George Floyd’s death has sparked protests across the US. He was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”.
Allegations against Steven Heywood, who retired from Greater Manchester Police in 2018, were dismissed by a panel. The force was accused of a “fundamental disregard” for everyone involved in the proceedings.
The last few weeks have been filled with devastating news – stories about the police killing black people. At this point, these calamities feel familiar – so familiar, in fact, that their details have begun to echo each other.
Initially triggered by a Tweet from Oonagh Ryder (@oonskie) and subsequent follow-up Tweets by Lucy Brisbane McKay (@lucybrisbane) and others, we saw a very welcome flurry of donations on 28 May 2020.
May 13, 2020 was an historic and emotionally charged day as the city of Philadelphia took time to commemorate the horrific bombing of the MOVE family compound 35 years ago by police.
The government claims that lessons have been learned almost a year after an inquiry said police were to blame for the killing of Anthony Grainger. But the police responsible are still not facing trial.
Lessons have been learned after a public inquiry found Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was to blame for a fatal shooting of a dad-of-two, according to a Government report.
John Vorster Square in central Johannesburg is a building as cold and formidable as the man it was named after: South Africa’s prime minister from 1966 to 1978.