A Kansas deputy tased a 12-year-old autistic boy who was handcuffed, shackled and hogtied

Topeka Capital Journal: “A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy used his Taser on a 12-year-old autistic boy without warning as the youth sat handcuffed, shackled and hogtied in the deputy’s vehicle. The state’s law enforcement oversight body says Matthew Honas on Feb. 23 used excessive force multiple times on the boy, including tying him up in a manner that threatened “his ability to breathe properly.” The Kansas […]

‘I almost died’: More New Orleans jail detainees say they sustained serious injuries in a raid last month, despite claims made by sheriff

Overview photo of prison during protest, prisoners wearing bright orange attire.

As reported by TheLens: “These newly reported injuries add to a growing list of accounts from inside the jail that contradict Hutson’s official statements on the protest and the raid. Earlier, the Lens reported that the diabetic man, Ronald Craige, disputed the Sheriff’s Office’s claim that the Sheriff’s Office offered him insulin over the weekend of the […]

Family of Police Brutality Victim Suing Phoenix Police

Phoenix Police Department

Stanley Howard was 64 years-old when he was shot by Phoenix police on July 8th. Howard suffered from schizophrenia and depression. Howard was suffering from a mental health crisis and called police multiple times. When police arrived, they show Howard 10 times because he was holding a red, plastic water gun. The family filed a […]

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 […]

Police Reform Protests in New Jersey

Bridgewater Protest

Widespread support from the New Jersey community appeared at Bridgewater. Many have demanded police reform over the past year, especially since America’s racial reckoning heated up in 2020, yet very little has changed. The incident that sparked this protest started with two boys at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Z’Kye, a 14-year-old boy who was Black, […]

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 […]

Released Police body-cam video shows shooting of man with disabilities

The Loveland Police Department released body-worn camera video Wednesday from the officer who shot a man who is intellectually disabled and was armed with a knife. The shooting happened Aug 16th, in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street in Loveland. In the 911 call released by the department, Judy Domina, the man’s grandmother and legal guardian, […]

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. […]

Confirmed Homicide of Person with Disability Ruled Justified

Marvin Scott was a 26 year-old African American suffering from Schizophrenia. Marvin used marijuana as a medication for his condition. At an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, Marvin was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. The officers first took Scott to a local hospital because he was reportedly acting erratically. He was subsequently released […]