Tag: Police-shooting

New Michael Brown Video Sparks Protests in Ferguson

A newly released video of Michael Brown on the day he was shot has called into question the facts surrounding his shooting, a revelation that sparked protests over the weekend. Surveillance footage from Ferguson Market & Liquor, the convenience store Brown allegedly robbed, shows that Brown was there earlier on…

Officer Lied in Corey Jones Shooting

The former police officer who shot and killed 31-year-old Corey Jones in 2015 lied about the events surrounding Jones’ death, newly uncovered evidence shows. On Oct. 18, 2015, at around 3:00 in the morning, Jones’ SUV broke down in Palm Beach Gardens. Jones, 31, was a well-known drummer for his…

Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Black Man in Front of His Two Children

Black Lives Matter protesters and a man’s loved ones are looking for answers after an unidentified female police officer shot an unarmed Black man in the abdomen on Saturday night.The mansurvived the shooting and was in critical condition over the weekend. According to the victim’s girlfriend, Tasha Wade, the officer…

Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Chicago Police

Video footage was released on Friday of the shooting death of Paul O’Neal, an 18-year-old unarmed Black man, by a Chicago police officer on July 28. O’Neal was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle, and a chase with police ensued. Video footage shows officers handcuffing O’Neal after he is shot…

Oklahoma Volunteer Deputy Convicted of Killing Unarmed Black Man

The inexperienced volunteer deputy who fatally shot an unarmed Black man in Oklahoma last April was convicted of second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. Robert Bates, 74, who was a volunteer reserve deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, claimed he meant to use his Taser but “inadvertently” fired his gun when…

Chicago Police Chief Fired in Face of Mounting Pressure

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was fired Tuesday amid growing calls for his ouster after a video released last week after more than a year showed the brutal killing of a Black teen by one of his officers. The video, which the city of Chicago resisted releasing for more than…

Rev. Jackson Leads Chicago Protesters Over City's Yearlong Cover-Up

More than 2,000 protesters tookto the streets in one of Chicago’s busiest shopping districts during Black Friday following the release of a graphic video last week showing the year-old murder of a Black teenager by a white police officer who shot him 16 times. The video, which the city of…

Monetary Toll for Bad Cop Behavior Continues To Grow

The city of North Charleston, S.C., on Thursday night reached a $6.5 million settlement with the family of Walter Scott, the unarmed Black man shot in the back by a police officer in April. The City Council voted 100 to approve the settlement, which City Attorney Brady Hair said was…