Police Presentation in Portland Celebrated Violence Against Protesters

Training materials released by the Oregon city included a meme that mocked protesters as dirty hippies and suggested they would be left “stitched and bandaged.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

Ex-Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty in Killing of Unarmed Man Who Fled Police

Aaron Russell, 25, faces up to 11 years in prison for manslaughter for fatally shooting Nicholas Bils after he escaped from a park ranger’s vehicle in San Diego.

#california, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #san-diego-calif

Ohio Officer Shoots Through Fence, Killing a Man Who Was Firing a Gun

Body-camera footage shows an officer in Canton, Ohio, firing through a wooden fence, killing James R. Williams, 46, as he fired shots just after the start of the New Year.

#canton-ohio, #firearms, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Can Eric Adams Rebuild, and Rein In, the N.Y.P.D. Anti-Crime Unit?

Mayor Eric Adams wants to recreate the department’s plainclothes anti-crime unit, which recovered illegal guns but was responsible for a number of fatal shootings.

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Virginia Sues Town of Windsor, Accusing It of Discriminatory Policing

The suit comes after a monthslong investigation, which Attorney General Mark Herring said uncovered a pattern of “discriminatory, unconstitutional policing.”

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Officer Whose Bullet Killed a 14-Year-Old Girl Wanted to ‘Change’ the Police

As an L.A.P.D. officer, William Jones Jr. said he wanted the public “not to be scared of us.” He is now under investigation for a shooting that killed Valentina Orellana Peralta and an unarmed assault suspect.

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After 4 Killings, ‘Officer of the Year’ Is Still on the Job

A Pennsylvania state trooper was returned to duty following three investigations by his own agency. A fourth inquiry is underway.

#conflicts-of-interest, #deaths-fatalities, #pennsylvania, #pennsylvania-state-police, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #splain-jay

Omicron, Russia, Tetris: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #space-and-astronomy, #titan-saturn-moon

Teen Girl Shot By Police Was Seeking New Life, Family Says

The family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta described the terrifying moments before the 14-year-old girl, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Chile, was killed by a stray bullet fired by a police officer.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garcetti-eric-m, #los-angeles-calif, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-reform

Brutal Jail Beating in New Jersey Leads to Investigations

Jayshawn Boyd, 22, was attacked inside a New Jersey jail in a beating caught on video. Then another detainee was killed, leading to multiple inquiries.

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He Went to Jail on Minor Charges. He Left in a Coma.

Jayshawn Boyd, 22, was attacked inside a New Jersey jail in a beating caught on video. Then another detainee was killed, leading to multiple inquiries.

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Denver Shooting: Rampage Leaves 5 Dead, Including Gunman

The shooting spree on Monday night left three others wounded, including a police officer.

#attacks-on-police, #denver-colo, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of Los Angeles Police Shooting

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

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Video Shows Chaos and Violence at Scene of 14-Year-Old Girl’s Death

Body camera and surveillance footage shows a man attacking holiday shoppers before police officers opened fire, killing him and a 14-year-old girl who was in a dressing room.

#breed-london, #garcetti-eric-m, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-police-protective-league, #newsom-gavin, #orellana-peralta-valentina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform

A ‘Tragic Mistake’ by Officer Potter, but Not a Criminal One

Two readers disagree with the verdict in the shooting of Daunte Wright. Also: Tributes to Desmond Tutu and Joan Didion; Amy Coney Barrett and Roe.

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Idaho Sheriff Is Accused of Pointing Gun at Woman Who Delivered a Thank-You Card

Sheriff Craig Rowland of Bingham County, Idaho, threatened to shoot a neighbor in November, according to an affidavit. Local officials are calling on him to resign.

#assaults, #bingham-county-idaho, #blackfoot-idaho, #craig-rowland, #discrimination, #idaho, #native-americans, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #united-states

Girl, 14, Is Identified in Fatal Police Shooting at Los Angeles Dressing Room

The police said they expected to release more details on Monday about the shooting, which happened after officers responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon at a clothing store.

#daniel-elena-lopez, #los-angeles-calif, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #valentina-orellana-peralta

Why Police Believe They’re Not to Blame for Deaths in Custody

Inside the self-reinforcing ecosystem of paid experts who advise and train officers, then absolve those accused of killings.

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Despite Uproar Over Floyd’s Death, an Unceasing Tide of Police Killings

George Floyd’s murder set in motion shock waves that touched almost every aspect of American society. But on the core issues of police violence and accountability, very little has changed.

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Officers Fire at Suspect in Store and a Bullet Kills a Girl in a Dressing Room

The suspect was killed and a shot pierced a wall during the confrontation at a clothing store in Los Angeles, fatally striking a 14-year-old, the police said.

#burlington-coat-factory, #deaths-fatalities, #los-angeles-calif, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-los-angeles-calif

Daunte Wright Case: Kim Potter is Convicted on Two Charges of Manslaughter

The prosecution and defense had agreed that the shooting was a mistake and that Ms. Potter, who is white, had meant to draw her Taser when she fatally shot Mr. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop.

#black-people, #brooklyn-center-minn, #decisions-and-verdicts, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #potter-kimberly-a-1973, #stun-guns, #wright-daunte-d-2021

Brooklyn Man Shot by the Police Was Mentally Ill, Family Says

The killing of Eudes Pierre, 26, underscores the need for alternatives to having the police respond to mental health episodes, activists say.

#brooklyn-nyc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pierre-eudes, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #vassell-saheed-d-2018

Upstate Man Is Fatally Shot by State Trooper

State Police said Mark Beilby, 24, who died on Wednesday, had repeatedly refused to drop a knife and had “advanced at the trooper.”

#attacks-on-police, #james-letitia, #otsego-county-ny, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #unadilla

Jurors Weigh Charges Against Kimberly Potter for Killing Daunte Wright

At issue is whether Ms. Potter, a former police officer, was criminally reckless when she fired a gunshot into Mr. Wright’s chest while seeming to think she was holding her Taser.

#firearms, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #potter-kimberly-a-1973, #stun-guns, #wright-daunte-d-2021

To Rein In the Police, Look to the States, Not the Court

The police almost always win in cases before the Supreme Court. Protections against police overreach will need to come from the state and local level.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #search-and-seizure, #supreme-court-us

In Fight Against Violence, Asian and Black Activists Struggle to Agree

Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.

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Family of Former N.F.L. Player Raises Questions About His Death

Lawyers for the family of Glenn Foster Jr., 31, said his death while in the custody of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama had not resulted from “natural causes.”

#autopsies, #baden-michael-m, #black-people, #foster-glenn-jr, #new-orleans-saints, #pickens-county-ala, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prisons-and-prisoners, #reform-ala

Kim Potter Apologizes for Shooting of Daunte Wright in Trial

The former Minnesota police officer testified at her manslaughter trial on Friday, saying she had never fired her Taser or gun before she accidentally shot Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.

#black-people, #minnesota, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #potter-kimberly-a-1973, #stun-guns, #wright-daunte-d-2021

Man Dies After He Is Shot by the Police With a Stun Gun and Catches Fire

New York’s attorney general said her office would investigate the man’s death, which followed an altercation in an upstate police station.

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Officer Is Charged With Protecting Prostitution Ring in Exchange for Sex

Prosecutors say Wayne Peiffer, a police officer in Brewster, N.Y., had women from sex-trafficking and prostitution rings brought to him at the police station.

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Derek Chauvin Appears Likely to Plead Guilty to Federal Crimes

A change of plea hearing has been set for Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty of murdering George Floyd in April.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Columbus Reaches $5.75 Million Settlement Agreement With Protesters

Under the deal, which is subject to City Council approval, the money would go to 32 plaintiffs who said they were injured by the police during 2020 social justice protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-columbus-ohio

Some Jan. 6 Rioters May Use Police Brutality as a Defense

Half a dozen defendants in the assault on the Capitol are using video to try to make a case that they were simply protecting themselves and others. They face skepticism and an uphill legal battle.

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Mount Vernon, N.Y., Police Face Federal Civil Rights Investigation

The inquiry will focus on whether the Mount Vernon department engaged in a “pattern or practice of unlawful policing,” officials said.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #corruption-institutional, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gothamist-llc, #justice-department, #mount-vernon-ny, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #williams-damian-attorney

Former Ohio Deputy Is Charged With Murder in Shooting of Casey Goodson Jr

The former deputy, Jason Meade, was a member of a fugitive task force when he shot Casey Goodson Jr., 23, who was not the target of the operation, according to an indictment. He faces two murder counts.

#columbus-ohio, #goodson-casey-christopher-jr, #meade-jason, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ohio, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Tucson Moves to Fire Officer Seen Fatally Shooting Man in Wheelchair

A man who was said to have stolen a toolbox from a Walmart and flashed a knife at an employee was shot in the back and side in a confrontation captured on video, the police said.

#magnus-chris-1960, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-tucson-ariz, #tucson-ariz

New Prosecutors Are Reopening Old Cases Against Police Officers

District attorneys around the country are investigating officers in cases their predecessors had handled, raising the ire of police unions that say it undermines public safety.

#arboleda-laudemer-d-2018, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #fraternal-order-of-police, #gascon-george, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hall-andrew-danville-calif-police-officer, #krasner-larry-1961, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #traffic-and-parking-violations

Kimberly Potter’s Trial for the Death of Daunte Wright: What We Know

Kimberly Potter, a former Minnesota police officer, faces manslaughter charges in the death of Mr. Wright. She called out “Taser! Taser! Taser!” before firing her gun during a traffic stop.

#brooklyn-center-minn, #chauvin-derek-1976, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #potter-kimberly-a-1973, #wright-daunte-d-2021

After Meeting With Victim, Former Missouri Officer Is Cleared of Assault

The charge was dropped after the former police officer and the woman she shot outside a supermarket in Ladue, Mo., agreed to meet with a mediator over Zoom, prosecutors said.

#assaults, #crews-julia, #criminal-justice, #hall-ashley, #ladue-mo, #missouri, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil

What the Arbery and Rittenhouse Verdicts Couldn’t Tell Us

We must stop tying our hopes for justice to high-profile criminal cases.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #criminal-justice, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #kenosha-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rittenhouse-kyle, #schroeder-bruce-e, #self-defense

In Rittenhouse Verdict, Paramilitary Groups See Vindication

His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.

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Elijah McClain’s Family to Receive $15 Million in Settlement

Mr. McClain, a young Black man, died in 2019 after being restrained by the police in Aurora, Colo.

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Missouri Detective Convicted in Cameron Lamb’s Fatal Shooting

A judge convicted Detective Eric DeValkenaere of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Cameron Lamb outside his home in 2019.

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When the Police Kill Without Cause

A Times investigation sheds light on an unjust practice.

#civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #local-government, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-and-parking-violations

3 Officers Used Excessive Force in Arrest of Black Teen, U.S. Says

The officers were charged with violating the teenager’s civil rights when they stomped on his head in New Jersey in 2018.

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Black Man Stomped by South Carolina Officer Will Receive $650,000 Settlement

When the man did not lie on the ground quickly, because he has metal rods and pins in his leg and hip, a police officer stomped on the back of his head.

#assaults, #orangeburg-sc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Kyle Rittenhouse’s Firearm Made Everything Worse

Kyle Rittenhouse’s semiautomatic rifle endangered everybody around him —  and himself.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #blake-jacob-august-23-2020-shooting, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #grosskreutz-gaige, #gun-control, #huber-anthony-d-2020, #kenosha-wis, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rittenhouse-kyle, #rosenbaum-joseph-d-2020

George Gascón Is Remaking Criminal Justice in L.A. How Far Is Too Far?

To keep people out of prison, George Gascón is risking everything: rising violent crime, a staff rebellion and the votes that made him district attorney.

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As Rittenhouse Awaits Verdict, Man Shot by Kenosha Officer Heals Slowly

When Jacob Blake was partially paralyzed last year, it set off civil unrest in Kenosha, Wis. Jurors are now deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two men during those protests.

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting in Nigeria Was a Massacre, Panel Finds

The incident in October 2020 could be “equated with a massacre,” a government panel said, refuting the army’s claim that soldiers only fired blanks.

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