Hennepin County Attorney Adjudicating Police Officers for Killing of Unarmed Tekle Sundberg as Justified
Tekle Sundberg was suffering from a mental health crisis and police were called. When his parents, Cindy and Mark Sundberg, arrived at their son’s apartment building, there were police attempting to remove him from his home. After a few hours, police snipers shot and killed Tekle from a rooftop across the street. Now, one year […]
During a Saturday in Paterson, NJ, Mr. Cooper heard gunfire around him. As a result, Mr. Cooper began running for his life. While running away from the gunshots, a police officer, officer Moravek saw Mr. Cooper running and started chasing him. Officer Moravek was convinced Mr. Cooper was holding a gun, which he wasn’t, and […]
Last week, New York City’s mayor signed a new bill requiring autism awareness training for police officers. But no amount of training can change the violence, racism, and ableism at the heart of policing.More from Olivia Wood in Left Voice here.
Although an interministerial committee to improve law enforcement preparedness for interacting with people with disabilities was established almost three years ago, police officials and mental health professionals said that none of the recommendations have been implemented. See more of the story here.
Lietenant Julie Pleasant is part of the Houston PD Domestic Abuse Response Team, which is made up of units including a “trauma-informed” police officer and a victims’ advocate. Primary officers handle arrest, DART units”focus soley on the victim.” Watch the video for more information on policing and domestic violence.
Minnesota’s Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board recently presented changes to policy governing police and sheriff’s departments for review by the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. Two and a half years after Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and eighteen months after Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter and sentenced […]
Several historic resolutions supporting Indigenous rights were considered at this year’s convention. “‘We have to come to terms with the violence that the police have on our people,’ Marjorie Dumont, a BC Teachers’ Federation delegate and a Wet’suwet’en member, told BC Federation of Labour conference attendees on Tuesday.” Reporting for the Tyee, Zak Vescera and […]
“Giving an individual who may have a disability the opportunity to have that first traffic stop, be in a controlled environment,” said Laurie Reyes, the Montgomery County Police Autism IDD Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit Police Officer. “It’s more of a hands-on of, you know, what do you do when you get pulled over. Do you […]
Recently, there has been concern regarding police hiring practices. In Cleveland Ohio, there was a review of 44 files for the 148th Recruitment Class for their police force. The report showed that the background checks conducted were “superficial” and criminal background checks weren’t consistently done. The monitoring team also identified a troubling absence of full […]
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 […]