing video of a violent altercation between a disorderly University of Miami fan and a cop who was escorting her out of the stadium Saturday.
By now we all know about Michigan State Police Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue’s controversial Facebook post, in which she referred to NFL protesters as “ungrateful, anti-American degenerates.”
An 86-year-old unarmed black man, who also suffers from dementia, was attacked by a white police officer who deployed a Taser at him, apparently out of some fear that the senior citizen would be hit by a car, authorities say.
Black Lives Matter has turned its latest protests to Utah, where 50-year-old Patrick Harmon was shot by a police officer as he attempted to run away from officers.
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.