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February 3, 2023, 8:12 PM

Confidence in police practices drops to a new low: POLL

The confidence Americans have in police training and their treatment of Black people have fallen to new lows, according to a new poll.
February 3, 2023, 8:12 PM
Confidence in police practices drops to a new low: POLL
February 3, 2023, 1:41 AM

'Need action': Biden meets with Congressional Black Caucus on policing after Tyre Nichols' death

"I hope so," Biden told ABC News when asked if it was possible to get policing reform through Congress.
February 3, 2023, 1:41 AM
Biden meets with Congressional Black Caucus on policing after Tyre Nichols' death
February 2, 2023, 7:11 PM

Tyre Nichols death renews calls for police reform legislation

President Joe Biden and House Speaker McCarthy have also met to discuss raising the debt ceiling with McCarthy saying “common ground” is possible.
February 2, 2023, 7:11 PM
Tyre Nichols death renews calls for police reform legislation
February 2, 2023, 6:22 PM

Congressional Black Caucus to press Biden on stalled police reform

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus will press President Joe Biden to renew a stalled police reform effort Thursday, one day after the funeral of Tyre Nichols.
February 2, 2023, 6:22 PM
Congressional Black Caucus to press Biden on stalled police reform
January 31, 2023, 4:16 AM

Former police chief: 'We know that there are racial biases that exist'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with former Ferguson, Missouri, police chief Jason Armstrong on police violence and racial bias in light of the beating of Tyre Nichols.
January 31, 2023, 4:16 AM
Former police chief: 'We know that there are racial biases that exist'
January 30, 2023, 10:01 PM

Calls for police reform growing on Capitol Hill

ABC News' Jay O'Brien reports on the growing calls for reform among members of Congress in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death.
January 30, 2023, 10:01 PM
Calls for police reform growing on Capitol Hill
January 30, 2023, 3:21 AM

Attorney and activists call for more police reform in US

Lawyer for Tyre Nichols’ family calls for Congress to enact police reform after surveillance and body camera footage reveal brutal beating.
January 30, 2023, 3:21 AM
Attorney and activists call for more police reform in US
January 30, 2023, 2:31 AM

A look at Memphis police reform amid Tyre Nichols investigation

Following Tyre Nichols' death, Memphis Police Department's policies and recent police reforms are under scrutiny.
January 30, 2023, 2:31 AM
Memphis police policies, reform under scrutiny following Tyre Nichols' death
January 29, 2023, 4:01 PM

Americans question police departments' vows to reform and retrain

After the death of Tyre Nichols, Americans are again demanding a stop to police brutality.
January 29, 2023, 4:01 PM
Americans question police departments' vows to reform and retrain
January 29, 2023, 3:54 PM

Protests continue in Memphis

Memphis citizens are demanding change, accountability and reform from police.
January 29, 2023, 3:54 PM
Protests continue in Memphis
January 29, 2023, 2:06 PM

What is Atlanta's 'Cop City' and why are people protesting it?

Atlanta's 'Cop City,' a new police training center, has sparked protests across the country/
January 29, 2023, 2:06 PM
What is 'Cop City' in Atlanta and why are people protesting it?
January 29, 2023, 1:53 PM

Why police training in the US falls short compared to the rest of the world: Report

As Americans debate police reform, a law enforcement report shows significant gaps in how police in the U.S. are trained compared to their international counterparts.
January 29, 2023, 1:53 PM
Why police training in the US falls short compared to the rest of the world: Report
January 28, 2023, 2:48 AM

Why Congress has failed to pass policing reform in recent years

As the nation awaits body camera footage in the death of Tyre Nichols, calls for systemic police reform at the Congressional level are starting up again.
January 28, 2023, 2:48 AM
Why Congress has failed to pass policing reform
January 24, 2023, 12:31 AM

Attorney Ben Crump compares Tyre Nichols arrest to Rodney King beating

On Monday, Nichols' family was shown footage of the incident described by one of their attorneys as an "unadulterated, unabashed beating” by Memphis police.
January 24, 2023, 12:31 AM
Attorney Ben Crump compares Tyre Nichols arrest to Rodney King beating
January 22, 2023, 5:51 PM

6 arrests following violent protests in Atlanta

Some community members are against a new police training center being built in Dekalb County.
January 22, 2023, 5:51 PM
6 arrests following violent protests in Atlanta
January 22, 2023, 6:54 AM

Police vehicle set on fire in downtown Atlanta

Six people were arrested Saturday after a peaceful protest over a proposed police training ground turned violent in Atlanta, police said.
January 22, 2023, 6:54 AM
Police vehicle set on fire in downtown Atlanta
January 22, 2023, 1:38 AM

Police: Property damage, several arrests in Atlanta violence

A peaceful protest of construction of a police training center turned violent.
January 22, 2023, 1:38 AM
January 21, 2023, 6:12 PM

5 officers fired after traffic stop death of Tyre Nichols

The department cited multiple violations, including excessive force.
January 21, 2023, 6:12 PM
5 officers fired after traffic stop death of Tyre Nichols
January 21, 2023, 12:11 AM

First responders plead not guilty in connection with death of Elijah McClain

The police officers and paramedics involved in Elijah McClain's death were arraigned Friday.
January 21, 2023, 12:11 AM
First responders plead not guilty in connection with death of Elijah McClain
January 20, 2023, 11:31 PM

Death of school teacher after LAPD Taser incident, arrest: The complete timeline of events

As investigators continue to probe the death of school teacher Keenan Anderson, they have released video and details about his Jan. 3 encounter with police officers.
January 20, 2023, 11:31 PM
Keenan Anderson death after LAPD Taser incident: The complete timeline of events
January 20, 2023, 9:38 PM

Officer who hit woman in McDonald's dispute placed on leave

An Ohio police officer who struck a Black woman as she was taken into custody at a McDonald's has been placed on paid administrative leave while authorities investigate
January 20, 2023, 9:38 PM
January 19, 2023, 1:19 AM

Federal civil rights investigation opened into death of Memphis man

Tyre Nichols, 29, was hospitalized after complaining of shortness of breath during an arrest for alleged reckless driving on Jan. 7 in Memphis and died three days later, police said.
January 19, 2023, 1:19 AM
Federal civil rights investigation opened into death of Memphis man
January 15, 2023, 1:14 AM

Police bodycam footage shows man being tased

Keenan Anderson was tased repeatedly by police before being taken into custody after a traffic collision. He later went into cardiac arrest and died at the hospital.
January 15, 2023, 1:14 AM
Police bodycam footage shows man being tased
January 11, 2023, 8:23 PM

DC residents demand police action after 13-year-old killed

The fatal shooting of a middle-school student has sparked public uproar in Washington as the nation’s capital struggles with rising tensions about violent crime and racial justice
January 11, 2023, 8:23 PM
1 month ago

Black soldier suing police over violent stop caught on camera

Officers Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker pulled over 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario while he was in uniform on the evening of Dec. 5, 2020.
1 month ago
Afro-Latino army veteran suing police officers over violent stop caught on camera
1 month ago

Officer fired after dragging woman to jail entrance

The Tampa Police Department said the officer violated multiple policies.
1 month ago
Officer fired after dragging woman to jail entrance
1 month ago

Ex-California prison officer accused of sexual misconduct

State prison officials have accused a former correctional officer at a California women's prison of engaging in sexual misconduct against at least 22 inmates
1 month ago
1 month ago

Black veteran sues police over alleged beating

Bodycamera footage shows three officers throwing punches at Dalvin Gadson.
1 month ago
Black veteran sues police over alleged beating
1 month ago

Black Army veteran sues Colorado Springs police officers over alleged beating

Dalvin Gadson, a Black man allegedly beaten by Colorado Springs police during an October traffic stop, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the three officers.
1 month ago
Black Army veteran sues Colorado Springs police officers over alleged beating
2 months ago

White Florida officer acquitted of shoving of Black woman

A South Florida jury has sided with a white Florida police officer accused of shoving a kneeling Black woman to the ground during a protest more than two years ago
2 months ago
2 months ago

US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects

Supervisors approved limited use of the remote-controlled devices.
2 months ago
US police rarely deploy deadly robots to confront suspects
2 months ago

5 officers charged after Black man paralyzed in police van

They were charged with misdemeanors over their treatment of a Black man.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Daughter speaks out on dad's death in police custody after shouting 'I can't breathe'

Edward Bronstein died two months before George Floyd.
2 months ago
Daughter speaks out on dad's death in police custody after shouting 'I can't breathe'
2 months ago

Kenosha officer accused of kneeling on girl's neck resigns from school district

An off-duty police officer in Kenosha resigned from his role in the school district amid an investigation into the tactics he used to restrain a 12 year-old girl.
2 months ago
Cop accused of kneeling on girl resigns from school, citing 'strain' on family
3 months ago

Video shows Georgia officers punching detainee

Camden County Sheriff's Office security footage shows several officers beating Jarret Hobbs while in police custody.
3 months ago
Video shows Georgia officers punching detainee
3 months ago

Son's killing by officers forges a mom's campaign to divert the police

A California mother whose son was shot and killed in 2019 by police carves out a deflect-the-police campaign.
3 months ago
Son's killing by officers spurs a mom's divert-the-police campaign
4 months ago

Policing in the United States

As rhetoric around police funding ramps up ahead of the midterm elections, ABC News chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas shares an investigation on police department budgets around the country.
4 months ago
Policing in the United States
4 months ago

Most police budgets increased despite defunding claims

ABC News' Pierre Thomas reports on an ABC News analysis of police department budgets across the country, as crime and police funding become a central issue in this fall's midterm elections.
4 months ago
Most police budgets increased despite defunding claims
4 months ago

Despite 'defunding' claims, police funding has increased in many US cities

While some politicians say crime is up because Democrats defunded police, an ABC analysis shows that out of 109 cities examined, most have increased their police budgets.
4 months ago
Despite 'defunding' claims, police funding has increased in many US cities
4 months ago

Rochester officials 'suppressed' information in Daniel Prude case, investigation finds

An independent investigation into the city of Rochester's response to the death of Daniel Prude determined that officials "suppressed" information and lied.
4 months ago
City officials 'suppressed' information in police killing of Black man: Report
4 months ago

House passes bills on policing and public safety

The House passed four policing reform bills on Thursday ahead of the midterm elections.
4 months ago
House passes bills on policing and public safety
5 months ago

3 Arkansas officers suspended after video showed them striking man during arrest

3 Arkansas law enforcement officers have been suspended after a video circulated online showing them striking and kneeing a man during an arrest.
5 months ago
3 Arkansas officers suspended after video showed them striking man during arrest
6 months ago

Family seeking answers after police held unarmed teen at gunpoint

A 16-year-old boy is speaking out after he was held at gunpoint and detained by police in what authorities said appears to have been a misunderstanding.
6 months ago
Family seeking answers after police held unarmed teen at gunpoint
6 months ago

Family demands answers after their daughter dies in police custody

Authorities in Georgia released body cam footage of a woman who died after falling out the back of a moving patrol car.
6 months ago
Family demands answers after their daughter dies in police custody
6 months ago

Family demands answers after woman dies in police custody

Brianna Grer was arrested on July 15 and died while she was in custody after falling out of the police vehicle and investigators concluded that deputies never closed the door in the patrol car.
6 months ago
Family demands answers after woman dies in police custody
6 months ago

Black man allegedly beaten by police after alleged traffic violation    

Video shows Oakland, Tennessee, police appearing to beat and use a stun gun on Brandon Calloway after he allegedly ran a stop sign.
6 months ago
Black man allegedly beaten by police after alleged traffic violation    
7 months ago

City to meet with advocacy groups over police reform demands following Jayland Walker's death

As protests continue following Jayland Walker's death, the tension between protestors and police remains high.
7 months ago
City to meet with advocacy groups about police reforms after Jayland Walker's death
7 months ago

Michigan state court agrees to limit use of cash bail in class action suit settlement

Detroit's 36th District Court settled a federal lawsuit with bail advocates to limit the use of cash bail practices.
7 months ago
Michigan court agrees to limit cash bail use in class action settlement
7 months ago

Teen pinned by off-duty police officer

A 14-year-old boy was pinned to the ground by an off-duty police officer, who reportedly accused him of stealing a bicycle.
7 months ago
Teen pinned by off-duty police officer
7 months ago

NAACP president calls for justice for Jayland Walker

NAACP President Derrick Johnson reacts to the shooting death of Jayland Walker, a Black man killed by police in Akron, Ohio.
7 months ago
NAACP president calls for justice for Jayland Walker