Why are police often given automatic credibility and shielding from accountability, after altercations with Black people?
Despite countless incidents in the intervening 30 years, police accountability continues to be sidelined in favor of unchecked funding increases.
Probable cause doesn't mean a presumption of guilt until police can be convinced of one's innocence. The children were still handcuffed when their parents arrived on the scene.
Per the ACLU of Colorado, the trial is thought to be the first in the country to challenge policing policies and procedures during the 2020 racial justice protests.
Despite promised policing reform, delays continue as the legislation —viewed by many as a compromise — could be softened in the hope of attracting bipartisan support.
Members of a South Los Angeles community continue to demand accountability after news that two respected elders died after LAPD caused an explosion that displaced residents and damaged area homes and businesses.
Recent cases in Colorado and Atlanta suggest that cops who stand by and watch their partners use police brutality and other misconduct on suspects who don't pose a threat are increasingly being punished for aiding and abetting. there could be growing accountability for police brutality on the city and state levels for members of law enforcement who don't de-escalate and use force as a first resort.
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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