Tag: police brutality

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…

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…

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…

Judge Declares Mistrial In Fatal Police Shooting Of Walter Scott

The judge in the murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager on Monday declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict after three days of deliberations. Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, after a 2015 traffic stop. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Charleston…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Cop VIDEO Shows Killing of Unarmed Man

New Footage of a police shooting in Fresno, California, June 25, raises questions about the killing of an unarmed white motorist. Dylan Noble, 19, died after he was shot four times. Fresno police said Noble was a suspect in another call about a man with a rifle. When Noble’s pickup truck was stopped, two officers…

21 Cops Injured, 102 Arrested in MN Protests [VIDEO]

Protests in St. Paul on Saturday night against the recent police shooting of Philando Castile erupted into violence, with 21 police officers injured and more than 100 people arrested. On Sunday, police announced that one officer had suffered a spinal fracture in the chaos. Protesters brought I-94 to a standstill for several hours late Saturday,…

NEW VIDEO: Different Angle Of Alton Sterling’s Shooting

New video released Wednesday showed Baton Rouge police appear to remove a gun from Alton Sterling’s pocket after shooting the man multiple times as he lay on his back. The new footage of the fatal shooting, which is under federal investigation, was provided by Triple S Food Mart owner Abdullah Muflahi to multiple media outlets.…

GRAPHIC – Minnesota Cop Killed Man During Traffic Stop [VIDEO]

Police in Minnesota fatally shot a young black man during a traffic stop late Wednesday. The shooting occurred in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul, after police reportedly pulled over a vehicle with a broken tail light. According to Lavish Reynolds, a Facebook user who posted a video purporting to show the incident and…

Police Killed Baton Rouge Man In Louisiana [VIDEO]

Louisiana police shot and killed a 37-year-old man outside a Baton Rouge convenience store early Tuesday, triggering outrage and protests in the city well into the evening. Police say they shot Alton Sterling during an “altercation” after receiving a call saying a man selling music was threatening people with a gun. A cellphone video shows…

Clashes at May Day Protest in Seattle [VIDEO]

Seattle Police said nine people were arrested and five officers injured during clashes Sunday with anti-capitalist protesters following their otherwise-peaceful annual May Day march. Law-enforcemtent authorities said one officer was treated for a head laceration from a rock while another was injured by a Molotov cocktail, though he wasn’t burned. Another was reportedly bitten during…

Cleveland to Pay Tamir Rice Family $6M [VIDEO]

The City of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit brought by the family of Tamir Rice for $6 million, it was announced Monday. Rice, 12, was shot dead by a police officer in 2014 within seconds of responding to an erronous report of a male threatening people in a park with a gun. Rice was…

Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Fired [VIDEO]

The Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the black woman who was later found hanged in jail cell, was officially fired Wednesday. The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Brian Encinia was formally terminated after he was unable to rebut disciplinary charges brought against him in January. He was accused of failing to act…

VIDEO Released of 2013 Chicago Cop Shooting

A video released Thursday showed the final moments before a Chicago police officer gunned down a 17-year-old black teen suspected in a 2013 carjacking, but it’s unclear if the teen turned toward the officers or was holding anything before he was fatally shot. A federal judge lifted the protected order on the surveillance footage showing…

Chicago Cops Stunned, Dragged Suspect [VIDEO]

The city of Chicago released a video late Monday showing police repeatedly tasing a man in a jail cell and dragging him from it—in handcuffs. The release was accompanied by a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel that the 2012 treatment of Philip Coleman, who died from a reaction to an antipsychotic drug, was unacceptable. “I…

Full Video of Murder of Laquan McDonald [VIDEO]

[GRAPHIC VIDEO] Police released a dashcam video Tuesday evening that shows a police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. Laquan McDonald is seen bouncing off the pavement of a southwest Chicago street as officer Jason Van Dyke empties his clip into the 17-year-old, killing him, video released just now confirms. McDonald is…

Cop to Be Charged For Killing Black Teen Laquan Mccdonald [VIDEO]

A white Chicago police officer caught on dashboard-camera footage fatally shooting a black teenager was expected to face a first-degree murder charge Tuesday, several media outlets reported. The footage, which the city is preparing to release Wednesday, purportedly shows Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. Van Dyke…

Body-Slamming Deputy Ben Fields Has Been Fired

The South Carolina police officer who body-slammed a high-school girl reportedly after she refused to leave a classroom will be fired, sources tell NBC News. The incident involving Officer Ben Fields was caught on camera. The girl’s attorney says she suffered multiple injuries to her neck and back, and her arm is currently in a…

Florida Drummer Corey Jones Killed By Plainclothes Officer [VIDEO]

Corey Jones, a drummer for the band Future Prezidents, was shot and killed in Florida while returning home from a gig early Sunday morning. Officer Nouman Raja, an on-duty officer in plainclothes and an unmarked car, saw Corey Jones’ vehicle and stopped to investigate, according to a news release posted to the Palm Beach Gardens…

GRAPHIC VIDEO Shows Cops Tasing Restrained Man

Graphic video obtained by NBC News shows two Georgia sheriff’s deputies tasing Matthew Ajibade in the groin while he was restrained in an isolation cell. The 22-year-old was brought into custody after a bipolar episode on New Year’s Day, despite his family’s pleas to have him brought to a health facility. He died shortly after…

California Cops Under Fire Over Teen’s Jaywalking Arrest [VIDEO]

A video emerged that appears to show nine California police officers involved in the forceful arrest of a 16-year-old boy accused of jaywalking. The teen’s family filed a formal complaint Thursday over the confrontation in Stockton, which was partially recorded by a witness and posted to YouTube, NBC Los Angeles reported. Police said the officers…