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Sterling Higgins called 911 in March 2019 seeking help during a mental health crisis. Police took him to Obion County Jail, where he died after officers pinned him to a floor.
The use of excessive force against nonwhite communities and people protesting police brutality is further eroding public confidence in policing.
A civil suit claims that an officer who shot a 46-year-old stagehand in Midtown Manhattan should have de-escalated the encounter.
Rather than encouraging more faith in the police, true reform requires dismantling the system that empowers them.
Alex S. Vitale
A new internal audit shows that officers disproportionately strike, tussle with, and draw guns on Black people but then fail to disclose the incidents in their reports.
Advocates and attorneys say Jackie Lacey’s rhetoric doesn’t match her actions.
Andrew Mitchell, a former officer in Ohio who was recently indicted on charges he kidnapped women and forced them to have sex for their freedom, will soon face a grand jury for killing Donna Dalton during a prostitution arrest.
Melissa Gira Grant
Activists suspect the investigation was tainted by the close relationship between the police and prosecutors.
With Appeal senior staff reporter Aaron Morrison
Adam H. Johnson
With Appeal contributor Ko Bragg
Since Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s 2017 election, at least five people have died at the hands of the law enforcement in Mississippi’s capital city.
With Appeal contributor Darwin BondGraham
People who view body cam footage of an incident are less likely to attribute blame to a police officer than those who see the same incident through the lens of a dashboard camera.
Officer Sheehan Miles of the Trenton Police Department had 43 force encounters between 2012 and 2016, according to a new database.