Mayor Tom Barrett: “I want our police officers to be in a position to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that they are acting professionally.”
Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.
The depths of Ferguson’s policing problems were laid bare in a scathing Justice Department report that accused the Ferguson police of illegal and discriminatory enforcement actions.
The incident is the latest in a series of fatal police confrontations in the United States that have raised questions about law enforcement’s use of force against minorities.
The Louisiana shootings took place almost three years to the day after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.
No charges have been filed; Cleveland Municipal Judge Ronald Adrine’s ruling is advisory. City and county prosecutors will review the decision.
Two men who met at the Ferguson protests and plotted violence against law enforcement admitted in federal court here Tuesday that they planned to blow up a police station
“The police are the public and the public are the police.” But that sentiment is only as valid as the trust between the two, and that trust frays more with every controversial shooting.
On The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore looked at the new police reforms in Cleveland to stop brutality and build community trust — and the negative impact they will have on the kind of loose cannon cop that Americans love to watch in the movies.
Across the country, law enforcement agencies are equipping police and patrol cars with cameras to capture interactions between officers and the public. But many of those police forces, like Gardena’s, do not release the recordings to the public.
President Barack Obama plans to stop the federal government from distributing some military equipment to law enforcement agencies around the country.
The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.
The accuracy of the Baltimore police’s investigation is put into question as implications surface that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord.
“Clinton is joining a chorus of politicians demanding that police officers everywhere be equipped with body cameras.”
Republicans used to talk about banning gay marriage — and now they just have trouble answering whether they would personally attend a same-sex wedding.
A white reserve deputy accidentally shot an unarmed black man with a gun instead of a Taser, and Oklahoma law enforcement officials berated the man as he lay dying on the ground.
There’s a precedent for the use of video in the Walter Scott murder and it involves a white officer shooting an unarmed black man in South Carolina.
Following the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, State Senator Gerald Malloy’s body-camera bill is gaining the attention it needs from his fellow South Carolina pols to finally pass it.