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May 23, 2017

Read the public letter jurors wrote after finding Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter

The jury concluded that race was not a factor in Shelby's decision to shoot Terence Crutcher.

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May 18, 2017

Chicago announces dramatic changes to its policing policies

12,000 Chicago police officers will undergo conflict de-escalation training.
May 18, 2017

Betty Shelby is not guilty of manslaughter in shooting of Terence Crutcher, jury finds

Were she convicted of first-degree manslaughter, Betty Shelby faced between four years and life in prison.
May 15, 2017

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad wouldn't sleep "if I closed my mouth on social issues"

The outspoken activist talks about what motivates her to speak up.
May 12, 2017

Terence Crutcher's mom: "Love your children while they're here with you"

Leanna Crutcher has a message for mothers who still have their children on Mother's Day and every other day.
May 10, 2017

This officer was fired after he didn't shoot a black man in distress. Now he's suing.

A white officer in West Virginia exercised restraint when he encountered an armed black man — and received a pink slip for it.

May 9, 2017

Blue Lives Matter sign posted near the site where Michael Slager killed Walter Scott

Supporters of police have increasingly used the "Blue Lives Matter" rallying cry to counter the Black Lives Matter movement.
May 8, 2017

Terence Crutcher's twin sister hopes his death will be the catalyst for police reform

The trial for Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby begins on Monday. She was charged with first-degree manslaughter.
May 3, 2017

Justice Department confirms that it will not charge officers who killed Alton Sterling

After nearly 10 months reviewing the case, the DOJ confirmed it will not hold anyone accountable for the death of Alton Sterling.
May 3, 2017

Alton Sterling's aunt responds to DOJ decision: "It's like going back to the first day all over again."

"It's a horrible pain," Sterling's mother said. "It's like going back to the first day all over again."
May 2, 2017

Justice Department will not charge officers who killed Alton Sterling in July, report says

According to a report, the Justice Department will not prosecute the Louisiana officers on criminal civil rights charges.

May 2, 2017

Michael Slager pleads guilty in Walter Scott shooting, avoiding federal civil rights trial

The former South Carolina police officer may still face a murder charge at the state level.
May 2, 2017

One black woman's powerful case against the subtle sexism of #SayHisName

It's important to respect black men who die at the hands of police, but that specific hashtag isn't the way to do it.
May 1, 2017

Atlanta reporter resigns after saying "nigga" to get scoop on a police brutality video

Can white people say "n*gger"? No. Nope. Never.
May 1, 2017

Jordan Edwards, 15-year-old honor roll student, killed in shooting by Texas police

Texas police were responding to a call of drunk teens, not a car full of teens, an official said.
April 28, 2017

Barry Jenkins' episode of 'Dear White People' is the best TV of 2017 so far

Everyday decisions by the "white people" in 'Dear White People' can actively threaten black lives.

April 27, 2017

Terence Crutcher's sister: "We're going to fight for a conviction."

The Mothers of the Movement said they want justice along with police reform at a civil rights convention in New York on Wednesday.
April 27, 2017

Georgia police officers who were filmed beating a black man will face criminal charges

Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni and Officer Robert McDonald face a felony and misdemeanor charge each.
April 25, 2017

3 Muslim inmates are suing a Denver-area prison for religious discrimination

The prison guards allegedly used pepper spray, beatings and solitary confinement to intimidate the Muslim inmates.
April 25, 2017

Officers in Michigan held 5 unarmed children at gunpoint, body camera footage shows

"I don't want to die," one of the boys shouted.
April 24, 2017

This teen's prom dress features the faces of black people killed by police

Milan Morris showed up to her prom in Florida ready to make a statement.

April 19, 2017

Freddie Gray died 2 years ago today — and Baltimore is still seeking police reform

Civil rights leaders are pressuring Baltimore officials to be transparent in forming a new civilian police oversight task force.
April 14, 2017

Two Georgia police officers fired after they were caught on tape beating Demetrius Hollins

The officers' conduct speaks to a larger problem of unlawful use of excessive force by police in the United States.
April 13, 2017

Jeff Sessions may have doubts about police reform agreements. But they actually do work.

Police consent decrees have given residents hope after years of unchecked abuse by officers.
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April 11, 2017

Chicago police insisted man dragged off United flight "fell," despite clear video evidence

Video footage showed Department of Aviation guards slamming the man onto another seat, but CPD insisted he "fell."
April 7, 2017

Federal court OKs Baltimore police consent decree, despite Jeff Sessions' objections

A federal judge in Maryland said Jeff Sessions' request to delay police reform in Baltimore came too late.

April 4, 2017

"We still have a dream" banner flies in Memphis, 49 years after MLK's assassination

Movement for Black Lives and Fight for $15 organizers launch day of remembrance for the late civil rights icon.
April 4, 2017

Sessions orders Justice Department to review all police reform agreements made during Obama's presidency

Sessions' review may mean many of the agreements are dismantled, or never enforced.
March 31, 2017

Police shooting investigations are rarely transparent. Just ask these victims' families.

Years later, the families of Laquan McDonald, Ramarley Graham and Michael Brown are still getting crucial details.
March 27, 2017

NYPD officer who killed Ramarley Graham resigns. Graham's family says justice wasn't served.

"New York City should be appalled with this decision," Ramarley Graham's mother said.