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.
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.
Another day, another video of police terrorizing and brutally beating up a black man for apparently no reason, raising questions and general community outrage about the use of force.
Rashaun A. Barnes, 39, was standing on the sidewalk in front of a corner store in Grand Prairie, Texas, on the afternoon of July 31, when he was allegedly assaulted and left permanently disfigured by a police officer.
One of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of Justine Damond (who was also known by her birth name, Justine Ruszczyk) told investigators in an interview last week that he was startled by a “loud sound” near the squad car just before the fatal shooting.
At a funeral service that included a touching photo montage, soaring gospel music and the names of those Americans slain by police ringing out from the pulpit, more than 800 family and friends packed into a Baptist church in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday to remember the life of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
Comedian Dave Chappelle made an appearance recently at a City Council meeting in his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he leads a relatively quiet life with his family. The comedian came out of the woodwork to join a conversation about police violence and solutions, urging local cops to be more in touch with the…
As election 2016 winds down, the fight for “the Black Vote" continues. To that end, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he is "troubled" by the police shooting of Terence Crutcher and suggested that maybe his killer—Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Betty Shelby—shouldn't be a police officer, The Hill reports.
The shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, a disabled black man who was reportedly reading a book when he was shot by a black police officer in Charlotte, N.C., sparked protests Tuesday that continued late into the night, the Washington Post reports.
One of the New York City police officers who shot and killed unarmed Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo in 1999 will be honored as Sergeant of the Year Tuesday at the Sergeant's Benevolent Association, the New York Daily News reports.
The Obama administration is asking schools and colleges to clarify the role of law-enforcement officials who serve campuses, the Washington Post reports.
Police killings of unarmed black men and women—such as this summer’s shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile—have highlighted the need, long recognized by racial-justice advocates, for a more critical examination of the ways in which police fail to “protect and serve” some of our country’s most marginalized…
An increasing number of white youths are expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, according to a recent poll, the Associated Press reports.
It’s become a routine American pastime: the spotlight of a federal Justice Department probe into grisly police killings of unarmed black people. Once you’ve seen those pixelated smartphone or half-working body-camera videos spreading like brushfire on social media, it’s safe to expect next an announcement from the…
Last August, as I picked up a strawberry birthday cake and Batman-themed decorations for my son’s seventh birthday party, I began to cry. It was a familiar scenario. I cry on all of my two sons’ birthdays. They are 7 and 4. Mine are not tears of joy but, rather, tears of fear. Fear for them growing up. Fear of them no…
In closing arguments Thursday in the trial of Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice relating to the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015, the prosecution argued that Rice showed a reckless disregard for Gray's life by throwing him into the transport wagon facedown, shackled and handcuffed onto a dirty, corrugated floor, and…
As Judge Barry Williams read the last not guilty verdict about the seven charges Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. faced regarding the death of Freddie Gray, members of Goodson’s family, sitting in the courtroom's center aisle, wept and hugged one another. Officer Edward Nero, who was acquitted a few weeks…
"What the f—k did you guys do?"