Police killings in America have been undercounted by more than half over the past four decades, according to a new study that raises pointed questions about racial bias among medical examiners.
Police Brutality & Killings
When the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement swept across the United States over the death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, the message resonated deeply in Aboriginal Australia.
The criminal trial against apartheid-era security officer Joao Rodrigues, for the murder of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol, was struck off the roll in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Nine people have died in West Midlands Police custody in the last 20 years, new figures revealed. Of those deaths, seven were men and two were women according to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.
A virtual statue has been unveiled outside Brixton police station on the anniversary of Sean Rigg’s death. The statue, of campaigner Marcia Rigg, Sean’s sister, is the first in a series of “augmented reality statue interventions.”
Narene Stokes couldn’t help notice the only white woman in the crowd. Sheila Albers had come to grieve. Like all the mothers gathered for the meeting, her son had been shot and killed by police.
For those who know the name Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce, the extent of their knowledge likely begins and ends with the night she was shot by police in 1985. Officers raided her home while she was in bed.
There were 19 deaths in or following police custody last year with 12 of that number of fatalities having been restrained, according to the latest figures from the police watchdog.