Sending heavily armed officers into routine police situations almost invariably inflames tensions and creates the very situation the intervention was supposed to diffuse.
It took less than 40 seconds for a mundane conversation about a broken taillight to turn deadly. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released police dashcam footage of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile mere days after a jury acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez of all charges. Jurors viewed the video several times during Yanez’s manslaughter trial … Continued
[DIGEST: CBS, Associated Press] Two fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota sparked protests around the country this week. All of these protests were peaceful demonstrations, except for Dallas where things quickly turned violent after shots rang out. Those present immediately took to Facebook and Twitter to record the events. Videos and live streams of … Continued
No Agreement Reached Between Justice Department and City.
In one of the country’s most racially divided cities, black activists worry that the police are in cahoots with white supremacists.
In January 2015, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it would order 3,000 of Taser’s X26P smart weapons, which “record the date, time and duration of firing, and whether Taser wires actually strike suspects and how long the thousands of volts of electricity pulse through them,” as reported by Reuters. This follows a December … Continued