Deadly police shootings

Feds consider charging cop who killed Eric Garner

  By Frederick H. Lowe Federal prosecutors have recommended that Daniel Pantaleo, a New York City cop, who used an illegal chokehold to murder Eric Garner as he screamed “I can’t breathe,” should face charges, according to several news reports. The recommendation to indict Pantaleo has reached the desk of Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who has met with[Read More…]

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Three case studies show that blacks seeking help often put their lives at risk

  By Frederick H. Lowe Fourteen-year-old Brennan Walker, a black high school student, knocked on a stranger’s door to ask directions to school after oversleeping and missing the bus. He was walking to school in Rochester Hills, Michigan, a Detroit suburb, when he became lost. He was greeted by a hysterical white woman screaming, “why are you trying to break[Read More…]

California Attorney General will monitor investigation into deadly police shooting

  By Frederick H. Lowe The California Department of Justice will provide independent oversight into the deadly police shooting 0f Stephon Alonzo Clark, Xavier Becerra, the state’s attorney general, announced Tuesday during a news conference attended by Sacramento, California officials. The California DOJ will lend its experience to ensure a fair and impartial investigation, Becerra said. The 22-year-old Clark, a[Read More…]

Black cop involved in deadly shooting of an unarmed brother

  But it’s not that unusual; black cops are more likely to shoot to death other blacks By Frederick H. Lowe A black Sacramento, California, police officer and his partner shot to death a 22-year-old unarmed African-American man whose killing has sparked protests, more unanswered questions about deadly police shootings, the reliability of witness identification and whether the police killed[Read More…]

Deadly double police shooting ruled unjustified

Chicago cop killed a college student and an innocent bystander By Frederick H. Lowe The Civilian Office of Police Accountability in Chicago has ruled the deadly police shootings of a college student and his downstairs neighbor two years ago this month were unjustified. COPA’s decision was issued December 22, nearly a year after the Cook County State’s Attorney ruled in[Read More…]

Police bodycam test results don’t notably change officer behavior

  Posted by Mike Cummings from Yale University Police departments have embraced body-worn cameras as a tool for reducing police misconduct and building trust between law-enforcement officers and the communities they serve, but do they work? A randomized-controlled trial conducted within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department by The Lab @ DC, involving about 2,200 officers, shows they don’t notably[Read More…]