15 years after Ken Fero’s ground-breaking film Injustice, which examined deaths in police custody, comes a compelling follow-up ‘Ultraviolence’ that feels as timely as ever. Screens at BFI Film Festival, 12 October 2020.
Police Brutality & Killings
In a month when South Africans are observing the 43rd anniversary of the controversial death in police custody of Steven Bantu Biko, there seems to be a vital need today for leaders of his calibre.
An IRR News researcher speaks to scholars and campaigners across the country about the disproportionate use of Tasers on over-policed BME communities, as the IOPC announces an inquiry into police discrimination.
The CHP fired at least 40 gunshots at the vehicle at a time when Mr. Burris contends that “no officer or civilian was in any danger,” nor does he believe that they had “reason to believe anyone inside the vehicle was armed.
Singing “No justice, no peace” thousands of protesters marched through a Paris suburb to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of a black man whose case has mobilized anger against police brutality.
Last year, after police had placed Elijah McClain in a chokehold, then handcuffed him, paramedics injected him with ketamine, a powerful sedative. They said he “appeared to be” exhibiting signs of “excited delirium”.
The mother of a man shot dead by police has vowed to get justice for her son as the court of appeal is to hear a challenge to police use of force. The IOPC is bringing the case against an officer known as W80
Lee Lawrence was just 11 years old when his life changed forever. He had fallen asleep in his mother’s room and was awoken by a loud noise. She went to investigate but moments later he heard a gunshot.