Police arrest cyclist for confrontation of youngsters posting racial injustice flyers

A cyclist whose videotaped confrontation with three youngsters posting flyers protesting racial injustice on a nature trail outside Washington drew widespread attention has been arrested and charged, police said late Friday. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said Anthony Brennan III, 60, was charged with three counts of second degree assault over the incident in which… Read More Police arrest cyclist for confrontation of youngsters posting racial injustice flyers

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

The white Minneapolis policeman who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the throat before the man died was arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests rocked the Midwestern city. Derek Chauvin, the officer seen on a bystander’s cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd’s… Read More Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

Protests, looting break out over police killing of black man in Minneapolis

Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck. The video, taken by an onlooker to Monday night’s fatal… Read More Protests, looting break out over police killing of black man in Minneapolis

Four Minneapolis police officers fired following death of unarmed black man

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen on a bystander’s video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer kneels on his neck for several minutes. Mayor Jacob Frey announced the officers’ dismissal on Twitter,… Read More Four Minneapolis police officers fired following death of unarmed black man

White man, son charged with murder for shooting unarmed black man in Georgia

A white former police officer and his son were arrested on Thursday in Georgia and charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, an incident that touched off a furor in the community and among civil rights activists nationwide. Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34, were taken into custody… Read More White man, son charged with murder for shooting unarmed black man in Georgia

Former Florida policeman Nouman Raja sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for fatal shooting of black motorist

A former Florida police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting a black motorist who was awaiting a tow truck in October 2015. Nouman Raja was fired from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department shortly after he killed Corey Jones while on plainclothes duty, and was convicted last month… Read More Former Florida policeman Nouman Raja sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for fatal shooting of black motorist

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke found guilty of murder in 2014 shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald

White Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday for the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, touching off celebratory street demonstrations in a case that had laid bare tensions between the black community and police. Van Dyke was also convicted of 16 counts of aggravated battery, one… Read More Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke found guilty of murder in 2014 shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald

Prosecutors charge police officer Michael Rosfeld for fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose

​Pennsylvania prosecutors on Wednesday charged an East Pittsburgh police officer with homicide in the shooting death last week of an unarmed black teenager, the latest in a string of U.S. police killings of black men that has sparked nationwide protests. 30-year-old Officer Michael Rosfeld surrendered to face a single criminal count for killing 17-year-old Antwon… Read More Prosecutors charge police officer Michael Rosfeld for fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose