In August 2020, a police officer from Portland, Oregon, used excessive force against Teri Jacobs while she was taking part in a protest. The girl was present at the demonstration as a representative of the press, which was confirmed by her press card.
Despite this, when at some point the police began to disperse the crowd of protesters, one of the officers used excessive force against Jacobs. According to a video of the incident posted on social networks, a police department officer pushed the girl to the ground, after which he repeatedly hit her on the head with a baton. The district attorney of the district called the use of force excessive and without any legal justification, but the police continue to insist that the girl deliberately participated in the riots, during which a government building was set on fire.
Jacobs filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department, and in June 2021, a jury indicted the officer who beat the girl last year. In protest against this decision, about 50 employees of the police department resigned.
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 […]