Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: police brutality

Florida cop with racist, violent history named officer of the year

Mills has been the subject of more than 15 civilian complaints between 2012 and 2015.

“I thought we were going to be executed”: Police held family...

An African-American family is suing the city of Phoenix, Arizona, after police held them at gunpoint because their 4-year-old daughter had allegedly...

Chicago police have a serious problem with pointing guns at children

Police in Chicago are using excessive force, leaving children and families traumatized.

Police officers placed on leave after punching handcuffed teen on video

Although the teenage girl was resisting arrest, her hands were cuffed behind her back and she had been restrained by a seat belt when the female officer began striking her.

’16 shots:’ Chicago Police killing of Laquan McDonald exposed a system...

The documentary “16 Shots” examines the 2014 murder of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago and the attempt by the city’s police department to cover up the events.

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.

Mother awarded $1.1M after deputy shot and stomped her son on...

“No amount of money can compensate for the loss of Connor, but it does show a recognition on the part of the county of its obligation."

Milwaukee agrees to pay $6.75M to family of inmate who died...

The officers responsible for the inmate’s death were charged with neglect, misconduct, and obstruction.

Police chief apologizes after raid on journalist’s home

“The residents of San Francisco, our Mayor and City leaders, the news media and the hardworking men and women of the police department deserve better."

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