Monday, Oct 03, 2022

police brutality


Utah: Man killed in police encounter; video shows lack of de-escalation

August 28, 2022 12:31 pm

The death of Brandon, who was 35, comes as the United States is still seeing uncounted numbers of police killings of unarmed people, many of whom were suffering a mental health crisis.

Experts: Force appears excessive in Arkansas beating video

August 24, 2022 9:01 am

All three officers were later suspended, and state and federal authorities have opened criminal investigations into their actions. It's the latest case in which increasingly omnipresent cameras have led to consequences for officers and raised questions about what level of force police are justified in using and when.

Haryana: Dalit man alleges police thrashing; SHO, ASI shifted

August 22, 2021 10:39 am

Gurnam Singh, a retired head teacher, alleged that they had sought police intervention in a matter pertaining to "illegal occupation of shamlat land (village common land), but the police rather than addressing our grievance beat us up".

Putting an end to police brutality

August 09, 2021 9:22 am

M.P. Nathanael writes: Erring personnel must be promptly punished to send out the clear message that no one is beyond the reach of the law.

Paris police officers suspended over beating of Black man

November 27, 2020 2:23 pm

Three French police officers have been suspended after footage emerged of them attacking an unidentified Black man. The interior minister says the police watchdog will investigate the incident.

Bombay HC orders SIT probe into ‘assault’ on 22-year-old labourer leading to death

August 18, 2020 2:05 am

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Anuja Prabhudesai was hearing a PIL filed last month by advocate Firdause Irani — through advocates Bahraiz and Behzad Irani — seeking urgent intervention.

Somdev Devvarman: Police brutality in India is off the charts. It’s simply a misuse of power.

July 13, 2020 10:40 am

In a video chat with The Indian Express, former tennis player Somdev Devvarman shares his experiences with racism and social injustice in India. The Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist from Tripura remembers being called ‘Bahadur’ and ‘Chinese’, and breaking barriers with his racquet. Devvarman also speaks out on police brutality in India, and why athletes don’t raise their voices on social issues.

Four more held in police torture case, witness cop gets protection

July 03, 2020 5:04 am

Following the arrests, the CB-CID altered two FIRs registered in connection with the case. While earlier, the deaths of Jeyaraj and his son Bennix were registered as 'suspicious deaths', murder charges have now been added against the five police personnel.

Perils of police at high speeds spur calls for more reform

June 15, 2020 1:29 pm

Police are more likely to speed through minority neighborhoods, said Gunn’s son, Dwight Gunn, who is a pastor.

'Am I next?' Tennis star Coco Gauff joins chorus of protest after Minneapolis death

May 30, 2020 11:10 am

Coco Gauff’s video also includes a photo of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager whose killing helped spark the “Black Lives Matter” movement