Shielding police from accountability can only lead to more brutality, misconduct – and multimillion-dollar settlements.
Jurors can perceive events in a video in different ways – one of which depends on how the evidence is presented in court, a media scholar explains.
Police brutality disproportionately affects Black communities and can cause numerous adverse effects, including depression, anxiety and trauma.
President Biden outlined his achievements in key policy areas and sketched out his plans for the rest of his term in office.
Police departments have faced recruitment and retention problems since the 2020 George Floyd protests. It has meant some agencies have had to lower standards to attract new officers.
The case of Tyre Nichols highlights how traffic stops can turn deadly. Traffic stops are also prone to racial bias, can break down community trust in police and yield few results, research shows.
The officers charged in the murder of a Black man in Memphis, Tenn., were part of the elite SCORPION squad. Such units have an ugly history.
In the face of violent crime, both real and imagined, too many U.S. police forces adhere to racist philosophies about rooting out ‘internal enemies’ as they did hundreds of years ago.
A pervasive history of bullying and sexual misconduct plagues law enforcement agencies and illustrates the failure of police forces to police themselves.
Black police officers can have bias against Black people – and act on it.
Since Tyre Nichols’ death there are renewed calls for Congress to pass police reform legislation. But the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
Evidence shows that many Black Americans experience police killings of unarmed Black people – even those they do not know – as traumatic events, causing acute physical and emotional distress.