Police Brutality

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.

Cronk's statement suggests officer morale should come before accountability.  

Civil rights leaders were reacting with disgust and anger to what they described as a racist police response to a mall fight between two teenagers at Bridgewater Commons Mall in New Jersey. The fight was recorded on video and went viral on social media.

Chicago police arrested nine people during a protest in the Dirksen Federal Building downtown Thursday, including Kina Collins, a Chicago-based organizer and candidate for Illinois’ 7th Congressional District.

Nathaniel Tuck, one of the officers involved in the beating of Jason Fried, was arrested for his participation in the Jan 6 attack on the Capitol.

A Louisville cop will go to jail for two years for excessive force against a protester during racial justice protests in May 2020.

Fired La Mesa Police Officer Matthew Dages was acquitted of lying in his police report about the violent arrest of a Black man whose brutal treatment from cops was recorded on bodycam video.

A video taken from a classroom inside Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois, that was released by authorities on Friday shows a Black school employee grabbing and throwing a non-Black student to the ground. The school employee was immediately arrested.

The National Police Association wants the public to put away their cell phones during violent altercations between officers and civilians and start intervening instead of recording. "Stop filming and start helping," the organization said in a PSA posted to social media.

Charges have been dropped against former Ladue, Missouri, police officer Julia Crews, who shot Ashley Fountain Hall in the back and claimed she mistook her gun for her taser. Hall requested the charges be dropped after the two participated in what's known as a "restorative justice mediation."

Large police settlements cannot replace the loss of loved ones and often do little to deter police behavior. A report from Five Thiry-Eight and The Marshall Project documented the millions paid out by cities annually and the difficulty with holding police departments accountable.  

Dustin Boone's lawyers are really trying to argue that the ex-cop convicted in the beating of detective Luther Hall - who was working undercover at a BLM protest - should get a light sentence because St. Louis officers brutalizing Black people is basically a police love language.