Stories tagged: "police brutality"


A Detroit Police officer uses tear-gas on protesters during a demonstration in Detroit, Michigan late May 29, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - Violent protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody, with murder charges laid against the arresting Minneapolis officer failing to quell boiling anger.
FBI Questioned State Senator Staffer After Talk of ‘Dropping’ Ban on Tear Gas

The chief of staff for state Sen. Rosemary Bayer was woken up by the FBI for questioning one October morning. This legislation is why.

Protesters led by the organization Detroit Will Breathe gained a major win in their fight against police brutality.
Michigan Judge Temporarily Bans Excessive Police Force on Protesters

Detroit Will Breathe won against the City of Detroit, but the ban expires at the end of the month.

Ryan Henyard spoke with The 'Gander about the motivations behind his online police brutality teach-out available through the University of Michigan.
WATCH: U-M Has a Free Police Brutality Course. Here’s Your Inside Look at the Syllabus.

We caught up with course creator Ryan Henyard for a look at the crucial conversations reshaping the nation right now.

Course facilitators Ryan Henyard, R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy and Derrick Jackson. (Photos via Facebook)
U-M Tackles Racism and Police Brutality in Online Course

The free "teach-out" can help Michiganders understand how issues of race and police brutality affect communities of color.

A family photo of Breonna Taylor. Photo via Justice for Breonna.
Gov. Whitmer Wants to Limit the Police Practice That Killed Breonna Taylor. Here’s How Cops Are Responding.

Limiting no-knock warrants doesn’t just protect civilians, it may be safer for Michigan's law enforcement as well, one expert said.

Photo distributed by McClain family
Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.

Photo by Martha Spall
Crisis Counselors and Guardians: Here’s What Michigan Activists Want to Fund With Police Budgets

Activists are calling for police departments to be rebuilt from the ground up. We break down how and why.