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Chicago Approves US$5.5M Compensation For Survivors Of Police Torture In 70s And 80s

Chicago has on Wednesday approved a US$5.5-million compensation for survivors of police brutality and torture under the hands of former police commander Jon Burge's group, in a bid to end a dark chapter in its past.

San Bernardino County Pays Beaten Suspected Horse Thief $650,000 In Settlement

A suspected horse thief becomes USD $650,000 richer, after the San Bernardino County in California agreed to pay him in what legal experts say was a rare out of court settlement.

Detroit Police Officer Charged After Being Caught On Cam Beating Motorist

A Detroit-area police officer was charged with assault on Monday after a video went public showing him beating a man in a traffic stop.

Baltimore Suspends 6 Cops Involved In Freddie Gray Death

The Baltimore Police Department has suspended six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died on Sunday one week after his arrest.

Booking photo of Francis Pusok after deputies beat him

Deputies Involved in Brutal Beating of Fleeing Horseman Forced on Administration Leave

Following a video going viral depicting sheriff's deputies beating a man in California after attempting to flee via a horse, 10 deputies have been forced on administration leave.

Officer Michael Slager shooting Walter Scott

White Officer’s Shot Killing Black Man Walter Scott Rang Across The World

The furor over the Ferguson shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white officer has barely died down, yet the incident was repeated again in South Carolina. The incident, which could have been hidden were it not for a video clip offered by a witness as proof, would likely stoke another anti-police sentiment across the U.S. and lead to violent wave of protests.

Martese Johnson

Virginia Senator Seeks Removal Of Alcohol Officers’ Power In Aftermath Of UVA Black Student Beating

Virginia Senator A. Donald McEachin sought the removal of powers of alcohol officers in the state in light of the "beating like a dog" that Martese Johnson, a 20-year-old black student at the University of Virginia (UVA) took on Wednesday morning.

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China Aims to Stop Police Brutality by Filming Cops during Interrogation

As part of the ongoing anti-graft and wide-scale government reform initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2012, interrogation by local police of suspects would now be required to be videotaped.

Ferguson Woman Buys Gun for Potential Unrest, Accidentally Kills Self

"We're ready for Ferguson," Becca Campbell said before crashing into a car and accidentally shooting herself.


Officer Wilson to Resign as Unrest in Ferguson Continues

A grand jury is close to a decision on whether to indict the officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo. Resembles Warzone as it Awaits Grand Jury Ruling

Residents and Police Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri are preparing for the worst, as a grand jury is expected to make an announcement soon on whether Darren Wilson will be indicted or not.

Prison Guard Avoids Jail After Sexually Assaulting Inmates, Selling Drugs

A former prison guard will reportedly avoid jail time after admitting multiple cases of sexual assault and selling drugs at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for women located in Pewee Valley.

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Black Student Sues Police for Being Held at Gunpoint

New information has surfaced about the situation involving high school student Montre Merritt being forced to the ground at gunpoint for simply not wearing his seatbelt. It appears Merritt has now filed a lawsuit this week against the Waycross Police Department.


Mass Graves Discovered Near Mexico Town

Mass graves have been discovered by authorities in the southern part of the Mexican state of Guerrero. Although no official announcement with respect to the actual number of corpses found had been provided, investigators allegedly located scorched remains of roughly 20 people in the area.

Woman Punched Repeatedly By Cop To Receive $1.5 Million

Woman Punched Repeatedly By Cop To Receive $1.5 Million, Officer Resigns

A woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder will receive $1.5 million under a settlement after a video captured a highway police officer beating and punching her repeatedly on the side of a freeway in Los Angeles last July.

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