Ray Tensing, a white police officer, was indicted on murder charges for killing Samuel DuBose, a black motorist, during a traffic stop for not having a front license plate. Tensing said he was dragged by the car and forced to…
By PBS NewsHour
New video of Sandra Bland's traffic stop shows the aggressive arrest before she died in police custody in Texas. Gwen Ifill learns more about the investigation into Bland’s death and the officer’s conduct from Alana Rocha of The Texas Tribune.
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
Crowds gathered in New York City Friday and Saturday to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, and to demand police reforms in several cases of police brutality.
By Corinne Segal
One year after Staten Island man Eric Garner died in a chokehold by New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo, his family is calling for federal charges.
More than 500 people marched through the Dallas suburb of McKinney Monday evening to protest what they say is the unjust treatment of black teenagers by the police at a pool party over the weekend.
In our news wrap Monday, a grand jury indicted former policeman Michael Slager for killing a black man, Walter Scott, as he tried to run away. The prosecutor says a video of the shooting will be key to the trial.
By Joshua Barajas
Baltimore officials face a litany of questions over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, that died while in police custody. During a 30-minute ride in a police van, Gray sustained a severe spinal injury, something like the…
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the Justice Department to investigate the city’s police department following the death of Freddie Gray. She said a review would show if the case is part of a pattern of…
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