In January 2018, officers from Overland Park, Kansas, killed 17-year-old John Albers, who suffers from mental health problems. The teenager posted messages with suicidal thoughts on social networks, and his friends called the police to check on him.
The officers who arrived at the scene reported that as soon as they arrived at Albers ‘ house, the garage door began to open, and a minibus drove out, driven by a teenager. The officers considered that they were in imminent danger, took out their service weapons and fired more than 13 times at the car. The teenager died on the spot. Police later released a 500-page report that included statements from officers about the events of that evening, but Albers ‘ family said they doubted the integrity of the report, in which the officer appears as the victim, not the killer.
Relatives of the teenager filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department, the FBI has launched its own investigation into the case. In June 2021, the Overland Park Police Department released photos from the scene of a fatal shooting in January 2018.
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 […]