India Beaty, 25, and India Kager, 27, were killed in separate incidents last year by Virginia police officers, who will not face prosecution.
Cook County Judge Donald Panarese, Jr. ordered the release of Chicago officer Lowell Houser after the cop was charged with murder in an off-duty fatal shooting. The move comes at the same time that prosecutors alleged that the officer brandished a gun and threatened the victim weeks before the deadly incident.
Newly released videos and 911 calls reveal the panic and chaos that erupted during a public altercation that led to a Chicago police officer fatally shooting Joshua Beal in November 2016.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed a probe prompted by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray. It concluded Baltimore police officers regularly violate the constitutional rights of Black residents through the use of excessive force, unlawful searches and arrests, and racial discrimination.
A Baltimore school police officer, captured slapping and kicking a student last month in a viral video, will not face child abuse charges, reports The Baltimore Sun.
While video cameras captured the controversial arrest and Grays' compliance, what they didn't capture was what happened in the vehicle after officers pulled off.
A New Jersey police chief who allegedly wrote an email defending racial profiling of "suspicious Black people in White neighborhoods," has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the correspondence.
The move comes after the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, the Black man who was killed by two Minneapolis cops last fall. His death sparked months of protests to release the video of his shooting and prosecute the officers involved.
Ken Johnson, 35, opened fire while pursuing the fleeing teenagers, identified as Jose Cruz and Edgar Rodriguez, in his vehicle. The boys were allegedly attempting to break into an SUV, which was parked in his apartment building's parking lot.
Veteran San Antonio police officer John Lee is expected to be terminated for shooting and killing an unarmed Black man last month.