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Police say 73-year-old shot by officer had crucifix that was mistaken for gun. Cop Handcuffs then Tasers Mentally Disabled High School Student for Being Tardy. BAKERSFIELD, CA (CN) — Police violence against young black men is not confined to the streets, a high school student says in a lawsuit claiming a school police officer Tasered him twice for being late to class after having an anxiety attack.

Cop Handcuffs then Tasers Mentally Disabled High School Student for Being Tardy

Tyson Reed and his mother, Linda Reed, sued Kern High School District, KHSD Officer Luis Pena, and teacher Brett Bonetti on Sept. 22 in Kern County Superior Court, alleging disability discrimination and civil rights violations. “Schools are supposed to be safe places for kids,” the Reeds’ Los Angeles-based attorney Shawna Parks told Courthouse News. “This case demonstrates how quickly it can go horribly wrong when schools don’t follow proper protocol” for students with disabilities. Cop Records Himself Trying to Kill Mentally Ill Man With Patrol Car. Sacramento, CA— “Fuck this guy,” an officer can be overheard saying before veering his patrol car directly toward a homeless man in the midst of a mental health crisis.

Cop Records Himself Trying to Kill Mentally Ill Man With Patrol Car

“I’m going to hit him.” “Okay, go for it. Go for it,” his partner affirms. Sent to the scene after callers claimed 51-year-old Joseph Mann was acting erratically and might be waving a gun, the Sacramento officers twice attempted to run him over with the cruiser. Dash cam footage shows them unable to hit Mann with the patrol vehicle on the first attempt — so the slam it in reverse and speed away to try again. San Diego area police shoot and kill Alfred Olango, who was reportedly unarmed and mentally ill. Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco. On 4 March, on what would have been his 30th birthday, Alejandro Nieto’s parents left a packed courtroom in San Francisco, shortly before pictures from their son’s autopsy were shown to a jury.

Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco

The photographs showed what happens when 14 bullets rip through a person’s head and body. Refugio and Elvira Nieto spent much of the rest of the day sitting on a bench in the windowless hall of the federal building where their civil lawsuit for their son’s wrongful death was being heard. Calif. prison guards charged with murder in fatal beating of mentally-ill inmate. Three corrections deputies were charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with the fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate at a California jail last month, officials said.

Calif. prison guards charged with murder in fatal beating of mentally-ill inmate

Matthew Farris, Jereh Lubrin and Rafael Rodriguez were arrested on Thursday, just over a week after the killing of 31-year-old prisoner Michael James Tyree at the Santa Clara County’s main jail in San Jose. “These men violated the law, human dignity, and the job that they were sworn to do,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement. California Police Ransacked Public Apartments Without Warrants Under 'Neighborhood Blitz' Program. In an invasive, war-like operation known as the Neighborhood Blitz, police officers in Stockton, California illegally searched the apartments of poor minorities and physically disabled people, according to a class action lawsuit filed Wednesday.

California Police Ransacked Public Apartments Without Warrants Under 'Neighborhood Blitz' Program

Under the guise of standard housing inspections, armed officers routinely burst into homes with little to no warning, ransacked the premises without warrants, demanded personal information from tenants that had nothing to do with their homes, and threatened renters with arrests and homelessness. The nine plaintiffs — all of whom are African American, Hispanic, or disabled — allege the Stockton PD stormed into their Gateway Court apartments and subjected them to unconstitutional searches.

Rather than giving tenants 21 days’ notice, per Stockton’s municipal code, police entered the units with less than 24 hours’ notice and often walked in without the permission of the people living there. Shootings by LA police officers spiked by more than 50% in 2015. The number of shootings by Los Angeles police officers spiked by more than 50% last year, according to the department’s 2015 use of force report.

Shootings by LA police officers spiked by more than 50% in 2015

Forty-eight people were shot by officers in 2015, up from 30 in 2014, according to the Los Angeles police department (LAPD) report, which was released on Tuesday. Twenty-one of those shot died from their injuries, up from 18 the year before. By comparison, in New York – a city more than twice the size of Los Angeles, with four times the number of police officers – police shot 34 people, eight of whom died. The LAPD report also showed that black people were five times more likely to be shot by police than white people and 2.6 times more likely than Latinos, once adjusted for relative populations. Twenty-three of the 48 people shot in 2015 by Los Angeles officers were Latino, 12 were black, and seven were white, in a city where the population is almost 50% Hispanic, 30% non-Hispanic white, and less than 10% black. Criminal charges recommended for cop in shooting death of homeless man at Venice Beach. Criminal charges are being recommended for a Los Angeles Police Department officer who shot an unarmed homeless man in the back in May of 2015.

Criminal charges recommended for cop in shooting death of homeless man at Venice Beach

Brendon Glenn, a regular fixture on and around the Venice Boardwalk, was said to be in an altercation with another man—a bouncer at a bar—when police intervened. LAPD Officer Clifford Proctor would later state that, in the ensuing struggle, Glenn attempted to take both his and his partner’s weapon. Investigators from the LAPD, however, found that Glenn was on his stomach when Proctor shot him twice in the back. Video shows cop shooting unarmed, injured DUI suspect who later died; officer will face no charges. New video details a tragic incident in which Paradise, California, police officer Patrick Feaster shot and killed an unarmed DUI suspect after a chase and fatal car crash.

Video shows cop shooting unarmed, injured DUI suspect who later died; officer will face no charges

The Chicago Tribune reports: Recordings show that police in Northern California initially dismissed a man's claim he had been shot by an officer after a high-speed pursuit and rollover accident that killed another person. Paradise, Calif., police Officer Patrick Feaster didn't tell his commanding officer for 11 minutes at the accident scene that he had fired his gun, according to recordings obtained by the Paradise Post.

Trapped in the overturned vehicle, the man told officers twice that he had been shot, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Juvenile injustice?: Kids in San Bernardino County pay the price with overzealous school cops. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Josue “Josh” Muniz admits that he embraced his girlfriend during lunch, while the pair was out on the quad at Arroyo Valley High School in this city east of Los Angeles.

Juvenile injustice?: Kids in San Bernardino County pay the price with overzealous school cops

He admits that after a school cop ordered him to step away, he did, but lightly hugged his girlfriend again, minutes later, because she was upset. But Muniz won’t agree that he deserved what happened next. His girlfriend walked off, and Muniz saw the officer approaching again and directing him to go with him. The cop reached out and “put his hand on my throat,” Muniz said. The County: partners in crime. By Jon Swaine and Oliver Laughland.

The County: partners in crime

Video by Mae Ryan and Alex Parker. Design and graphics by the Guardian US interactive team The vial of methamphetamine that the police officers found on Amyra Nicholson was small, she said, but their reaction was overwhelming. Nicholson, who said her purse was searched because she “was holding it too tight” while standing in her front yard in Bakersfield, California, alleged that she was taken to her bathroom in handcuffs, made to bend over and given an unnecessary cavity search. Nicholson’s 14-year-old daughter was summoned and told by the same female officer to disrobe to “complete nakedness” for a strip search while male officers stood pointing their handguns, according to a lawsuit from Nicholson that the city eventually settled for $35,000.

One of the accused officers, Scott Tunnicliffe, no longer works for the Bakersfield police department. Who polices the police? The County: sexual assault and the price of silence. By Oliver Laughland and Jon Swaine in Bakersfield, California. Video by Mae Ryan and Alex Parker. Design by the Guardian US interactive team They promised Karen Frye she would not be sexually assaulted again. The wire she was wearing and the secret video camera planted inside a hollowed-out Bible in her jail cell would be enough to catch her abuser before he could touch her, the officers said. But they were wrong. The County: where deputies dole out rough justice. After they broke his ribs, fractured his spine and stained his body with bruises, the sheriff’s deputies of Kern County told Scotty Byrket that he was free to go. A sheet of paper handed to him on his way out of jail explained that he was not being prosecuted over a confrontation beneath the peaks of the southern Sierra Nevada.

The two nights he’d spent in a cell 60 miles from home had been “a detention only, not an arrest”. But then Byrket spoke to a reporter. The County: the story of America's deadliest police. By Jon Swaine and Oliver Laughland in Bakersfield, California. Video and photography by Mae Ryan. Design and graphics by the Guardian US interactive team Seventy-five years after Kern County’s leaders banned The Grapes of Wrath from their schools and libraries, complaining that John Steinbeck’s new book portrayed their policemen as “divested of sympathy or human decency or understanding”, officer Aaron Stringer placed his hands on the body of James De La Rosa without permission. The County: the story of America's deadliest police. California Deputies Brutally Beat Unarmed Black Man on Live Television Following Police Chase « A high speed chase through southern California on Thursday morning ended with a brutal assault on an unarmed black man by deputies as live television cameras rolled.

The incident began with San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department deputies pursuing Donovan Gardner, 25, over an alleged burglary. The chase lasted for nearly 40 minutes as he lead them down the 210 Freeway from Rancho Cucamonga to Pasadena. Shortly before the conclusion of the chase, one of the police vehicles appeared to crash into a tree. 19 cops descend upon black woman suspected of breaking into her own apartment. Unarmed, 19 years old and black, Kendrec McDade died in a hail of US police bullets. Three years on, his mother still seeks justice. Report into Pasadena police killing of unarmed teenager Kendrec McDade to be published. This is Why Even Innocence and Compliance is No Guarantee of Your Safety During a Police Stop. Shocking Video Shows California Cop Choking And Tasing 12-Year-Old Boy. Cops Band Together, Use Blue Privilege to Help Convicted Child Molester Cop Get Lighter Sentence.

Marysville, CA – Convicted child molester and former police officer Jared Tomlinson got off easy with a sentence of two years and four months back in June, because he had the help of other officers during his trial. California Cops Caught On LIVE TV Brutally Beating UNARMED Man. WATCH California Cops Brutally Punching A Woman Pulled Over For A Seatbelt Violation.

Shocking Video Shows LAPD Cops Shoot Man in Wheelchair With 3 Bean Bag Rounds and a Taser. California cop acquitted in beating death of Kelly Thomas arrested for domestic violence. Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story! One of the police officers who was acquitted in the 2011 beating death of a homeless, schizophrenic man was arrested last month and charged with domestic violence. Family of mentally ill teen killed by California police files suit. Disturbing video of Los Angeles-area police shooting made public after 2 years. Los Angeles police officer gets jail time for assaulting woman who died. Sacramento ‘hero cop’ faces third federal lawsuit for brutally beating suspects with flashlight. WATCH: San Francisco Cops Humiliate Disabled Homeless Black Man, Revealing His Buttocks. Someone in the San Diego sheriff’s office thinks police protesters are drug-addicted ‘animals’

Calif. Highway Patrol officers and defense attorney arrested in probe of 'scrapper' murder.