Entries by jennifer

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Delaware Police Officer Fired Over “Racially Biased” Social Media Post

A police officer in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware has been fired over a social media post his department claims was “inappropriate” and “racially biased.” The Washington Post says that internal law enforcement resources became aware of the post and alerted their counterparts of its inappropriate content. The seasonal officer was then fired from his/her position. Lt. […]

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Body Camera Footage Catches New Haven, Connecticut Police Officer Kicking and Punching a Handcuffed Suspect

Officer Jason Santiago with the New Haven Police Department was one of several officers to respond to an incident involving a couple that had driven their vehicle on a curb and began to argue over the damage. The police body cam footage, which was recently released, allegedly shows several officers, including Santiago, detaining a man […]

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Denver Board of Education Phases Out Denver Police Department School Resource Officers After George Floyd Protests

After thousands of people responded to the death of George Floyd by holding protests seeking change within law enforcement, the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education devised a proposal that would phase out school resource officers that had been assigned to work in its district. After Board members listened to the public’s thoughts regarding […]

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Governor of Arkansas Creates Task Force to Study and Improve Law Enforcement Practices

On June 9, 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the creation of a task force that will not only “study and analyze the best practices and procedures for recruiting, training, and maintaining law enforcement officers in Arkansas,” but will also recommend to the Governor ways to enhance the trust between communities and their law enforcement agencies. […]

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Arizona, 19-Year-Old Seeks $11.5 Million in Damages for the Injuries He Suffered After Phoenix Police Mistook Him for an Armed Suspect

It was on January 9, 2020, when 19-year-old Dion Humphrey had just dropped his sisters off at school. After leaving the girls’ school, Humphrey became “frightened by a loud noise from a vehicle and took off running,” according to KTAR News. The noise that had startled Humphrey was actually the sound of a flash grenade. […]

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An Armed Black Business Owner was Punched in the Face by an Alabama Police Officer Who Mistook Him for a Robber

When business owner Kevin Penn contacted Decatur police for help on March 15th, he was already holding the man who tried to rob his liquor store at gunpoint. All he needed at that point was for his local law enforcement agency to come and arrest the individual. Unfortunately, Penn experienced something much different than what […]

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Colorado Passes Police Reform Bill Amid Black Lives Matter Protests and the Killing of George Floyd

Lawmakers in Colorado have ruled in favor of passing Senate Bill 20-217, also referred to as the Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Bill. The bill was proposed after supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement began protesting over the death of George Floyd and the need for change in all police departments. Although some provisions outlined […]

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Denver, Colorado, 21-Year-Old Who Was Not Participating in a Protest Left Blind in One Eye After Being Hit with a Police Projectile

Jax Feldmann, 21, wasn’t participating in a protest like many others have been over the killing of George Floyd, rather he was walking to his car after leaving a friend’s house. But like many other innocent people, Feldmann was left injured as a result of police violence.   It was on the evening of May […]

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Colorado Introduces Police Reform Bill that Would Ban Chokeholds and Allow for More Transparency

In response to George Floyd’s death and the large protests being held around the country to recognize and stop police brutality, Colorado introduced a police reform bill that would not only ban chokeholds and require police officers to wear body cameras, but it would also allow for more transparency. The Colorado Public Radio reported that […]

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Journalist Blinded After Allegedly Being Struck in the Eye by Police During a Protest in Minneapolis

Journalists and news crews have been attending many of the protests occurring over the death of George Floyd to document these events as they unfold. Unfortunately, many journalists are finding that they are becoming a target for protestors and police. In recent news, we learned that a female journalist who has been identified as 37-year-old […]

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Austin, Texas Teen Undergoes Surgery After Police Officer Shoots Him in the Head with a Less Lethal Weapon During a Protest

Like many teens, Brad Levi Ayala, 16, was attending a protest in Austin this past weekend that supported police reform, and of course, George Floyd. While many of these protests have remained calm and civilized, this particular protest took a turn for the worst after an Austin officer shot Ayala in the head with a […]