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Police Violence

2019

09

Apr

NYPD chief surgeon determined Officer Pantaleo didn’t put Eric Garner in chokehold

It was a police encounter that made headlines around the world: a plainclothes officer caught on cell phone video wrestling Eric Garner, a towering Staten Island dad, to the ground with what appeared to be a chokehold — except it wasn’t, the NYPD’s top doctor has said, according to the cop’s lawyer. The NYPD’s chief […]

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Country: United States
Source: NY Daily News

01

Apr

Mentally ill inmate is battered and Tasered by prison officers

Shocking footage shows a mentally ill inmate being savagely beaten and tasered by correction officers inside his cell at a US prison. The brutal assault on Beau Bangert in 2017 – as well as other abuse allegations – led to the sacking of three officials at the Auburn Main Jail. Video of the attack was […]

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Country: United States
Source: Haberler , The Sun

25

Mar

Pennsylvania officer who fatally shot Antwon Rose in East Pittsburgh is acquitted

Shots were fired through the office window of the attorney for a white police officer acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, before several hundred people gathered in protest on Saturday over a verdict that left Pittsburgh on edge. Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until further notice. The jury’s decision late […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

18

Mar

Protesters rally outside Serbia president’s residence, police use pepper spray

Thousands of anti-government protesters staged a rally outside President Aleksandar Vucic’s residence on Sunday to press their demands for greater media freedom and free and fair elections, a day after they briefly broke into the state television building. Riot police used pepper spray against a small group of the protesters after they tried to bring […]

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Country: Serbia
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

07

Mar

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe: Did not need the UN to shed light

The UN rights chief on Wednesday called for a “full investigation” into the possible use of excessive force by French police during the often violent “yellow vest” protests. “The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ have been protesting what they see as exclusion from economic rights and participation in public affairs,” Michelle Bachelet said in her annual address to […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , Phil Star

06

Mar

Yellow Vest protests: 368 injured in police violence

Subjected to police violence during Yellow Vest protests, nearly 370 people were injured since last November, an online investigative French journal said on Tuesday. According to Mediapart, one person was killed and 368 others injured after getting shot by tear gas capsules of French police during the nationwide Yellow Vest protests against the government. The […]

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Country: France
Source: En Son Haber , AA

20

Feb

California rapper killed in car was shot by police about 25 times

A young California man fatally shot by police after they found him unresponsive in his car with a gun in his lap was hit about 25 times — with bullets striking the center of his face and throat and blowing off part of his ear, a lawyer for his family said. Oakland attorney Melissa Nold, who […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , NBC News

01

Feb

French police officers jailed for raping Canadian tourist

Two police officers from one of France’s elite units have been sent to jail for seven years for the gang-rape of a Canadian tourist. The officers took Emily Spanton back to their headquarters at 36 Quai des Orfèvres after an alcohol-fuelled evening at an Irish bar in April 2014. Once in their fifth floor office, […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

30

Jan

French minister objects to tear gas prohibition call

French interior minister on Tuesday objected to the call by a rights defender for prohibiting the use of tear gas on protesters. Speaking on France’s BFM TV channel, Christophe Castaner argued that police need to use gas canisters in order to protect themselves. He said that more people will be injured when police does not use tear gas. […]

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Country: France
Source: Haber Türk , AA

23

Jan

Undercover cop says colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’ during protest

An undercover St. Louis police officer reported that his colleagues beat him “like Rodney King” when they mistook him for a protester following the acquittal of a white former officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, according to newly released court documents. Det. Luther Hall, who is black, also described the attack as […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , CBC