Category: Racial Issues

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) 05/15 — A former George Washington University police chief has been tapped to lead the city of Charlottesville’s police department after its previous chief departed in the aftermath of a white nationalist rally.Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones announced Tuesday at a news conference that he had recommended RaShall M.Read more »

By TOM HAYS,  Associated Press  NEW YORK (AP) 04/06 — Police seeking to quell simmering anger over their shooting of a mentally disturbed black man on a New York City street released a montage of security videos Thursday that showed him minutes earlier thrusting a metal object that looked like a gun into the faces of several people — including a woman holding the hand of her child.

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By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN,  Associated Press  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) 03/31 — Kept under wraps for nearly two years, body camera footage of a policeman killing Alton Sterling shows the officer threatening to shoot the man and screaming profanities before firing the fatal shots that stoked protests across the nation.

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