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Police Violence

2019

06

Aug

Galveston officers on horseback seen leading handcuffed man with rope

Galveston Police are responding to uproar over a photo posted to Facebook showing a man being led by officers on horses, using a rope. “You don’t even do a dog like that,” said Sherri Kelly, visiting the island from Spring. “I don’t care. That’s inhumane.” “Where were they walking him to and why did they […]

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Country: United States
Source: ABC 13

01

Aug

Body of missing music fan found, French police under fire

A body found in the River Loire is that of a man who went missing after French police raided a music festival last month, local officials say. The French prime minister has promised “total transparency” in investigating the death of a man following clashes between police and festival-goers in the western city of Nantes, as […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian , BBC

01

Aug

Croatia’s president admits abusive migrant pushbacks

After months of official denials, Croatia’s president has admitted that the country’s police are involved in the violent pushbacks of migrants and asylum seekers apprehended inside the country. The best chance for thousands of refugees stuck in Bosnia is to cross its border with Croatia to make it to the European Union. For the past […]

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Country: Croatia
Source: The Guardian , Human Rights Watch

29

Jul

US teen held over officer’s killing ‘illegally blindfolded’

Italian police are investigating a leaked photo of a blindfolded American teenager who is accused of killing an officer in Rome. The photo of murder suspect Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 18, was shown by Italian media on Sunday. Mr Natale-Hjorth and his friend, 19-year-old Finnegan Lee Elder, were arrested on suspicion of killing police officer Mario […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , BBC

29

Jul

New study draws a disturbing picture of police violence in Germany

Illegal police violence occurs in Germany significantly more common than previously known. Thus, there are at least 12,000 allegedly unlawful attacks by police officers every year – and thus five times more than indicated. This is the result of research at the University of Bochum, about which the ARD policy magazine “Kontraste” and “Der Spiegel” report together. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , Focus

24

Jul

Plane security drag man from his seat

An airline which authorised dragging a passenger from his seat has defended its actions, saying it was just following European safety regulations. In footage filmed onboard a Tarom flight from Bucharest to Cairo, a man is seen being forcibly removed from his seat by three airport security staff. Passenger Viorica Hagagg, filmed the incident. She said that the man’s wife, who was […]

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Country: Romania
Source: Time Türk , Independent

22

Jul

Louisiana police officer suggests that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot

A Louisiana police officer has suggested on social media that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot. Officer Charlie Rispoli of the Gretna Police Department made the comments about the New York Democrat on his personal Facebook page last Thursday. ‘This vile idiot needs a round and I don’t mean the kind she used to serve,’ […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , Daily Mail

17

Jul

Eric Garner: no charges against white police officer over chokehold death

Federal prosecutors will not charge the New York police officer implicated in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an African American man killed almost five years ago. The decision announced by the US attorney Richard Donoghue on Tuesday was another blow to the Garner family, figureheads in the Black Lives Matter movement, who have campaigned to […]

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Country: United States
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , The Guardian

04

Jun

Cuyahoga County Jail officers hit, use pepper foam on restrained female inmate

Stunning video has been released that shows two corrections officers hitting a woman and then unloading half a can of pepper foam in her face. The incident occurred back in July 2018 inside the Cuyahoga County Jail. The video led to the corrections officers being indicted and criminally charged this past April. Now the public is […]

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Country: United States
Source: CNN , Fox 8

28

May

Man attacked by police in Molenbeek

A video showing a man being beaten up by police officers is currently circulating on social networks in Belgium, according to local media. In the violent video, a man is seen being held down by a policeman, while a second gets out of a car and kicks him in the head several times. He then hits […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Belçika , Brussels Times