Officials in Fairfax, VA, released a video on Wednesday of a 2017 police shooting where cops fired on the 25-year-old driver, whose family says he was unarmed, nine times at close range after he fled the scene of a minor traffic accident earlier that evening.
Just four days before Christmas, a stray bullet from sheriff’s deputies in Bexar County, TX, penetrated the wall of a mobile home near San Antonio, striking 6–year–old Kameron Prescott in the abdomen. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital later.
Accurate figures on police shootings in America are notoriously tricky to come by, not in the least because the departments that would be implicated by that data often control its release. But a new report by Vice News published on Monday revealed the number of Americans who are shot by police officers is…
On April 4, 2015, former South Carolina cop Michael Slager shot and killed unarmed black man Walter Scott in the back as Scott was running away. On Thursday, a judge sentenced Slager to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.
A New York district attorney was indicted by a state grand jury Friday afternoon on charges of official misconduct and perjury in relation to the investigation of an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of an unarmed black man after a traffic stop.
Updated Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 11:19 p.m. EST:
In mid-August, a Salt Lake City, UT, police officer opened fire on a man as he ran away. Video of the shooting, which was released a week ago, quite clearly shows that officer aiming at and firing on the man as he flees. But, like so many other police officers, he won’t be charged, after the district attorney ruled…
Police officers fatally shot Magdiel Sanchez, 35, who is deaf, outside of his home in Oklahoma City, OK, on Tuesday night. When authorities arrived at Sanchez’s home investigating a hit-and-run, they found him on the porch carrying a metal walking stick. With little warning and as neighbors looked on shouting that he…
Georgia Tech campus police shot and killed a LGBTQ student-activist late Saturday evening after responding to an emergency call about an armed person walking around the university’s downtown Atlanta, GA, campus. When officers arrived they found Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old engineering student, outside a dormitory…
Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police chapter president unleashed some particularly hostile words to describe Black Lives Matter activists at a “Back the Blue” event last week. While addressing the crowd at a rally organized by the city’s largest police union, president John McNesby referred to BLM activists as “a…
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A Chicago police officer who “came out of his car like a cowboy” has been convicted of two felony chargers after he fired 16 shots at a stolen car full of teenagers in 2013.
For what feels like the millionth time this year, a police officer who killed an unarmed black motorcyclist in DC last year will not be indicted for the shooting. Body camera footage that depicted the officer performing CPR on Terrance Sterling, the victim, proved to be inadequate evidence for a grand jury weighing…
It is the first time in 20 years a police officer has stood trial for murder in St. Louis, MO. And it’s been a few years since the alleged crime was committed: Jason Stockley, a white former cop, killed Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, after a car chase in 2011.
This story is becoming frighteningly more common and ever more distressing. A person calls 911 to help a loved one in a mental-health crisis, and said loved one is then shot and killed by police. Sometimes the person is “armed” with a bat or a knife, sometimes not.
Raymond Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, Samuel Dubose, during a traffic stop, won’t be tried for a third time.
A 40–year–old spiritual healer from Australia who was engaged to be married next month was shot and killed Saturday night by a Minneapolis police after calling 911 to report suspicious activity in an alley by her home.
Updated Saturday, July 8, 2017, 11:49 p.m. EDT: A new interview sheds light on the Mamou, La., death of DeJuan Guillory. The interview is with Joe Long, the attorney for DeQuince Brown, who witnessed an Evangeline Parish sheriff’s deputy shoot Guillory in the back on July 6, killing him.
Three current and former Chicago Police Department officers were charged on Tuesday with conspiring to cover up the infamous police killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A grand jury has indicted Dallas police officer Christopher Hess on charges of aggravated assault for the shooting death of 21–year–old mother of two Genevive Dawes in January. It is the first time in 44 years that a district attorney has successfully indicted a Dallas police officer involved in a fatal shooting.