Posts Tagged ‘police brutality’

Report: D.C. Police Use of Force Practices and Investigations Have ‘Deficiencies’

The D.C. Auditor weighs in on procedures and policies for the Metropolitan Police Department and federal prosecutors.

Alonzo Smith’s Mother to Call for Second Autopsy, ‘Truly Independent’ Investigation Into Son’s Death

Beverly Smith will hold a press conference tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Marbury Plaza Apartments.

Councilmember Questions Police Chief’s Justification for Body Camera Amendment

The provision allows officers to review body-camera footage before writing initial incident reports in most cases.

District Releases Police Body-Worn Camera Footage of Alonzo Smith Incident

The video shows how MPD officers responded to calls they received, and is the first such kind the District has released.

MPD: Officers’ Conduct Was ‘Necessary and Reasonable’ During Detainment of Black Teens

The incident was recorded and shared widely online.

D.C. Councilmember McDuffie Amends Police Body Camera Bill

D.C. is one step closer to implementing police body cameras.

ACLU Launches ‘Mobile Justice’ App as Tool Against Police Misconduct

"This is a person exercising the First Amendment," the organization's D.C. director says.

D.C. Police Union Joins Tarantino Boycott

"When I see murders, I do not stand by... I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers," Tarantino reportedly said.

Jason Goolsby: “I Want Justice”

“I just don’t want it to happen again."

#JusticeForJason Rally Draws Dozens After Police Detain Black Teens on Capitol Hill

“He was one of the sweetest boys that I’ve had the honor of teaching. He wouldn’t hurt anybody."

Cold Case Or Cold Shoulder? Family Wants Answers About Trinidad Police Shooting

The District neighborhood of Trinidad had so many murders in 2008 that D.C. police decided to set up checkpoints along its perimeter–roadblocks the U.S. Court of Appeals later deemed unconstitutional.
Yet, as Johnny Barnes of the American Civil Liberties Union points out, "the only homicide in Trinidad last year was at the hands of the police."
It's a year and one day [...]

Lawyer: Beaten U.Md. Student Just Singing Notre Dame Fight Song

Remember Jack McKenna? The 21-year-old University of Maryland student whose videotaped post-game pummeling by riot police in March sparked local outrage and generated national headlines?
Turns out, McKenna, seen here pumping his fists and skipping in the direction of cops on horseback just prior to the beatdown, was singing another school's fight song at the time.
"Cheer, cheer for old Notre [...]