By Mick Dumke and Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times CHICAGO 12/24 – …As Chicago grapples with a surge in killings and a mistrust of law enforcement stemming from police shootings,
DALLAS (AP) 12/26 — Dozens of Fort Worth and Arlington pastors say the recent arrest of a black mother and her two teenage daughters by a white officer was racist despite other characterizations from city officials.
DAVID WARREN, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 12/24 — The lawyer for a black woman who’s seen on video being wrestled to the ground and arrested by a white officer said Friday the burden is on police to prove the officer’s actions weren’t racially motivated.
EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) 12/22 — The Mississippi fire marshal says investigators don’t see politics as the motivation for the burning of an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words “Vote Trump”
CHICAGO (AP) 12/18 — A Chicago agency that investigates police shootings has determined that an officer was justified in fatally shooting a black man in the back two years ago.
MILLBURN, N.J. (AP) 12/17 — A police detective caught on video making racist remarks at the scene of a brutal home invasion has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing.
TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press 12/16 – A Milwaukee police officer charged with killing a black man in August fired the fatal shot after the man had thrown his gun away and was unarmed,
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) 12/12 — Police in one Alabama city said they helped stage a man’s arrest so that he could really just kneel down and propose to his terrified girlfriend.
DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) 12/12 — A judge has set a date for the retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop,
MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) 12/08 — The foreman of the jury that couldn’t reach a verdict in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer says he initially wanted to convict Michael Slager of murder.
By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times, LOS ANGELES 12/06 – The outcry began with a Facebook post: An actress, known for her role in “Django Unchained,” and her boyfriend accused a white Los Angeles police officer of mistreating her because she was black.
BRUCE SMITH and SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) 12/05 — A South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
By Mick Dumke and Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times, CHICAGO 12/03 – Faced with a surge in killings and a breakdown of trust in law enforcement,
BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 12/01 — Three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot a black homeless man on Skid Row last year will not face criminal charges because they acted in self-defense,
JEFFREY COLLINS and TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) 11/30 — A Charlotte police officer who shot and killed a black man at an apartment complex,
JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) 11/25— The white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year is competent to stand trial,
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) 11/19 — Eight people were arrested on Saturday when a small group of protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter were confronted by counter-demonstrators supporting Black Lives Matter at the Texas State Capitol near where Gov.
KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 11/18 — A white police officer in Alabama was indicted Friday on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a black man who died just yards from his front door.
Matthew Hendrickson, Chicago Sun-Times, CHICAGO, 11/18 – Four people have been charged in connection with a West Side carjacking last week that was caught on video,
BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) 11/17 — Former South Carolina patrolman Michael Slager wrestled with Walter Scott on the ground and was entangled in Taser wires before shooting Scott as he fled a traffic stop,