Blacks and police violence
After a department trial for the New York cop who fatally shot Ramarley Graham ended on Monday, questions are lingering about whether the NYPD will publicly reveal officer Richard Haste's fate.
District attorney Bonnie Dumanis dismissed charges against the El Cajon, California cop who fatally shot Alfred Olango last year. Dumanis said the officer was "justified" during his encounter with the unarmed Black married father of two. Olango's family has condemned the decision and vowed to continue fighting for justice.
Lawyers for officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald, requested a dismissal of the criminal case Tuesday. A judge also approved the release of Mcdonald's juvenile records to the lawyers.
A federal judge has upheld a lawsuit alleging claims of malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy against Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby brought by five of the six officers who were acquitted and relieved of charges in the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
A Black teenager who was slammed to the ground by a cop at a Texas pool party in June 2015 has filed a federal lawsuit for $5 million against the officer Eric Casebolt, the city of Mckinney, Texas and its police department.
Authorities say they were forced to fire at Gaines after she pointed her gun at them, threatening to kill. Officers, whose names have not been released, fired one shot, missing Gaines. She then fired back twice in retaliation, and was fatally struck by three bullets.
With a few simple words, the mother of a concerned Black male college student gave social media users a reprieve from the daily menu of…
Two officers at the Groveland Police Department are currently being investigated for claims of using excessive force on an 11-year old girl. Officers James Festa and John Rigdon responded…
Tasha Thomas cried and swore on the lives of relatives that John Crawford III was not carrying a firearm before entering a Walmart. Before…