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Cop charged after attacking, knocking down woman walking her dog

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In 2021, a video of a Chicago police officer assaulting an innocent lady went viral. Many said it was racial profiling. COPA investigated suspected misbehavior. The officer was arrested this month for excessive violence and misconduct. Nikkita Brown's attorneys say the cop assaulted her when she walked her dog home. Brown's attorney told the Chicago Sun-Times that the officer confronted her for strolling her dog in a closed area. Attorneys say Brown had left the park and was heading home when Chicago officer Bruce Dyker followed and attacked her. Dyker has been a Chicago cop since 1998. Dyker quit last month, possibly to escape responsibility. Ineffective. August 2021, after midnight. Brown is only heading home with her dog when Dyker attacks her, as the video reveals. Brown is recording the cop, which enrages him, so he snatches her phone before seizing her. As the officer assaults Brown, she yells "let go!" Her assailant was substantially bigger and unafraid to aggr

Cop Tackles Unarmed Man, Shoots Him in the Back of the Head, and Is Charged With Murder

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An unnamed Grand Rapids police officer conducted a traffic stop on Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese immigrant, on April 4. Moments later, Lyoya would be killed by a police officer-inflicted gunshot wound to the back of his skull for a minor traffic infraction. In an unusual step, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said on Thursday that there is adequate evidence to bring a second-degree murder case against officer Christopher Schurr, who murdered Lyoya by shooting him in the back of the head. Schurr now faces the potential of life without parole in jail. Schurr handed himself in on Thursday and will be arraigned on Friday. Benjamin Crump, a prominent police brutality attorney, hailed the decision to prosecute Schurr as a "crucial step in the right path" in a statement released on Thursday. Crump said, "Though the path to justice for Patrick and his family has just started, this ruling is a significant step in the right way." "Officer Schurr must be held

Man Calls 911 After Being Shot in the Arm, a Cop Arrives, Runs Him Over, and Kills Him – No Charges Are Filed

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After being shot in the arm a year earlier, on June 13, 2021, Eric Cole, age 42, appropriately dialled 911 for assistance. However, the police were the first to arrive on the site, and Cole got no assistance. In actuality, he got the exact opposite, which proved fatal. The incompetence of one of his officers, Amanda Rosales, which resulted in Cole's death was described by Police Chief Lee Graf as an "accident." Even if it wasn't intentional, dashcam footage reveals that the incident was entirely preventable. Officer Rosales drove her cruiser on top of Eric Cole, who was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the forearm and lying on the ground. Graf said, "This was a mistake." This does not imply that it is acceptable. Evidently, a grand jury fell for the story hook, line, and sinker, and this week, after an "investigation," criminal charges were dropped. The grand jury found that the circumstances surrounding Mr Cole's death were unfortunate but not

"I'm Not Going to Help You": Police Refused to Save a Man Drowning in a Lake

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As Americans are swiftly learning in the wake of the horrific massacre in Uvalde, Texas, when police declined to enter the school to rescue the children, law enforcement has no legal obligation to protect individuals. This assumption has been used to defend police officers accused of cowardice since it has been firmly established by decades of Supreme Court precedent. Uvalde, Parkland, and the following instance out of Tempe demonstrate that a significant number of police officers are unwilling to put themselves in harm's path to do good and save lives. Police responded to a disturbance between 34-year-old Sean Bickings and his wife, as reported by the Tempe municipal government. According to the police, when they came, they talked with Bickings and his buddy, who cooperated well and denied any violent altercation. None of the individuals was held for a violation. While police checked the couple's identities against a database for outstanding warrants, Bickings "decided to

Cops shoot pregnant woman who won't get on the ground

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When a mother of three stopped to grab ice cream for her children last week in Kansas City, Missouri, she never expected that she and her children would witness police shooting an unarmed pregnant lady. However, according to Shé Danja, this is precisely what happened. Shé Danja, who refused to provide her last name out of fear of police persecution, took out her phone and filmed the event as it happened. The footage seems to indicate that Leonna Hale, 26, was unarmed when she was shot five times by Kansas City police officers. Immediately after shooting her, authorities reported that a firearm was found at the site. However, it did not seem that Hale was holding it, and according to the eyewitness, Hale informed police that there was a gun in the car, but it was distant from her when she was shot. The incident occurred on Friday, May 27, when police were reportedly searching for a suspect in a carjacking. According to the police, a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle was