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Another Mistrial In Case Of Officer Who Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old To Death

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

A mistrial has been declared in the trial of the Detroit police officer who shot a sleeping 7-year-old to death. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Offi...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Manslaughter Charge Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot 7-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

The dismissal of the manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping child will stand, an appeals court ruled Monday....

Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charge For Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old To Death

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

A judge has dropped the felony charge leveled against Joseph Weekley, the Detroit police officer who in 2010 shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones to d...

Charge Dismissed Against Cop Who Killed Girl During Raid

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 10.03.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday dismissed the most serious charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid...

How A Police Officer Shot A Sleeping 7-Year-Old To Death

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.02.2014 | Black Voices

A Detroit police officer accused of manslaughter in the death of a 7-year-old girl will go on trial this week, as national attention remains focused o...

Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old To Death Will Be Retried

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.19.2013 | Black Voices

A retrial has been set for Joseph Weekley, the Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 police raid. Weekley's pr...

Is A New Trial Coming For Joseph Weekley?

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — It could be months before another trial is held in the case of a Detroit police officer who admits he accidentally killed a 7-year-old...

Detroiters Vow To Fight For The Trayvons And Aiyanas

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.16.2013 | Detroit

As thousands of protesters rallied across the country for Trayvon Martin, Detroiters gathered Sunday to call for "justice" for the 17-year-old Florida...

Reality Show Videographer Pleads In Fatal Raid

AP | Posted 08.21.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A videographer for a reality television show crew filming a Detroit police raid that left a 7-year-old girl dead has pleaded no contes...

Jury Can't Reach Verdict For Detroit Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.18.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a...

Jury Deliberates In Trial Of Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old

AP | Posted 08.14.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Jurors have gone home without a verdict on the first day of deliberations in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged in the shoo...

Cop Who Killed 7-Year-Old Testifies

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.13.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A Detroit police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl acknowledged Thursday that he's trained to keep his finger...

Will Officer Joseph Weekley Testify?

WXYZ | Posted 08.13.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Thursday metro Detroiters may find out if Officer Joseph Weekley will testify at his involuntary manslaughter trial. ...

Cop Testifies He Saw No Struggle Before Officer Shot 7-Year-Old

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.11.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A police officer who was second through the door in a Detroit raid testified Tuesday that he didn't see anyone struggle with another o...

Grandmother Recounts Night Cops Killed 7-Year-Old

Newser.com | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime

Beneath a multi-colored quilt of Disney cartoon characters, 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones lay peacefully on the living room couch of her grandmother...

Aiyana Trial Resumes

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 08.10.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Beneath a multi-colored quilt of Disney cartoon characters, 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones lay peacefully on the living room couch of...

Witness Says He Warned Cops About Kids Before Fatal Police Raid

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.05.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — A man rounding up his dogs late at night testified Wednesday that he warned Detroit police that children were inside a home moments be...

Reality Show Footage Shows Police Raid That Killed Young Girl

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Jurors in the trial of a Detroit police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 7-year-old girl watched a vide...

Prosecutor: Cop Error Caused 7-Year-Old Girl's Death

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.03.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Armed with a shield and a submachine gun, a highly trained Detroit police officer made critical errors during a house raid that led to...

Officer On Trial 3 Years After Child Killed During Cop Show Filming

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 05.29.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Police accompanied by a reality TV crew fired a stun grenade through a window as they raided a Detroit home in search of a murder suspect. ...

"Who Got the Camera?": Hip-Hop's Quest for Social Justice

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

In an era marked by the increased presence of law enforcement in Black communities, young Black men were particularly susceptible to blatant forms of police brutality. As such, so-called "gangsta rap "was likely the most organic documentation of police brutality in Black communities.

Detroit Cop Charged In Girl's Death During Reality TV Police Raid

AP | By COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

DETROIT -- A Detroit police officer was charged Tuesday in the slaying of a 7-year-old girl who was shot to death during a midnight raid on her home b...