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Ex-Baltimore Cop Seen in Viral Video Brutally Beating Black Man Charged With Assault [Updated] Ex-Baltimore Cop Seen in Viral Video Brutally Beating Black Man Charged With Assault [Updated]

Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018; 11:55 a.m. EDT: The Baltimore police officer who resigned from his job after being caught brutally beating a black man has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges, including first-degree assault.

Baltimore Cop Suspended After Viral Video Shows Him Brutally Beating Unarmed Man Baltimore Cop Suspended After Viral Video Shows Him Brutally Beating Unarmed Man

A Baltimore, Md. police officer has been placed on suspension in response to a video of the cop brutally beating a man for allegedly refusing to show his identification, And, irony of ironies, the city has refused to identify the police officer.

Off-Duty Cop Crashes Into Car in Hit and Run, Attacked Victim Who Chased Him Down Off-Duty Cop Crashes Into Car in Hit and Run, Attacked Victim Who Chased Him Down

An off-duty New York Police officer crashed into a car in Brooklyn. That’s bad enough in and of itself, but officer Tanvir Ahmed, 28 reportedly fled the scene. When the victim decided to chase him down (because, you know, insurance), Ahmed allegedly in smashed the man in his face.

Cop Caught on Video Firing Taser at a Calm, Nonviolent, Compliant Man Who Was Sitting on a Curb Cop Caught on Video Firing Taser at a Calm, Nonviolent, Compliant Man Who Was Sitting on a Curb

A viral Facebook video showing a Lancaster, Pa., police officer deploying his Taser on a man who was calm, nonviolent and—most importantly—attempting to comply with orders has resulted in an investigation launched by the city.

Them vs. Us: How Black Cops View Policing in America Them vs. Us: How Black Cops View Policing in America

Editor’s note: This week, The Root will examine the many facets of law enforcement and its effects on the black community with our weeklong series Unprotected, Underserved: The Policing of Black America.

All Black People Are Victims of Police Brutality  All Black People Are Victims of Police Brutality 

Editor’s note: This week, The Root will examine the many facets of law enforcement and its effects on the black community with our weeklong series Unprotected, Underserved: The Policing of Black America.

Unprotected, Underserved: The (False) Criminalization of Black America Unprotected, Underserved: The (False) Criminalization of Black America

Editor’s note: This week, The Root will examine the many facets of law enforcement and its effects on the black community with our weeklong series Unprotected, Underserved: The Policing of Black America.

Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror-Thriller Body Cam With Police-Brutality Theme  Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror-Thriller Body Cam With Police-Brutality Theme 

Award-winning singer and Oscar-nominated actress Mary J. Blige is going to add a horror flick to her repertoire after signing on to star in the police-brutality-themed thriller Body Cam, which is being made by Paramount’s Players division.

McKinney, Texas, Girl Who Was Slammed to the Ground by Police at a Pool Party in 2015 Wins Settlement  McKinney, Texas, Girl Who Was Slammed to the Ground by Police at a Pool Party in 2015 Wins Settlement 

Remember the teenage girl who got dragged by police at a pool party? Well, she’s getting her money and her own pool party.

NYC Man Who Called Cops for Help and Was Instead Beaten Up Wins $3 Million NYC Man Who Called Cops for Help and Was Instead Beaten Up Wins $3 Million

A 27-year-old Brooklynite was just trying to get help from the cops when he gave them a call. Instead, the New York City man was the one who was beaten to a pulp by three officers while his young son watched.

Footage of an NBA Player Being Tased by Cops Is Reportedly So Disturbing, the Entire City of Milwaukee Is Worried About Releasing It Footage of an NBA Player Being Tased by Cops Is Reportedly So Disturbing, the Entire City of Milwaukee Is Worried About Releasing It

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has seen the brutal footage of a NBA rookie’s arrest, and he has been worried ever since.

Samaria Rice to Open Tamir Rice Cultural Center in 2019 Samaria Rice to Open Tamir Rice Cultural Center in 2019

Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was gunned down on a playground by an erratic “officer of the law” in 2014, is mending her heartbreak by working to open a cultural center in the name of her son.

Get ’Em While They’re Young: Study Shows Cops Take Black Lives Earlier, More Often Than Whites Get ’Em While They’re Young: Study Shows Cops Take Black Lives Earlier, More Often Than Whites

A newly released study doesn’t simply reinforce the overwhelmingly abundant proof that police officers kill blacks at twice the rates of their white counterparts. The study reveals that African Americans who suffer the ultimate effect of violence lose more years of life than whites on average, and that while there are…

DC Police Now Have to Learn Black History. Will It Curb Brutality? DC Police Now Have to Learn Black History. Will It Curb Brutality?

On Friday morning, on the steps of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced that D.C. police officers will be required to take a critical-race-theory program.

A ‘Double Standard’: Black Parkland, Fla., Students Speak Out on Black Lives Matter Message Being Shut Down by School Days Before Shooting A ‘Double Standard’: Black Parkland, Fla., Students Speak Out on Black Lives Matter Message Being Shut Down by School Days Before Shooting

Just one week before a mass shooting would launch their school into the national spotlight, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put on a Black History Month show at the Parkland, Fla., school. In a last-minute, unrehearsed addition, black student organizers wanted to address a letter that had appeared in…

Media Attention Turns to Laws That Excuse Fatal Police Shootings Media Attention Turns to Laws That Excuse Fatal Police Shootings

Columnists Raise Issue After Stephon Clark Death

Black Students at Stoneman Douglas High Want Gun-Violence Solutions to Address Police Violence Black Students at Stoneman Douglas High Want Gun-Violence Solutions to Address Police Violence

On Wednesday afternoon, black students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., assembled to draw attention to their growing safety concerns since returning to class—concerns they say may not necessarily be shared or highlighted by their white classmates, who have received the bulk of the national…

NYPD Officer Shoots Shoplifting Suspect at Harlem Whole Foods NYPD Officer Shoots Shoplifting Suspect at Harlem Whole Foods

A New York City police officer shot a shoplifting suspect at a Whole Foods store in Harlem just around 8:30 p.m., the New York Daily News reports.

Beyond ‘the Talk’: How I Plan to Address Police Violence Against Black Communities Beyond ‘the Talk’: How I Plan to Address Police Violence Against Black Communities

My son is only 5 years old and we’ve already had “the talk.” I can recall being a little older when my grandfather, a probation officer, had the same talk with me. It’s the same talk that has been given time and again in black families following the deaths of Eric Garner, Terence Crutcher and Michael Brown, all…

These Police Stole, Sold Drugs and Covered Up Killings; Now Baltimore Must Pick Up the Pieces These Police Stole, Sold Drugs and Covered Up Killings; Now Baltimore Must Pick Up the Pieces

In 2010, Baltimore resident Jovonne Walker was a party planner and a nurse. She and her husband, Jamal, planned three parties over one weekend and had $43,000 in cash on hand that her husband was taking to the bank around 11 a.m. As Jamal stopped to talk to his friends, Baltimore City Sgt. Wayne Jenkins and his…

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