Tag: excessive force

Man Dies After Sonoma County Deputy Slams His Head Against His Own Car, Falsely Accusing Him of Theft

Screenshot: KTVU On Friday, California police released a disturbing video of Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Blount wrongly accusing a man of stealing his own vehicle before slamming the man’s head into his own car and placing him in a sleeper hold. If this all sounds a bit excessive that’s because it is. Buzzfeed News […]

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Man Dies After Sonoma County Deputy Slams His Head Against His Own Car, Falsely Accuses Him of Theft

Screenshot: KTVU On Friday, California police released a disturbing video of Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Blount wrongly accusing a man of stealing his own vehicle before slamming the man’s head into his own car and placing him in a sleeper hold. If this all sounds a bit excessive that’s because it is. Buzzfeed News […]

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Florida school officer arrested after video shows him slamming 15-year-old student to ground

A school resource officer in Florida is accused of slamming a 15-year-old female student to the ground, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy Willard Miller, 38, turned himself in on Tuesday morning on one count of child abuse without great bodily harm. It is unclear whether he has entered a plea. The incident occurred […]

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Use of Force Investigation Underway After Black Man Tased, Choked by Police: ‘It Was Police Brutality’

Screenshot: Chicago 5 In 2014, the world watched in horror as 43-year-old Eric Garner lost his life to an illegal chokehold used by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, and five years later, 25-year-old Elonte McDowell came dangerously close to experiencing a similar fate. NYPD Fires Officer Responsible for the Death of Eric Garner Five years after […]

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California Teen Seeks Justice in Court After Being Beaten by Police While at a Family Birthday Party

Photo: iStock A California teen who ended up being pummeled by a police officer when cops raided a relative’s birthday party earlier this year is now suing, charging excessive force. The beating of 17-year-old London Wallace, of Fresno, Calif., was captured on police bodycam, and may be difficult for many to watch. The unarmed teen […]

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Offers Legal Counsel to Phoenix Family Held at Gunpoint By Police, Calls Incident ‘Absolutely Sickening’

Photo: Slaven Vlasic (Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) If Clark Kent had a real life alter ego, it might be Jay-Z. The 49-year-old billionaire has been using his immense fortune and influence to save artists like Lil Wayne from the IRS, to pour $50 million into criminal justice reform and to otherwise balance the scales […]

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Family Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against City of Phoenix After Police Allegedly Assault, Threaten to Shoot Family

Image: iStock A family is suing the City of Phoenix for $10 million after police officers were caught on video using what the family believes is excessive force. Per AZ Central: Dravon Ames, 22, and his pregnant fiancée, 24-year-old Aisha Harper were pulled over by Phoenix police near 36th and Roosevelt streets on May 29. […]

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A Black Teen Was Going Through a Mental Health Crisis. Wisconsin Police Ended Up Punching Him in the Head

Screenshot: Brandi Grayson Facebook Madison, Wisc., police officers were called to the home of a 17-year-old boy last week because he was experiencing a mental health crisis. The encounter ended with officers tackling the child, placing a bag over his head, and punching the teen, who is black, repeatedly. Unbeknownst to the officers, the entire […]

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