police and racism

St. Louis, Missouri Mayor Francis Slay has nominated Aaron Banks -- an African-American attorney -- as a candidate for the city's police Civilian Oversight Board to review complaints against law enforcement.

  Rapper and entrepreneur Dr. Dre was cuffed  outside of his Malibu home on Monday after an apparent road rage incident. Sources close to the Hip-Hop icon told TMZ  that when Dre arrived at his home there was a car parked in his driveway. Dre requested that the man move, which he did, but not before yelling obscenities at the rapper. […]

Former North Charleston, South Carolina officer Michael Slager says the police association promised to pay his legal bills after he was arrested and charged in the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man.

A 73-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma reserve deputy who killed a man earlier this month when he fired a gun instead of a Taser was the subject of an investigation over questions about his training and conduct, CBS News has learned. Robert Bates has pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Eric Harris, saying […]

An Inkster, Michigan police officer, seen in a video punching an unarmed Black man more than a dozen times, reportedly has a record riddled with allegations of planting evidence, falsifying police reports and using excessive force, according to the Huffington Post. The officer, William Melendez, can be seen pulling over 57-year-old Floyd Dent in the […]