Tag Archives: Police brutality

A Study Finds That Police Treat Black Drivers With Less Respect

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Police officers treat black drivers much differently during traffic stops than white drivers. A study conducted by assistant professor, Nicholas Camp, at the University of Michigan previously found that police officers speak in a less respectful language to black drivers than whites which can hinder community trust. Camp’s new peer-reviewed …

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Names Of Officers Who Murdered Andrew Brown Jr. Has Been Released

Lawyers Say Andrew Brown Jr.'s Killing Was "Cold-Blooded" After New Body Cam Video Was Released

The names of the police officers responsible for the murder of Andrew Brown Jr. have been revealed. Brown was killed on April 21st in Elizabeth City, North Carolina when seven officers arrived at Brown’s home to serve arrest warrants for drug charges. The body camera footage shows the officers faces blurred …

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Trial For Officer Charged In Breonna Taylor Raid Moved To 2022

Brett Hankison

Brett Hankison, the lone officer charged in the raid on Breonna Taylor’s home, has had his trial delayed until 2022. Hankison, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove were not charged with murdering Taylor. Instead, Hankison is facing three charges of wanton endangerment for firing into Taylor’s neighbor’s home. He …

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California Police Officer Punches Special Needs Boy In The Head

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On Wednesday, a California police officer punched and threatened a 17-year-old special needs boy.  Officers responded to a call in Vacaville, a city in the northern part of the state, for a possible stabbing or assault, according to TMZ. When officers arrived, Preston Wolf was engaged in a fight with a neighbor and picked …

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Police Officer Who Murdered Daunte Wright Has Resigned

officer Kim Potter

The police officer who murdered 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has now resigned. Kim Potter fatally shot Wright in the chest during a Sunday afternoon traffic stop. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliot announced her resignation on Tuesday. In her resignation letter, Potter wrote, “I believe it is in …

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Rochester Police Officer Pepper-Sprays Black Mother With Toddler

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In the latest incident involving Rochester police officers, a Black mother was pepper-sprayed in front of her 3-year-old toddler during an arrest last month. CNN reports that officers responded to a shoplifting incident on February 22. Body camera footage shows the officer confronting a woman holding her child. The woman shows …

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