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Police Shootings

New Video Of Camper Shooting Released By Albuquerque Police

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 06.12.2014 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department released new video of the events that led up to officers fatally shooting a homeless man ...

Albuquerque Protesters Clash With Police Over Deadly Shootings

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor said late Sunday that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peacef...

How Should Society React to Police Shootings of Children Holding Realistic Toy Weapons?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

For those of you who are so outraged at this, consider this scenario: the cop doesn't shoot because the guy bearing the AK-47 is only 13 years old and is in a neighborhood not rife with crime. Then, the cop gets killed, because the AK-47 is a real one.

Radley Balko

An Unexpected Reformer Fights To Hold Police Accountable | Radley Balko | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

This article is the fifth in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. Read Part 4 here. "I wouldn't call what I've been doing reform...

Police Had 'No Business Messing With Me'

Posted 10.22.2013 | Crime

A Texas man claims that Dallas police fired at least a dozen bullets at him -- for no apparent reason. David Blair says that he was standing outsid...

911 CALL: Woman In Panic Before Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.20.2013 | Crime

A 911 call shortly before Jonathan Ferrell's death could help prove that North Carolina police officers knew he was unarmed before opening fire, a law...

Philly Police Chief Asks Feds To Look At Cops Use Of Deadly Force

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A website says Philadelphia's police commissioner has asked federal authorities to take a look at the police department's use of ...

Neglected Issues -- Police Killings of the Mentally Ill and the Lack of Police and Mental Health Relations

Gerald Landsberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime
Gerald Landsberg

Police are appropriately concerned about the dangers they face dealing with the mentally ill, especially as the number of encounters grow.

Why We Need To Stop Exaggerating The Threat To Cops

The Huffington Post | Radley Balko | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The recent killings of two prosecutors in Texas, a Colorado Department of Corrections official and a sheriff in West Virginia have law enforcement gro...

Raid Of The Day: Robin Pratt, Shot And Killed In Front Of Her Daughter

Radley Balko | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

In March 1992, police in Snohomish County, Washington conducted six simultaneous raids on members of the same extended family. An informant had im...

Police Officer Reportedly Shot At Suspect 41 Times

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

Investigators are trying to piece together what happened after a 30-minute high-speed chase in Texas ended with a police officer allegedly shooting at...

Residents Want Answers On Why Police Shot Mentally Ill Man

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

DETROIT -- Police in Michigan repeatedly shot a mentally ill man in a parking lot as traffic passed in broad daylight. Weeks later, his family and oth...

Police Shootings Echo Nationwide

Stephan Salisbury | Posted 09.29.2012 | Crime
Stephan Salisbury

In contrast to the exhaustive coverage of the massacre that left 70-plus casualties, we know very little about Anaheim and the killing of Manuel Angel Diaz, shot in the back and in the head by that city's police just a few short hours after the awful Aurora murders.

WATCH: Violent, Fiery Confrontation Between Police & Protestors Over Officer-Involved Shootings

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 09.24.2012 | Los Angeles

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The mother of an unarmed man who was shot by Anaheim police officers has condemned violent protests against the killing, sayin...

Police Shoots Teen In Classroom Break-In Investigation

AP | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education

PASADENA, Texas — A police officer told investigators Tuesday that he shot a 14-year-old boy suspected in the overnight break-in of a Houston-ar...

NAACP Asks Pasadena For Police Shooting Documents

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. -- The NAACP has asked Pasadena officials for documents, audio recordings and ballistic reports related to last month's police shooti...

Cops Got 'Bounty' For Fatal Shootings, Says Victim's Father

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 05.23.2012 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police officers involved in a rash of fatal shootings over the past two years were paid up to $500 under a union...

DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part Two

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime
Phillip Martin

A New York grand jury in Westchester County earlier this year declined to indict Officer Aaron Hess in the shooting death of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a black college student from Easton Massachusetts.

Boy, 13, Shot Eight Times By Cops While Allegedly Holding A BB Gun

Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

Jimmell Cannon was in serious to critical condition late Monday night at Chicago's Stroger Hospital, as the 13-year-old was riddled with bullets -- tw...

Chicago Cops Win 24-Hour 'Cooling Off' Period After Shootings

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

Though the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) had previously required any Chicago police officers involved in a shooting to talk with investig...

NYPD Had Fewest Fatal Shootings In 2010

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Police officers in the city last year shot and killed the fewest people since their department started keeping such data decades ago,...

The F Word: Charges in Police Killings Just a Start

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina, six New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations for the shooting and killing of James Brissette and Ronald Madison.

Killings by Concealed Handgun Licensees Hit 139 Since May 2007

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

The number of killings by concealed handgun permit holders since since May 2007 has hit 139, including nine dead law enforcement officers, 13 mass shootings, and 11 murder-suicides.

New Orleans Police Shot 10 Civilians, 4 Of Whom Died, After Katrina, New Probe Finds

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the turbulent days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, New Orleans police shot 10 civilians, at least four of whom died, according to interv...

Senate Vote at Noon on Nationalizing Concealed Handgun Laws

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

After more than two decades, at noon today the gun lobby's efforts to enact a national concealed handgun law will have its first chance at success when the U.S. Senate votes.