Texas police officer charged with murder after killing a black 15-year-old when he fired on a car of teenagers leaving a party

Washington Post An arrest warrant was issued for Roy Oliver, who has since been fired from the Balch Springs Police Department in suburban Dallas, in the death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards last weekend. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office cited evidence suggesting Oliver “intended to cause serious bodily injury and commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that caused the death,” the Associated Press reported. … Continue reading Texas police officer charged with murder after killing a black 15-year-old when he fired on a car of teenagers leaving a party

Chicago cop faces 16 new charges in shooting of black teen

AP via The New York Post CHICAGO — A grand jury added 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm to the first-degree murder charges against a white Chicago police officer accused in the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old. A special prosecutor and attorneys for former Officer Jason Van Dyke didn’t discuss the new indictment announced during at a Thursday hearing. Van Dyke shot … Continue reading Chicago cop faces 16 new charges in shooting of black teen

Plot Twist: New Video Proves Mike Brown Never Robbed Store — Police Covered it Up

The Free Thought Project For years, Ferguson and St. Louis County law enforcement sanctimoniously declared police shooting victim Mike Brown a criminal and thief, sticking to the account the unarmed teenager had robbed a convenience store — a narrative debated for months by a furiously divided public attempting to come to terms with the contentious killing. But, it turns out, police did not come forward … Continue reading Plot Twist: New Video Proves Mike Brown Never Robbed Store — Police Covered it Up

Justice Dept. Shakes Up Inquiry Into Eric Garner Chokehold Case

The Justice Department has replaced the New York team of agents and lawyers investigating the death of Eric Garner, officials said, a highly unusual shake-up that could jump-start the long-stalled case and put the government back on track to seek criminal charges. Mr. Garner, 43, died in 2014 on a Staten Island street corner, where two police officers confronted him and accused him of selling untaxed … Continue reading Justice Dept. Shakes Up Inquiry Into Eric Garner Chokehold Case

Cops Kill Pregnant Native American Woman on Tribal Land While Conducting a “Wellness Check”

John Vibes The Free Thought Project Muckleshoot Tribal Lands, WA – A 23-year-old Native American woman who was 5 months pregnant, was shot and killed by police during a “wellness check” at her home Friday night. Victim Renee Davis has recently been struggling with depression and texted a friend to vent about the rough time she had been going through. Unfortunately, the friend notified police, not knowing … Continue reading Cops Kill Pregnant Native American Woman on Tribal Land While Conducting a “Wellness Check”

NYPD Sergeant Who Shot Naked Woman In Bronx Now On Modified Duty

http://abc7ny.com/video/embed/?pid=1562190 Diana Rocco / Josh Einger WABC TV The NYPD sergeant involved in the fatal shooting of a naked woman armed with scissors and a bat was placed on modified duty, his gun and shield removed. Just after 6 p.m. Tuesday on Pugsley Avenue in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx, a 911 caller told police a woman was in a building’s hallway armed … Continue reading NYPD Sergeant Who Shot Naked Woman In Bronx Now On Modified Duty

Head of U.S. police chiefs apologizes for historic mistreatment of minorities

Tom Jackman The Washington Post The president of America’s largest police organization on Monday issued a formal apology to the nation’s minority population “for the actions of the past and the role that our profession has played in society’s historical mistreatment of communities of color.” Terrence M. Cunningham, the chief of police in Wellesley, Mass., delivered his remarks at the convention in San Diego of the … Continue reading Head of U.S. police chiefs apologizes for historic mistreatment of minorities

Comey: Lack of use of force data fuels unfortunate narrative

AP WASHINGTON — Dramatic videos of deadly law enforcement encounters and the absence of reliable data about how often police use force contribute to a regrettable narrative that “biased police are killing black men at epidemic rates,” FBI Director James Comey said Sunday. That story line has formed amid a lack of comprehensive, national data about how many citizens are killed or injured at the … Continue reading Comey: Lack of use of force data fuels unfortunate narrative

Police see heightened threat of ambush after year of unrest

Edmund DeMarche FOX Hours after five Dallas police officers were killed by sniper fire during a July protest over police aggression, a call reporting a break-in at an apartment came in to the Valdosta Police Department in Georgia. Officer Randall Hancock, a 10-year veteran, responded to the scene, where an armed man later identified as Stephen Beck was lying in wait. Beck shot Hancock three … Continue reading Police see heightened threat of ambush after year of unrest

California police officer fatally shoots man who witnesses claim was unarmed and mentally challenged

The New York Daily News

A San Diego-area officer fatally shot a man who witnesses claim was mentally challenged and unarmed Tuesday afternoon, marking the latest victim in an unsettling series of black men killed by police.

Gunfire rang out around 2 p.m. local time in a parking lot at the Broadway Village Shopping Center in El Cajon, Calif. after police had received multiple calls about a man who was “not acting like himself,” Police Chief Jeff Davis told the Daily News in a statement.

Upon arriving, the first responding officer discovered a black male in his 30s frantically pacing back and forth, “not only endangering himself, but motorists,” Davis said.  Continue reading “California police officer fatally shoots man who witnesses claim was unarmed and mentally challenged”