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A Brooklyn teen who was about to start college spent four days in a coma after he was slammed to the ground by cops in a post-barbecue beatdown, his mother and lawyer say. Rahiym Holmes, 18, suffered a fractured skull and brain damage in the July 11 incident. He cannot walk without help and may never fully […]

STOCKTON, Calif.—Stockton police say a teenager who was fatally shot by officers had escaped from juvenile hall, where he was being held on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and torture. James Rivera died on Thursday after two officers and a sheriff’s deputy fired on his van. The 16-year-old was suspected of having stolen the vehicle at […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police in five Northeast Ohio counties will soon have surveillance equipment that can scan thousands of license plates in minutes, alerting officers to vehicles linked to crimes and unpaid fines. By the end of August, 42 fixed and mobile units will be deployed in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. The […]

Dallas Police Chief David Brown is set to return to work today slightly more than two weeks after his son fatally shot two people, including a Lancaster police officer, City Manager Mary Suhm confirmed Tuesday. Suhm said she met with Brown on Tuesday afternoon at City Hall and they discussed his return to the department. […]

Karen Hull has been waiting 20 years to find out what happened to her son Walter in 1990. She finally knows. Two decades after the 16-year-old Puyallup boy disappeared, one of his former classmates has confessed to murder, police said. Troy Culver was charged this week with first-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in Lincoln County, […]

From The New York Times A state appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision ordering the New York Police Department to turn over years of data identifying the race of suspects shot at by the police. The New York Civil Liberties Union began trying to collect the data after the Sean Bell shooting […]

From the Seattle Medium: On Friday, The Black Law Enforcement Association of Washington (BLEAW) publicly defended the actions of Seattle Police Officer Ian Walsh, the officer who punched a 17-year-old Black female in the face after jaywalking incident escalated in to volatile situation, and denounced the actions of the two Black women involved in the […]

A Seattle police officer who was recorded on a cell phone camera punching an alleged jaywalker in the face has been temporarily reassigned, a department spokesman said Wednesday. Ian Walsh has been taken off patrol duty and placed in a training unit to review police tactics, Detective Mark Jamieson said. Walsh, who joined the force […]

If a police officer says he saw you speeding, then you were speeding. The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled5-1 that a police officer’s visual estimate of speed is enough to convict a motorist of speeding, as long as the officer is trained and certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy or a similar organization, […]

Resent police incident with Collinwood high school students who are peacefully protesting. Police use excessive force when dealing with two teenage girls. Video is disturbing. Was this type of force deserved? FIND OUT HOW TO HELP BELOW! These Students walked out of Collinwood High School in protest of massive school cuts. The Cleveland police responded […]

Police in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday expressed “profound sorrow” at the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in a police raid. Aiyana Jones was shot and killed by police executing a search warrant as part of a homicide investigation, Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said in a statement. “This is any parent’s worst nightmare,” Godbee said. […]

From WSAW The FBI has arrested a Platteville Police Officer, charging her with smoking crack cocaine. The news came as a shock to the small police department. Monday afternoon Platteville Police Chief Doug McKinley got a visit from the FBI. “They let us know that they’d had an ongoing investigation concerning a member of our […]