A Minneapolis yoga teacher who called police Saturday night to report a disturbance near her house was fatally shot by an officer who, according to eyewitness reports, didn’t even get out of the car. Minneapolis’s mayor told media outlets that while both officers involved in the shooting of Justine Damond had on body…
On Tuesday, three current or former Chicago cops were indicted on charges of conspiring to cover up the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a fellow officer nearly three years ago. The indictment reads that the cops attempted to, “conceal the true facts of the events surrounding the killing of Laquan…
15-year-old Jayson Negron was shot and killed by police on May 9 in Bridgeport, CT. A video released over the weekend seems to contradict the story told by officers about how Negron died.
On Saturday night, high schooler Jordan Edwards was leaving a party in a suburb of Dallas. Cops were just arriving at the scene after neighbors complained about “drunken young people”; Edwards was in a car that police originally stated was driven aggressively towards them. Officer Roy Oliver opened fire on the…
According to a report from the Washington Post, the Department of Justice will not bring charges against the Baton Rouge officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling.
A drama about a police shooting has the potential to be handled irresponsibly or otherwise play it too safe. On this spectrum, Shots Fired, a serial drama dressed as a procedural, is neither severe nor hypersensitive in its effort to present its versions of the truth. The series premiere, which aired on FOX Wednesday…
Police in Iowa have launched a large-scale manhunt for Scott Michael Greene, who allegedly ambushed and killed two Des Moines cops early this morning.
23-year-old Renee Davis was killed by police officers on Friday evening during a wellness check in her home on Muckleshoot tribal land, the Seattle Times reports. According to her foster sister, she was five months pregnant at the time.
A 66 year old woman was shot and killed in her Bronx apartment by a New York City police sergeant after allegedly charging at him with a baseball bat.
A 14-year-old African American boy is in critical, but stable, condition after being shot by police on Sunday morning in St. Louis, Missouri.
Demonstrators in El Cajon, California, a San Diego suburb, have protested in the streets for two nights after another unarmed black man was shot dead Tuesday by police. El Cajon police said they killed Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, after he pulled a silver device from his pocket and “pointed” it at them. They revealed…
A black man who police say was behaving “erratically” was shot and wounded in an encounter Tuesday afternoon in El Cajon, California as a woman identified as the victim’s sister recorded a Facebook Live video of the aftermath, crying and saying “I called you to help me but you killed my brother.”
In a sad yet whimsical form of protest against police shootings of black people, a black woman on Facebook streamed video of herself covering her body in white paint in an attempt to detract attention from cops.
The family of Keith Lamont Scott has now seen the dashboard and body camera footage that Charlotte police Chief Kerr Putney is reluctant to release, leaving them with “more questions than answers.”
Protests erupted in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday night after the killing of Keith Lamont Scott by police. Witnesses say Scott, who was black, was unarmed, disabled, and reading a book while waiting for his son’s school bus. Police say 12 officers were injured during the protests; protesters were tear-gassed at…
On Wednesday, a grand jury in Atlanta indicted former Atlanta police officer James Burns with felony murder in the June 22 shooting and death of Deravis Caine Rogers.
A woman is dead after being fatally shot during a live gun demonstration in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Philando Castile was shot to death by St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6, 2016. He was 32 years old. Castile’s funeral took place today in St. Paul.
Diamond Reynolds—the woman who boldly filmed the moments after a cop in Minnesota gunned down her boyfriend Philando Castile in a car—appeared on The View on Monday to talk about documenting his death.