Tag: Excessive Force

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Man Tasered Three Times By Police While Holding His Baby

Police body camera footage shows officers in Tempe, Ariz. hitting Ivaughn Oakry with three Tasers all at once while holding his one-year-old son on June 15. The Tempe Police Department has denied all claims of excessive force and claim that Oakry is the one who put his children in danger….

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Farmington School Resource Officer Resigns Unpunished after Use of Excessive Force on 11-Year-Old Girl

A veteran school resource officer in Farmington, N.M., has resigned after video footage caught him violently brutalizing and slamming an 11-year-old Black female student to the ground. The incident happened on Aug. 27 at Mesa View Middle School in New Mexico. The officer, Zachary Christensen, used excessive force on the…

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Police Brutality a Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

A new study from Rutgers University-Newark has found that police are a leading cause of death among young — especially Black — men in America today. The study, which compiled data on police-involved deaths in the U.S., estimated the risks of being killed in a law enforcement encounter by age,…