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.
The national treasure of beauty and philosophical guru-level, wisdom-filled ghetto-fabulousness known as Cardi B recently revealed how she was reportedly put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer in one of the greatest, most hood-tastic stories ever told.
Las Vegas police have decided to put an end to the routine use of neck restraints, revamping their use-of-force policies following the death of an unarmed black man who had been put in the controversial restraint.
A Pittsburgh cop is on desk duty while his use of force during a controversial arrest earlier this week is scrutinized following the release of cellphone video footage.
A Trenton, N.J., man says he was viciously beaten by local police, suffering multiple injuries, after he was pulled over for allegedly running a red light.
A British police officer has been removed from his duties out in the field and is currently under investigation after he was seen on video laughing about shooting a black man if he could.
It’s another day ending in y, and another group of police officers—this time in Columbus, Ohio—were caught on cellphone footage repeatedly punching and kicking an unarmed black man during an arrest inside a local market.
A Bakersfield, Calif., young woman, who said she was confronted by police at gunpoint after they somehow mistook her for a larger, bald black man suspected of threatening people with a machete at a nearby grocery store, has now filed a claim against the city, claiming that her civil rights were violated and that…