Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the department found that criminal charges against the teenager “were not appropriate in this situation.” The incident is under investigation by the department.
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Professional basketball player Thabo Sefolosha files a civil lawsuit against five New York City police officers. He accuses them of making a false arrest, using excessive force and violating his civil rights.
The motion was filed last Thursday (March 31) at the Baltimore City Circuit Court to have Garrett Miller testify at Nero’s trial, which will begin May 10. The order was filed since Miller will most likely refuse to take the stand because of his right against self-incrimination, says the report. Prosecutors dealt with similar issues in the case of Officer William Porter.
The video, which shows the unidentified officer slapping the teenager twice — loud enough to hear the impact — before kicking he or she as they walk down the stairs, has prompted the suspension of both officers involved in the incident.
Following outrage that the city of Cleveland would charge the estate of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by police with his last ambulance ride, Mayor Frank Jackson apologized, dropping the $500 claim.
The medical examiner’s report lists 21 gunshot wounds, several to Mario Woods’ back. The 26-year-old was grazed in the face by a bullet.
Commissioner Bob Hayter was fired for his not informing his higher-ups that an employee who was suspended for the investigation already had a long past of disciplinary problems.
The issue of police brutality will be addressed this month on an episode of “Black-ish.” The Feb. 24 episode, titled “Hope,” will focus on a…