David Elmendorf, a former ice cream shop owner in upstate New York, has been ordered to pay $4,500 after being accused of calling the police on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters and falsely claiming they threatened him with violence.


Yugeshwar Gaindarpersaud claims a police officer in Schenectady beat him, kneeled on his head and arrested him on his own property for a crime the Black man did not commit.


A probe has been launched into the death of Andrew Kearse—a Bronx man who died in police custody in Schenectady, New York.