An officer involved in the death of unarmed Black man Elijah McClain was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide by a jury. Randy Roedema received the verdict on Thursday while the other officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was acquitted.
The controversial SCORPION unit of the Memphis Police Department, where five of its officers are charged with the beating death of Tyre Nichols, has been disbanded. The decision came after Chief C.J. Davis met with the officers of the unit over the weekend. Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci, lawyers representing the Nichols family, commended the decision in a statement released on Saturday.
According to published reports, on Sept. 30 police were responding to the scene outside of a local gas station after a security guard called in claiming a fight had broken out in the parking lot. During the call, the guard reportedly said there were “15-20 individuals fighting on the business’s property,"--but it wasn't.
As tension continues to grow in communities across the globe over the death of George Floyd and police brutality, Beyoncé is calling for justice. In partnership with the Change.org, Beyoncé took to social media posting a video urging fans to sign the petition created by a 15-year old in Oregon calling for the Minnesota District Attorney to convict all four officers involved in the murder of Mr. Floyd. “We need justice for George Floyd,” Beyoncé said. “We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of color. If you’re white, Black, brown, or anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless about the racism going on in America right now. No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away.”
An Alabama police officer is under fire after body-slamming a woman in a local Wal-Mart for refusing to wear a mask.
Y’all knew it was coming. After NFL and NBA players stood united against the stooge in the White House, one of the Black players in the NHL decided to raise his fist during the national anthem and is now receiving death threats for the “controversial” gesture.
Marlin Gipson and his brothers were cutting grass in their Harris County, Texas neighborhood on July 18 when police approached them. Gipson recorded a confrontation between him and the officer, who he says later came to his home and brutally arrested him while also assaulting his family.
A grand jury concluded that they did not have enough evidence to indict a reckless cop who was caught on video body-slamming a Black teen girl on the ground after a pool party.
A rookie Florida cop was caught on tape using a handcuffed woman as a punching bag after she attempted to kick him. Akinyemi Borisade, 26, has been fired and charged with battery for attacking 31-year-old Mayra Martinez, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced.
A bolder Beyoncé reveals herself in the May 2016 cover story of Elle magazine. For the first time on record Queen Bey addresses the controversy from the “Formation” video and Super Bowl 50 performance, with an unapologetically firm stance on police brutality.
A year and a half after 18-year-old Mike Brown was shot to death, Ferguson is taking a step in fixing a severely broken system within the city. On Tuesday (March 15), the Ferguson City Council approved a previously rejected agreement with the Department of Justice to overhaul the city’s police department.
ABC’s Black-ish took a more socially conscious turn last night (Feb. 24) in an unforgettable episode. Creator Kenya Barris used the show’s comedy foundation as a chaser for what could have been a bitter-tasting, albeit accurate, depiction of dueling opinions on police brutality, the U.S. justice system, and the Black Lives Matter movement.