Robert Bates, 74, a wealthy insurance executive, was accused of fatally shooting Eric Harris while working with Tulsa County sheriff’s deputies during an illegal gun sales sting.
Tag: Police brutality
Did Pinellas County Florida Sheriff’s deputies do enough to save three African-American girls who drowned in a stolen car last month? All three families want answers to that question.
A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement to overhaul the local police department in Ferguson, Mo. and address racially biased policing that often violated the rights of black residents in the St. Louis suburb.
Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the department found that criminal charges against the teenager “were not appropriate in this situation.” The incident is under investigation by the department.
Claude Ruffin, 62, says officers came into his room at a Long Island City shelter on New Year’s Eve, grabbed him and walked him outside. When the veteran pulled his arm away from one of the cops, a struggle ensued. It wasn’t until Ruffin felt one of the cop’s guns that he realized he was dealing with law enforcement.
A blistering draft report says the Chicago Police Department must face its racist past and change the way it handles excessive force allegations before true reforms can made, reports the Chicago Tribune.
The San Antonio school district fires school police officer who body-slammed student. The superintendent said the officer’s report is inconsistent with what the video shows.
Professional basketball player Thabo Sefolosha files a civil lawsuit against five New York City police officers. He accuses them of making a false arrest, using excessive force and violating his civil rights.
A Baltimore school police officer, captured slapping and kicking a student last month in a viral video, will not face child abuse charges, reports The Baltimore Sun.
A man who called 911 to report a customer waving a gun in a store, resulting in a fatal police-involved shooting in 2014 in a Dayton, Ohio suburb, could now be charged with making a false alarm, reports The Associated Press.