It took a single day to find jurors for the federal trial of the 3 ex-Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s constitutional rights. Opening statements are expected Monday [24 January].
Police Brutality & Killings
Family and friends of Sean Fitzgerald held a peaceful protest outside Coventry Police Station today (January 4) to mark three years since his death. He suffered a gunshot wound as officers carried out a raid.
The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday released store and body camera footage that showed the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet while in a Burlington store dressing room.
George Floyd’s death in police custody brought a huge and a rapid increase in protests over police brutality – thousands of marches driven by the assumption that taking to the streets will bring change. Does it?
500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have died in custody in Australia in the 30 years since a royal commission published a report aimed at preventing Indigenous deaths in the justice system.
A third probe into the death of Anthony Grainger has cleared police over the use of a CS gas canister. Several matters were referred by GMP to the IOPC after the public inquiry into Grainger’s 2012 shooting.
David Oluwale was a British-Nigerian citizen who arrived in Hull in East Yorkshire as a stowaway in a cargo ship from Lagos. He was the first of 1000’s of Black people to die following contact with the police in Britain.
Trevor Smith was fatally shot by police officers on 15 March 2019. He had been experiencing mental ill health. An inquest concluded his death was a ‘lawful killing’. The family are now raising serious concerns about the findings.