Showing posts with label Police Shootings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Police Shootings. Show all posts

February 5, 2019

Fatal Force by Police So far 56 and Last Year 998}} What is it Wrong with This Shooting Picture in a Modern Republic?


Fatal Force
people have been shot and killed by police in 2019

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Updated Jan. 28 at 6:28 p.m.
(56 people shot and killed by police)
Jimmy Atchison, a 21-year-old black man, was shot on Jan. 22, 2019, in an apartment building in Atlanta, Ga.

Georgia Male Black 18 to 29 No/unknown mental illness Weapon unknown No body cam recording Fleeing by foot
Sources: ajc  • WSB Radio 
Horacio Ruiz-Rodriguez, a 37-year-old Hispanic man, was shot on Jan. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Nevada Male Hispanic 30 to 44 No/unknown mental illness Weapon unknown No body cam recording Fleeing by car
Sources: KTNV  • Las Vegas Review-Journal 
1 of 56
people were fatally shot by police in 2018

As of a week ago, there have been 37 fewer shootings this year than at the same time last year.

Fatal police shootings by year:


Where the 2019 shootings took place

Each  marks the location of a deadly shooting.

Shootings per million people
There are 7 shootings with unverified locations that are not shown on the map.
The Post's reporting on fatal police shootings

About this story
The Washington Post's database contains records of every fatal shooting in the United States by a police officer in the line of duty since Jan. 1, 2015.

In 2015, The Post began tracking more than a dozen details about each killing — including the race of the deceased, the circumstances of the shooting, whether the person was armed and whether the person was experiencing a mental-health crisis — by culling local news reports, law enforcement websites and social media, and by monitoring independent databases such as Killed by Police and Fatal Encounters. The Post conducted additional reporting in many cases.

The Post is documenting only those shootings in which a police officer, in the line of duty, shoots and kills a civilian — the circumstances that most closely parallel the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., which began the protest movement culminating in Black Lives Matter and an increased focus on police accountability nationwide. The Post is not tracking deaths of people in police custody, fatal shootings by off-duty officers or non-shooting deaths.

The FBI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention log fatal shootings by police, but officials acknowledge that their data is incomplete. Since 2015, The Post has documented more than twice as many fatal shootings by police as recorded on average annually.

The Post’s database is updated regularly as fatal shootings are reported and as facts emerge about individual cases. The Post seeks to make the database as comprehensive as possible. To provide information about fatal police shootings since Jan. 1, 2015, send us an email at

                                            The Washington Post


Research and Reporting: Julie Tate, Jennifer Jenkins and Steven Rich

Design and development by John Muyskens

I recommend to you the article on The Washington Post because it will gives graphs for all those numbers.

November 13, 2018

Police Shoot Security Guard Who Was Holding Suspect

When police arrived after reports of a shooting over the weekend at a bar outside Chicago, witnesses say, Jemel Roberson, a 26-year-old security guard who worked there, had already subdued the alleged assailant, pinning him to the ground.
Adam Harris, who was at Manny's Blue Bar in Robbins at the time of the incident on Sunday, told WGN-TV that Roberson was holding "somebody on the ground with his knee in his back, with his gun in his back" when officers from neighboring Midlothian got there early Sunday.
Midlothian Police Chief Daniel Delaney said that's when one of his officers "encountered a subject with a gun" and shot him, according to a statement given to the media.
But the "subject" was Roberson, not the suspect in the bar shooting.
Witnesses say Roberson was wearing his uniform, including a hat emblazoned with the word "security," and was holding a firearm he was licensed to carry.
Midlothian police confirmed that two officers responded to the scene at the bar on Sunday and that one of them opened fire. 
"Everybody was screaming out 'Security!' " Harris told WGN. "And they still did their job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him."
Roberson was declared dead shortly after arriving at a hospital. Four others at the bar, including the shooting suspect, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Delaney said that the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Robbins Police Department were investigating the shooting. 
Roberson was the father of a 9-month-old son. "This was going to be my baby's first Christmas with his dad and now he's going to miss out on everything," Avonlea Boose, the child's mother, told The Associated Press.
Roberson was also a musician for churches in his community. "Every artist he's ever played for, every musician he's ever sat beside, we're all just broken because we have no answers," the Rev. Patricia Hill told WGN. 
She added that Roberson had dreamed of being a police officer. "He was getting ready to train and do all that stuff, so the very people he wanted to be family with, took his life," Hill said. 
Roberson's family filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Midlothian police department and the officer who shot him, seeking damages of $1 million.
GoFundMe page has been established to raise money for funeral costs. Family and friends held a vigil Monday evening at the nightclub where he was killed.

March 22, 2018

Video Show Police in Sacramento Shoot an Unarmed Black Man on GrandPa's Back Yard


Sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark, a father of two who was unarmed, in the backyard of his grandparents' home on Sunday night.
"The only thing that I heard was pow, pow, pow, pow, and I got to the ground," Sequita Thompson, Clark's grandmother, told The Sacramento Bee. "I opened that curtain and he was dead."
A police department statement says: "Prior to the shooting, the involved officers saw the suspect facing them, advance forward with his arms extended, and holding an object in his hands. At the time of the shooting, the officers believed the suspect was pointing a firearm at them. After an exhaustive search, scene investigators did not locate any firearms. The only item found near the suspect was a cell phone."
Clark was pronounced dead on the scene by personnel from the fire department.
On Wednesday, the Sacramento Police Department released video and audio of the incident: body camera footage from the two officers involved in the shooting; video from the police helicopter that directed the officers to Clark; audio of the initial 911 call reporting a man in a hoodie breaking car windows; and audio from the police dispatch. 

Sacramento Police Department YouTube
Taken together, the audio and video paints a portrait of an incident that moved heartbreakingly fast and then achingly slow. 

The recordings begin with a man calling 911 to report a man in a hoodie and dark pants breaking car windows. The officer in the helicopter spots Clark running and walking through backyards, and tells officers on the ground that the suspect has just used a "toolbar" to break the window of a residence.
With direction from the helicopter officer, the officers on the ground follow and confront Clark.
In a dark backyard lit only by what appear to be gun-mounted flashlights, the officers' body camera footage shows what happened next. 
Sacramento Police Department YouTube 
Sacramento Police Department YouTube
"Show me your hands – gun!" the first officer yells. A few short seconds later he yells, "Show me your hands! Gun! Gun! Gun!"
The second officer begins firing multiple shots. Then the first officer begins firing, too – they fire about 20 shots in all.
Hidden by tall grass and the darkness, Clark's body isn't visible, but there are no signs of movement.
The first officer yells again, "Show me your hands!" and the other adds, "Let's see your hands."
"He's down, no movement," the second officer tells the dispatch. "We're going to need additional units."
"You alright, you hit?" says one officer. "Yeah, I'm good," the other officer replies.
The first officer reloads his weapon.
"He's still down, he's not moving," the officer says. "We can't see the gun."
Backup units arrive on the scene.
"He came up, and he kind of approached us, hands out, and then fell down," the first officer tells one of the new arrivals.
The two officers who fired their weapons continue to hang back, holding position, occasionally yelling that they need to see Clark's hands.
The second officer tells someone that the suspect had "something in his hands, looked like a gun from our perspective."
For more than five minutes, the two officers are seen standing behind the corner of the house with their weapons drawn.
When they finally approach the man they shot, one of the officers handcuffs Clark's lifeless body.
"We're going to need CPR stuff," he says. The officers put on gloves and talk about going to get a rescue mask.
Then officer one says "Hey, mute?" and the video's sound clicks off. The last two minutes of the video are silent.
The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave. The officers have been with the department for two and four years, respectively; both had four years prior law enforcement experience with other agencies before joining the Sacramento force.
The Bee reports that before police released the videos to the public, they first showed them to Clark's family:
"Allowing family to see such videos before they are released to the public is part of a city policy adopted in late 2016 by the city of Sacramento after the fatal shooting by police of Joseph Mann, a mentally ill black man. Mann's shooting led to major reforms in the department, including a requirement that all patrol officers wear body cameras.
"The reforms also require police to release videos in "critical incidents" such as officer-involved shootings and deaths in custody within 30 days of the event. Sacramento police Chief Daniel Hahn, the city's first African American chief, has been releasing videos more quickly than the requirement and for a broader range of events than covered by the new law since taking over the department last summer."
The videos of the last minutes of Stephon Clark's life have sparked questions in Sacramento and online, about how the police handled the situation — and how they might have thought Clark had a gun.
"The object ultimately determined to be what police saw in Clark's hand was a cellphone his girlfriend and mother of his two children, Salena Manni, had loaned him," the Bee reports. "It was in a rose gold-colored case with a black clip on the back for holding items like credit cards, she said."
There is also a debate over what possible repercussions the two police officers might face.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg released a statement on Wednesday evening.
"I viewed the videos carefully," he said. "Based on the videos alone, I cannot second-guess the split-second decisions of our officers and I'm not going to do that."
"The questions raised by the community and councilmembers are appropriate and must be answered during the investigation," he continued. "For instance, what are the protocols regarding the use of force and for rendering emergency aid during officer-involved shootings?"
Sacramento police say additional video and audio will be released soon.
"This is an unfortunate moment," community activist Berry Accius told the Bee. "This moment is probably going to set us back. ... We got transparency. Now we need accountability. We can't get that young man back."

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September 19, 2017

LGBT Student Shot, Killed by Campus Police Because He Would Not Drop a Knife

IN ATLANTA}} The attorney representing the family of a Georgia Tech student who was shot and killed by campus police late Saturday night is wondering why authorities didn't de-escalate the situation by non-lethal measures.
The family of Scout Schultz, 21, has hired trial attorney L. Chris Stewart to represent them.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case, which happened when, according to the bureau, police responded to a 911 call at an 8th Street dorm about a person with a knife and a gun at 11:17 pm.
When officers arrived, they made contact with Schultz, who officers said was armed with a knife. Officers said they made multiple attempts to get Schultz to drop the knife, but that Schultz was not cooperative, and would not comply with the officers' commands. 
They said Schultz advanced on the officers with the knife. When Schultz continued to advance and would not drop the knife, one of the officers fired, striking Schultz. 
Schultz was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta and died there. 
Schultz was a fourth-year computer engineering student and president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance. 
According to a family spokesperson, Stewart, who will hold a media briefing on Monday, is wondering why police didn't use non-lethal force to respond, and also wants to know if the officers who responded had any training to deal with mentally impaired subjects.
Stewart is managing partner of Stewart, Seay and Felton. Late last week, Stewart announced his firm had filed a lawsuit against a College Park mental health facility in connection with a teenage sexual assault that allegedly happened back in February.
The Pride Alliance released a statement Sunday afternoon: 

Dear Pride Alliance members,
As you might have heard, last night we lost our President, Scout Schultz. We are all deeply saddened by what has occurred. They have been the driving force behind Pride Alliance for the past two years. They pushed us to do more events and a larger variety events, and we would not be the organization we are known as without their constant hard work and dedication. Their leadership allowed us to create change across campus and in the Atlanta community. Scout always reminded us to think critically about the intersection of identities and how a multitude of factors play into one's experience on Tech's campus and beyond.
We love you Scout and we will continue to push for change.
You can watch a viewer-submitted video from Maxim Mints of the incident below. It stops before the actual shooting itself. If you wish to watch the entire video that includes the shooting, please click on the link provided. In both instances, viewer discretion is strongly cautioned.
About 20 minutes later, the school informed students that there was no longer a threat on campus.

The GBI is continuing their investigation. Once they have concluded their inquest, the results will be presented to the Fulton County District Attorney's office for review and any additional action.

Chanel 11, Atlanta 

 Scout Schultz, 21yo

August 12, 2017

A Glass Cam Makes You Be The Officer Being Shot Multiple Times

While you watch the video from Officer's Quincy (Amazon bought) glass cam, you will feel like you are a witness to another killing of a police officer. You might even feel you are Quincy. We've seen videos of shooting suspects or people who should have not been shot by cops, here you see a good police officer doing his job and getting shot a few times for it. Your heart will shake and you will wonder where is that damn ambulance and back up? Are they going to let him die? You hear Officer Quincey's voice throught the ordeal. He knows he is badly hurt. You also have a good samaritan that comes to give him support in what looked like it could be the few minutes left on the officer's life.

Officer Quincy Smith was responding to a call on New Year's Day 2016 about someone trying to snatch groceries from customers. Smith spotted Orr walking from the store while holding his cellphone to his ear and ordered him to stop. Smith threatened to use his Taser if Orr didn't remove his other hand from his pocket.
Orr pulled out a 9 mm handgun and fired eight times.
Smith scrambled back to his patrol car and radioed for help as Orr fled.
"Tell my family that I love them," Smith told a dispatcher.
Bullets broke two bones in Smith's arm, severed a vein in his neck, and passed through his upper torso.
29-year-old Malcolm Orr of Estill guilty of attempted murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime. Orr received the maximum sentence for each charge. only took the jury 45 minutes to convict 29-year-old Malcolm Orr of Estill guilty of attempted murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime. Orr received the maximum sentence for each charge. He received a 35 yr sentence.

Source CBS. 
This event occurred 2017 New Year's day 

May 6, 2017

Brazil Bad Ass Cops-First 2 Months of ’17 Killed 182 and Counting

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Authorities in Brazil are increasingly turning a blind eye to a deepening human rights crisis of their own making, Amnesty International said in a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council ahead of a review of the country on 5 May.

Since Brazil last faced scrutiny at the UN’s Universal Periodic Review in 2012, a spike in violence has seen killings by the police in Rio de Janeiro nearly doubled to 182 in the first two months of 2017, as well as soaring rates of killings and other human rights violations elsewhere in the country.
“Since the last review at the United Nations, Brazil has not taken enough steps to tackle the shocking levels of human rights violations across the country, including soaring police homicide rates that leave hundreds of people dead every year,” said Jurema Werneck, Executive Director at Amnesty International Brazil.

“Very little has been done to reduce the number of homicides, to control the use of force by the police, or to guarantee Indigenous rights as claimed in Brazil’s Constitution. UN Member States must make clear to Brazil that this has to change.

“What we see today is Brazil’s deep political, ethical and financial crisis being used as excuse to trample on well-established human rights.”
In January and February 2017 in Rio de Janeiro alone, at least 182 people were killed during police operations in marginalized neighborhoods (favelas)– a 78% increase in comparison to the same period in 2016, according to official figures.

In 2016, there were 920 killings by police documented in the city, up from 419 in 2012.
Brazil has a very high number of homicides overall with nearly 60,000 people killed in the country in 2015. The majority of victims are black young men. Police officers are responsible for a significant percentage of the total number of homicides in the country, and many of them may amount to extrajudicial killings – a crime under international law.

In 2015, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, police officers were responsible for one in every five murders, and in São Paulo, one in every four, according to official records.
Despite the fact that more than 70% of homicides in Brazil involve the use of firearms, it is troubling that Congress is currently debating the so called “Disarmament Statute”, which would loosen restrictions on bearing firearms, which have been in place since 2004. 

Violence in rural areas has also increased in recent years, with a significant number relating to land conflicts involving Indigenous people and rural peasants. In 2016, the Land Church Commission (Comissão Pastoral da Terra) registered 61 murders, 200 threats and 74 attempted murders related to conflicts over land and natural resources. These numbers are the second highest in the last 25 years – the highest were in 2013 when 73 people were killed. Nineteen people have been killed so far in 2017.

In its report to the United Nations, Amnesty International also raised serious concerns about Indigenous Peoples’ rights, torture, and ill-treatment, prison conditions, freedom of expression and repression of peaceful protests.

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