police shooting

A Black man was shot and killed in Raleigh, North Carolina Monday by city police officers after they chased the alleged drug suspect. Akiel Denkins, 24, was unarmed according to his mother and witness statements, the Huffington Post reports.

A 911 caller reported that a Black male wearing a hoodie and a bandana was waving a firearm in the parking lot at about 7:15 p.m. Friday night. Officers who arrived on the scene told the teenager to stop walking northbound on Electric Road. When he did not comply with their commands, police twice-attempted to stun Spencer with a Taser.

Rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang, who gunned down unarmed Akai Gurley in the darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing project, was found guilty of manslaughter late Thursday, reports the New York Daily News. Liang faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. News of the verdict spread rapidly across social media mostly because it represents […]

The child's estate owes $500 for "emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense."

An unarmed, naked teenager identified as David Joseph, 17, was shot and killed by Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman the morning of Feb. 8.

An unarmed, naked teenager identified as David Joseph, 17, was shot and killed by Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman the morning of Feb. 8.

Antronie Scott, wanted on warrants for being a felon in possession in a firearm, was killed Thursday night as he was observed by a detective and a uniformed officer driving in an apartment complex.

A civilian oversight panel ruled Tuesday that LAPD officers were justified in the shooting of Black unarmed homeless man Charly Keundeu Keunang, writes The Guardian. Keunang, who lived on the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, was shot six times which included two shots to the chest, reports the news outlet. The Los Angeles police commission held […]

The mother of slain Bronx teen Ramarley Graham is demanding justice for her son, who was shot and killed at the hands of NYPD officer Richard Haste in 2012.

An officer in DeKalb County in the state of Georgia has been indicted on murder charges connected with a 2015 shooting. DeKalb County Officer Robert Olsen shot and killed Air Force veteran Anthony Hill in March of that year, who was reportedly naked and unarmed at the time of the shooting. The grand jury overseeing […]

The family of slain Black man Mario Woods is demanding a federal investigation focused on the police shooting incident that took place last December. The 26-year-old Woods death on Dec. 2 death has been called a wrongful shooting by the family, although the man was allegedly armed at the time of the incident. NBC Bay […]

Officer Peter Liang, the Asian rookie NYPD cop who is accused of shooting and killing Black unarmed Brooklyn man Akai Gurley, has opted to have his case heard by a jury. As the selection of the jury is still days away, testimony was heard Tuesday in court regarding evidence and statements made by Liang after […]