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May, 2016

  • 2 May

    Top LA County Sheriff’s Official Resigns Over Racist Emails

    Tom Angel, chief of staff to LA County Jim McDonnell 
Credit: Raw Story/ABC7.com

    “Despite the Sheriff’s Department’s many recent efforts to fortify public trust, this incident reminds us that we and other law enforcement agencies still have work to do.” Tom Angel, chief of staff of LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, has resigned amid widespread denouncement over emails he sent mocking Muslim-Americans, Black …

April, 2016

  • 25 April

    Cleveland Ordered to Pay $6 Million for Killing of Tamir Rice

    A protester holds up a picture of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in December 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Jose Luis Magana/AP

    In a settlement announced Monday, the City of Cleveland agreed to pay 6 million dollars to the family of Tamir Rice, the 12 year old boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer in November of 2014 for playing with a toy pellet gun. The settlement, which will …

  • 25 April

    NYC Taxpayers To Shell Out $40 Million To Cover NYPD Misconduct Over Wrongfully Convicted Soundview Five

Eric Glisson, one of the "Soundview 5" with Attorney Peter Cross in 2012.

    New York City has settled a lawsuit with a group of wrongly accused citizens, known popularly as the Soundview Five, to the enormous tune of $40 million. The 4 men and one woman served nearly two decades behind bars after being imprisoned unjustly for the death of 2 people in 1995.  It …

  • 14 April

    Judge Rules Peter Liang Not To Be Granted Re-trial For Murder Of Akai Gurley


    Supreme Court Justice Denny Chun ruled today that ex-NYPD officer Peter Liang will not be granted a re-trial for the murder of Akai Gurley. Liang, who shot and killed the unarmed 28-year-old father of three in November, 2014,  was indicted by a grand jury on manslaughter, assault, and other criminal charges in …

  • 12 April

    South Carolina Cop Gets Probation For Murder Of Unarmed Black Driver

    North Augusta Police Officer Justin Craven stands during his hearing Monday at the Edgefield County Courthouse in South Carolina. (Maayan Schechter / Aiken Standard)

    Justin Craven, a former South Carolina police officer who killed an unarmed black motorist in 2014 was sentenced to only three years of probation and 80 hours of community service on Monday.  Craven accepted a plea agreement that dropped a felony charge for his use of lethal force. In February …

  • 7 April

    FBI Probe Leaves Two Top NYPD Officials Stripped Of Their Guns And Badges


    The NY Post reports that Thursday morning two high-ranking NYPD officials have been stripped of their guns and badges after an FBI investigation into corruption allegations. Police Commissioner William Bratton announced that both Deputy NYPD Inspector James Grant, the commander of the 19th Precinct in the Upper East Side, and …

March, 2016