Tag: police brutality
“Justice is beyond the reach that we have in this life for Daunte. But accountability is an important step, a critical necessary step on the road to justice for us all.”
Police can arrest people for “cover charges,” like resisting arrest, to justify their use of excessive force and shield themselves from liability. In Jefferson Parish, 73% of the time someone is arrested on a “cover charge” alone, they’re Black.
“To be held accountable on both levels, on state level and federal level, we believe, sends a very clear message that the deliberate indifference and the denial of constitutional rights of marginalized people of color won’t be tolerated.”
“This is important and historic. His admissions mark another important moment of accountability and another step on the road to justice.”
“We are not going to treat this case any different because it involves officers. It involves a human being who lost his life. So we’re going to be looking at it through that lens.”
“It is moments like this that test our resolve to ensure justice and accountability. We owe this to all Tucsonans.”
“Ms. McClain raised Elijah as a single mother and his death has left an enormous void in her life.”
“Those who wear the uniform must follow the law. Excessive force will not be tolerated in Los Angeles County.”
“This incident, like any use of force incident involving a Hemet Police Officer is taken seriously and will be thoroughly investigated.”
“I’m hoping for some kind of disciplinary action and furthermore, I wish that this doesn’t happen to no one else."