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Colorado’s Governor Signs Executive Order to Reopen Investigation into the Death of Elijah McClain

Gov. Jared Polis made a bold move recently that challenged Adams County District Attorney Dave Young’s decision to not press criminal charges against the police officers Elijah McClain had contact with before going into cardiac arrest and…
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De’Von Bailey’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After He Was Shot and Killed by Colorado Springs Police

While many individuals in Colorado are protesting over the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died while in police custody, there are dozens of others who are using these protests as an opportunity to recognize the other lives that…
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Can I make a formal complaint against a Greenville South Carolina cop for sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment/misconduct. Sexual Harassment/misconduct is a form of police brutality second in line to excessive force complaints.  This form of brutality stems from  unwelcome sexual advances, requests, or demands for sexual favors,…
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Rockland County New York. Is there value in de-escalation training to reduce police brutality?

Dangerous police encounters. Rising police brutality claims are eroding trust in New York law enforcement personnel despite officer training exercises that support increased community safety.  The incidence of negative police encounters in…

Jurors Recognized for Acquitting South Florida Police Officers Who are Charged for Rough Arrests

If you’ve ever wondered why South Florida police officers are let off the hook after they applied excessive force or became violent toward a suspect during an arrest, perhaps this explains why.   According to an article that was…

Chicago Man Expected to Receive $10 Million Settlement from City After Plainclothes Officer Shoots and Paralyzes Him

Tarance Etheredge III is awaiting payment from the City of Chicago to settle his police brutality lawsuit after he was shot in the back by an officer in 2012 [Source: Chicago Tribune]. Etheredge, who was only 21 years old at the time, was left…

Illinois Officer Held Black College Swimmer at Gunpoint, Now He’s Suing

When Jaylan Butler’s swim team stopped at a rest area in East Moline, Illinois last year, the last thing he expected was for his life to be threatened by an Illinois police officer. Butler, who was 19 years old at the time, was traveling on…

Rapper T.I. Calls Out Presidential Democratic Candidates After a Video of a Louisville Police Officer Brutally Beating a Man Goes Viral

The video was first posted on Facebook on February 3, 2020, and has since gained attention from individuals nationwide. The Courier-Journal highlighted details from the incident that later captured the attention of rapper T.I. whose legal name…