Police: Maryland man attacked by group with rake, shovels

The victim was at a “flea market type event” where multiple vendors were set up in a parking lot in Annapolis on Saturday evening when the suspects struck him multiple times with the garden tools, police said in a report

Lawsuit: Police chief condones white officers’ racism, abuse

Prince George’s County abuts the nation’s capital to the east. About 64 percent of the county’s more than 900,000 residents are black, while nearly 27 percent of residents are white. Whites account for 47 percent of the department’s officers, with blacks accounting for nearly 43 percent, the suit says.

In Africa, concerns over rising police brutality

The use of force by the police appears to be linked to the criminalization of poverty in Africa, with observers saying illegal use of force is mainly recorded in poor neighborhoods and low-income areas. As a result, police measures and curfews have had a discriminatory and disproportionate effect on the poorest.

4 Houston police officers involved in fatal shooting are fired

“The discharge of those 21 shots by those four members are not objectively reasonable,” Acevedo said. “I don’t consider them objectively reasonable; the chain of command does not consider them objectively reasonable and I believe anyone that watches this … would see they had a lot of opportunities and a lot of other options readily […]

4 Houston police officers fired after fatal shooting

“The discharge of those 21 shots by those four members of the Houston Police Department are not objectively reasonable,” Acevedo said after showing the footage. “I don’t consider them objectively reasonable. The chain of command does not consider them objectively reasonable. And I believe that anyone that watches this tape, that sees this, would see […]

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Disciplining Police While Ignoring Deadly Rioters

Since May 29, 2020, Portland Police and partner agencies have been subjected to repeated violence by a group of motivated and well-organized individuals. These individuals have stated they intend to kill or injure officers and destroy occupied buildings and dwellings. Threats to commit acts of violence have been scrawled on police facilities and other property. […]

Lord Janner: Eleven police officers and staff under investigation over handling of child sex abuse claims

Police watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission has told 11 individuals that they are under investigation for both alleged criminal offences and gross misconduct, as part of an inquiry into Leicestershire Police’s handling of the claims.

Tiburon’s Police Chief Retiring After 12 Years

Cronin’s departure comes on the heels of Sgt. Michael Blasi, who resigned not long after he was videotaped confronting a Black business owner who was unloading inventory into his store at one in the morning, last August. Owner Yema Khalif said he was insulted by the officer’s demand to prove he owned the store and […]

Police in Maryland accused of rubber stamping use of force

FILE – In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Dana Vickers Shelley, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, speaks during a news briefing in unincorporated Prince George’s County, near College Park, Md. White police officers in a Washington, D.C., suburb have used racist slurs, circulated text messages expressing a desire […]

Publisher locks Capital Gazette staff out of its building in Maryland

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, a Democrat, agreed. “The importance of local journalism has never mattered more than today,” he said outside the locked newsroom. “We need people to hold us accountable. This is a really sad day that we’re losing this newsroom.”