Friday, July 1, 2022

Police

by Johnesha Harris, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Newspaper It is important that youth know how to safely navigate life experiences and on Monday a group of youth at Douglas Community Center got some lessons on how to do just...
Dallas police say they have arrested one suspect and have warrants for two others connected to the shooting death of Joshua Brown last Friday. Despite rumors that his death was linked to testimony in the trial of Amber Guyger,...
By JAKE BLEIBERG and JILL BLEED Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an...
By Jake Bleiberg —  DALLAS — The same jury that convicted a white Dallas police officer in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor returns to court Wednesday to consider her sentence — a penalty that could be anywhere from...
By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now, after...
In a seemingly increasing number of venues in various places in Memphis, discussions about improving police-community relations are popping up like new grass after winter. Such was the case on Tuesday as the Whitehaven Kiwanis Club devoted its Dutch Treat...
With the Shelby County Board of Commissioners positioned Monday for a vote on legislation that would mandate Tennessee Bureau of Investigation inquiries into all police shootings, word came that the Memphis Police Association had advised its members not to...
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar where the guard worked. Authorities have...

An anti-violence activist in Syracuse was arrested as he was filming police officers who were frisking a motorist in handcuffs.

Maurice Crawley was streaming the footage live to Facebook when one of the officers called out from across the street …

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE — A white Tennessee police officer was charged with criminal homicide Thursday after surveillance footage appeared to show him chasing a black man and opening fire as the man fled from the officer in July. And...