In 2008, Sean Rigg, who suffered from mental health problems, died after employees of the medical institution where he was undergoing rehabilitation turned to the police for help.
After the deterioration of mental health, a man who lived in a hostel for people with mental health problems became uncooperative and aggressive. For more than three hours, the staff of the institution made about five calls to the police asking for help. Arriving at the scene, the police initiated a chase after Rigg, as doctors reported that he had stolen a passport, which, as it turned out, belonged to him. The police handcuffed him and put him face down in a police van. On the way to the police station, Rigg lost consciousness, and a few hours later, doctors pronounced the man dead.
In April 2021, Rigg’s sister said that the police were hiding evidence proving the excessive use of force against his brother, which led to his death. She said that recently her lawyers received materials that prove that the police brutality with her brother was due to racism. She also said that she hopes for the reopening of the case, since none of the police officers involved in the arrest were brought to justice.
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 […]