Police Falsely Charging Physically Handicapped Black Man After Police Brutality Incident

Michael Torrey-White

Cop “tackled, handcuffed, and detained” unarmed 67-year-old black man, Michael Torrey-White who was using a walker. The suspect they were looking for was listed as in their 30s. “They never said, ‘sorry, we got the wrong guy,’” Torrey-White said. “They never apologized to me.” When Torrey-White filed a complaint days later, cops falsely charged the […]

Clifford’s Owensby Interaction with Police

Clifford Owensby was driving in Dayton when police confronted his vehicle. The police officers suspected that Owensby was engaging in drug trafficking. As a result, they asked Owensby to leave his car. However, Owensby is paraplegic and couldn’t immediately get out. Therefore, the police officers grabbed Owensby by the hair and threw him into the […]

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of man with disabilities

 A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. After deliberating barely two days, the jury delivered a split verdict in the case against Officer […]

Police breaking into house and assaulting woman with disabilities

An Arizona woman is suing the Globe Police Department after officers used a Taser on her in her own bedroom, even though she committed no crime and posed no threat. ABC15 Investigators exposed the police misconduct against Memory Burns earlier this year. Burns, 36, is considered to be seriously mentally ill by the State of Arizona. […]

Support for Police Reform Increasing in North Carolina

(Pasquotank, NC) Andrew Brown was fatally shot by police on April 21st. Brown was killed in his car by deputies who were serving a warrant for his arrest. Since the shooting, protestors have gathered in the streets of Elizabeth City everyday for the past 40 nights. Since the shooting of Andrew Brown, North Carolina residents […]

No Progress on National Police Reform Since George Floyd’s Murder

It has been one year since George Floyd’s murder by a police officer and little progress has been made in national police reform. President Joe Biden and the Democratic-controlled Congress are facing increasing pressure this week from Black civil rights leaders who say federal lawmakers have made little progress with police reform. Activists say they […]

Washington State Signs Multiple Police Reform Bills into Law

Washington state Governor, Jay Inslee, signed a dozen police reforms bills into law on Tuesday, May 18th. The legislature passed the police accountability measures in response to sweeping calls, nationally and locally, to reform policing following the killings of Black Americans like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In Washington, the death of Manuel Ellis at […]

Teenager with Disabilities Assaulted by Police

Adam Wolf says his son, a 17-year old with autism and ADHD, was assaulted by a Californian officer. The officer was responding to a report of a possible assault and believed Wolf’s son was the suspect. “The officer asked the suspect to sit down, which he did. When the police officer took out his handcuffs, […]

Maryland police reform measure would repeal police legal protections

In 1974 Maryland enacted the state’s Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. This protects police officers from investigation and prosecution from their work conduct. This is a common police protection in many states. One of the police reforms bills proposed in Maryland would repeal this law. Police reform advocates are advocating for a new model […]