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# US Police

This year
# tyre nichols
Memphis disbands police unit after video of Tyre Nichols assault sparks outrage
The five police officers who participated in the beating stand accused of second-degree murder.
Last year
# Cincinnati
Suspect who tried to breach FBI office in US city dies in stand-off
The FBI warned agents to take extra precautions amid increased social media threats to its employees and facilities.
All time
# Minneapolis
Minneapolis votes 'no' on replacing police department after Floyd death
Over 56% voted against amending the Minneapolis City Charter to create the new department.
# Police Shooting
Chicago Police release footage of officer fatally shooting 13-year-old boy
Footage reveals 13-year-old Adam Toledo dropped a handgun and raised his empty hands.
# United States
'Unacceptable': Family of George Floyd and Daunte Wright demand end to police brutality
Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop by a police officer who apparently confused her handgun with her taser
# capitol chaos
US police officer dies following clash with pro-Trump mob
Protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.
# US Police
Ohio police officer fired over fatal shooting of black man
Officer Adam Coy shot Andre Hill and refused to give him first aid for several minutes.
# US Police
Police officers involved in suffocation of black man wearing 'spit hood' in New York suspended
Daniel Prude died in March this year.
# Wisconsin
Protests erupt in Wisconsin after US police shoot black man in back
The man was airlifted to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee and was in serious condition.
# Rayshard Brooks
US officer charged with murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back
The Atlanta District Attorney said the police officer had no justification for shooting Rayshard Brooks as he fled.
# policing
Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests
The order would establish a database that tracks officers with excessive use of force complaints in their records.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What does defunding the police mean?
Protesters in the US have been asking people to ‘defund the police’, but what does that mean? That’s what we’re asking on the podcast this week.
# Charged
New York police officer who shoved race protester to be charged
The police officer was suspended from the force last week.
# Minneapolis
Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department
The move comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.
# martha al-bishara
US police chief defends using taser on 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions
The police stunned her with a taser and handcuffed her after she failed to follow instructions to drop a knife.
# Alex Wubbels
Utah police officer fired after being caught on camera handcuffing and dragging nurse
A video went viral in August of Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing a nurse who refused to draw a patient’s blood.
# Murder Investigation
'Armed and dangerous': Oxford University worker and US professor wanted over Chicago murder
Police have alerted law enforcements around the US that the pair should be considered armed and dangerous.
# safe and sound
Watch: The heartwarming moment police find an abducted young girl in a car park
The child had been taken in Albuquerque after her mother’s car was stolen.
# Jenchesky Santiago
WATCH: US cop places gun in black man's mouth 'to show off to his friends'
“I dare you to f**king fight me, son…I just came from Iraq and I’m not scared of none of y’all.”
# Protest
Protests after US police allegedly shoot man in handcuffs
The incident happened at around 1am on Sunday morning.
# Chicago
'Hero' cop faked on-duty murder, took his own life
Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz had been embezzling money from a police program for local young people.
# enough is enough
WATCH: Police chief breaks down in tears after a baby is shot dead
“This should not be happening in our city, and we’ve got to do something about it.”
# delaware
Investigation under way after US police shoot dead armed man in a wheelchair
Jeremy McDole’s family have called it an “execution”, but police say he was removing a gun from his waist.
# cold-blooded assassination
"We've heard black lives matter. All lives matter. Well, cops' lives matter, too."
Texas police say there’s a ‘dangerous rhetoric’ in America.
# ralkina jones
WATCH: Woman tells police "I don't want to die in your cell" - hours before dying in jail
Ralkina Jones was found dead in her jail cell near Cleveland, on 26 July.
# Zachary Hammond
An unarmed white teen was shot dead by US police. Why is there no outrage?
Zachary Hammond was shot dead over two weeks ago.
# Disturbing
WATCH: Police officer arrests naked woman after 'illegally' entering her house
A police report says the officer forced her to “look into his eyes” as he “lectured” her, in handcuffs.
# tensions
Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen - police say he fired first
St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.
# Not so sweet
Four-year-old hands out heroin at play school, thinking it's sweets
Thankfully, no children were harmed.
# slow and steady
A 150-pound giant tortoise was found 'on the run' by US police
His name is Clark. Clark the tortoise.
# doll eyes
US police investigate creepy dolls modelled after young girls left outside family homes
# holy crap
US police hunt for mystery poopers who defecated off railway bridge
# missing children
Child abductions from home relatively rare, say US experts
Police say they continue to keep an open mind in their investigation into the disappearance of Isabel Mercedes Celis, 6.
# Philadelphia
Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement
The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.
Column: The gardaí need firearms for our safety – and theirs
Sending unarmed gardaí out to deal with violent crime is simply reckless, argues veteran US detective Edward Foy.
# Oops
Man convicted of murder in LA after police spot his tattoo depicting killing
Tattoo gave fundamental clues for cold case investigators.
# Katrina
Cops allowed to shoot post-Katrina looters, says report
Joint investigative project says police were allowed to shot thieves in the days after Hurricane Katrina.
# US Manhunt
'Bonnie and Clyde' copycat couple captured
Prison break fugitive and cousin-fiancée finally tracked down.
# US Manhunt
Search for 'Bonnie and Clyde' copycats
Stepfather makes unconventional appeal to fugitive couple on the run after US prison break.