An autopsy has found that the death of a 62-year-old church deacon who was electrically shocked by an Atlanta police officer was a homicide. Johnny Hollman became unresponsive on Aug. 10 while being arrested after a minor car crash.
The 28-year-old Black man died at a Virginia mental health facility earlier this month. A grand jury indicted 10 deputies and hospital workers on charges of second-degree murder.
Irvo Otieno was transferred from jail to a state mental health facility on March 6. Prosecutors say he was handcuffed during the intake process and "smothered" by seven deputies for some 12 minutes.
"I'm asking for justice," says Peter Lyoya, whose son Patrick Lyoya, 26, was fatally shot by Grand Rapids police officer, Christopher Schurr, 31, during a traffic stop last month.
Public health data experts have a new way to calculate the underreporting of people killed by police. Criminologists call the results "interesting" but are reserving judgment on the accuracy.
A jury has found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts he faced over the killing of George Floyd. The outcome was far from guaranteed, as convictions of police officers are historically rare.
"Here's why: they were improperly trained and did not have the proper equipment by which to effectuate their job," the family's attorney said on Thursday. The officers' names have not been released.
Since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, rage that had accumulated over centuries of racial violence spilled into the...
It’s been three years since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The chaos in Ferguson brought to...