In February 2013, Kayla Moore, a 41-year-old transgender woman from Berkeley, California, suffering from mental health problems, died in a police station. That day, Moore’s friend contacted the police, as she was worried about her mental state.
The police officers who arrived at the scene tried to arrest the woman, as she had a panic attack. About six policemen knocked her to the floor face down, leaning on top of her. After a few minutes, Moore stopped breathing. The department’s initial report concluded that drug intoxication, morbid obesity and an enlarged heart contributed to her death.
The woman’s sister filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department, despite the fact that the court repeatedly rejected attempts by her relatives to achieve justice. In March 2021, 8 years after her death, not a single officer was ever charged. The Supervisory Board acquitted all the officials involved, and the judge dismissed the claim of wrongful death, but her family said that it intends to continue to seek justice for her.
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 […]