police accountability

Tulsa Reserve Cop Gets Manslaughter Charge for 'Inadvertent' Killing

Robert Bates, a volunteer deputy, shot and killed Eric Harris on April 2.

Tony Robinson's Family, With Little Faith in State Probe, Wants Charges

A state investigation has been filed. Now it’s up to the local DA.

What L.A. Groups Want in Their Sheriff's Civilian Oversight

Dignity and Power Now weighs in as planning gets underway.

What Wisconsin's Outside Probes of Police Can and Can't Do

Wisconsin was the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring independent investigations into police shootings of civilians. Has it worked?

Eric Holder Blasts Ferguson's 'Disturbing' Pattern of Racial Bias

Little surprise here.

Tamir Rice's Family Responds to Cleveland Court Filing

Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson apologized for the city’s “insensitivity.”

8 Questions for Constance Malcolm, Grieving Mother Turned Activist

Bronx police entered the home of 18-year-old, unarmed Ramarley Graham and shot him to death. Three years later his mother, Constance Malcolm, settled with the city for $3.9 million. Here’s why she’s still fighting for police accountability.

In Albuquerque, a DA Faces Intimidation for Charging Cops Who've Killed

What happens when a district attorney files murder charges against Albuquerque police officers?

Los Angeles Police to Get 7,000 Body Cameras

They “are not a panacea,” Mayor Eric Garcetti noted.

Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings

The current data available is incomplete.

In L.A., Civilians Will Have Power Over Sheriff's Department

Amidst protests around the nation, Los Angeles takes one step forward on police accountability.

Darren Wilson Would Like to Teach Others About Use of Force

And his wife is pregnant.

Why Courts Can't Solve the Problem of Cops Who Kill

Individual prosecutions of cops don’t often work, but maybe that’s because they’re not supposed to.

Obama on Ferguson Grand Jury: Anger 'Is an Understandable Reaction'

Obama addresses the nation shortly after a grand jury declines to indict Darren Wilson.

The Case for Body-Mounted Cameras on Cops

Use of force dropped nearly 60 percent in one California district where cops started wearing cameras.

Immigrant Artist Israel Hernandez-Llach Dies After Police Tasering

Miami Beach police are under investigation following the death of an 18-year-old graffiti artist.

Mistrial Declared for Police Officer Who Killed Aiyana Jones

The 7-year-old was shot and killed during a police raid on her grandmother’s home.

Anaheim and the Disney-Style Rebranding of Deadly Police Violence

After police shot and killed three Latino men in a week, at least one unarmed, local media has embraced the imaginary narrative that “violent” protests are the real problem.

The U.S. Is Still Recovering from 'Supercop' Bill Bratton's Policing

Activists say that the man who led New York and Los Angeles’s police departments into the days of zero tolerance on crime is a bad choice to lead London’s recovery.

Deadly Secrets: What Calif. Residents Can't Know About Police Misconduct

A dramatic rollback in transparency laws left Californians with no way to monitor police misconduct complaints–and thus prevent future violence. Ali Winston investigates.