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Police Violence

2019

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

02

May

288 arrested as Paris violence takes centre stage during France’s May 1st protests

288 arrests, 15,000 security checks in Paris. Looting, vandalism and clashes between protesters and police continue in the capital. Police have fired tear gas to push back masked demonstrators in central Paris, as thousands of people used an annual May Day rally to protest against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies. Labour unions and so-called […]

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Country: France
Source: Aljazeera

30

Apr

France moves to stem surge in police suicides

The French government on Monday opened a suicide prevention unit for police officers after a sharp rise in the number taking their own lives since the start of this year. The move comes as prosecutors are investigating chants by some “yellow vest” anti-government protesters in recent weeks urging the police to “commit suicide,” which have […]

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Country: France
Source: Haber Türk , France 24

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