Category: Police Brutality

Trump Admin’s Disgraceful Policy of Separating Children & Families

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families during a six-week period in April and May, as the Trump Administration cracked down on illegal immigration with a “zero-tolerance” policy of separating families at the border. From April 19 through May 31, there were 1,995 children separated from 1,940 adults by U.S. Border Patrol, a spokesperson…

Andrew McCabe Has Memos Detailing Interactions With Trump

Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe has followed in the footsteps of Trump foe James Comey—he reportedly kept personal memos on his dealings with the president. McCabe, fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday less than two days before his retirement, took notes on his interactions with the president in the same manner as…

Ex-Cop Jason Stockley Found Not Guilty In Black Man’s Death

A former St. Louis police officer was found not guilty Friday of murdering a black drug suspect after a high-speed car chase and crash, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Jason Stockley was charged last year with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The former officer…

Jordan Edwards Shooting: 15-Year-Old Leaving Party Shot By Cops

A Texas police department has changed a key detail in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, amid mounting calls for the officer to be arrested. Jordan Edwards, 15, died after an officer fired a rifle into a car that was driving away from a house party in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs. Police…

Michael Slager To Plead Guilty To Feds On Walter Scott Killing

Michael Slager, the former South Carolina policeman who shot and killed a fleeing black motorist, will plead guilty in a federal civil-rights case, sources told The Post and Courier on Tuesday. The newspaper notes it is unclear to what charges Slager will plead regarding his fatal shooting of Walter Scott last year in North Charleston.…

Protests Erupt At Anaheim Over Cop Pulling Gun On Kids [VIDEO]

Hundreds protests on Wednesday after a video of a Los Angeles off-duty cop fired a gun while confronting kids crossing his lawn. Thank God no one was hurt this time by the gunfire, a 13 year old sustained “a lot of bruises” during Tuesday’s altercation in Anaheim. No one else was injured, the media reported.…

DOJ: Chicago Police Department Engages In A Pattern Of Excessive Force

The Justice Department released a statement Friday morning about a long-standing pattern of civil rights violations in the Chicago Police Department. “The CPD engaged in a pattern and practice of excessive force, in violation of the 4th Amendment,” outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference Friday. She added the department has “severely…

Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack

U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed…

Obama Talks Russian Hacking, Trump’s Intel Briefings [VIDEO]

President Obama sat down with Trevor Noah for Monday’s Daily Show, but he wasn’t in a joking mood when it came to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race. “We determined and announced in October that it was the consensus of all the intelligence agencies and law enforcement that organizations affiliated with Russian intelligence were…

Reno Investigating Officer Shooting Of Teen At High School [VIDEO]

A student at a Nevada high school who allegedly threatened his classmates with a knife was captured in disturbing images posted in social media as he was shot by a campus cop, according to reports. The 14-year-old student at Hug High School in Reno was shot and critically injured by a Washoe County school district…

No Charges for Charlotte Cop in Keith Lamont Scott Shooting

The police officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott, 43, in September will not be criminally charged, his attorney announced on Wednesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Brentley Vinson was shown on video shooting Scott, who was ordered to drop his gun. The video’s audio then recorded four shots, but they weren’t visible to the camera. According…

Suspect Scott Michael Greene In Custody For Murder Of 2 Iowa Cops

Authorities in Iowa said they have detained Scott Michael Greene, 46, the suspect in the ambush-style shooting deaths of two police officers early Wednesday morning. Greene was reportedly caught in Dallas County, west of Urbandale. He was reported to be considered to be armed and dangerous, driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck. An…

2 Iowa Police Officers Killed in ‘Ambush’ Attacks [VIDEO]

Two Iowa police officers were shot and killed in their patrol cars in an “ambush attack” early Wednesday morning, according to local reports. Officers responding to gunfire at about 1 a.m. found an Urbandale officer dead. His name has not been released. About 30 minutes later, two miles away, a Des Moines police officer was…

Curfew Lifted in Charlotte After Days of Protests

The mayor of Charlotte has lifted a curfew in the city after several days of protests following the fatal police shooting of a black man. Mayor Jennifer Roberts had imposed the curfew last Thursday as the protests spiralled out of control, with one demonstrator fatally shot during the protests. On Sunday night, however, Roberts said…

Shocking New Video shows Keith Scott Shooting [VIDEO]

Unsettling footage obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. The footage, taken by Scott’s wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police on Tuesday. Scott is seen on the ground moments after the shots…

Tulsa Officer Arrested, Freed on Bond [VIDEO]

The police officer who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher in Tulsa last week surrendered to officials early Friday morning and was released on bond within the hour. Officer Betty Shelby was booked into the Tulsa Jail just after 1 a.m. She posted a $50,000 bond in the first-degree manslaughter charge. The Tulsa County District…

State Of Emergency In Charlotte After Ongoing Violent Protests [VIDEO]

One person was shot Wednesday during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, and police say the shot came from a civilian, not police. The unidentified victim, originally reported to have died, is on life support. Late in the night, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency, and will deploy the National Guard to assist…

12 Officers Injured as Protests Erupt Over Charlotte Shooting [VIDEO]

At least 12 police officers were injured in Charlotte on Tuesday night as protests against a fatal police shooting turned violent. The injuries came after hundreds of demonstrators surrounded police who were working at the scene of Tuesday’s shooting at an apartment complex in Charlotte’s University City neighborhood. Hours earlier police fatally shot 42-year-old Keith…

VIDEO Shows Tulsa PD Killing Unarmed Terence Crutcher

Tulsa Police released dashcam and helicopter footage of Friday’s police-involved shooting in which Officer Betty Shelby fatally shot Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old unarmed black man. “I’m going to tell you right now, there was no gun on the suspect or in the suspect’s vehicle,” Police Chief Chuck Jordan said. “I want to assure our community,…

Two Charged In Cousin Of Dwyane Wade’s Nykea Aldridge Murder

Two men have been charged in the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, a Chicago woman and cousin of Dwyane Wade. Aldridge was shot in the head on Friday while out walking with her newborn baby. On Sunday morning, Chicago police announced charges against brothers Derren Sorrells, 22, and Darwin Sorrells, 26. Derren is a documented…

NC Cop Fatally Shoots Deaf Man At Traffic Stop [VIDEO]

A North Carolina state trooper killed a deaf man last week after an attempted traffic stop, authorities and neighbors said Monday. State trooper Jermaine Saunders shot Daniel Kevin Harris to death on Thursday after what North Carolina Bureau of Investigation described in a statement as “an encounter.” The bureau, which is investigating Harris’ death, did…

Milwaukee Imposes 10PM Curfew

After a second night of violent protests in Milwaukee, the mayor announced a 10 p.m. curfew for teenagers beginning Monday. Fourteen people were arrested on Sunday, police said, adding that four officers and four sheriff’s deputies were injured by protesters. An 18-year-old male who was shot was rescued by police and transported to a hospital.…

‘Ex-Aston Villa Player Dalian Atkinson’ Dies In Police Tasering

A man who died after he was shot by police with a Taser gun has been named locally as ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson. Officers were called to a home in Meadow Close, Telford, Shrophire in the early hours of this morning amid concerns “for the safety of an individual”. West Mercia Police said the…

Milwaukee Gas Station Burned After Police Shooting [VIDEO]

A protest in Milwaukee turned violent on Saturday night over the killing of a man during a traffic stop earlier in the day. Police say the man was armed, and the police officer in question was wearing a body camera. During the protest a gas station as well as other businesses (a bank, beauty supply…

DOJ: Baltimore PD Violated Rights [VIDEO]

A new report from the Department of Justice set to be released on Wednesday finds that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated civil rights. The department disproportionately targeted black residents in poor neighborhoods in the city. In one instance “supervisors have issued explicitly discriminatory orders, such as directing a shift to arrest ‘all the black…

Chicago Police Shoot & Killed Unarmed Black Teen Paul O’Neal [VIDEO]

Videos from the fatal shooting of teenager Paul O’Neal by Chicago police show officers firing down a street as O’Neal sped away from them in a reportedly stolen car and, moments later, officers handcuffing O’Neal as he lay mortally wounded behind a South Shore home. Acting with uncharacteristic swiftness, Chicago officials on Friday made public…

Police Officer Shot Dead in San Diego [VIDEO]

At least one officer has died and another was in emergency surgery early Friday morning after they were shot in the Southcrest neighborhood of San Diego. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. Thursday, when the two officers came under fire by an unknown assailant. The second officer is expected to survive. Panic ensued as police…

Freddie Gray Case Ends Without A Conviction [VIDEO]

Baltimore Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray’s death. Six officers were charged in connection with the April 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old who died after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody. A pretrial hearing for Officer Garrett Miller had been set for…