The family of a Georgia church deacon who died after struggling with a police officer following a minor car crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a tow truck driver they say arrived during the confrontation and sat on the man's head and neck.
Attorneys for the family of a Black man fatally shot by a Georgia deputy during a traffic stop are demanding $16 million in restitution from the sheriff's office. The attorneys say Tuesday they have sent Camden County notice that they intend to file suit.
Atlanta's police chief is urging the public to come forward with information about those who set police motorcycles on fire last month in protest over the planned construction of a public safety training center that critics call "Cop City."
A Black driver is more likely to face being searched, handcuffed, or arrested when a police officer's first words are commands rather than a greeting or an explanation.
The family of a Georgia woman who died last year after she fell from a moving patrol car has filed a civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit announced Wednesday says sheriff's deputies improperly arrested her and ultimately caused her death.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison kept notes as lead prosecutor in the state's case against Derek Chauvin. He's sharing them in a new book, Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence.
Ireland-based artist Pan Cooke creates cartoons summarizing the world's daily news in comics, highlighting how prevalent police brutality and hate crimes are across the U.S.
Monday on Political Rewind: Protestors gathered peacefully over the weekend after the release of four videos showing the brutal death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police officers. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp and Mayor Andre Dickens coordinate to stem violent protest in Atlanta.
In Memphis, where Nichols died, protesters shut down a major highway and chanted "justice for Tyre" before later disbanding. Demonstrations across the U.S. were largely peaceful.
As Memphis braces for video footage and protests, pastor and police reform advocate Earle Fisher says he's "seen far too much Black death as a spectacle." He shares his concerns and hopes in the case.
Monday on Political Rewind: As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy today, our special panel will ask if we're living his dream in the modern day. Plus we discuss President Biden's visit to Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Sheriff's officials say three jail guards in Georgia have been charged with battery and violating their oath of office in the beating of a detainee at a county jail that was recorded by security cameras.
The Atlanta City Council has approved a $1 million settlement payment for the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot and killed by a police officer. Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was shot following a confrontation with two white police officers in June 2020.
Thursday on Political Rewind: President Biden announced a student debt relief plan, partially meeting one of his campaign promises. Plus, two candidates on the top of Georgia's ballot get a boost from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Meanwhile, a settlement leaves the fate of a proposed mine at the Okefenokee’s edge in the hands of the Georgia EPD.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Fulton County prosecutors have lambasted Gov. Brian Kemp's efforts to avoid testifying before the grand jury investigating election interference in 2020. Plus, a shooting rampage in Midtown left two dead and has once again made guns an election-year issue. And we look at the life and legacy of former Georgia's former first lady Sandra Deal. But first: Two officers were acquitted of the murder of Rayshard Brooks.