According to the FBI, only twice in 60 years have police deaths fallen under 41. In 2013, the year that preceded the recent spike, police deaths hit a record low of 27. In 1961, there were 37 police deaths.
Tag: Police shootings
According to new reports, on Wednesday a judge appointed a special administrator to oversee Prince‘s estate and also set a court date for next week to begin deciding who should inherit the singer’s fortune. District Court Judge Kevin Eide assigned Bremer Trust, Prince’s longtime bank, to maintain his estate until an executor is chosen by the […]
A new report that took into account a two-year period of police-related shootings that ended fatally and revealed, by the report’s findings, that half the individuals killed suffered from some form of disability. The report from the Ruderman Family Foundation argues that the largest focus has been on minorities who have been shot and killed […]
The NYPD cop who shot and killed Ramarley Graham in 2012 will not face a grand jury regarding the case according to a statement from the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Graham family was hopeful that prosecutors would convene a jury as part of a potential federal civil rights prosecution of Officer Richard Haste, the New […]
A Black man was shot and killed in Raleigh, North Carolina Monday by city police officers after they chased the alleged drug suspect. Akiel Denkins, 24, was unarmed according to his mother and witness statements, the Huffington Post reports.
The NYPD rookie cop who gunned down unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley was found guilty today of manslaughter charges. Officer Peter Liang could face up to 15 years in prison when he goes to sentencing later in the year reports New York Daily News. News of the verdict spread rapidly early Thursday (Feb. 11) evening, […]
An unarmed, naked teenager identified as David Joseph, 17, was shot and killed by Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman the morning of Feb. 8.
A civilian oversight panel ruled Tuesday that LAPD officers were justified in the shooting of Black unarmed homeless man Charly Keundeu Keunang, writes The Guardian. Keunang, who lived on the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, was shot six times which included two shots to the chest, reports the news outlet. The Los Angeles police commission held […]
An officer in DeKalb County in the state of Georgia has been indicted on murder charges connected with a 2015 shooting. DeKalb County Officer Robert Olsen shot and killed Air Force veteran Anthony Hill in March of that year, who was reportedly naked and unarmed at the time of the shooting. The grand jury overseeing […]
The family of slain Black man Mario Woods is demanding a federal investigation focused on the police shooting incident that took place last December. The 26-year-old Woods death on Dec. 2 death has been called a wrongful shooting by the family, although the man was allegedly armed at the time of the incident. NBC Bay […]