Police Shooting

A protester holds a Black Lives Matter placard during march in reaction to the fatal police shooting of unarmed black man, Alfred Olango, on September 30, 2016, in El Cajon, California.

STUDY: Police Kill Unarmed Black Civilians at Higher Rates Than White

The report also called for an improved government database to track use-of-force incidents.

Why Some Officers Who Kill on the Job Return to Work Right Away

LAPD officer Eden Medina killed Omar Gonzalez and Jesse Romero less than two weeks apart this summer. A new Los Angeles Times article tries to answer why Medina was back on the job so soon after the first shooting.

Smiling Black woman wearing glasses and knit cap

In Essay From 2012, Deborah Danner Discusses How Police Treat People With Mental Illness

Danner was killed by an NYPD police officer this week. She writes: “[The mentally ill are] asked to accept less than our natural rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

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Federal Judge Seals Alton Sterling's Autopsy Report

The parish coroner William “Beau” Clark says this is the first time a judge has sealed a report from his office.

Alva Braziel in blue shirt; Delrawn Small in grey shirt holding child in orange shirt

New Videos Suggest Possible Alternate Narratives in Deaths of Alva Braziel and Delrawn Small

The videos seem to show that Braziel and Small—two of the latest Black men to die from police gunshots—were less of a threat to officers than previously reported.

Lavisha "Diamond" Reynolds, crying, surrounded by media

Diamond Reynolds on Police Detainment: 'I Was Not Allowed to Talk to Anybody'

Reynolds, who livestreamed a video showing her partner dying from a Minnesota police officer’s bullets, spoke out about the killing and her arrest at an impromptou press conference this morning.

Greensboro Police Release Graphic Video of Officer Killing Vietnamese Woman

The video comes from the body camera of former officer Timothy “T.J.” Bloch, who shot and killed Chieu Di Thi Vo in 2014. 

Leaked E-mails Reveal More Alarming Aspects of the Laquan McDonald Video Coverup

A new report from The Daily Beast cites e-mails between city lawyers and a representative of Laquan McDonald’s family that show that Rahm Emanuel knew what was on the grisly video and that the city tried to force the McDonald estate to keep it confidential as a condition of a $5 million settlement.

FBI Investigating Police Shooting of 19-Year-Old Christian Taylor

Unarmed teen #ChristianTaylor trended on Twitter over the weekend, as people asked why he was shot and killed by a Texas police officer.

Wisconsin Activists Stage 'Black Out Wednesday' Walkout

The protest takes place one day after a Dane County prosecutor declined to charge the officer who killed Tony Robinson Jr.

No Charges for Madison Cop Who Killed 19-Year-Old Tony Robinson Jr.

The 19-year-old was killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny on March 6.

Moms of Sons Killed by Police to March in D.C.

A sobering kind of Mother’s Day gathering.

Tulsa Sheriff Won't Resign, But Won't Seek Re-election Either

Over the April 2 killing of Eric Harris by one of Glanz’s volunteer reserve deputies.

Walter Scott's Family: Without Bystander Video, Charges Unlikely

“They would have swept it under the rug, like they did with many others.”

White Phoenix PD Officer Shoots and Kills Unarmed Black Man

Rumain Brisbon was killed by an unnamed officer Tuesday evening.

Donation Pages for Officer Darren Wilson Suddenly Closed This Weekend

No explanation has been given. More than $400,000 was raised.

Police Shoot and Kill Another Black Man Near Ferguson

Details are still emerging

Understanding What's Happening in Ferguson

Get caught up with the most thoughtful reporting and reaction so far

Police Officer Calls Ferguson Protestors 'Animals'

The unnamed white officer taunts black protestors.

Michael Brown's Death Didn't Happen in a Vacuum

Members of Ferguson, Missouri’s black community have been under siege for years.