In January 2021, black Jamal Sutherland died in the Charleston County Jail, South Carolina. He was arrested the night before on assault charges after he allegedly participated in a fight at a psychiatric facility where he was being treated.
Sheriff’s deputies tried to force the man out of the cell and handcuff him to take him to court. However, after Sutherland repeatedly refused to comply with the officers ‘ orders, they sprayed him with pepper spray, then knocked him to the ground and tasered him several times. According to the video from the prison surveillance camera, the police hit the man with a stun gun about six times. Police officers pinned him to the ground, and after the man repeatedly said that he could not breathe, he lost consciousness. The prison’s medical staff spent about an hour trying to save Sutherland’s life with CPR and chest compression, but their attempts were unsuccessful.
In May 2021, Sutherland’s family hired a lawyer, they intend to seek justice, and claim that the man did not participate in the fight that led to his arrest.
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 […]