Latest Police brutality News

Baltimore County police officer indicted on excessive force and other charges

Feb. 16, 2024 17:17 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore County police officer is accused of using excessive force when he pepper sprayed a handcuffed man in the face and closed him inside a hot patrol car, even as the man repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe. In addition to excessive force, Cpl. Zachary...

Nerve agents, poison and window falls. Kremlin foes have been attacked or killed over the years

Feb. 16, 2024 15:52 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The attacks range from the exotic — poisoned by drinking polonium-laced tea or touching a deadly nerve agent — to the more mundane of getting shot at close range. Some take a fatal plunge from an open window. Over the years, Kremlin political critics,...

New Jersey officer accused of excessive force pleads guilty to misdemeanor counts in federal court

Feb. 10, 2024 13:26 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges of having used excessive force in two separate arrests several weeks apart a few years ago. Paterson officer Kevin Patino, 32, of Wayne, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in...

A Vermont mom called police to talk to her son about stealing. He ended up handcuffed and sedated

Feb. 02, 2024 17:36 PM EST

A Vermont mother wanted to teach her then-14-year-old son a lesson after he came home with electronic cigarettes he stole from a gas station. So she called the police. What happened next that evening in May 2021 is the basis for a lawsuit by the mother alleging that Burlington police...

Police won't be charged in fatal shooting of a New Mexico man after responding to the wrong address

Jan. 31, 2024 19:19 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Three Farmington police officers accused of fatally shooting an armed homeowner after going to the wrong house on a domestic violence call won’t face prosecution, authorities said Tuesday. New Mexico Department of Justice officials said a review showed...

Judge rejects plea deal by former Muncie police officer, who will now stand trial for 3rd time

Jan. 31, 2024 15:49 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge rejected a plea agreement Wednesday for a former Muncie police officer accused of trying to cover up another officer's use of excessive force, setting the stage for his third trial in the case. Corey Posey had agreed to plead guilty to one count...

Philadelphia police release video in corner store shooting that killed suspect, wounded officer

Jan. 30, 2024 13:32 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two Philadelphia police officers had their weapons holstered before a scuffle with a man inside a corner deli when one of the officers was shot by a suspect who was then fatally shot by the wounded officer’s partner, the city’s police commissioner said Tuesday. ...

Louisville police are accused of wrongful arrest and excessive force against a Black man

Jan. 25, 2024 12:51 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 21-year-old Black man has filed a lawsuit accusing officers in the embattled police department of Kentucky's largest city of wrongful arrest and excessive force. Officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department arrested Jahmael Benedict last year as he...

Memphis, Tennessee, police chief to serve in interim role under new mayor

Jan. 23, 2024 17:16 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis police chief who was in charge when Tyre Nichols was fatally beaten by five officers will serve on an interim basis under a newly elected mayor, officials said Tuesday. The Memphis City Council had been set to vote Tuesday on whether to retain or...

An explosive case of police violence in the Paris suburbs ends with the conviction of 3 officers

Jan. 20, 2024 10:09 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French court convicted three police officers of “voluntary violence” towards a youth worker in a Paris suburb who suffered serious injuries to his rectum after being assaulted with a police baton during an identity check seven years ago. All three officers...