U.S. judge rules against video release of fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

A North Carolina judge on Wednesday rejected requests from media organizations and the local sheriff for the immediate release of videos showing law enforcement’s shooting death of Andrew Brown, Jr., siding with arguments their disclosure could jeopardize ongoing investigations. Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten and roughly 20 media organizations had filed petitions to release officers’… Read More U.S. judge rules against video release of fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

Protests erupt following fatal police shooting of Black teenage girl in Ohio

Police in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday fatally shot a Black teenage girl they confronted as she lunged at two people with a knife, as seen in police video footage of the encounter, authorities said. The incident, sparking street protests in Ohio’s largest city, came as the nation was focused on the guilty verdict a Minneapolis… Read More Protests erupt following fatal police shooting of Black teenage girl in Ohio

Protests erupt following police shooting of Black man in Minneapolis

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as angry protests erupted in a Minneapolis suburb after a 20-year-old Black man was shot dead during a traffic stop. The unrest in Brooklyn Center came hours before the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, was set to resume in… Read More Protests erupt following police shooting of Black man in Minneapolis

U.S. House of Representatives passes bill on police reforms

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday banning controversial police tactics and easing the way for lawsuits against officers violating suspects’ constitutional rights, although the measure’s Senate prospects were uncertain. Democrats pushed the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act” through the House by a vote of 220-212, with the support of only… Read More U.S. House of Representatives passes bill on police reforms

New York attorney general files lawsuit against police department over excessive force against protesters

New York’s state attorney general on Thursday sued New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city’s police commissioner over allegations the police used excessive force against racial justice protesters after the killing of George Floyd in May. The federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleges the police repeatedly and without… Read More New York attorney general files lawsuit against police department over excessive force against protesters

Two U.S. police officers dismissed over fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

One of the U.S. police officers who shot Black emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor in Louisville and the officer who prepared the warrant for the botched raid during which she was killed in her apartment have been dismissed, their union said. Taylor was fatally shot when police entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky on March… Read More Two U.S. police officers dismissed over fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Wisconsin prosecutors clear white police officer of charges in shooting of Black man

Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday cleared a white police officer of criminal charges in the shooting a Black man from behind in the presence of his young children, leaving him paralyzed and triggering deadly protests that inflamed U.S. racial tensions. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley found officer Rusten Sheskey acted in self-defense while responding to… Read More Wisconsin prosecutors clear white police officer of charges in shooting of Black man

Philadelphia imposes curfew following protests over police shooting of Black man

Philadelphia will impose a city-wide curfew starting Wednesday at 9 p.m. to try to quell the looting and violence that marred two nights of protests over the police killing of a Black man who was under mental duress, the mayor’s office said. The curfew will run through Thursday at 6 a.m., the officer of Philadelphia… Read More Philadelphia imposes curfew following protests over police shooting of Black man