In January 2017, police officers from Columbus, Georgia, used excessive force during the arrest of 30-year-old Hector Arreola, as a result of which he died. The man twice turned to the police for help, as he felt unwell.
The police officers who arrived at the scene tried to arrest Arreola, during which a struggle began between him and the officers. According to the footage from the officer’s body camera, during the incident, the man shouted several times to his mother that sooner or later the police would kill him. He died the next day at the medical center, where he was taken by police officers. An autopsy later revealed that the conflict between Arreola and law enforcement agencies was a factor that contributed to his death. As it turned out, during the arrest, the officer sat on the man for more than two minutes while he was handcuffed.
The victim’s family sued the city and the police department, accusing them of using excessive force, but in June 2021, the lawyer representing the city once again asked the district judge to postpone the trial, which should take place until the end of this year.
Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, was pulled over by law enforcement officers in Memphis, Tennessee, allegedly for reckless driving. The father of a four-year-old child, who was into photography, died in hospital three days after the beating, and after the officers published the body-camera footage, the largest protests since the murder of George Floyd […]
Darryl Tyree Williams, 32, died Jan. 17, 2023, after North Carolina law enforcement officers used excessive force. Minutes before his arrest, the man had repeatedly warned law enforcement officers that he was experiencing heart problems and any interaction could be fatal to him. Police officers noticed boxes of alcohol in Williams’ vehicle, after which they […]
In late January 2023, police in Los Angeles, California, shot a Anthony Lowe, black man with two amputated limbs more than 10 times. According to police, they were responding to a report of a man in a wheelchair who had allegedly hit or attempted to hit someone earlier in the day. Minutes after officers arrived, Anthony […]
In late September 2022, 15-year-old Savannah Graziano was shot and killed by law enforcement officers in San Bernardino, California. The girl had been abducted by her father, who was in the process of divorcing his wife. After obtaining a description of the kidnapper’s vehicle and finding it on an expressway, police officers began a pursuit. […]
In January 1988, officers of the Detroit, Michigan Police Department framed 52-year-old Richard Wershe, forcing him to help the police. The FBI recruited a man after he helped identify members of a drug trafficking gang. Wershe worked as an informant for two and a half years, and when the police detained a suspected gang, the […]
In July 2021, officers of the Keego Harbor, Michigan Police Department used excessive force in the illegal arrest of 48-year-old black Brian Chaney. According to the man, that day he went to training after taking his two sons to the gym. He claims that a police officer drove up to him in a patrol car […]