# Police brutality
14 Edna Mahan Corrections Officers Indicted on Conspiracy, Misconduct Charges
14 corrections officers charged after a January 2021 incident at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.Morristown Minute. Grand Jury Indicts 14 Corrections Officers on Conspiracy, Misconduct Charges in Inmate Assaults at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility.
Stacey Abrams prioritizes the voices of Black men ahead of the November General Election
Stacey Abrams poses with the hosts of the 85 South ShowImage credit: 85southshow.com. Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams, has launched an effort to secure the votes of Black men in Georgia. Abrams, a Democrat, started her focused conversations with Black men last month, identifying the demographic as the linchpin to the success of her campaign for Governor. According to Abrams, her drive for the Black male vote has been informed by research and statistics compiled from recent polling data. Armed with that information, she purposed to have focused conversations with Black Men in Georgia about her platform, to impress upon them why she is better suited to address and represent their issues, as governor.
Denver to settle more police lawsuits for $185,000
A group marches in Denver in support of defunding the police department.Colin Lloyd/Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) Like clockwork, in recent weeks they appear on most every weekly Denver City Council meeting agenda: Settlements for lawsuits against the police department.
Shocking video of 3 officers brutally beating White man sparks outrage
Officers can be seen repeatedly bashing a man’s head into the pavement, hitting & kicking him. The graphic video begins with what appears to be a white man on the ground being pummeled by officers. The context of the encounter is not clear. It is unknown how or why the police were involved with the individual to begin with.
Family of Jarvis Lykes hosts program against community gun violence in Columbus, GA
The life of Jarvis Lykes is celebrated by family and friendsPhoto by Keyanna Jones. "We ain't blacking down!" was the chant that could be heard as passersby walked along 10th Avenue in Columbus, GA, in front of the Consolidated Government Building, on Thursday, August 04, 2022. The chant was led by Arreasha Lawrence, Regional Organizer for Black Voters Matter Fund. Arreasha was one of many representatives from community organizations, who gathered in solidarity with the family of Jarvis Lykes to stand against police brutality, community gun violence and voter suppression. The program, entitled "Remembrance, Resilience, Awareness, Transparency," was held to bring attention to the ongoing issues plaguing Communities of Color.
Denver may put crime prevention commission into police hands
(Denver, Colo.) Denver City Council will vote Monday on whether to move the Crime Prevention and Control Commission into the hands of the public safety department. The commission currently is governed by the Department of Public Health and Environment. The commission’s goals include making sure inmates get mental health treatment and don’t return to jail. Additional objectives include decreasing the jail population and fostering innovation and alternatives in the criminal justice system, according to a presentation to council.
Creative recruiting, incentives boost DougCo Sheriff’s Office staffing
DougCo Sheriff Tony Spurlock speaks to cadets of Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility Academy Class #15.Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / July 21, 2022.
“He tried to kill me in front of my kids" victim yells at BLM protesters in Andrew "Tekle" Sundberg shooting
On July 13, 2022, a man began shooting indiscriminately into a neighboring apartment. After a 6-hour standoff, police snipers shot & killed him. On Saturday, July 16, Black Lives Matter protesters called his death senseless.
Denver settles alleged jail abuse case for $40,000
(Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver will pay a jail inmate $40,000 to settle claims stemming from alleged mistreatment. Edward Lee Hicks suffers from hearing loss, PTSD, intermittent explosive disorder, and more, according to court records on Casemine. "He contends that he suffers from a severe hearing loss disability, which makes it difficult for him to understand what others are saying and causes him to "exaggerate (his) gestures to be understood," according to a summary statement.
Opinion: Fatal shooting of Jayland Walker and the George Floyd effect on policing.
With a history of policing Black Americans that evolved from the Slave Patrols in the 1700’s, it is understandable why to this day the community has an inherent distrust of law enforcement. Afterall it was just 2 years ago, when we all witnessed Derek Chauvin put a knee on the neck of George Floyd for 8 minutes 46 seconds, asphyxiating him to death.
Opinion | Subway Performers Under Attack, Jazzajilo Wrongfully Arrested
In a lame attempt to appear productive, the New York Police Department is now going after subway musicians, while crime is rapidly escalating throughout the boroughs. Sometimes referred to as the "Dancing is Happiness" guy or Jazzajilo, John Ajilo has been playing his saxophone and setting up his dancing cats in subway mezzanines for years.
Chicago police banned from chasing minor offenders on foot
A new policy prohibits Chicago Police Department officers from pursuing people suspected of committing minor crimes on foot. This policy would prevent officers from chasing anyone on foot for minor offenses such as parking violations, public intoxication, or driving on a suspended license.
Disturbing video shows Richard Cox suffering paralyzing injury in police custody
Richard Cox screenshot from bodycam video-:New Haven Police-:: Richard Cox, a 36-year-old Black man was being transported in a van by New Haven Connecticut police when the vehicle came to a sudden stop thrusting the man headfirst into the separating wall of the van. Cox was not seat belted and sustained a neck injury causing him to be paralyzed.
Ben Crump and BLM need to tell Black men to stop resisting police. (Opinion)
Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump is representing the family of Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Black man who was shot in the head after struggling with a police officer. On April 4, 2022, in Grand Rapids Michigan, Patrick Lyoya was pulled over in a traffic stop due to an inconsistency in the license plates of the vehicle he was driving.
Denver to settle another police lawsuit for $82,000
Many payouts from the Denver Police Department stem from the George Floyd Protests of summer 2020.Colin Lloyd/Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) The City Council is expected to settle another lawsuit between the Denver Police Department and a man who claims police violated his civil rights.
Aurora residents swear at, threaten mayor after chief firing
This man swore at the City Council Monday during public comment period.Aurora TV/YouTube. (Aurora, Colo.) Residents angry over the firing of Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson blasted conservative members of the City Council Monday.
Aurora Police adopt new restraint system after pilot project
A man in restrained by police with The WRAP.The WRAP by Safe Restraints, Inc. After a year-long pilot project, Aurora Police adopted a new restraint system designed to quickly and safely contain someone.
Denver set to pay $80k to settle two police brutality lawsuits
Many of the recent police settlement payouts stemp from the George Floyd protests in downtown Denver.Colin Lloyd/Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) City Council will approve two payments totaling $80,000 Monday to settle lawsuits against the police department. The settlements are the latest in a string of Denver payouts to settle alleged police misconduct.
Families of Police Brutality Victims lobby legislators for accountability
They arrived at 8am and lined up outside of the main entrance to the Georgia State Capitol. They came from Southwest Atlanta, Decatur, Ellenwood and Douglasville to hold signs bearing their children's names and faces for the public to see. As they stood outside of the Capitol, they were greeted by all who passed, some members of the public, some lobbyists and some legislators. One by one, they filed into the Capitol and made their way to the main stairwell, leading to the legislative floor. They placed themselves at the top of the stairs, where they could be see and be seen. THEY, are the parents of young men and children killed by police officers in the State of Georgia.
Surveillance Footage Captures Off-Duty Kenosha Police Officer Perform Chokehold and Kneels on 12-Year-Old Girl's Neck
KENOSHA, Wisconsin - The Kenosha Unified School District released redacted surveillance footage Friday March 18, 2022, that shows off-duty Kenosha Police Officer Shawn Guetschow trying to break up a childhood fight between two adolescent girls during their lunchtime break at the Lincoln Middle School before he tussles with the child and subsequently applies a brief chokehold restraint on her. Guetschow then kneels on the young girl's neck while handcuffing her on March 4, 2022.