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Black Crime & Incarceration

Grand Jury Indicts Cop Who Fatally Shot Naked, Mentally Ill Veteran

A grand jury in DeKalb County, Ga. has indicted the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, mentally ill black veteran. As BreakingBrown previously reported, Officer Robert Olsen fatally shot

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Cop Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Pointing Gun at Man’s Head Over Made-Up Parking Violation

A Maryland police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for pulling a gun on an unarmed man over a concocted parking violation. Prince George’s County Officer Jenchesky

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3 Dozen FL. Deputies Show Up at Court to Support Cop Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Black Man Carrying Air Rifle

Florida cops came out in full force on Wednesday to support a fellow cop charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a black man carrying an air rifle. According

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Ga. Prosecutors to Seek Indictment Against Cop Who Fatally Shot Naked, Unarmed Veteran

Even when African-Americans are unarmed or shot in the back, Georgia police don’t usually face charges, according to a report from The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Channel 2 Action News.

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Driver’s “Size” and “Demeanor” Led Female Cop to Fear for Her Safety and Arrest Him

A Georgia man is planning an excessive force lawsuit against the Atlanta Police Department stemming from a traffic stop last June. Sean Hawkins says he complied with an officer’s commands

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Chicago Police Used Excessive Force on Black Handcuffed Man Who Died After Being Dragged, Judge Rules

A Chicago cop recorded dragging a handcuffed black man who later died used excessive force, a judge ruled. Phillip Coleman, 38, was dragged from his cell after he’d already been

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Cop’s Video Includes Everything Except Moment He Fatally Shot Unarmed Black Teen

An attorney representing the family of an unarmed teen who was fatally shot by a Virginia police officer claims video of the shooting doesn’t include the moment when the fatal

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No Charges for Cop Caught on Video Mercilessly Beating Black Woman

There will be no criminal charges for a California Highway Patrol cop caught on video savagely beating a black woman for walking near traffic. “Based upon the facts presented, there

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Cop Faces 45 Years in Prison for Holding Gun to Man’s Head Over Alleged Parking Violation

A Maryland police officer could face up to 45 years in prison for placing a gun to a man’s head during a traffic stop. Officer Jenchesky Santiago–of Bowie, Maryland–was convicted

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Remember When This Chicago Cop Opened Fire on Car Full of Unarmed Black Teens?

On the heels of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy being forced to resign amid an alleged cover-up following the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, it should be noted that the

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