police brutality

Maryland Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Handcuffed Suspect in Cruiser

Maryland Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Handcuffed Suspect in Cruiser

To hear Prince George’s Police Chief Hank Stawinski tell it, it was a case so egregious, the department had to act quickly.Read more...
Handcuffed Man Shot and Killed by Maryland Police Officer

Handcuffed Man Shot and Killed by Maryland Police Officer

An unidentified man died in the front passenger seat of a police cruiser in Prince George’s County, Md., on Monday night—fatally shot by the officer driving the car. What’s not clear is what led the
Tulsa Hires First Black Police Chief, Criminal Justice Reform Advocates See More of the Same

Tulsa Hires First Black Police Chief, Criminal Justice Reform Advocates See More of the Same

It was a decision that Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum called “one of the most important” he could make during his tenure: appointing the next chief of the Tulsa Police. The department has been beleaguered
Here’s How Many People Police Killed in 2019...We Think

Here’s How Many People Police Killed in 2019...We Think

On Oct. 14, 2019, 12-year-old Akeelah Jackson was returning to her St. Louis home from a Family Dollar store. As she crossed the street, an unidentified St. Louis County police officer was pursuing a
Residents of a Pittsburgh Suburb Want Police Fired After They’re Caught Violently Restraining a Black Teenage Girl on the School Bus

Residents of a Pittsburgh Suburb Want Police Fired After They’re Caught Violently Restraining a Black Teenage Girl on the School Bus

West Mifflin, Penn., community members called for the firing of two police officers caught on video last month violently yanking back the head of a 15-year-old girl on a school bus.Read more...
Houston cop shoots black man trying to wash his car window, claims it was "terrorist threat"

Houston cop shoots black man trying to wash his car window, claims it was "terrorist threat"

An undercover cop in Houston shot a man who he claims approached his car, made terroristic threats, then reached for a gun. The man, Keith Martin, 45, says he was simply offering to clean his car.
The Mother of Atatiana Jefferson Has Died

The Mother of Atatiana Jefferson Has Died

A tragic story has taken yet another sad turn. Read more...
It's Time to Stop Using Police Dogs

It's Time to Stop Using Police Dogs

One overcast day in February 2016, a massive police motorcade coursed through Pittsburgh. Hundreds of officers mourned one of their own—Officer Aren, a five-year-old German Shepherd, a four-year
Hong Kong Cops Aren’t Sorry For Pepper Spraying A Politician Right In the Face

Hong Kong Cops Aren’t Sorry For Pepper Spraying A Politician Right In the Face

A police officer tore off a politician's goggles and sprayed him at close range — twice.
Racist Cop Who Kicked in Black Woman's Door Is Still a Cop: But Why Though?

Racist Cop Who Kicked in Black Woman's Door Is Still a Cop: But Why Though?

You may remember reports of New York City police officer Michael J. Reynolds landing in Nashville, Tenn. in July 2018, according to court records. Reynolds was attending a 3-day bachelor party with
70-Year-Old Woman Tased Three Times, Arrested by Florida Deputy Attempting to Enter Her Home: 'I Was Scared'

70-Year-Old Woman Tased Three Times, Arrested by Florida Deputy Attempting to Enter Her Home: 'I Was Scared'

Barbara Pinkney of Bradenton, Fla., has been left distraught and traumatized after a horrific encounter with Manatee County sheriff’s deputies.Read more...
Hong Kong Police: We Call Protesters 'Cockroaches' as a Term of Endearment

Hong Kong Police: We Call Protesters 'Cockroaches' as a Term of Endearment

A spokesman for Hong Kong's police force said during an interview Monday that protesters should consider the epithet "cockroach" a term of endearment, as cockroaches are resilient and "full of
A Man Died After Police Slammed His Head Into His Own Car Because They Thought He'd Stolen it

A Man Died After Police Slammed His Head Into His Own Car Because They Thought He'd Stolen it

David Glen Ward had in fact been the victim of a carjacking and had recovered the vehicle, but hadn't notified the police yet.
Man Dies After Sonoma County Deputy Slams His Head Against His Own Car, Falsely Accuses Him of Theft

Man Dies After Sonoma County Deputy Slams His Head Against His Own Car, Falsely Accuses Him of Theft

On Friday, California police released a disturbing video of Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Blount wrongly accusing a man of stealing his own vehicle before slamming the man’s head into his own
Video shows police slamming man’s head into his own car–he later died

Video shows police slamming man’s head into his own car–he later died

One of the officers involved was fired. The post Video shows police slamming man’s head into his own car–he later died appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Forth Worth Officer Indicted on Murder Charge for Fatal Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson

Forth Worth Officer Indicted on Murder Charge for Fatal Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson

On Friday, a grand jury in Texas indicted a former Fort Worth police officer on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of Atatiana Jefferson.Read more...
Phoenix PD Ordered to Pay $1.6 Million for Illegal Body-Cavity Search

Phoenix PD Ordered to Pay $1.6 Million for Illegal Body-Cavity Search

On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council approved a payment of $1.6 million to Erica Reynolds, a 37-year-old woman illegally body-cavity searched as a part of a drug investigation. Read more...
Sheriff fired over video showing him slamming child to ground

Sheriff fired over video showing him slamming child to ground

The sheriff was fired after online backlash. The post Sheriff fired over video showing him slamming child to ground appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Sheriff's deputy fired for viciously body slamming middle school student twice in hallway

Sheriff's deputy fired for viciously body slamming middle school student twice in hallway

A sheriff's deputy in Vance County, North Carolina, was fired Monday after security camera footage from a middle school showed him picking up a student and slamming him to the ground twice before