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November 28, 2022, 10:09 PM

5 officers charged after Black man paralyzed in police van

They were charged with misdemeanors over their treatment of a Black man.
November 28, 2022, 10:09 PM
November 22, 2022, 3:21 PM

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

Edward Bronstein died two months before George Floyd.
November 22, 2022, 3:21 PM
Daughter speaks out on dad's death in police custody after shouting 'I can't breathe'
November 22, 2022, 2:04 PM

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.
November 22, 2022, 2:04 PM
Cop accused of kneeling on girl resigns from school, citing 'strain' on family
November 18, 2022, 2:54 AM

Video shows Georgia officers punching detainee

Camden County Sheriff's Office security footage shows several officers beating Jarret Hobbs while in police custody.
November 18, 2022, 2:54 AM
Video shows Georgia officers punching detainee
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Son's killing by officers spurs a mom's divert-the-police campaign
2 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.
2 months ago
Policing in the United States
2 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.
2 months ago
Most police budgets increased despite defunding claims
2 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.
2 months ago
Despite 'defunding' claims, police funding has increased in many US cities
2 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.
2 months ago
City officials 'suppressed' information in police killing of Black man: Report
2 months ago

House passes bills on policing and public safety

The House passed four policing reform bills on Thursday ahead of the midterm elections.
2 months ago
House passes bills on policing and public safety
3 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.
3 months ago
3 Arkansas officers suspended after video showed them striking man during arrest
4 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.
4 months ago
Family seeking answers after police held unarmed teen at gunpoint
4 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.
4 months ago
Family demands answers after their daughter dies in police custody
4 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.
4 months ago
Family demands answers after woman dies in police custody
4 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.
4 months ago
Black man allegedly beaten by police after alleged traffic violation    
5 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.
5 months ago
City to meet with advocacy groups about police reforms after Jayland Walker's death
5 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.
5 months ago
Michigan court agrees to limit cash bail use in class action settlement
5 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.
5 months ago
Teen pinned by off-duty police officer
5 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.
5 months ago
NAACP president calls for justice for Jayland Walker
5 months ago

Protesters demand answers for Jayland Walker

Officials released body-camera footage on Sunday, which shows the 25-year-old Black man killed in a hail of bullets fired by eight officers while he was unarmed and running away.
5 months ago
Protesters demand answers for Jayland Walker
5 months ago

Calls for both calm and protest ring out in Akron, Ohio

Many are taking to the streets after officials released body-camera footage Sunday of Jayland Walker killed in a hail of bullets fired by eight officers while he was unarmed and running away.
5 months ago
Calls for both calm and protest ring out in Akron, Ohio
5 months ago

Family of Jayland Walker demand answers

The 25-year-old Black man was shot multiple times after a police chase, according to a preliminary medical examiner's report.
5 months ago
Family of Jayland Walker demand answers
5 months ago

Jayland Walker's family demands answers as Akron braces for protests

The city of Akron, Ohio, is bracing for protests following the shooting of Jayland Walker who died in, what appears to have been, a hail of gunfire.
5 months ago
Jayland Walker's family demands answers as Akron braces for protests
5 months ago

Family demanding answers after Black man killed by police during traffic stop in Ohio

Body-camera footage from the fatal police shooting of Jayland Walker in Akron, Ohio, will be released on Sunday, authorities said.
5 months ago
Family demanding answers after Black man killed by police during traffic stop
5 months ago

Ben Crump joins legal team of Black man injured while transported by New Haven police

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has joined the legal team of Richard Cox, a Black man who was injured while being transported by New Haven police.
5 months ago
Ben Crump joins legal team of Black man injured while in police custody
5 months ago

Latino officer files discrimination charge against former police chief

A second Sheffield Lake police officer has filed a charge of discrimination with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission against former police chief Anthony Campo.
5 months ago
Latino officer files discrimination charge against former police chief
6 months ago

Michigan police officer charged with murder in killing of Patrick Lyoya

Patrick Lyoya, an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was shot in the head on April 4 after a police officer pulled him over for an unregistered license plate.
6 months ago
Michigan police officer charged with murder in killing of Patrick Lyoya
6 months ago

DOJ investigating Louisiana State Police for excessive force, racist policing

State prosecutors last month charged three police troopers who were accused of beating a Black motorist during a 2020 arrest.
6 months ago
DOJ investigating Louisiana State Police for excessive force, racist policing
6 months ago

Louisiana State Police under investigation for excessive force or racially discriminatory policing

LSP announced it would launch an external review of itself earlier this year.
6 months ago
DOJ investigating Louisiana State Police for excessive force, racist policing
7 months ago

Family to sue Kenosha police after accusing officer of kneeling on 12-year-old girl’s neck

The family of a 12-year-old girl is suing police after accusing an off-duty police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin of kneeling on her neck while trying to stop a fight.
7 months ago
Family to sue Kenosha police after accusing officer of kneeling on girl’s neck
7 months ago

Civil rights leaders speak at Patrick Lyoya's funeral

A funeral was held Friday for Michigan resident Patrick Lyoya, who was shot by a police officer in early April.
7 months ago
Civil rights leaders speak at Patrick Lyoya's funeral
7 months ago

Viral video of Syracuse police's treatment of young boy draws scrutiny

The boy, who was not injured, allegedly stole a bag of chips.
7 months ago
Viral video of Syracuse police's treatment of young boy draws scrutiny
8 months ago

Amir Locke’s family join growing call to end “no knock” warrants

Amir Locke's parents reiterated their calls to end the controversial police practice that has come under scrutiny by law enforcement and elected officials.
8 months ago
Amir Locke’s family join growing call to end “no knock” warrants
8 months ago

Controversial policing strategies spread to other cities, report says

Police departments around the country are experimenting on new ways to protect their communities.
8 months ago
Controversial policing strategies spread to other cities, report says
8 months ago

Parents call for charges after off-duty cop puts knee on 12-year-old girl's neck

A video shows an off-duty police officer placing his knee on the girl’s neck while breaking up a cafeteria fight.
8 months ago
Parents call for charges after off-duty cop puts knee on 12-year-old girl's neck
9 months ago

Breonna Taylor’s mom urges DOJ to charge officers

Two years after Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police, her mother met with Department of Justice officials, urging federal charges against the officers.
9 months ago
Breonna Taylor’s mom urges DOJ to charge officers
9 months ago

Off-duty police officer accused of kneeling on 12-year-old girl's neck while stopping fight

An off-duty police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is accused of kneeling on the neck of a 12-year-old girl while trying to stop a fight that the girl was involved in.
9 months ago
Off-duty police officer accused of kneeling on girl's neck while stopping fight
9 months ago

Family of Andrew Joseph III calls for end of qualified immunity

Family of slain Black teen Andrew Joseph III calls to end qualified immunity.
9 months ago
Family of Black teen fatally struck by car calls for end of qualified immunity
9 months ago
Jury finds ex-officer not guilty on all counts in shooting during Breonna Taylor raid
9 months ago

Black teen handcuffed in viral video of mall fight speaks out on police treatment

Kye Husain, the Black teen who was handcuffed as police broke up a fight at a New Jersey mall, spoke out about police treatment amid an internal investigation.
9 months ago
Black teen handcuffed in viral video speaks out on police treatment
10 months ago

Police open internal investigation after viral video sparks outrage

Sonia Pruitt, founder of the Black Police Experience, discusses the actions taken by New Jersey police after a young Black man received more use of force than another teenager.
10 months ago
Police open internal investigation after viral video sparks outrage
10 months ago

New Jersey police response to mall fight under investigation

A viral video of police responding to a fight between two teens at the Bridgewater Commons Mall has prompted an internal investigation over the officers' apparent treatment of the Black teenager.
10 months ago
New Jersey police response to mall fight under investigation
10 months ago

Cops under fire over video of mall arrest

A viral video of police responding to a fight between two teenagers at a New Jersey mall has prompted an internal probe over the treatment of a Black teen.
10 months ago
Cops under fire over video of mall arrest
10 months ago

Defund the police movement is 'not the position of the Democratic Party': Pelosi

George Stephanopoulos interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on "This Week."
10 months ago
Defund the police movement is 'not the position of the Democratic Party': Pelosi
10 months ago

Prosecutor requests investigation into Purdue cop shown holding down Black student in snow

A video recorded by the student's girlfriend has since gained attention on social media. It depicts the officer putting his forearm over the student's neck.
10 months ago
Prosecutor requests investigation after incident between Purdue cop and student
10 months ago

Lawsuit alleges DC police department keeps 'watchlist' of critics

The lawsuit claims MPD uses the list to delay or deny requests for public information which are protected by DC law.
10 months ago
Lawsuit alleges DC police keep 'watchlist' of critics
1 year ago

How effective training could impact number of shootings by police

Fmr. NYPD chief of detectives explains importance of police training when it comes to handling weapons, and compares testimony in the Kim Potter trial to the trial of Derek Chauvin.
1 year ago
How effective training could impact number of shootings by police
1 year ago

Police reform moves forward amid officer's trial for death of Daunte Wright

In the wake of Daunte Wright's death, police reform efforts began in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
1 year ago
After Black man's death, police reform moving forward
1 year ago

California police dept. investigated over alleged racist texts, discriminatory conduct

Following allegations of excessive force, racist text messages, and discriminatory misconduct, the Torrance Police Department is being investigated by the California DOJ.
1 year ago
Police dept. investigated over alleged racist texts, discriminatory conduct
1 year ago

Police department investigated over alleged racist texts, discriminatory conduct

An independent review of Torrance Police Department will seek "to identify and correct potential systemic failures in the department’s policies and practices."
1 year ago
Police department investigated over alleged racist texts, discriminatory conduct