Tag: Police Violence

casket of Valentina Orellana Peralta

Memorial Held for 14-Year-Old Girl Shot by LAPD in Department Store Dressing Room

Fourteen-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta was laid to rest on Monday, Jan. 10, after being accidentally shot by police during part of a tragic retail store shoot-out. Christopher Weber of The Associated Press reported that Orellana-Peralta “was killed when a Los Angeles police officer fired at a suspect at a clothing store…

arrest of Javier Ambler

Texas Police Department Featured on A&E Show ‘Live PD’ Agrees to $5-Million Settlement in Wrongful Death of Black Man During an Arrest

Another U.S. city has agreed to a multi-million-dollar settlement in the case of a Black man wrongfully killed by police during an arrest. CNN’s Raja Razek reported that “Williamson County, Texas, announced on Tuesday, Dec. 14 that a $5-million settlement has been approved to settle a lawsuit in the wrongful…

Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin Plans To Change His ‘Not Guilty’ Plea in Pending Federal Case for Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

After being found guilty of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter for holding his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine-and-a-half minutes, Derek Chauvin may no longer be claiming innocence to additional pending charges related to the case. Janelle Griffith of NBC News reported that “Derek Chauvin,…

Ronald Greene memorial

Federal Investigators Probe Potential Cover-Up of Ronald Greene’s Death 2 Years After He Died Mysteriously in Police Custody

Two years after her son died tragically at the hands of police officers, a mom in Louisiana is still demanding answers and justice. Jim Mustian of the Associated Press reported that “Ronald Greene’s mother chastised Louisiana lawmakers on Monday, Dec. 13, for not acting quickly enough to hold state troopers…

downtown Kansas City

White Kansas City Police Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting of Cameron Lamb, an Unarmed Black Man

While the trials involving Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse continue to take up the bulk of evening news coverage, there’s a bit of good news breaking in the case of another race-based murder that has received far less media attention. Heather Hollingsworth of the Associated Press reported that “a judge…

Minneapolis police

Newly Released Bodycam Footage Reveals Minneapolis Police Officers Talking About ‘Hunting’ People During George Floyd Murder Protests 

In many ways, the events that took place over the summer of 2020 following the death of George Floyd continue to become even more disturbing as we learn increasingly more about them. The latest highly unsettling discovery from that time: some police officers in Minneapolis routinely spoke about “hunting” people…