Sunday, January 29, 2017

FORT WORTH COP BODYCAM RELEASED, CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST CRAIG FAMILY


Photo from Dallas Morning News
Shortly after the bodycam footage was leaked to the public, Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald announced that the criminal charges against the three Craig family would be dropped and no charges will be filed against the arresting officer.  However, Craig's neighbor, Itamar Vardi, now faces a misdemeanor assault charge.

On December 21, 2016, Officer William Martin responsed to a call by Jacqueline Craig complaining that a neighbor had choked her 8-year-old son for allegedly littering on his property. Instead of arresting the neighbor, who is white, for assaulting the minor, Officer Martin, who is also white, admonished Craig, who is a Black American, to teach her son not to litter.

When Craig complained about the officer's inappropriate response, Martin arrested her and her two teenage daughters, including the one who filmed the tense encounter.

According to DallasNews.com
The Fort Worth Police Department found that Martin had violated state and department policies by using excessive force, being disrespectful and failing to thoroughly investigate an offense. Fitzgerald suspended Martin for 10 days without pay. {Martin is currently appealing the suspension.]
Police said earlier that they had forwarded the case to prosecutors to review in its entirety. But the Tarrant County district attorney's office won't investigate the officer, said spokeswoman Sam Jordan.
 "It's being handled as an internal issue, as a policy violation, not a crime," Jordan said Thursday. 

The disturbing bodycam footage was given to the Craig family's attorney, who shared it to the news outlet. Craig family have accused Martin of displaying racist behavior and using excessive force and may file a federal lawsuit. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WORLDSTARHIPHOP FOUNDER DIES IN PALOR



The Hip Hop community was stunned by the news that  WorldStarHipHop.com founder Lee O’Denat, known to many as Q, had suddenly died on Monday.

It was initially reported that Lee, age 43, had died in his sleep at an undisclosed location.  However, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that the website mogul actually died while visiting a massage parlor at a San Diego shopping mall.
The San Diego County medical examiner’s office said O’Denat was at a business in a San Diego shopping center — identified by police as a massage parlor — when he became unresponsive. 
Paramedics arrived and attempted to revive him with CPR, but he was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m. The cause of death is heart disease, with obesity considered a contributing factor, according to the coroner’s office. (Source)
O’Denat, a Hollis Queens native, founded the extremely controversial website in 2005.  The site, which averages approximatley 2 million views daily, often featured videos containing music, violent public fights and sexual explicit content.  

In a 2015 New York Times interview, O'Denat addressed criticism that he received for the negative images featured on his website: 
“Hip-hop is for the sex, the drugs, the violence, the beefs, the culture. That’s the competitiveness of hip-hop, so I felt like the site needed to be R-rated. People may be offended by some of the content, but, hey, the Internet is not a censorship boat. We’re the Carnival cruise, man. You don’t have to log on.” (Source)
Services for O'Denat have not been announced at this time. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

UPDATED: SAY HER NAME: BLACK WOMEN AND POLICE BRUTALITY IN AMERICA

Updated 5/19/2016


From TheRoot.com 
Symone Marshall and a female friend were driving along Interstate 45 [on] April 26, when they were involved in a single-vehicle crash. Police and paramedics arrived on the scene and say Marshall and the passenger were evaluated and that both women refused medical treatment.Both women were arrested and issued misdemeanor and felony charges of cocaine possession. Marshall was also charged with providing a false identification, KHOU reports. 
The passenger posted bond and was released the next day, but Marshall was unable to secure the $5,000 needed to be released so she spent the next two weeks in custody. 
Symone Marshall, a single mother, told her sister that she wasn't feeling well, her head was hurting and she felt like blacking out, Honey Marshall told the news station. 
Honey Marshall said she called the jail demanding that her sister be taken to a hospital. 
"They told me she's seen the doctor at the jail," Honey Marshall said. "I told them she needs to go to a real hospital." 
On May 10, just weeks after being arrested, Symone Marshall suffered a seizure and, according to prison officials, was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. (Source)


Updated 3/19/2016


India Beaty
From Wavy.com

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A spokesperson for the Norfolk Police Department confirms officers shot and killed [25-year-old India Beaty] who allegedly brandished a weapon at them early Saturday morning.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed they got a call about a shooting in the 9500 block of Shore Drive around 1:20 a.m.
No officers were hurt, according to Corporal Melinda Wray, a spokesperson for the Norfolk Police Department.
Officers were in the parking lot of the East Beach Shoppes on another call, when they saw people fighting.
A woman involved allegedly waved a weapon at them.
“Police challenged her and as a result of the encounter, she was shot by police,” Wray wrote in a news release.
10 On Your Side’s Jason Marks spoke with family members, who say the 25-year-old shot and killed was India Beaty, a mother of four.
Investigators have not said what kind of weapon Beaty had, or how many officers shot at her.
Officers involved in the shooting as well as other eyewitnesses were at police headquarters Saturday morning to give their acocunts, according to Wray.

Kisha Michael

[Kisha Michael, 31, a single mother of three sons, and Marquintan Sandlin, 32, a single father of four daughters] were mortally wounded during an officer involved shooting were unconscious when Inglewood police first responded to where they were sitting in a car, said Inglewood Mayor James Butts Tuesday in response to questions about the incident.
For at least 45 minutes, police attempted "to rouse" them in an effort "to de-escalate the situation," said Butts. It is the first public explanation for what transpired early Sunday morning during the time between the initial call and the shooting. Police previously had stated responding officers saw the woman had a gun, retreated to behind cover, and then gave orders for the couple to exit the vehicle. 
"Obviously at some point they were conscious because somebody felt threatened," said Butts, a retired law enforcement officer who previously had served as police chief in other cities. He said it is important for police to finish their investigation, and verify facts, before commenting further.

During his comments, Mayor Butts made a point of extending his condolences to the families of those who died.
Sidebar:  How can two unconscious people pose a threat to heavily armed police officers?  Blank stare.


Updated 2/9/2016

Natasha McKenna


"You promised you wouldn't kill me. I didn't do anything." These were some of the last words spoken by Natasha McKenna before she died in custody after Fairfax County Jail officials tasered her four times with 50,000 volts. Despite the fact that video of McKenna's cold-blooded killing has been available to the public since September, journalists and activists have resoundingly failed to draw the outrage to her story that it merits.

Around this time last year, McKenna was taken into custody in Fairfax County Jail after police were called as first responders during a mental health crisis and discovered an outstanding warrant. McKenna had been diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child. Rather than providing the care she needed, jail officials tasered McKenna four times with 50,000 volts while attempting to "extract" her from her cell. McKenna died a week later in the hospital. Her cause of death was recorded as "excited delirium," a term not recognized by the American Medical Association, which is used almost exclusively in fatalities following police use of tasers.

On September 10, 2015, Fairfax County released footage of the encounter that led to McKenna's death in an effort to show the "professionalism" and "restraint" demonstrated by the officers involved. On September 9, they announced that those responsible for her death had been cleared of any professional wrongdoing. (Source)
Updated 1/29/2016

Janet Wilson


From Mlive.com

DEARBORN, MI -- Dearborn police on Wednesday were involved in their second police-involved shooting death since Dec. 23.
Janet Wilson, 31, of Detroit died of multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday after police say she attempted to crash her Chevrolet HHR into two security guards and Dearborn police officers when they tried to stop her.
State police are conducting the homicide investigation, and Lt. Michael Shaw said there is audio and video evidence under review, although it won't be released publicly until the investigation is concluded. 
The Wayne County Medical Examiner completed the autopsy Thursday and identified the woman.

Shaw said Dearborn police were called to Fairlane Town Center Mall because the woman was causing "a disturbance." Upon arrival, security guards told the officers she nearly hit two security guards with her vehicle, one on foot and another in a security vehicle. (Source)

Updated 1/24/2016

Gynnya McMillen

From CBSnews.com 

Officials in Kentucky are investigating a the death of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen, who was found unresponsive early in the morning of Jan. 11, at the Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Ky. 
State and local officials are investigating, but a week after McMillen's death, officials have released few details in the case.
Hardin County Coroner William Lee, Jr. said in an interview Monday that in an initial autopsy on Jan. 12, he saw no outward signs, such as "visual bruising," that could conclusively signal a cause of death. Lee also said it was unlikely she had a heart condition.
Lee said the full results wouldn't be available for weeks, until after pathology tests were done.
On Jan. 15, a person claiming to be McMillen's sister created a Facebook page called "Justice for Gynnya McMillen," on which she pleads for more information related to the case.

"My 16yr old sister died in custody of a detention center but they're not giving out any info on how she was found and they're saying (her) autopsy shows no cause of death," the person wrote in a post that has been shared more than 19,000 times. It is not clear why McMillen was is custody at the time of her death. (Source)

Updated 1/13/2016
BETTIE JONES



Bettie Jones, a mother of five and grandmother, was accidentally killed the day after Christmas by a Chicago police officer responding to a 911 call from her landlord, who lived on the top floor of the same home, about his son acting erratic and wielding an aluminum bat. 

19-year old Quintonio LeGrier, who was NIU honor student, was allegedly in the throes of a mental health crisis when he and Jones was fatally shot by the responding officer within seconds of his arrival at their home.

Chicago police officials have acknowledged publicly that Jones was killed by accident.

According to Attorneys for the Jones family, they have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
"That's absolutely reckless conduct, it's inexcusable and you can anticipate that you're not going to hurt, and this case kill, someone when you're firing through walls of a home,' said Larry Rogers Jr., an attorney for the Jones family. (Source)
India Kager


***Article information taken from Fox5DC.com***

According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, on September 5, 2015, four officers were surveilling 35-year-old Angelo Perry, who was allegedly the suspect in a murder investigation. Police believed he was about to commit a crime when they approached his car.  
Please note there were no active warrants for Perry for the suspected commission of any crime.
Police said Perry shot at officers first, and the four officers returned fire by shooting over 30 rounds into the car filled with three occupants that included Kager and Perry's 4-month old son in less than 15 seconds after cornering the car in unmarked vehicles.  
Although Kager (who owned the vehicle and was driving) was not the intended target, she was shot multiple times while in the driver seat of her car. Perry and Kager were killed, but their infant son was unharmed.
The four Virginia Beach police officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave while an alleged investigation continues. 

“There’s no excuse for police firing a volley of 30 rounds of indiscriminate gunfire, and my sister was hit multiple times,” said Brandon Bailey, the victim’s brother.

Sidebar:  The responding Virginia Beach police officers confiscated the surveillance tape of the entire shooting from the 7Eleven store where the killings took place, and Chief Jim Cervera refuses to release the video and the names of the officers who killed Kager and Perry to the public.

Kager's Mom Gina Best and community activists have attempted to obtain a copy of the video from 7Eleven's General Counsel.  While he acknowledges that 7Eleven is in his possession of the video, he said he could not release it to Best for legal reasons and ordered  Best and activists to not contact him or any company employee regarding this matter outside a lawsuit or subpoena.


**** Video has been released (GRAPHIC)****



13 Black Women 


This police brutality case involves an Oklahoma City officer raping 12 American Black women and a minor while on duty.

The fired officer and now convicted felon, whose name is Daniel Holtzclaw, was found guilty yesterday by an all-White jury on 18 of the 36 counts he was charged with in August 2014.

Although Holtzclaw was charged last year, he was not fired from the police force until January 2015.

After deliberating for 4 days, jurors chose punishments ranging from 5 to 30 years -  if served consecutively, would total 263 years.

Holtzclaw, who had been on the police force for 3 years, would prey on black female victims who lived in predominately poor neighborhoods and had brushes with the law.  He would pull them over and rape them at abandoned locations throughout Oklahoma City.  

Hotlzclaw finally came under investigation when a 56-year old grandmother filed a complaint against him for raping her.

At a press conference held today, 2 of the 13 victims, accompanied by Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump and his legal team, spoke to reporters about their traumatic and brutal ordeal:
"I was violated in June by a police officer," Janne Lygons, one the victims, said. "He did things to me I didn't think a police officer would do." 
Lygons said she felt that her life was in danger and thought that if she knew his name, he was going to kill her. She called police about the attack, which started the entire investigation. 
“I was scared. I didn’t know what to do. I felt like I was in survivor mode, so I had to do what he was making me do,” Sade Hill said.
Hill’s parents asked how Holtzclaw could have been operating so long and demanded that he get the harshest sentence possible.
Hill’s parents asked that several city leaders and state leaders be investigated. (SOURCE)
Grace Franklin, who is one of the founders of OKCART4JUSTICE, stated during the press conference that Holtzclaw was acquitted of raping or sexually abusing 5 of the 13 victims.  So 5 of the 13 victims did not receive justice with the guilty verdict.  

Holtzclaw was sentenced to 263 years on January 21, 2016.


Sandra Bland


The American Black community is faced with yet another murder of a U.S. citizen while in the custody of police.

This time the victim's name is Sandra Bland.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 10, Bland was driving a silver Hyundai Azera in Waller County, TX near Prairie View A&M University when state trooper Brian Encinia pulled her over for failing to signal a lane change.

What should have been a routine traffic stop quickly escalated to in an illegal and brutal arrest of Bland by Encinia which was caught on the trooper's patrol car dash-cam video. 





Over the next couple days, Bland called her family several times to assist her with posting her $5,000 bail, relatives said. She also told them she thought her shoulder or arm was broken.  Her family began making arrangements to get her released.

In a voice mail to a male friend on the day after her arrest, Bland said: "I'm still just at a loss for words, honestly, about this whole process. How this switching lanes with no signal turned into all of this, I don't even know.

According to Waller County Jail officials, the last time Bland seen alive was about 7 a.m. on Monday, July 13. Just before 8 a.m., she asked about using the phone. An hour later, a guard went to her cell and saw her hanging from a partition with a plastic trash can liner around her neck. Medical workers were alerted, and guards tried to resuscitate her. 




Bland was subsequently booked at the Waller County Jail for the third-degree felony and was placed alone in a cell that typically accommodates four inmates, according to authorities. 

Sidebar:  If this young woman's death does not facilitate comprehensive police reform and lead to the arrest of Brian Encinia as soon as possible, there is about to be another civil war on American soil.

Americans will not continue to allow rogue police officers to continue to abuse their police powers without immediate repercussions.

Poor police training, lack of appropriate supervision by supervisors and blatant racism have been the leading causes of police brutality against American Blacks.


Spring Valley High School student


A female Spring Valley High School student was brutalized by former school resource sheriff officer Ben Fields when she refused to leave the classroom. The unidentified student has a cast on her arm and suffered neck and back injuries, along with rug burn to her face as a result of the assault by Fields. 

Fields, who was called "Officer Slam" by students, was subsequently fired from the sheriff office in October 2015.

Alexis McGovern
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The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the death of a 28-year-old female inmate on [July 17, 2015,] at the City Justice Center.
Alexis McGovern, 28, of High Ridge, MO, experienced what’s being called a “medical emergency.” She had been confined to the Medical Infirmary and was found lifeless in her bed. A police investigation revealed that she suffered from medical issues and had recently had surgery. There were no signs of trauma.
Jail staff performed CPR until she could be transported to a local hospital. She was pronounced dead a short time later.
Dajerria Becton
A McKinney police officer is on leave after a video was posted over the weekend showing him throwing teen Dajerria Becton, pictured, to the ground and sitting on her, and drawing his gun on other teens at a pool party.
McKinney police Cpl. Eric Casebolt yank 15-year-old bikini-clad Dajerria Becton onto her stomach and then kneel on her as he points his gun at other partygoers. 
A fight at the community pool broke out after white adults told some black partygoers to “go back to their Section 8 Housing,” the party’s host told Fox 4. 
Police said they were originally called to the pool because neighbors reported that the swimmers didn’t have permission to use it. When they showed up, the partygoers refused to follow orders. 
Becton said she was an invited guest at the party who had permission to use the pool. She was trying to leave the area and get away from the chaos when Casebolt approached her, she said.
The cop threw her on to the ground, rolled her over so her face was in the grass and sat on her back, video shows. 
“He grabbed me, twisted my arm on my back and shoved me in the grass and started pulling the back of my braids,” Becton told the TV station. “I was telling him to get off me because my back was hurting bad.”
She struggled to get up, but Casebolt kept pinning her down, she said. The 15-year-old was eventually released when her family came to pick her up.

Michelle Cusseaux



Michelle Cusseaux was killed at close range by a Phoenix police officer who had been called to take the 50-year-old woman to a mental health facility. The officer, Sgt. Percy Dupra, claims Cusseaux threatened him with a hammer so he just shot and killed her.  

Blank stare.

Kindra Chapman




Chapman was just 18 and had been in an Alabama jail for less than two hours when she was found hanging from a bedsheet in her cell July 14, just one day after Bland was found dead. Officials also ruled her death a suicide. In this case, her family has concurred with the ruling.

“We want the world to know what a wonderful soul she was. At the same time, we want the world to know that her death was a suicide. We have hired lawyers to investigate how this could have happened while she was in police custody,” the family said in a statement.

Chapman was arrested after allegedly stealing a cellphone and was booked at about 6:22 p.m. on a first-degree-robbery charge. At approximately 7:50 p.m., she was found dead.

Jefferson County District Attorney Brandon Falls said there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the case.

Joyce Curnell


About eight days after Chapman’s death, a 50-year-old South Carolina woman was found dead in a Charleston County jail, according to the Post and Courier.

Curnell, who was from Edisto Island, was found dead in her cell July 22 around 5 p.m. Curnell had been arrested the day before on shoplifting charges. The older woman had been taken to a local hospital for an unidentified medical issue before being transported to jail.

According to the report, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has asked the state Law Enforcement Division to investigate the death.

Ralkina Jones


The 37-year-old Cleveland mother, who reportedly had health issues including a brain aneurysm and a heart murmur, was arrested last Friday following a domestic dispute.

Jones reportedly started smashing her ex-husband’s vehicle as it sat in a Save-a-Lot parking lot, breaking out his car window and attempting to smash the windshield. When her ex, Brandon Jones, attempted to stop her, Ralkina Jones reportedly turned on him, hitting him in the arm. Ralkina Jones then allegedly attempted to run over Brandon Jones and a friend with her car, while her 12-year-old daughter was in the backseat. She was arrested on multiple charges including assault, domestic violence and endangering a child.

On Saturday, Jones was taken to the hospital after a jail administrator noticed that she seemed to be lethargic. A few hours later she was returned to her prison cell. Paramedics were called to check in on Jones around 12:45 a.m. Sunday and reported that she seemed fine. However, at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the mother was found unresponsive in her cell bed.

Jones’ family has also been demanding answers, saying that the family has not received any information from Cleveland Heights police. An autopsy was conducted Monday, but the cause of death has not yet been determined, pending further studies.

“If she made a mistake and made the wrong decisions, she doesn’t deserve to be neglected, knowing she has health issues,” her sister Rita Samuels told a local news station.

Raynette Turner


The suburban-New York mother of eight was also facing shoplifting charges. Turner, a 43-year-old from Westchester County, was being held in a Mount Vernon, N.Y., police-holding cell over the weekend, after, officials say, she was caught shoplifting Saturday.
Turner was waiting for arraignment Monday, but by Monday afternoon, she was dead.
Much like Jones, Turner had been taken to a hospital—in her case, next door to the jail—after she complained about not feeling well on Sunday. About two hours later, she was returned to her cell. She would be found dead the following day.

Her husband of 23 years, Herman Turner, said that he waited in court all day Monday for his wife to show up, only to be told to come back the next day. After he arrived home, two detectives came by to tell him him about his wife’s in-custody death. In addition to her husband, Raynette Turner leaves behind eight children ages 8-21.

Mount Vernon Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Burke said that “no foul play” was suspected in Turner’s death, but an autopsy has been scheduled to determine cause of death.
Megan Hockaday 


A 26-year-old Megan Hockaday was killed in an officer-involved shooting after confronting an Oxnard police officer with a knife Friday morning.

At 1 a.m. [on March 28, 2015], a man called authorities about a domestic dispute between him and his live-in girlfriend in an apartment in the 500 block of West Vineyard Avenue.

As an officer at the scene began talking to the man who reported the argument, the woman approached them with a knife. An officer-involved shooting occurred and Hockaday was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting took place less than 20 seconds after the officer's first contact, police officials said.

Three young children were inside the apartment during the incident and were taken to Oxnard Police Department for evaluation.

The 8-year veteran officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard police procedure. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oxnard Police Department Det. Miguel Serrato at (805) 385-7688. (Source)

Tanisha Anderson

On November 13, 2014, a 37-year-old schizophrenic woman died after police slammed her to the pavement outside her family's home, her brother said.
Tanisha Anderson called out for her brother and mother while an officer repeatedly pressed down on her head to get her into the backseat. After several attempts, the officer used a takedown move to force her to the pavement, Joell Anderson said.  
Tanisha Anderson was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic early Thursday after an altercation with officers nearly two hours earlier on the 1300 block of Ansel Road.
Two male officers escorted Tanisha Anderson, who was prescribed medication for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, to the police cruiser. She sat herself in the backseat but became nervous about the confined space and tried to get out, Anderson said. 
Police struggled to keep her in the car and an officer eventually drew a Taser. Joell Anderson said he begged the officer not to use the weapon on his sister.
The officer placed his knee on Tanisha Anderson's back and handcuffed her. She never opened her eyes or spoke another word, her brother said. (Source)


Marlene Pinnock

Marlene Pinnock, a 51-year-old homeless woman, was violently beaten and detained by Officer Daniel L. Andrew on July 1, 2014, on a California highway.  The violent arrest was caught on cellphone camera by a passing motorist. 

Pinnock sued California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow and Officer Andrew in federal court for civil rights violations.  The case was settled for $1.5M.  

Officer Andrew, who joined the CHP in 2012 and had been on paid administrative leave since the violent incident, has recently resigned. 


The CHP forwarded the results of its internal investigation of the incident to the Los Angeles Prosecutor's Office last month.  No charges have been filed yet.

Mariam Carey 


[O]n October 3, [2013]. [Mariam] Carey approached a White House checkpoint and was approached by Secret Service officers. She made a three-point turn, striking an officer who was trying to move a barricade into her path, before driving away, according to an affidavit filed in support of a search warrant. 

Police said the car sped down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol, where security vehicles stopped it at Garfield Circle. Carey put the car in reverse, hit a police car and drove away as officers fired at her. 

Dramatic video footage by a videographer for Alhurra TV, a Middle Eastern news outlet financed by the U.S. government, showed the black vehicle then speeding around a nearby traffic circle with a police car in close pursuit and then heading away. The car crashed into more security barriers a few blocks later, witnesses said. 

More shots were fired after the vehicle stopped, and the woman was hit several times, said Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier. The child was unharmed.



Malissa Williams


Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell were killed when 13 officers fired 137 rounds after a high speed chase in Cleveland, Ohio on November 29, 2012.
Williams 24 times  and Russell shot 23 times in their car. 
Michael Brelo was the only officer charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Williams and Russell.  After a bench trial, Brelo was acquitted in May 2015, by Judge John O'Donnell, who found it, based on the evidence, difficult to determine who delivered the fatal blow, and determined that Brelo acted responsibly on the night of the incident.

Shantel Davis

On June 14, 2012Shantel Davis, 23, was shot the chest by during a wild struggle with police after she tried to drive away from the smashup on Church Ave. and E. 38th St. in East Flatbush on Thursday, cops said. No gun was found on Davis.  Ttwo plainclothes officers — who were later identified as Detective Phillip Atkins, 44, and Police Officer Daniel Guida, 27 —  claim that they began following Davis  in their unmarked car after she blew threw a red light  and began speading down Church Ave, at approximately 5:35 pm.  The offices stated that Davis went through several red lights before she crashed, cops said.

 "The 5-foot-6, 185-pound Davis slid into the passenger side of the car in an attempt to flee, cops said.  After a brief struggle with Guida, Davis hopped back in the driver’s seat and tried to drive away. Atkins, holding his service-issued Smith & Wesson 9-mm., began to grapple with the frantic woman and tried to stop her from putting the car into gear. But Davis managed to put the car in reverse and hit the gas. During the struggle, Atkins fired one shot, hitting Davis in the chest and killing her." (Source)
According to NYDailyNews.com, Shantel Davis was driving a 1998 Toyota Camry that she allegedlystole the week before. However, it was unclear whether the two cops knew the car was stolen when they descided to chase Miss Davis after she wrecked it.

Aiyana Jones


In May 2010, Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley shot and killed 7-year old Aiyana Jones during a raid targeting an alleged murder suspect. 

The Officer was charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony, and careless discharge of a firearm causing death, a misdemeanor.

Kathyrn Johnston


On November 21, 200692-year old Kathyrn Johnston was shot and killed by Atlanta Police Officers: Jason Smith, Greg Junnier and Arthur Tesler. 


From CNN.com 


Smith was sentenced to 10 years while Junnier and Tesler were sentenced to six and five years, respectively. An investigation determined that the November 2006 raid at Johnston's home was "based on falsified paperwork stating that illegal drugs were present. The incident prompted a major overhaul of the Atlanta Police Department's drug unit."



Eleanor Bumpers 



On October 29, 1984, 66-year old Eleanor Bumpers was shot and killed by NYPD officer Stephen Sullivan, who was armed with 12-gauge shotgun, as he and other officers went to Ms. Bumpers' apartment to enforce a city ordered eviction because Ms. Bumpers was four months behind on her monthly rent of $98.65. 


From NYTimes.com:



"Acting Justice Vincent A. Vitale of State Supreme Court, ruled that the evidence was ''legally insufficent'' to indict the officer, Stephen Sullivan, for manslaughter or any other offense in the death of the woman, Eleanor Bumpurs. After reviewing testimony before a grand jury that voted an indictment in January for second-degree manslaughter, Justice Vitale said Officer Sullivan followed the existing Police Department guidelines when he fired twice at the 66-year-old Mrs. Bumpurs last October."