Police-involved shooting

A Black man wearing a t-shirt that says "Ferguson is everywhere" protests at night.

Message From the Ferguson Grassroots, 5 Years After Michael Brown's Death

Five years after the Michael Brown Rebellion, key activists and organizers weigh in on the impact of their local movement. 

Melissa McKinnies and Danye Jones. Black woman and Black boy sit next to each other and smile.

Activist Melissa McKinnies on the Mike Brown Rebellion—And the Lynching of Her Son Danye

Melissa McKinnies was a Ferguson uprising fixture. It’s for this reason that the St. Louis mother believes that one of her sons was lynched in their backyard. Here are her words.

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Missing Mike-Mike: Michael Brown Sr. Reflects on the 5 Years Since His Son Became a Political Symbol

Before Michael Brown Jr. became an international symbol of racialized police violence, he was an 18-year-old who cracked jokes, made music and planned for his future. Here, a deeply personal reflection by his dad on the fifth anniversary of his killing.

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Federal Prosecutors Open Civil Rights Investigation Into Police Killing of Stephon Clark

It comes on the heels of the California attorney general’s decision to not file criminal charges against the officers identified in the shooting.

A Black man wearing sunglasses wears a white T-shirt with a with a photo of Stephon Clark during a demonstration in Sacramento, California on March 22, 2018.

Police Arrest Protesters After No Charges for Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark

Demonstrators were taken into custody while protesting the decision not to prosecute two Sacramento cops who fatally shot the unarmed Black man in March 2018.

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Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to 6 Years, 9 Months for Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer could be back on the street in just over three years.

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Alleged Mall Shooter Arrested, Police Still Can't Explain Why Officer Killed Emantic Bradford Jr.

The family of the Black man shot and killed by a police officer on Thanksgiving night is still waiting for the truth.

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Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer shot the Black teenager 16 times as he was retreating.

Watch as Jason Van Dyke Stands Trial for Killing Laquan McDonald

The White officer faces six counts of first-degree murder for shooting the retreating Black teen 16 times.

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charge in Black Man's Shooting Death

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charge in Shooting Death of Botham Jean

Amber Guyger’s fatal shooting of the Black man recast national attention on police violence and accountability.

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Jordan Edwards' Family Speaks Out About Cop's 15-Year Sentence

Stepmother Charmaine Edwards on Roy Oliver’s punishment: “He can actually see life again after 15 years, and that’s not enough because Jordan can’t see life again.”  

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What You Need to Know About the Police Killing of Harith 'Snoop' Augustus

A Chicago Police Department officer accused Augustus of selling loose cigarettes. He was fatally wounded seconds later.

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Podcast Series Details Life and Death of Black Teen Killed by Baltimore Police

“The Daily” tells the story of Lavar “Nook” Montray Douglas—and the family that mourns him—in five-parts.

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WATCH: How Mainstream Media Erases Black Police Shooting Victims From Gun Control Coverage

A new video from Media Matters for America breaks down the ways many media outlets demonize Black victims of police killings.

Stephon Clark. Young Black man in black, red and gray hooded sweatshirt

LISTEN: 'Deconstructed' Podcast Interview With Stephon Clark's Fiancée

Salena Manni lost Clark to a fatal police shooting in Sacramento.

California Lawmakers Announce Bill To Alter Police Use Of Lethal Force Policy

California Lawmakers Challenge Police Lethal Force Standard After Stephon Clark Shooting

The measure would permit police officers to open fire only when there is no other alternative to prevent injury or death.

A hand holds a red and white sign that reads, "Dissent is patriotic." The Supreme Court is in the background.

Supreme Court Says Officer Was Justified in Excessive Force Case

Justice Sotomayor, in her dissenting opinion: “It tells officers that they can shoot first and think later, and it tells the public that palpably unreason­ able conduct will go unpunished.”

Stephon Clark. Young Black man in black, red and gray hooded sweatshirt

Stephon Clark Update: Autopsy Inconsistent With Officers' Report, Deputy Hits Activist With Patrol Car

Family attorney Benjamin Crump: “This independent autopsy affirms that Stephon was not a threat to police and was slain in another senseless police killing under increasingly questionable circumstances.”

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No State Charges for Baton Rouge Cops Who Killed Alton Sterling

The Department of Justice previously declined to press charges against officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake.

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Sacramento Officers Shoot Stephon Clark 8 Times in His Backyard

They said they thought he had a gun before they killed him. It was his cell phone. Newly released body camera footage shows what happened.