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Police Violence

2018

14

Aug

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US police kill around 3 men per day, new study reveals

Police in the USA kill on average more than 1,000 men per year, which equates to three men per day, a study has revealed. The data collected through Fatal Encounters, a systematic review that aimed to uncover the risk factor for men relies on media and public record searches to challenge the statistics neglected in […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Voice

13

Aug

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Baltimore police officer caught on camera punching civilian on sidewalk resigns

A Baltimore cop was suspended with pay Saturday after a viral video showed him beating a man to the ground. Two officers had stopped a man, later identified as Dashawn McGrier, 26, on Saturday, Baltimore’s FOX 45 reported, citing information from police. The officers let McGrier go before approaching him again, the department said. In the video, […]

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Country: United States
Source: Fox News

10

Aug

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Sweden: Police said to injure autistic boy with toy gun

This June Swedish police broke the arm of an autistic teen carrying a toy gun as they thought it was real, Swedish media reported on Thursday. Martin Naslund, the father of Erik Naslund, 16, told Swedish daily Aftonbladet that the police didn’t call the ambulance even after breaking his son’s arm in three places. Martin […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Anadolu Agency

09

Aug

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French police harassed aid volunteers at refugee camp over 600 times, report says

Volunteers distributing food and water to homeless refugees and migrants in Calais are systematically being harassed and intimidated by French police, according to a report submitted to France’s human rights ombudsman. Four associations working to distribute aid on the northern French coast, including the British group Help Refugees, published a report on Wednesday saying that between November 2017 […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian

08

Aug

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French cop caught on CCTV forcing bar owner to kiss his feet

A high-ranking French police officer has been caught on camera forcing the owner of a bar on the outskirts of Paris to kiss his boots. The bar in Le Bourget commune 10 km from central Paris had been under police surveillance for nearly two years when the incident took place, French magazine Le Point revealed. Police in […]

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Country: France
Source: The Local , Star

07

Aug

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Man with Down syndrome carrying toy gun shot dead by Swedish police

A 20-year-old man with Down syndrome was shot to death by police Thursday in Sweden, who believed the toy gun he was carrying was a real firearm, the Independent reported. Stockholm police opened fire on Eric Torell, who had disappeared from his home Wednesday night and took a plastic replica gun from a pile of toys. “I […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AJC , TRT Haber

31

Jul

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US police use coin toss to decide whether to arrest woman

Two police officers in Georgia have been suspended after they used a coin toss to decide whether to arrest a 24-year-old motorist they stopped for speeding, police said. The officers stopped the motorist in April when she was running late for work at an Atlanta hair salon and sped past them at around 80 miles […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters

24

Jul

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Georgia cops tackle 10-year-old black child for trying to speak to his handcuffed dad

A video posted on Facebook Sunday showing two white police officers restraining a young black boy in Georgia has gone viral and sparked an internal investigation. The 1 minute, 25 second cellphone video was captured by a woman named Ariel Collins, who identified herself as a cousin of the child depicted in the recording. The clip begins […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC Türkçe , Daily Mail

20

Jul

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UK using child spies in police operations

British authorities are deploying children as spies in covert policing and security operations, a new UK parliamentary report revealed. Some of the minors tasked with gathering intelligence are under 16, the report by a House of Lords review committee said. The report, published last week, was produced in response to proposals brought forward by government officials to […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Al Jazeera , TRT Haber

03

Jul

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Chicago City Council agrees on settlement after police held 3-year-old girl at gunpoint

The Chicago City Council has awarded a $2.5 million settlement to the family of Davianna Simmons after concluding that the Chicago Police Department violated the family’s civil rights when police officers raided their house and ultimately pointed a gun at then 3-year-old Davianna which caused her severe trauma. On August 29, 2013, Davianna had to witness […]

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Country: United States
Source: Black News