Category: Use of Deadly Force

Associated Press (10/19)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A taskforce charged with examining Pittsburgh’s policing policies in the wake of protests over police brutality that erupted in the city and across the country this summer has issued a report recommending dozens of reforms including practicing de-escalation,

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By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press (10/08)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Black Wisconsin police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager outside a suburban Milwaukee mall in February won’t be charged because he had reasonable belief that deadly force was necessary,

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By DYLAN LOVAN, PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN and JOHN MINCHILLO Associated Press (09/23)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s death and protesters took to the streets,

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press (08/29)

In the span of 48 hours, two Black men in U.S. cities hundreds of miles apart were shot by police in episodes that set off a national conversation about the need for officers to open fire on people walking away from them.

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By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press (08/13)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University said Thursday it will disarm its campus police force, more than two years after officers from the department shot and killed a Black man who was trying to break up a fight close to campus.

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By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press (08/08)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The death of George Floyd and widespread protests over racial injustice have prompted several states to move at a lightning pace to pass significant policing reform proposals that in some cases have languished for years.

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