Category: Deaths by Police

North Carolina Deputies Shot Andrew Brown Jr. Five Times, Autopsy Finds | HuffPost

Wayne Kendall, one of the lawyers representing the family of Andrew Brown Jr., points to an autopsy chart that his team condu

Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina, was shot five times, including in the back of the head, according to an independent autopsy report released Tuesday by his family’s attorneys. Also Tuesday, the FBI announced a federal civil rights investigation into last week’s shooting of Brown by deputies serving drug-related search and arrest warrants. The developments come amid increasing calls for the release of body camera footage, including formal petitions to make the video public that will be considered by a judge on Wednesday. The autopsy was performed Sunday by a pathologist hired by Brown’s family. The exam noted four wounds to the right arm and one to the head. The state’s autopsy has not been released yet.

Source: North Carolina Deputies Shot Andrew Brown Jr. Five Times, Autopsy Finds | HuffPost

Killed in a “Wellness Check”: Why Cops Shouldn’t Police Mental Health

Andrew Ocasio, left, Sandy Guardiola, center, and Alysa Ocasio, right.

Her death, and the lack of any accountability for it, make clear the response to the slogan chanted again and again by protesters at police: “Who do you protect? Who do you serve?” The answer is very few people indeed.

Killed in a “Wellness Check”: Why Cops Shouldn’t Police Mental Health

Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Cops Fatally Shoot Black Man At Wendy’s Restaurant (UPDATE) | HuffPost Australia

 

Restaurant (UPDATE)
Police shot and killed Rayshard Brooks, 27, after they responded to a call about someone sleeping in a car. Video shows Brooks running away before he was shot.

via Atlanta Police Chief Resigns After Cops Fatally Shoot Black Man At Wendy’s Restaurant (UPDATE) | HuffPost Australia

The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive | US news | The Guardian 793

The Counted

People killed by police in the US

793  Identified

 

 

The Guardian has been counting the people killed by US law enforcement agencies since 2015. Read their stories and contribute to our ongoing, crowdsourced project

Source: The Counted: people killed by police in the United States – interactive | US news | The Guardian

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Virginia officer said ‘This is my second one’ after killing William Chapman | US news | The Guardian

Court hears of comment made by Stephen Rankin, charged with murder in the 18-year-old’s death, in reference to another unarmed man he killed years earlier

Source: Virginia officer said ‘This is my second one’ after killing William Chapman | US news | The Guardian

Police shootings: Black man fatally shot in Minnesota as Louisiana father Alton Sterling mourned – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The final moments of a black man shot by US police after being pulled over while driving are captured in a video.

Source: Police shootings: Black man fatally shot in Minnesota as Louisiana father Alton Sterling mourned – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Raw Data: How Many Unarmed Victims Do Police Shoot Each Year?

| Tue Jul. 21, 2015 1:09 PM EDT

Via Bob Somerby, here’s some raw data from the Washington Post’s ongoing analysis of police shootings in America:

According to the Post, about 16 percent of the victims weren’t carrying a deadly weapon at the time they were killed. That breaks down like this:

  • 26 blacks out of 132, or about 20 percent.
  • 35 whites out of 253, or about 14 percent.
  • 17 Hispanics out of 83, or about 20 percent.

These percentages are roughly similar across races, but don’t account for total population. When you account for that, unarmed blacks are killed at about 4x the rate of whites and 2x the rate of Hispanics.

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