After recurring instances of excessive force by Cleveland’s police force, the Department of Justice and city officials announced a sweeping legal agreement that rewrites the rules for the police department. Gwen Ifill learns more about the efforts to rebuild relations between police and the city from Ronnie Dunn of Cleveland State University. Continue reading
Protesters marched in Cleveland Saturday after police officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty on all counts in the shooting of deaths of two black, unarmed suspects. Mark Naymik from The Plain Dealer joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype. Continue reading
Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter on Saturday in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed man and woman.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will conduct a broad investigation into the Baltimore police force in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday. Continue reading
According to new security footage released Thursday, Cleveland police handcuffed the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice and kept her nearby in a patrol car after a police officer shot the boy within seconds of arriving to the scene. Continue reading
A recent Wall Street Journal investigation revealed that federal accounting for killings by police may be grossly miscalculated. The publication’s analysis found at least 550 police killings missing from official tallies in America’s biggest cities between 2007 and 2012. WSJ reporter Rob Barry joins Hari Sreenivasan for more. Continue reading
The Cleveland Division of Police has exhibited a pattern of unnecessary and excessive uses of force, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.
The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice last week was previously “distracted” and “weepy” during his firearms qualification training at a suburban Ohio police department, new internal documents revealed Wednesday. Continue reading