On August 4, 2014, a 22-year-old Aboriginal woman, Julieka Ivanna Dhu, died in hospital after she lost consciousness in a police station cell. During her stay at the police station, she complained several times of feeling unwell.
While in custody, the woman repeatedly complained of chest pain. She was taken to the campus hospital, where the medical staff decided that her complaints of poor health were exaggerated and related to the forced refusal to take drugs. A few days later, after returning to the police station, Dhu once again complained to the officers that it was difficult for her to stand on her feet, but the police accused her of simulation, handcuffed her, and returned her to the hospital, where she died shortly after arrival. The official cause of death was an infection caused by the fact that her partner broke her ribs three months earlier.
On April 30, 2021, the doctor who examined Dhu was found guilty of professional misconduct and a fine was imposed on him, but the girl’s relatives were not satisfied with this decision, and they stated that they intend to continue fighting for justice for her, organizing demonstrations demanding justice for victims of police violence.
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 […]