In June 2020, a white police officer from Atlanta, Georgia, shot and killed a 27-year-old black man, Rayshard Brooks. On that day, the man parked his car near the restaurant and began to wait for his turn to make an order without leaving the car.
A few minutes later, Brooks fell asleep. After 40 minutes, the police officers who arrived at the scene woke him up and asked him to move the car to another place, but during the dialogue with him, the officers felt a sharp smell of alcohol. The man passed a breathalyzer test, which confirmed that he was under the influence of alcohol. According to the police, while the officers were trying to detain Brooks, he began to resist, forcing them to use a taser against him. Police say that the man tried to grab the taser from the officer, then got out of the car and began to run away. The officers opened fire on him, shooting him three times in the back. After being hospitalized, Brooks died from blood loss and internal injuries.
The death of the man outraged the public, the day after the incident, protesters burned down the restaurant next to which Brooks was killed. The man’s relatives sued the city and the police department, but the investigation of this incident reached an impasse, and in May 2021, the city completely reinstated the officer who shot Brooks.
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 […]