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Castile's family and friends say that he was an upstanding man and was soft-spoken. His mother, Valerie Castile, told CNN that her son was a "laid-back," "good person."

Authorities say they were called to a local Taco Bell in Madison, Wisconsin, where they allegedly found Genele Laird yielding a knife.

In an email interview, Solomon-Simmons condemned the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for denying his team access to Holtzclaw, but granting access to 20/20. In February, a spokesman refused to disclose his whereabouts to NewsOne, saying it's common practice for the department to conceal the whereabouts of high-profile prisoners for their protection.

Three 7th grade students in Honolulu took on race, privilege, and self-actualization in a podcast posted on Twitter by their teacher.

Arguing that her recent election loss could complicate an already complex investigation, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has recused herself from prosecuting the Laquan McDonald case, reports the Chicago Tribune. Alvarez, who released a statement Thursday, said “the interests of justice after she lost the election would best be served by having an independent prosecutor […]

A blistering draft report says the Chicago Police Department must face its racist past and change the way it handles excessive force allegations before true reforms can made, reports the Chicago Tribune.

In defiance of critics, embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has selected an interim superintendent of police, dismissing three candidates that had been recommended by the police board, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Joyce Curnell, who was battling sickle-cell anemia, alcoholism and hypertension, was found dead in her cell just before 5 p.m. ET on July 22. She had been deprived of water for 27 hours.

https://twitter.com/KeeganNYC/status/692064463105691649 Michael Brelo, a White Cleveland police officer, is one of six officers fired for his role in a high-speed police chase that ended with 137 shots fired in 19.6 seconds at two unarmed Black people, according to Cleveland.com. He is among 13 officers who shot and killed Timothy Russell and his passenger Malissa Williams after a high-speed, 22-mile […]

A Black man seeking refugee status in Canada found himself returning to the United States after his application was denied last month. Kyle Lydell Canty visited British Columbia last year and decided to stay, citing that police in his native country were essentially targeting Black people and exterminating them. VICE reports: Kyle Lydell Canty said […]

According to The Huffington Post, Officer Richard Haste, 34, earned $88,614 in 2015 and received $25,000 in raises since gunning down Ramarley Graham in 2012.

The victim was identified as Nicholas Robertson, 28, at a news conference held by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Sunday.