Police Brutality

Richard "Randy" Cox was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and ended up paralyzed while being transported in a police van.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his office filed felony charges against the officers charged with killing Manuel Ellis, a Black man whose March death while in Tacoma Police custody was ruled a homicide.

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Halifax, Virginia County Prosecutor Tracy Quackenbush decided not to charge the police officers involved in the death of Linwood Lambert. Lambert was tased nearly twenty times while in handcuffs and leg shackles before he died in custody of the South Boston, Virginia Police Department in May of 2013. According to an autopsy, Lambert’s cause of death was listed as “acute cocaine intoxication.” During […]

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Newly released video of 46-year-old Linwood Lambert details an hour-long ordeal where Lambert is reportedly tased nearly 20 times by Virginia police resulting in his death. NBC News reported, police took Lambert into custody after responding to complaints about noise  from the hotel that he was staying. According to police reports Lambert was acting paranoid and hallucinating. […]

A Black man has died in police custody at a Jackson, Mississippi jail. Jamal Mallard's family believes something happened while he was in police custody and are skeptical about his sudden death.


Filimoni Raiyawa stopped breathing after his arrest following a car crash. At the time he was wanted for fatally beating an elderly man who had been in his care.

The FBI has stepped in to help Texas Rangers in the investigation of Sandra Bland, a woman who died in police custody of an alleged suicide

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On Tuesday, Democratic senators announced they will introduce a bill that would require all states to report police shootings to the Department of Justice. The Washington Post reports: The legislation, introduced by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), would require reporting of all shootings by police officers — including non-fatal ones — which […]

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  Last week, Congress passed the “Death In Custody Bill.” The new bill, sponsored by Congressman Bobby Scott, requires police departments to report when someone dies in custody in a jail or are involved in a shooting. On Friday, Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel discussed the potential impact this bill will […]