police shooting

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.

Questions Linger for LGBT Community After Police Kill Jessie Hernandez

The fatal shooting of Jesse Hernandez is shining a light on the Denver police department’s relationship with LGBT residents of color.

Denver Residents Protest Police Killing of Queer Latina Teen

Jessie Hernandez was only 17 years old.

Father of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Says Son Believes He Acted Properly

One of the officers radioed in, describing 12-year-old Rice as possibly 20 years old.

Turmoil in St. Louis After Police Kill Vonderrit Meyers Jr. 18

Scenes from yet another St. Louis police shooting of a young black man.

The Case for Body-Mounted Cameras on Cops

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

Grand Jury Fails to Indict Cop Who Shot Jonathan Ferrell

The former FAMU football player was shot 10 times while seeking help after a serious car accident

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.

Two Women Shot At By LAPD During Dorner Manhunt Settle for $4.2 Million

“We got out of this thing pretty cheaply all things considered,” said Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich.

Family of Slain Woman Killed by Chicago Police Officer's Aimless Shots Wins $4.5 Million

On Wednesday, close to a year after her death, the Chicago City Council approved a $4.5 million settlement for Boyd’s family.

Another Black Ex-LAPD Cop Writes Manifesto, Says He Understands Dorner

Joe Jones wants to make it clear he doesn’t support Chris Dorner, he just wants to share his own experience working for the LAPD. On Monday, the former officer posted a note on Facebook detailing experiences he had while in the police department and the hacktivist group Anonymous went on to circulate the manifesto more widely.

LAPD 'Had No Idea' Who They Were Shooting At in Dorner Pursuit, Says Victims' Lawyer

The search for the man dubbed the “LAPD Cop Killer” has led to three different innocent people being shot at by Southern California police. All three victims looked nothing like Chris Dorner, the target in the manhunt that’s gone on for close to a week.

Walmart Security Guard Kills Woman Who Had Two Kids in Backseat of Car

Her parents say, even if she did commit a crime, did she need to die?

A 'Love Balm' for Mothers Who've Watched Too Many Sons Die

A Bay Area theater project featuring the testimony of Oscar Grant’s grandmother seeks to make emotional sense of incomprehensible violence.

From Anaheim to Oakland, Police Brutality Still Plagues California

Recent news across the state offers stark reminders of how bad the relationship remains between militarized police forces and the black and brown neighborhoods they patrol.