Police Shootings

District attorney Bonnie Dumanis said there will be no criminal charges filed against the El Cajon, California cop who fatally shot Alfred Olango last year. Dumanis said the officer was "justified" during his encounter with the unarmed Black married father of two. Olango's family has condemned the decision and vowed to continue fighting for justice.

One of the nation's largest police organizations apologizes for historic mistreatment of minorities. The group's president urged law enforcement to acknowledge its role in causing poor relations with communities of color.

A DOJ study reveals that responding to domestic disputes accounts for most fatalities of police. This paints a different picture from the view that there's a war on cops.

The internet spent the day digesting Jordan's response, divided between ecstatic to cautious because of his long storied history with distancing himself from social justice issues. Jordan's persona at times appeared to be "business first," and his silence in regards to previous police shootings stirred up strong frustrations.

Bremer Trust, the administrator of his estate, filed court documents in Carver County, Minnesota, claiming that 13 people have failed to establish a close connection to Prince.

Hours after Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, loaded a high-powered rifle and meticulously shot 12 Dallas police officers –killing five — a lawyer friend sent me an email saying: “Sooner or later, someone was going to shoot back.” He was right. My friend was not condoning the shootings — and cold-blooded murders — of the Dallas […]

The world expresses grave concern about race-based violence involving America's police force. There's plenty of blame for ineffective lawmakers and embedded racism in the American psyche.

Six. That’s the number of bullets that may have been pumped into Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers who shot Sterling to death while he was pinned to the ground. Sterling, 37, should not have died. He was selling CD’s in a store parking lot and police said they were told Sterling […]

Chicago's Independent Police Review authority, which investigates claims of misconduct and excessive force, released the videos derived from 101 cases.

According to the FBI, only twice in 60 years have police deaths fallen under 41. In 2013, the year that preceded the recent spike, police deaths hit a record low of 27. In 1961, there were 37 police deaths.