On June 12, 2020, officers from Sunny Corner, Canada, shot and killed Rodney Levi, 48-year-old indigenous man. That day, he went to a friend’s barbecue, where he had a paranoid attack, as he was often visited by thoughts of suicide. After the situation started to get out of hand, his friend called the police.
Police arrived at the scene after reports that Levi pulled out a knife and began threatening himself and others. The police said that they were forced to use a taser against the man, as they could not agree with him, but this did not help. According to the officers, Levi became angry, and then began to approach with a knife in the direction of the police, which forced one of them to shoot him twice in the chest. Witnesses reported that the entire interaction between the officers and the man lasted no more than twenty minutes. Levi’s relatives believe he would have survived if he had been white.
In January 2021, the prosecutor’s office said that it saw no reason to bring charges against the police, as they defended themselves and others, and in March 2021, the media reported that the police refused to comment on this situation, as the investigation is still underway.
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 […]