excessive force

Dashcam footage shows officers from Orange County Sheriff’s Department giving a false account of a violent encounter with a drunken man.
Dashcam footage shows officers from Orange County Sheriff’s Department brutally beating a drunken man
Body cam footage has caught a Tennessee Sheriff boasting about ordering deadly force against an unarmed man, because he didn’t want damage his vehicles.
The school district stated that handcuffing children was just one of the many “methods” the staff used.
The City of Miami is set to ratify a federal monitoring agreement with the US Department of Justice, which will run for the
"Mr. Patel’s celebrated arrival in this country to begin a new life with his son was interrupted in two tragic minutes," the judge wrote.
In addition to serious questions about use of force and why another unarmed person of color has died at the hands of Denver law enforcement, his case illustrates several systemic deficiencies of our criminal justice system, both in Denver and nationwide.
Police brutality is an ugly term we don't want to hear. Unfortunately, it's part of the necessary and sometimes nasty business called policing. Fortunately, it rarely occurs. But when it does -- it's big news.
The first of the police officers who were charged with Freddie Gray's death goes on trial at the end of November. The judge has imposed a gag order on all the participants. But it hasn't held back various voices from commentary on what went wrong and what could happen.
Every year, a group of 80 students congregates to discuss difficult topics affecting the Latinx community in the U.S. However, instead of discussing how our communities can become empowered in the future, we were forced to reckon with the reality that the struggles of our past still plague our present.
"I had two fully grown men on my back pushing me into the ground, and he said in the video, 'If you can talk, you can breathe.'"
Without meaning to, I saw the Carolina take-down clip five times in a single NBC Nightly News broadcast a couple of days after the incident occurred. Five times in the space of a minute or so. It happened so fast, I couldn't get to the remote.
What reportedly happened in that Spring Valley classroom is a prime example of the consequences of having a routine police presence in schools.
Who can we count on to protect our children if the police and their teachers believe it is justifiable to treat them like animals?
There appears to be no justice for Tamir Rice considering the recent finding by the courts in Columbus, Ohio. This decision represents a big slap in the face for the Rice Family since the killing was captured on video.
The family of Deven Guilford, 17, filed a wrongful death lawsuit.