police shootings

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?

Tamir Rice's Family Responds to Cleveland Court Filing

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

Jessie Hernández's Family Calls for Federal Investigation Into Police Shooting

The call comes amid conflicting stories of what happened before the teen’s death.

Proposed Bill Would Mandate Federal Data Collection on Cop Killings

The current data available is incomplete.

Anaheim Police Shooting Survivor: Cops 'Shot Again and Again'

As the Anaheim police come under fire for two back to back deadly shootings, activists are demanding an investigation from California’s attorney general.

Anaheim Police and Protesters Continue to Clash

A fourth day of protests since Anaheim Police officers shot two Latino men to death over the weekend resulted in 20 arrests on Tuesday.

Anaheim Mayor Requests State, Federal Help in Police Shootings

Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait has called on state and federal agencies to assist the city with the review of two officer-involved shootings that left two Latino men dead and the incidents that transpired after where officers openly fired rubber bullets in to a crowd that included children.

Presente.org Wants a State Investigation of Anaheim Police

The petition comes just days after Anaheim police officers shot rubber bullets and unleashed a police dog on a group of demonstrators protesting the department’s police brutality record.

Anaheim Residents Continue Protests After Cops Open Fire at Women, Kids [Video]

Demonstrators who were protesting police brutality became victims of police brutality themselves. Victims include women and children.

Judge Takes Oakland Police One Step Closer to Federal Control

A Colorlines.com investigation last fall found at least 20 OPD officers involved in repeat shootings. A federal judge has grown impatient with the department’s willingness to meaningfully probe that kind of violence.

No Charges for Border Patrol Officer Who Killed Mexican Teen

Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was shot and killed in 2010 by a Border Patrol officer for reportedly throwing rocks.

Police Blame Man Whose 911 Call Led Cops to Kill Unarmed Black Teen

The shooting death of a black teen started out with a 911 call from Oscar Carrillo, who told the dispatcher his laptop was stolen at gunpoint by two armed men. But the men who allegedly robbed him never had a gun and now police want to charge him with manslaughter.

New Orleans: All Four Danziger Bridge Cops Sentenced to 40-65 Years

On Wednesday the Justice Department announced five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for the shootings of unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Trayvon Martin Shooter 'Focused on Young, Black Males', Says New Report

Zimmerman was described by neighbors as a “mild-mannered neighbor who fixated on crime and focused on young, black males.”

Oakland Police Shoot Oscar Grant's Cousin

Meanwhile, police decline to file charges in the case of another unrelated shooting of a homeless man. So much for accountability.

Detroit Grieves As Aiyana Stanley Jones's Father Faces Murder Charge

The indictment came one after Officer Joseph Weekley was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 7-year-old’s death. But what can change Detroit’s deeply flawed method of policing?

Detroit Police Officer Charged in Shooting Death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Joseph Weekley has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones.

More Than Half of 'Armed' Suspects Shot by LA Sheriff Were Not Armed

A Board of Supervisors study finds an alarming rise in so-called “waistband shootings,” in which cops fired at suspects holding items such as sunglasses and cell phones. Nine out of 10 victims were black or Latino.

Protestors Interrupt San Francisco Bay Area Transit System (BART) Service

Transit agency had to temporarily close all four downtown stations during the evening commute, but not before cutting cell phone service to people protesting the police shooting of Charles Hill.

London Unrest Continues for Third Night After Police Shoot Black Male

Residents display outrage as police violence goes unchecked and social programs are slashed due to severe budget cuts.