Policing

Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

Graphic surveillance video released Wednesday shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him.<p>The muted video of the Nov. 22, 2015, incident shows multiple police officers cornering James …

Police Shootings

Police Body Cams Shut Down for Inauguration and Women’s March

Trump’s inauguration and the next day’s subsequent protest won’t be recorded by police body cams. The ACLU, maybe surprisingly, is backing the decision, saying it protects protesters from surveillance. But what if it gets ugly?<p>During the presidential inauguration on Friday and during the “Million …

Civil Rights

Dakota Access pipeline activists say police have used 'excessive' force

Firsthand accounts from Native Americans along with live footage suggest that police deployed ‘less than lethal’ weapons against unarmed people<p>North Dakota law enforcement and the National Guard have responded to the latest Standing Rock demonstrations with an aggressive show of force, according to …

Teargas

Feds seek to indict Garner chokehold cop before Trump takes office

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn is hearing evidence in the racially charged police killing of Eric Garner on Staten Island in 2014 — as prosecutors …

Eric Garner

This White Chicago Cop Isn’t Surprised His Department Is Accused of Routine Brutality - VICE

On Friday, as a sort of criminal justice swan song for Barack's Obama administration, the feds unveiled a scathing report about policing in the president's hometown of Chicago. Given the Windy City just saw its most violent year in decades—with over 750 people killed by gun violence in 2016—and was …

Chicago cop charged with murder in off-duty shooting

A veteran Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the off-duty shooting of a 38-year-old man on the Northwest Side earlier this month.<p>Cook County prosecutors on Wednesday filed charges against Lowell Houser in the shooting death of Jose Nieves on Jan. 2, said Tandra …

Police Shootings

4 cops suspended for week over dashcam failures at Laquan McDonald shooting

The city Inspector General's Office, which earlier recommended the firing of 11 Chicago police officers in connection with the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, had proposed suspensions for four additional officers at the scene in 2014, according to its latest report.<p>The quarterly report from IG …

Police Shootings

Cop who fatally shot Ramarley Graham to testify at trial

The NYPD cop who shot and killed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham is expected to take the stand Friday in his administrative trial, his lawyer said.<p>Officer …

NYPD

Anthony Grainger shooting: officers were thought to be in danger

36-year-old victim’s hand movement was seen as threat, but inquiry investigates whether it was reaction to use of gas canister by police at the Culcheth operation<p>A police marksman who fatally shot an unarmed man thought his colleagues were in “extreme danger” at the time, a public inquiry has heard.<p>…

Police Shootings

Civil rights complaint alleges LA Metro, police target black riders

Black riders are disproportionately cited for fare evasions, complaint says<p>The U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating a civil rights complaint alleging Los Angeles Metro and the sheriff’s department have discriminated against black riders by …

Civil Rights

WATCH: Justice Department report hits Chicago police for lack of accountability, rampant racial profiling

After more than a yearlong investigation, the Justice Department has issued a damning report about Chicago cops<p>After more than a year of investigation, the Justice Department released an official report on Friday that condemned the Chicago Police Department for lacking accountability, frequently …

Police Misconduct

Cops Have Officially Been Banned from Marching in Toronto's Pride Parade - VICE

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> VICE Canada<p>Pride Toronto has voted to ban police from having any official presence at future parades, making good on a demand made by Black Lives Matter Toronto last year.<p>The decision was made at Pride Toronto's annual general meeting Tuesday, months after BLMTO …

LGBTQ

Beyonce on Anti-Trump Women's March: 'We Can Make Our Voices Heard'

Beyoncé showed her support for the post-inauguration, anti-Trump Women's March in a Facebook post. "Together with Chime for Change, we raise our …

Trayvon Martin

Israeli Arab killed in clashes with police over home demolitions

Police say man killed in Bedouin village was a terrorist who tried to ram them with car, but local residents say he did not<p>At least one Israeli Arab has been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators at a protest against home demolitions in the south of the country.<p>Police said they shot …

Police Shootings

Cops searching for woman in Vacaville groping incidents

A woman accused of groping at least three customers and employees at a Vacaville Walmart this week remained at large, prompting police to seek the public’s help identifying her.<p>The first reported incident took place at the Walmart on Helen Power Drive around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The woman, believed …

Crime

Denver activists criticize police for using a Taser on an unarmed homeless man

Two activists groups and a civil rights law firm in Denver on Wednesday criticized a Denver Police Department officer for using excessive force on a …

Denver

Police dog, suspect shot in Gary

A Lake County Sheriff's Department police dog and a suspect were wounded in an exchange of gunfire Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release.<p>The shooting happened at about 3 p.m. near 41st and Georgia in Gary, a press release from sheriff's department spokesman Mark Back said.<p>The dog was …

Police Shootings

Bharara sues city over NYPD rejecting man with HIV

A Brooklyn man who said he was denied a city job because of his HIV status gained a powerful ally this week when Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara …

NYPD

Orlando Police Arrest Suspect In Officer's Death, Ending Monthlong Manhunt

The hunt for a man suspected of killing a pregnant woman and an Orlando police officer has ended more than a month after it began. Markeith Loyd was arrested Tuesday, placed in the very handcuffs once owned by Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, the officer he allegedly killed.<p>"I believe our entire …

Crime

2 suspects reportedly injured during officer-involved shooting in Old East Dallas | Crime

Two people were reportedly injured during an officer-involved shooting in Old East Dallas early Wednesday morning.<p>There have been no reports of …

Police Shootings

Woman Who Disappeared Told Friend She Was Being Pulled Over. Police Records Tell the Chilling Truth

Early Sunday morning, 20-year-old Toni Anderson got off of work and headed home. On the way, she texted a friend about being pulled over.<p>When Toni …

Crime

Man shot in Douglasdale victim of a homicide, Calgary police say

Dion James Bear, 39, died of his injuries<p>The death of a man Monday in the southeast Calgary community of Douglasdale has been declared a …

Homicide

This guy is taking a bath in a different stranger’s house every day in January

There is nothing worse than coming home after a long slog at work in need of a relaxing soak – only to remember that you don’t actually own a …

Ferguson, MO

Probe continues into death of Glendale Heights woman found with gunshot wounds

Glendale Heights police on Wednesday were continuing their investigation into the death of a woman found inside her townhouse Tuesday with multiple gunshot wounds.<p>Glendale Heights Deputy Police Chief Brandon Oliver said that a man found unconscious at the scene is a person of interest in connection …

Police Shootings

New details emerge about slaying of Little Elm officer, including ID of suspected gunman | Crime

Walker was one of the first SWAT officers to arrive, and he made his way to an observation point the intersection of Turtle Cove and Waterview …

Police Shootings

Oklahoma football player arrested on Texas robbery charge

WACO, Texas (AP) — Police say an Oklahoma football player has turned himself in after authorities issued an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery in his Texas hometown of Waco.<p>Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton says 19-year-old Parrish Cobb was arrested Tuesday night. He was being held Wednesday at …

Crime

Former Lions player arrested while naked for second time in 8 months

Former Lions defensive back Stanley Wilson II was arrested again, according to court documents obtained by The Oregonian.<p>The latest arrest was Jan. …

Burglary

Law enforcement coalition’s effort at de-escalation leaves a lot to be desired

In some cases, say police executives, it’s okay to shoot a fleeing suspect.<p>This week, a coalition of 11 law enforcement organizations, including the …

Neighbours Beat Up Mizoram Youngster In Bengaluru With Iron Rods Over Parking Dispute

<b>New Delhi:</b> In yet another instance of discrimination against residents from North-eastern states of India, a video has emerged on Social Media which …

Extremism

Orange County DA clears CHP officers in fatal shooting

<i>Pedro Villanueva's red truck can be seen touching the CHP's unmarked Ford Taurus on a cup de sac in Fullerton on the night of July 3, 2016.; Credit:</i> …

Southern California