India Beaty, 25, and India Kager, 28, were killed in separate incidents last year by Virginia police officers, who will not face prosecution.
Cook County Judge Donald Panarese, Jr. ordered the release of Chicago officer Lowell Houser after the cop was charged with murder in an off-duty fatal shooting. The move comes at the same time that prosecutors alleged that the officer brandished a gun and threatened the victim weeks before the deadly incident.
Newly released videos and 911 calls reveal the panic and chaos that erupted during a public altercation that led to a Chicago police officer fatally shooting Joshua Beal in November 2016.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed a probe prompted by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray. It concluded Baltimore police officers regularly violate the constitutional rights of Black residents through the use of excessive force, unlawful searches and arrests, and racial discrimination.
Authorities say they were forced to fire at Gaines after she pointed her gun at them, threatening to kill. Officers, whose names have not been released, fired one shot, missing Gaines. She then fired back twice in retaliation, and was fatally struck by three bullets.
The African-American community and local police have historically had a tenuous relationship, rife with animosity. In recent years, the nation has begun to see the inherent distrust spill over onto our streets in the form of police violence and protests against officers’ use of excessive force. When talking about community policing, the question arises: how […]
The Brooklyn District Attorney on Thursday announced plans to drop charges against an on-duty postal worker who was arrested in March, reports DNAinfo New York. “In the interest of justice, I asked the court to dismiss the disorderly conduct charge,” Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said in a statement. Glenn Grays, 27, was charged with disorderly conduct […]
Reverend Catherine Brown and her two small children were on their way home when a speeding Chicago Police squad car with no emergency lights rammed into her car. Dash cam video captured at the scene recorded the brutal encounter with Chicago Police as they dragged Rev. Brown out of the car and pepper sprayed her. One of the officers involved in […]