Latest Police brutality News

Family of Minneapolis man killed in no-knock raid sues city

Feb. 03, 2023 14:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of Amir Locke, who was shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer when a SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant one year ago, sued the city and the officer Friday, alleging he was “gunned down in cold blood” in violation of his constitutional rights. ...

Advocates: Black cops not exempt from anti-Black policing

Feb. 03, 2023 10:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — That the death of Tyre Nichols — young, Black, just trying to get home — came at the hands of Memphis police officers was a familiar refrain in the nation's seemingly endless lamentation of racism and police brutality aimed at Black people. This time around,...

Former Kenyan policeman sentenced to death for murder

Feb. 03, 2023 08:01 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan former policeman was sentenced to death on Friday for the murder of a human rights lawyer, his client and a taxi driver. Frederick Leliman and three others were convicted of carrying out the murders in 2016, in one of a series of cases of alleged...

At Nichols' funeral, Black America's grief on public display

Feb. 02, 2023 20:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sound of the djembe drums started as a low tremble and grew more distinct as the musicians drew closer to the hundreds gathered inside the Memphis church. “We love you, Tyre,” the drummers chanted, referring to Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man...

ACLU settles two lawsuits of police abuse cases in Louisiana

Feb. 02, 2023 18:36 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civil rights group in New Orleans is pointing to two federal lawsuit settlements as examples of how civil litigation can hold police accountable for violent tactics in the wake of Tyre Nichols' death in Memphis. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana...

7th Memphis officer disciplined, EMTs fired in Nichols death

Feb. 02, 2023 16:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two more Memphis police officers have been disciplined and three emergency responders fired in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, officials said Monday, widening the circle of punishment for the shocking display of police brutality after video showed many more people...

Past defeats on police reform bedevil newly divided Congress

Feb. 01, 2023 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Joe Biden made his first address to Congress in 2021, a graphic video was released of a Black man being killed at the hands of police. The country watched the now hauntingly familiar scene play out across its screens. Family members...

Live updates | Funeral for Tyre Nichols

Feb. 01, 2023 16:38 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Live Updates on the funeral for Tyre Nichols (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Many mourners wiped away tears as Tyre Nichols ' sisters, brothers and parents shared their memories at the funeral of the Black man who died after being beaten by Memphis...

Police settle Louisiana suit over 2020 beating of Black man

Jan. 31, 2023 17:09 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a Black man who said police officers in a Louisiana city threw him to the ground, slammed his face into the sidewalk and detained him in a mental health unit in retaliation for criticizing the police. Terms...

5 dead, police freed in Mexican rural confrontation

Jan. 30, 2023 10:11 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It's not clear how the violence happened, but civilians in southern Mexico took action over the weekend to make sure the government heard their complaints, surrounding a group of officers and leading them to a crime scene where two officers and three civilians were found dead. ...