Protests break out in Wisconsin after police shoot Black man in the back at point-blank range as kids watch from car. Family, county settle lawsuit for $4 million. Elisha Lucero, 28 (Courtesy of Shannon Kennedy) Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal The family of a mentally ill woman who was shot to death by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies in front of her home during a misdemeanor battery call last summer has settled its lawsuit with the county for $4 million.
It’s one of the largest settlements involving use of force claims by local law enforcement in recent years. The settlement agreement was signed Wednesday – less than two months after Elisha Lucero’s sister filed the suit against the Bernalillo County Commission and Sheriff Manuel Gonzales. “For the family, time has stood still since the death of Elisha, and they’re in the wake of very profound grief and unimaginable pain,” said attorney Shannon Kennedy in a phone interview Friday.
When asked for comment, BCSO spokesman Deputy Connor Otero said the department was aware the case has settled but is “sickened with the amount of the settlement agreement.” Culture of aggression Lt. Autopsy: Woman shot by BCSO at least 21 times. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Elisha Lucero, the 28-year-old woman who was killed by three Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies during a misdemeanor battery call over the summer, was shot at least 21 times, according to a recently released autopsy report.
Elisha Lucero, 28 (Courtesy Elaine Maestas) “Injuries include damage of the spinal cord, of the neck, the lungs, the heart, the liver, the kidney, fractures of the long bones of the left arm and leg, and an amputation of part of a finger,” the medical investigator wrote in the report. The report states Lucero’s body had gunshot wounds from an indeterminate range of fire, had four graze wounds and “21 separate wound tracks.” It provides details about 17 gunshot wounds to her head, shoulder, chest and abdomen, most of which traveled left to right. “Obviously they shot her to pieces,” said Shannon Kennedy, an attorney for Lucero’s family. ADVERTISEMENTSkip Lt. City pays $3.75 million in 2015 police shooting.
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Defiant Dallas Police Officer Claims Anyone Could Have Mistaken Black Man’s Apartment For Gun. Theonion. Mapping Police Violence. Untitled. — from OtherWords This spring, an estimated 800,000 Americans gathered in Washington, DC to participate in the “March for Our Lives” organized by the teenage survivors of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida.
Thousands more attended 800 sister marches across the nation and around the world for gun reform. Gun control is often portrayed as a “white” issue, but the march was encouragingly intersectional. Organizers shared the stage with members of black and brown communities whose daily encounters with gun violence are rarely treated with the kind of media attention the Florida students have gotten. Oregon man gets $7 million after cops shot him for confronting them while they prepared to raid neighbor's house. Shoot him’: Sheriff caught on tape ordering fatal shooting of unarmed man in slow-speed chase. Untitled. — from Alternet News headlines in 2017 were primarily dominated by coverage of President Donald Trump’s administration and tense party politics.
But while most the attention was focused on the president’s antics, officers in police departments around the country killed over 1,000 civilians. According to the database Mapping Police Violence, police have killed 1,129 people this year in the U.S., which was similar to the number of killings in previous years. According to the Washington Post’s police shooting tracker, officers fatally shot 976 people this year. In 2016, police shot and killed 963 people, and in 2015, officers fatally shot 995 people. Out of the 1,000 people who died at the hands of police, several received high-profile coverage in the media. Police shootings 2017 database - Washington Post.
One South Carolina County Shows the Insanity of Giving Military Gear to Cops. President Trump signed an executive order expanding a controversial U.S.
Defense Department program that transfers military equipment—including armored vehicles, aircraft and firearms—to civilian law enforcement agencies. If history is any guide, the move will put a lot of unnecessary, inefficient, or even dangerous equipment in the hands of police departments that simply don't need it, and aren't prepared to manage it. One South Carolina law enforcement agency has learned that the hard way. The Richland County Sheriff's Department has received from the feds armored vehicles it can't use and transport planes that only landed it in legal trouble—and even got it suspended from the equipment-sharing program. Trump’s plan to give police easier access to military weapons, explained.
The Trump administration is taking steps to ensure more police officers can equip themselves with camouflage uniforms, bayonets, and even grenade launchers.
On Monday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order reversing rules by former President Barack Obama that restricted police departments’ ability to obtain surplus military weapons. The Obama-era restrictions curtailed programs, such as the 1033 program, that effectively let police obtain excess military gear from federal agencies for free or through federal dollars. Obama’s 2015 rules were a response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of Michael Brown, in which cops used military-grade equipment to counter the protests — a move that many critics at the time considered excessive, given that the demonstrations were mostly peaceful.
The Trump administration has argued that military equipment is necessary for police to do their jobs in a safe manner. What Obama’s restrictions did. Police Go To Wrong House, Kill Man Who 'Wasn't Wanted For Anything' Minneapolis police officer fatally shoots an Australian bride-to-be under mysterious circumstances.
What we know about the Minneapolis police shooting that killed a bride-to-be Australia native Justine Damond, 40, who was set to marry her fiance in August, was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday, July 16.
Few details have been revealed about the incident. Here's what we know. (Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post) MINNEAPOLIS — Justine Damond called police after hearing a sound in an alley near the home she shared with her fiancé late Saturday night. Police caught on video killing mentally ill disabled man. Newly released surveillance video from inside a California convenience store appears to show several police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man before abruptly gunning him down without provocation.
Although the police initially claimed the disabled man lunged at the officers with a weapon, the footage does not corroborate with the official version of events. According to the police report, the Fontana Police Department received a 911 call from a convenience store clerk reporting a possible robbery in progress at approximately 4:15 a.m. on November 22, 2015. Upon arrival, officers located James Hall, 47, in front of the store allegedly holding a knife in one hand and a large rock in the other. In the newly released surveillance video, several officers followed Hall into the store before discharging a weapon and releasing a K9 unit.
Legally blind and diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, Hall was pronounced dead at the scene. Police Fatally Shoot 66-Year-Old Woman in Bronx. Police shot and killed a 66-year-old woman in a Bronx apartment on Tuesday after she allegedly tried to strike an officer with a baseball bat.
The shooting occurred when a police sergeant responded to a call about the woman acting irrationally at her home in the Castle Hill neighborhood just after 6 p.m. The officer, identified by the New York Post as Sgt. Hugh Barry, reportedly found the woman alone and unclothed in a bedroom with a pair of scissors, and after he convinced her to drop them, she picked up a baseball bat and tried to attack him, police said. He fired his weapon twice and she died of her injuries. Video: Louisiana Police Shoot 6-Year-Old.
Introducing a “lightning round” during Wednesday evening’s Libertarian town-hall meeting on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews said, “This is where we have fun, and maybe make some news.” Third-party candidate Gary Johnson ended up doing the latter when he was asked to name his favorite world leader and drew a complete blank. Johnson’s running mate, Bill Weld, attempted to save him by jumping in to name recently deceased former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres as his favorite, but Matthews wouldn’t let Johnson off the hook, asking him to name any living foreign leader. Unarmed Black Man Lying In The Street With Hands Up Gets Shot By Police In North Miami. Fresno Police Release Body Camera Video Showing Shooting Of Unarmed White Man.
Widow Seeks Justice for Husband Killed By Police - Daniel Shaver Pleaded For His Life. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Daniel Shaver, a 26-year-old husband and father of two from Texas, was on a business trip to Arizona on January 18, when a police officer shot and killed him in a La Quinta Inn & Suites — as he begged for his life. Now, according to The Arizona Republic, the officer, Philip "Mitch" Brailsford, is charged with second-degree murder and fired from the Mesa, Arizona police force. The story of Shaver's death and the aftermath is heartbreaking, angering and, in part, confusing. A report that includes eye-witness accounts, audio and video of the incident reveals that Shaver was on the ground, crying and crawling towards Brailsford while he pleaded for his life. "Please don't shoot me," Shaver said. Shaver's wife, Laney Sweet, has spent the last several months seeking justice for her husband's death and now that Brailsford is facing charges, she's trying to ensure he doesn't strike a plea deal.
Study: Suspects shocked by Taser “more likely” to waive Miranda Rights. A new study says the obvious: suspects' brains are briefly scrambled when they are on the receiving end of a Taser stun gun and its 50,000-volt delivery. But the study, "TASER Exposure and Cognitive Impairment: Implications for Valid Miranda Waivers and the Timing of Police Custodial Interrogations," (PDF) questions whether suspects who were just shocked have the mental capacity to validly waive their Miranda rights and submit to police questioning. "TASER-exposed participants resembled patients with mild cognitive impairment, which suggests that not only might our participants be more likely to waive their Miranda rights directly after TASER exposure, but also they would be more likely to give inaccurate information to investigators," reads the study, which appears in the journal Criminology & Public Policy.
Researchers said they recruited 142 participants randomly placed in four groups. A control group of 37 participants did nothing. The study said: Huffingtonpost. Police fatally shoot nearly 1,000 people in 2016. ‘Shots fired’ Officer Lisa Mearkle has chased Kassick, first by car, then on foot. Now she’s zapped him with her Taser and he’s writhing on the ground, on snow, jammed up against a line of trees.
Viewed through the camera attached to the officer’s Taser, Kassick reacts to each of three shocks from the stun gun. Miami cops have shot six people since Friday — but only recovered a gun in one case. Police in the Miami area shot five people over the weekend and one on Tuesday. But so far, officers have claimed that only one of the suspects had a weapon. The Miami Herald reported that two officers two from Miami-Dade and one from South Miami shot five suspects between Friday night and Sunday night.
The Counted: people killed by police in the United States in 2015 – interactive. Texas cops respond to suicide attempt, shoot Hispanic man — and then find out he’s a deputy. The mother of a Texas deputy said this week that Laredo police officers did not have a good reason to shoot and kill her son after they showed up at his apartment to respond to an attempted suicide. The Laredo Morning Times reported on Monday that two female officers responded to a suicide attempt at around 11 a.m. The department said that the officers opened fire after “repeated commands to the individual who was armed with a handgun.”
Unarmed marijuana dealer shot in face and killed by cop who won’t face charges. Why Did A Cop Shoot Robert Chambers In The Head? An Unarmed Teen Flashed His Brights At A Cop And Ended Up Dead. Reports claim shooting of unarmed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was justified. Don't miss stories. Huffingtonpost. The Fifteen Most Outrageous Responses by Police After Killing Unarmed People. Girl who watched Wichita cops gun down her dad grows up to see cops gun down her war veteran son. When Beverly Alford-Allen’s son suffered a mental breakdown last summer, she was afraid to call 911 out of fear that it would mean a death sentence for the Iraq War veteran. But the desperate woman called police, anyway — and her worst fears were realized. Police Killed An Unarmed White Man In Iowa And His Community Didn't Seem To Notice.
137 Shots, No Convictions: Cleveland Cop Acquitted in Killing of Unarmed African-American Pair. This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AARON MATÉ: The national conversation on policing African-American communities is focused on Cleveland today after a major federal settlement and a controversial verdict. Man's 'World Destroyed' After San Diego Cop Kills Burberry The Service Dog. Three Shootings In Vallejo - BuzzFeed News. Bungled $60 Meth Bust Ends With Albuquerque Cop Gunning Down Undercover Narcotics Officer. Cleveland police shoot 12-year-old boy holding toy gun. Beauty and Police. Company Makes Gun Tech That Could Help Prevent Police Brutality. Police Pleasantly Surprised To Learn Man They Shot Was Armed. Sean Groubert, South Carolina State Trooper, Fired & Arrested After Shooting Unarmed Man. Florida deputies gun down man in towing dispute as son tried to explain he was deaf. LA-County-Law-Enforcement-Use-of-Force-2007-2014-Final.pdf.
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