The high-profile case of a Black man wrongly arrested earlier this year wasn’t the first misidentification linked to controversial facial recognition technology used by Detroit Police, the Free Press has learned.
Last year, a 25-year-old Detroit man was wrongly accused of a felony for supposedly reaching into a teacher’s vehicle, grabbing a cellphone and throwing it, cracking the screen and breaking the case.
Detroit Police used facial recognition technology in that investigation, too.
An Arkansas police officer who allegedly told a colleague that he would shoot any protesters who came to his door was charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a fellow officer who knocked on his door in June.
When the police brutality protests in Minneapolis began earlier this year, the accused officer, Calvin "Nick" Salyers, told a colleague that he would "shoot through the door" at any protesters who came to his residence, according to court documents.
According to a new report from the Courier Journal, after three Louisville police officers fired more than 20 bullets into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, striking her five times, she remained alive for at least 5 minutes but no one made an effort to save her.
Her boyfriend Kenneth Walker said she was alive for at least 5 minutes as he called her mom and yelled for help.
Texas deputies shot and killed a 6-year-old boy playing in his own home at the conclusion of a two-hour pursuit of a woman wanted on burglary and fraud charges.
...“What we had was a case where a call from a bounty hunter led to a two-hour police chase of a non-violent suspect, and it resulted in that suspect fleeing and standing in front of a mobile home where there was a child’s bicycle on the porch and a car in the driveway and a 6-year-old boy playing inside that had nothing to do with this police chase,” said Tom Crosley, an attorney for the boy’s father, Christopher Prescott. “Deputies in this case fired 20 rounds from assault rifles. And one of those rounds killed this innocent young child.”
A group of heavily armed Black protesters marched through Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in March by police officers who burst into her apartment.
Scores of the demonstrators, carrying semi-automatic rifles and shotguns and clad in black paramilitary gear, walked in formation to a fenced off intersection where they were separated by police from a smaller group of armed counter-protesters.
The Black militia dubbed NFAC want justice for Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who died in a hail of gunfire when drug investigators bearing a “no-knock” warrant entered her Louisville home four months ago.
A video circulating social media of a woman being arrested in a McDonald’s parking lot has prompted the San Jose Police Department to launch an internal investigation into the officers’ potential use of excessive force and place him on administrative leave.
The minute-long video, which was captured by a bystander Wednesday afternoon, shows an officer kicking a woman before forcing her to the ground and handcuffing her hands behind her back. Once she’s in handcuffs, the officer drags then woman face-first by her arms across the pavement before pulling her up on her feet.
An NYPD narcotics captain plans to sue the department, claiming that another captain repeatedly harassed her with questions about her sex life — and that she was targeted with an Internal Affairs probe after complaining about him.
Sharon Carolyn Balli, the first female Indian-Guyanese ever made captain and a retired Army major, filed her notice of claim with the NYC’s Comptroller’s Office on Thursday seeking $5 million, the notice reads.
“I’m not an average female,” Balli told The Post.
“And yet this is extremely disrespectful on so many different levels and it’s quite scary.”
Her workplace was a “boy’s club,” she alleged. “I’ve been living six months of hell.”
A large crowd of protesters gathered following the police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday. He was identified by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers as Jacob Blake. The county declared a state of emergency overnight curfew, according to CBS Milwaukee affiliate WDJT-TV.
The man was transported to the hospital in serious condition, according to police. His father said on Facebook that his son is alive and in stable condition. Family friend Daniel Poneman tweeted that Blake is out of surgery, in the ICU and is "expected to make it."
Graphic video that purportedly shows the shooting began circulating on social media. The video, which appears to have been taken from across the street, shows the man walking around an SUV as police yell at him with weapons drawn, with one officer closely following him. As the man opens the driver-side door of the vehicle, the officer grabs the back of the man's shirt and appears to fire several shots into the mans back. At least seven shots are heard in the video, but it was unclear how many officers fired.
The shooting of a Black man by Wisconsin police on Sunday night was captured on video, sparking immediate social media backlash, protests and a state Department of Justice investigation.
Police deployed tear gas early Monday in an effort to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets following the incident.
Officers from Kenosha Police Department responded to a domestic incident shortly after 5 p.m. and "were involved in an officer involved shooting," KPD said in a news release. The man who was shot, identified by Gov. Tony Evers as Jacob Blake, was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital and in serious condition, police said.
In a statement early Monday, Wisconsin DOJ said the officers involved in the shooting had been placed on administrative leave. The state's Division of Criminal Investigation is heading up an investigation into the shooting and will seek to "provide a report of the incident to the prosecutor within 30 days," according to the statement.