Protesters Call for Police Reform Across the U.S. After the Release of Tyre Nichols Videos

Demonstrators block traffic on Interstate 55 while protesting the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee, on on January 27, 2023. Credit – Scott Olson—Getty Images After body camera and surveillance footage of the violent traffic stop that led to the death of Tyre Nichols was released Friday, in which 29-year-old was restrained, battered, tased … Read more

Teenager shot, seriously injured in encounter with Tracy police. Here is what officers allege

A teenager is in serious but stable condition after being shot Friday by Tracy police officers. The 17-year-old boy was shot by officers responding to a call regarding a “suspicious circumstance” between two males, according to the Tracy Police Department. A caller reported that a male with a knife was chasing the other individual. According … Read more

Officers who beat Tyre Nichols were part of SCORPION unit. What to know as specialized police units draw new scrutiny na

Members of an elite police unit in Memphis known as SCORPION have been fired and face charges in the death of Tyre Nichols, drawing calls for the unit to be disbanded and new scrutiny for similar operations across the country. Memphis, Tennessee, law enforcement officials of the fatal police beating of Nichols, a 29-year-old Black … Read more

A camera mounted on a light pole took video of police beating Tyre Nichols. What to know about ‘SkyCop.’

 showing violence against a Black person at the hands of police has again  and . This time, some of the footage comes not from police body-cameras or bystanders but from a camera mounted to a light pole. FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday he was “” by videos from Jan. 7 showing five Memphis police officers brutally beat … Read more

Grizzlies, NBA speak out after video of Tyre Nichols’ beating by Memphis police is released: ‘It’s devastating’

The took the court at the Target Center in Minneapolis shortly after officials on Friday night after a traffic stop. Nichols’ death was the first thing Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins and the Grizzlies brought up after their 111-100 loss to the . This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Nichols was pulled … Read more

Britney Spears asks fans to respect her privacy after police welfare check: ‘Things went a little too far’

broke her silence two days after police were called to her house for a welfare check by concerned fans. In a statement on Thursday, the 41-year-old singer pleaded with fans and media to respect her privacy. “I love and adore my fans but this time things went a little too far and my privacy was … Read more

Leaked Police Files Offer Clues on How Cops Use Data Firms

(Bloomberg) — ODIN Intelligence markets software to law enforcement agencies, but its operations are opaque. Its official address is a mailbox inside a UPS store in Utah. LinkedIn lists about a dozen employees, and ODIN’s website contains only one sentence: “We help communities link homeless with resources; help protect citizens from child predators, and assist … Read more

Man Killed by Michigan State Police After Firing Gun at Police Helicopter

A 33-year-old man was shot and killed by authorities in Detroit after pointing a green laser and firing shots at a police helicopter on Tuesday evening, January 24, according to (MSP). This footage from the helicopter, released by MSP on Wednesday, shows the suspect aiming at the helicopter from a house at 12857 Terry Street, … Read more

Autopsy indicates Tyre Nichols was beaten by police – lawyers

An autopsy indicates that a black man who died after being stopped by police in Tennessee was severely beaten, his family’s lawyers say. Tyre Nichols, 29, was stopped in Memphis on 7 January for reckless driving. He died three days later. The Memphis Police Department has fired five officers, all of them black, following his … Read more

A two-car collision in Santa Monica ends with one motorist shot, police say

Santa Monica police are investigating a two-car collision in which one person was shot in the beach city on Tuesday afternoon. Officers were flagged down by a person who reported hearing shots fired near the corner of 6th Street and Broadway at 3:42 p.m., according to a statement from the Santa Monica Police Department. When … Read more