The gunshot detection system that set in motion the recent fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy in Chicago routinely reports gunshots where there are none, sending officers into predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods for “unnecessary and hostile” encounters, community…
By Don Babwin, Sara Burnett, Associated Press
An independent autopsy commissioned by his family said that he was shot five times, including once in the back of the head.
By Associated Press
Police in Ohio's capital city ran “amok” last year when responding to demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality by using physical violence, tear gas and pepper spray against protestors without provocation, a federal judge said Friday in a ruling…
By Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
One of the biggest roadblocks to police accountability is so-called "wandering cops" who lose their jobs in one place only to be rehired in another.
By William H. Freivogel, Paul Wagman, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
The Justice Department is opening a sweeping probe into policing in Louisville, Kentucky after the March 2020 death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police during a raid at her home.
By Farnoush Amiri, Report for America, Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
A chaotic 911 call. A convulsive 11 seconds of violence ending in the death of an Ohio teen. A historic verdict being broadcast in the police cruiser.
By Allen G. Breed, Jonathan Drew, Associated Press
Leaders of a North Carolina city where a Black man was shot and killed by deputies serving search and drug-related warrants are planning to urge a court to release body camera video of the shooting.
By Farnoush Amiri, Report for America
Officials with the Columbus Division of Police released footage of the shooting just hours after it happened, a departure from protocol as the force faces immense scrutiny from the public following a series of recent high-profile police killings that have…
By Sara Burnett, Michael Tarm, Associated Press
Viewers reacted with a mix of outrage and grief to newly released bodycam video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old less than a second after the boy dropped a handgun, turned toward the officer and began…
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