White Chicago Cop is Charged after Attacking a Black Woman Walking her Dog

It was unjustified harassed by a cop. But it was not surprising. Thankfully the woman did not lose her life. And hopefully justice will be done:

Charges of official misconduct and aggravated battery have been filed against a white former Chicago police officer captured on video struggling with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a park.

Officer Bruce Dyker has been charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery in a public way, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said. He’s due in court for arraignment on Thursday.

…Videos showing Dyker grabbing Nikkita Brown shortly after midnight on Aug. 28, 2021, as she walked her French bulldog at North Avenue Beach later went viral.

In one video recorded by a bystander, Brown and her dog appear to be walking away from the officer as he follows closely.

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Unarmed, Non-Violent Black man is Shot in the Head by Michigan Cop

Once again an unarmed, non-violent black man is murdered by a cop. It just keeps happening over and over again.

Peter Lyoya took his six children from Congo in 2014 to escape violence. Now he fears he brought them to the U.S. to die.

A Michigan police officer fatally shot his eldest son, 26-year-old Patrick, in the head this month following a traffic stop in Grand Rapids. Video released Wednesday shows a brief foot chase and struggle over the white officer’s Taser before he shoots Patrick Lyoya in the head as the Black man is face down on the ground.

Lyoya was running away. He was clearly not a threat to the police officer. But if you run in America that means you are now subject to summary execution. It doesn’t matter what the crime is. If a crime was committed:

“No, no, no, stop, stop,” the officer is heard saying. He then puts his hands on Lyoya’s shoulder and back. Lyoya is seen resisting the officer’s touch and quickly backs away from the officer, running away from him before the officer tackles him to the ground and tells Lyoya to “stop resisting.”

The video shows Lyoya getting up and standing, the officer drawing and then deploying a Taser.

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom told reporters during a news conference that the Taser was deployed twice during the confrontation but the prongs didn’t hit Lyoya.

“Let go of the Taser,” the officer is heard saying on his body cam video.

At this point, the officer’s body worn camera was deactivated. Winstrom said it takes pushing a button for three seconds to turn off the body camera and he thought pressure from Lyoya’s body caused the deactivation.

Another angle of the incident, taken from a neighborhood home surveillance camera, captures the rest of the altercation. The officer is heard shooting Lyoya, according to audio from the video. The cell phone video also shows the fatal shot.

The cop, who’s name we don’t know because the authorities refuse to release it, was on top Lyoya with his face facing the ground. That does not require using a gun:

The video showed Lyoya facedown on the ground, with the officer on top of him, when a single shot was fired, hitting Lyoya in the head.

Another Man Died in Police Custody While Pleading he Couldn’t Breathe

He was murdered 2 months before George Floyd:

A newly released video shows a California man who died two years ago screaming “I can’t breathe” while being restrained by authorities, ABC affiliate KXTV reported.

A California judge ordered the video of Edward Bronstein’s death to be released to the public on Tuesday.

In the nearly 18-minute video, Bronstein, 38, is seen refusing an order from California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers to take a blood test, according to the ABC affiliate.

“This is your last opportunity. Otherwise you’re going face down on the mat and we’re gonna keep on going,” a CHP officer told Bronstein, as other officers forced him down.

Five CHP officers continue to hold Bronstein down, with some putting their knees on his back as he shouted “I’ll do it! I’ll do it! I promise!” the ABC affiliate reported.

“It’s too late,” one officer replied.

Bronstein began to shout “I can’t breathe!” and “I can’t!” as authorities continued to restrain him, according to the video.

“Stop yelling!” one CHP officer said to Bronstein.

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Hundreds Protest Killing of Amir Locke by Minneapolis Police

The people will not stand for another unjust police killing in Minnesota. This has to stop.

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Protests, calls for accountability in Minneapolis after Amir Locke fatally shot by police

Lessons not learned in Minnesota;

Three days after Minneapolis police executing a no-knock warrant fatally shot Amir Locke, protests are expected to continue in the city as community members demand accountability for the death of a man remembered by family as a “bright light.”

Car horns blared in downtown Minneapolis on Friday as dozens gathered, temporarily clogging the street, in a car caravan protest calling for the firing of Officer Mark Hanneman, who shot Locke on Wednesday.

Body camera footage shows Hanneman shot Locke, a Black man, as the 22-year-old began to rise from underneath a blanket on the couch he was resting on early Wednesday. Locke was holding a gun his family says he was in legal possession of.

“We’ll stay in the streets until we get justice, period,” protester Courtney Armborst told CBS, adding that they were there in support of Locke’s family.

More Than Half of Police Killings Are Mislabeled, New Study Says

There needs to be an investigation. Will Congress act? No. Unless we demand it:

Police killings in America have been undercounted by more than half over the past four decades, according to a new study that raises pointed questions about racial bias among medical examiners and highlights the lack of reliable national record keeping on what has become a major public health and civil rights issue.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Washington and published on Thursday in The Lancet, a major British medical journal, amounts to one of the most comprehensive looks at the scope of police violence in America, and the disproportionate impact on Black people.

Researchers compared information from a federal database known as the National Vital Statistics System, which collects death certificates, with recent data from three organizations that track police killings through news reports and public records requests. When extrapolating and modeling that data back decades, they identified a startling discrepancy: About 55 percent of fatal encounters with the police between 1980 and 2018 were listed as another cause of death.

Caroline Yang for The New York Times

Ex-NJ sheriff’s officer indicted for recording sexual assaults of women

How was someone like this hired in the first place?

A former New Jersey sheriff’s officer has been indicted on charges he videotaped himself sexually assaulting three unconscious women, authorities said Monday.

Joshua Padilla, a 36-year-old ex-cop for the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, was indicted Friday on eight counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and other charges following his February 2019 arrest, Monmouth County prosecutors said Monday.

Padilla, who was being investigated at the time by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, was found in possession of numerous videos showing himself performing sex acts on women who were “clearly unconscious and unresponsive,” according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.

Padilla, who was accused of assaulting his victims in Middlesex County and at his Eatontown home, also allegedly recorded himself having sex with a 17-year-old girl in Pennsylvania and later uploaded footage online, Linskey said.

Atlanta Cop Kicks Handcuffed Woman in the Face

Will this cop be arrested? No. Will he be fired? Open to question. Certainly he won’t be held accountable unless the public demands it. Guess who gets to investigate. The police department. Business as usual.

They officers knew she was mentally ill. And they also knew she posed no risk to them:

The officers were responding to reports of an armed person on Haygood Avenue in the Peoplestown neighborhood, according to a news release. The caller said a woman was walking in the area and had pointed a gun at several people.

Once the officers detained the woman, they “became concerned with the female’s mental health and requested Grady EMS transport her to the hospital for evaluation,” the news release said. No charges were filed against the woman, and no further updates were provided about her condition.

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