Glynn County hired John Powell in 2018 to take over a force mired in problems. But Powell’s tenure ended with the force in a steeper tailspin and he faces trial early next year in Glynn on charges Powell knew about and ignored misconduct within a narcotics unit under his command, and in one instance, allegedly assisted in covering up illegal actions.
An NPR investigation examined records of payouts by the city and found troubling patterns: Plaintiffs alleged that police often used excessive force. And several officers were repeatedly named.
Law enforcement officers say that they have long shouldered the heavy responsibility of fielding calls from Georgians who need mental health support. But now a growing number of departments are filling a role that traditional policing hasn’t always included: an expert on scene who can diagnose individuals who may need mental health support.
In the fight to get justice for his brother's murder, Terrence Floyd has turned to the unlikeliest corners to do just that: NFTs — or non-fungible tokens.
Speaking at the a memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers, the president acknowledged the pain that accompanies losing a loved one. He also pushed again for police reform.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A high number of incidents of gun violence are gripping the nation. Georgia communities are struggling to address the issue. And the family of Secoriea Turner has now filed lawsuits against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and other Atlanta city leaders, accusing them of failing to protect the life of the 8-year-old girl who was struck down last summer.
Maryland is the first state to issue a comprehensive set of pardons to the victims of lynching. Across the U.S., more than 4,000 Black people were lynched in acts of racial terror.
As the investigation into his death continues, Andrew Brown Jr. will be remembered with a funeral in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday. He was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies on April 21.
Racial justice organizers across Georgia watched anxiously Tuesday as the verdict was read in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. The former police officer was found guilty on three counts. GPB spoke with local activists about their reactions.
The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial begins their deliberations following closing statement from attorneys. Chauvin stands accused of murder after he put his knee into George Floyd's neck for over 9 minutes. In related news, questions are being raised about HB 286, a measure passed by the state legislature that would bar local governments from cutting police budgets by 5% or more.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed the partial ban on no-knock warrants at a ceremony on Friday as members of Taylor's family looked on.
San Francisco will soon launch the nation's largest experiment that diverts most nonviolent mental health and behavioral crisis calls away from police and to specially trained mobile units.
The head of the agency that certifies Georgia’s law enforcement officers told state lawmakers examining police reforms Thursday that new money for training is a better solution than new laws.
Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief, suspended two city officials and called for federal investigations into the city's handling of Daniel Prude's arrest in March and the events that followed.
For generations, “The Talk” has been a mainstay in African American families. At some point, Black children all get warnings from elders about how to...