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  1. The United States has developed a notorious reputation for cases of police brutality, having reported far more incidents of killings by police officers than the rest of the Western world. [284] [285] U.S. police killed 1,093 people in 2016 and 1,146 people in 2015. [286]

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  2. Police brutality in the United States - Wikipedia

    Police brutality is the use of excessive or unnecessary force by personnel affiliated with law enforcement duties when dealing with suspects and civilians. The term is also applied to abuses by corrections personnel in municipal, state, and federal penal facilities, including military prisons.

  3. Police brutality - Wikipedia

    The United States has developed a notorious reputation for cases of police brutality, having reported far more incidents of killings by police officers than the rest of the Western world. [284] [285] U.S. police killed 1,093 people in 2016 and 1,146 people in 2015. [286]

  4. Category:Police brutality in the United States - Wikipedia

    Pages in category "Police brutality in the United States" The following 159 pages are in this category, out of 159 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

  5. Police brutality in the United States — Wikipedia Republished ...
    • Causes
    • Solutions
    • Civil Rights Movement Era
    • Anti-War Demonstrations
    • War on Drugs
    • Post 9/11
    • Cultural Factors Unique to The United States
    • Incidents
    • Investigation
    • Public Reaction

    Nu­mer­ous doc­trines, such as fed­er­al­ism, sep­a­ra­tion of pow­ers, cau­sa­tion, def­er­ence, dis­cre­tion, and bur­den of proof have been cited as par­tial ex­pla­na­tions for the ju­di­cia­ries' frag­mented pur­suit of po­lice mis­con­duct. How­ever, there is also ev­i­dence that courts can­not or choose not to see sys­temic pat­terns in po­lice brutality. Other fac­tors that have been cited as en­cour­ag­ing po­lice bru­tal­ity in­clude in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized sys­tems of po­lice train­ing, man­age­ment, and cul­ture; a crim­i­nal-jus­tice sys­tem that dis­cour­ages pros­e­cu­tors from pur­su­ing po­lice mis­con­duct vig­or­ously; a po­lit­i­cal sys­tem that re­sponds more read­ily to po­lice than to the res­i­dents of in­ner-city and mi­nor­ity com­mu­ni­ties; and a racist po­lit­i­cal cul­ture that fears crime and val­ues tough polic­ing more than it val­ues due process for all its citizens.It is be­lieved that with­out sub­stan­tial so­cial change, the con­trol of po­lice d...

    Many poli­cies have been of­fered for how to pre­vent po­lice bru­tal­ity. One pro­posed so­lu­tion is body worn cam­eras. The the­ory of using body cam­eras is that po­lice of­fi­cers will be less likely to com­mit mis­con­duct if they un­der­stand that their ac­tions are being recorded. The United States De­part­ment of Jus­tice under Obama's ad­min­is­tra­tion sup­plied $20 mil­lion for body cam­eras to be im­ple­mented in po­lice departments. Dur­ing a case study at­tempt­ing to test the ef­fects that body cam­eras had on po­lice ac­tions, re­searchers found ev­i­dence that sug­gested that po­lice used less force with civil­ians when they had body cameras. Po­lice are sup­posed to have the cam­eras on from the time they re­ceive a call of an in­ci­dent to when the en­tire en­counter is over. How­ever, there is con­tro­versy re­gard­ing po­lice using the equip­ment properly. The issue re­gard­ing an of­fi­cer's abil­ity to turn on and off the record but­ton is if the po­lice of­f...

    The Civil Rights Move­ment has been the tar­get of nu­mer­ous in­ci­dents of po­lice bru­tal­ity in its strug­gle for jus­tice and racial equal­ity, no­tably dur­ing the Birm­ing­ham cam­paign of 1963–64 and dur­ing the Selma to Mont­gomery marches of 1965. Media cov­er­age of the bru­tal­ity sparked na­tional out­rage, and pub­lic sym­pa­thy for the move­ment grew rapidly as a re­sult. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. crit­i­cized po­lice bru­tal­ity in speeches. Dur­ing this time, the Black Pan­ther Party formed in re­sponse to po­lice bru­tal­ity from dis­pro­por­tion­ately white po­lice de­part­ments that were per­ceived as op­press­ing black communities. The con­flict be­tween the Black Pan­ther Party and var­i­ous po­lice de­part­ments often re­sulted in vi­o­lence with the deaths of 34 mem­bers of the Black Pan­ther Partyand 15 po­lice officers. The Civil Rights Move­ment was also tar­geted by the FBI who uti­lized a pro­gram called COIN­TEL­PRO. Under this pro­gram, the FBI would use...

    Dur­ing the Viet­nam War, anti-war demon­stra­tions were some­times quelled through the use of billy clubs and tear gas. The most no­to­ri­ous of these as­saults took place dur­ing the Au­gust 1968 De­mo­c­ra­tic Na­tional Con­ven­tion in Chicago. The ac­tions of the po­lice were later de­scribed as a "po­lice riot" in the Walker Re­port to the U.S. Na­tional Com­mis­sion on the Causes and Pre­ven­tion of Vi­o­lence.

    As was the case with Pro­hi­bi­tion dur­ing the 1920s and 1930s, the "War on Drugs" ini­ti­ated by Pres­i­dent Richard M. Nixon in 1969 has been marked by in­creased po­lice mis­con­duct. War on drugs polic­ing - no­tably stop and frisk and Spe­cial Weapons and Tac­tics(SWAT) teams - has con­tributed to po­lice bru­tal­ity, es­pe­cially tar­get­ing black communities. The war on drugs has been seen as re­spon­si­ble for po­lice mis­con­duct to­wards Blacks and His­pan­ics. While mid­dle and upper mid­dle class Whites use more drugs, po­lice have fo­cused more on com­mu­ni­ties of color. Specif­i­cally, the use of stop and frisk tac­tics by po­lice have in­creased to­wards Blacks and His­pan­ics. In look­ing at data from New York in the early 2000s up to 2014, peo­ple who had com­mit­ted no of­fense made up 82% to 90% of those who were stopped and frisked. Of those peo­ple stopped, only 9% to 12% were White. Peo­ple who were stopped saw these po­lice ac­tions as psy­cho­log­i­cal vi­o...

    Nu­mer­ous human rights ob­servers have raised con­cerns about in­creased po­lice bru­tal­ity in the U.S. after the at­tacks of Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001. An ex­ten­sive re­port pre­pared for the United Na­tions Human Rights Com­mit­tee, pub­lished in 2006, states that in the U.S. the "War on Ter­ror" has "cre­ated a gen­er­al­ized cli­mate of im­punity for law en­force­ment of­fi­cers, and con­tributed to the ero­sion of what few ac­count­abil­ity mech­a­nisms exist for civil­ian con­trol over law en­force­ment agen­cies. As a re­sult, po­lice bru­tal­ity and abuse per­sist un­abated and un­de­terred across the country." Dur­ing the "war on ter­ror", there has been noted in­creases in en­force­ment power for of­fi­cers. Dis­cus­sion on the ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of using racial pro­fil­ing and force against peo­ple of color has de­creased since 9/11. Racial pro­fil­ing has specif­i­cally in­creased for those of South Asians, Arabs, Mid­dle East­ern and Mus­lim origins. An ex­am­ple of in­c...

    In a 2014 analy­sis ti­tled, "Com­ing Home to Roost: Amer­i­can Mil­i­tarism, War Cul­ture, and Po­lice Bru­tal­ity" pub­lished by The Hamp­ton In­sti­tute, Colin Jenk­ins pro­vides an in-depth look at the po­ten­tial cul­tural roots of po­lice vi­o­lence in the United States. These cul­tural fac­tors in­clude "Ob­jec­ti­fi­ca­tion, Em­pa­thy Ero­sion, an In­ter­nal­ized Cul­ture of War and Op­pres­sion, White Su­premacy" and the de­vel­op­ment of an in­tensely hi­er­ar­chi­cal and class-based so­ci­ety. Jenk­ins also makes a con­nec­tion be­tween the pro­lif­er­a­tion of U.S. wars abroad and the sol­dier-to-po­lice of­fi­cer tran­si­tion that has be­come com­mon, bring­ing vet­er­ans of for­eign wars home to pa­trol mostly poor and work­ing-class com­mu­ni­ties of color. Using his own ex­pe­ri­ence in the U.S. mil­i­tary, Jenk­ins pro­vides some in­sight on the men­tal­ity that is shaped by com­bat train­ing and how these men­tal­i­ties are then turned on tar­get pop­u­la­tions, wh...

    The preva­lence of po­lice bru­tal­ity in the United States is not com­pre­hen­sively doc­u­mented, and the sta­tis­tics on po­lice bru­tal­ity are much less avail­able. The few sta­tis­tics that exist in­clude a 2006 De­part­ment of Jus­tice re­port, which showed that out of 26,556 cit­i­zen com­plaints made in 2002 about ex­ces­sive use of po­lice force among large U.S. agen­cies (rep­re­sent­ing 5% of agen­cies and 59% of of­fi­cers), about 2000 were found to have merit. Other stud­ies have shown that most po­lice bru­tal­ity goes un­re­ported. In 1982, the fed­eral gov­ern­ment funded a "Po­lice Ser­vices Study", in which over 12,000 ran­domly se­lected cit­i­zens were in­ter­viewed in three met­ro­pol­i­tan areas. The study found that 13.6 per­cent of those sur­veyed claimed to have had cause to com­plain about po­lice ser­vice (in­clud­ing ver­bal abuse, dis­cour­tesy and phys­i­cal abuse) in the pre­vi­ous year. Yet only 30 per­cent of those who ac­knowl­edged such bru­tal­it...

    In the United States, in­ves­ti­ga­tion of cases of po­lice bru­tal­ity has often been left to in­ter­nal po­lice com­mis­sions and/or dis­trict at­tor­neys (DAs). In­ter­nal po­lice com­mis­sions have often been crit­i­cized for a lack of ac­count­abil­ity and for bias fa­vor­ing of­fi­cers, as they fre­quently de­clare upon re­view that the of­fi­cer(s) acted within the de­part­ment's rules, or ac­cord­ing to their train­ing. For in­stance, an April 2007 study of the Chicago Po­lice De­part­ment found that out of more than 10,000 po­lice abuse com­plaints filed be­tween 2002 and 2003, only 19 (0.19%) re­sulted in mean­ing­ful dis­ci­pli­nary ac­tion. The study charges that the po­lice de­part­ment's over­sight body al­lows of­fi­cers with "crim­i­nal ten­den­cies to op­er­ate with im­punity," and ar­gues that the Chicago Po­lice De­part­ment should not be al­lowed to po­lice itself. Only 19% of large mu­nic­i­pal po­lice forces have a civil­ian com­plaint re­view board (CCRB). Law...

    It has been noted that local media rarely re­port scan­dals in­volv­ing out-of-town po­lice un­less events make it onto a net­work videotape. There is often a dra­matic in­crease in un­fa­vor­able at­ti­tudes to­ward the po­lice in the wake of highly pub­li­cized events such as the Ram­part scan­dal in the late 1990s and the killings of Amadou Di­allo (Feb­ru­ary 1999) and Patrick Doris­mond (March 2000) in New York City.Ex­per­i­ments have found that when view­ers are shown footage of po­lice ar­rests, they may be more likely to per­ceive the po­lice con­duct as bru­tal if the ar­rest­ing of­fi­cers are Caucasian. Pub­lic opin­ion polls fol­low­ing the 1991 beat­ing of Rod­ney King in Los An­ge­les and the 1992 killing of Mal­ice Greenin De­troit in­di­cate that the in­ci­dents ap­pear to have had their great­est ef­fect on spe­cific per­cep­tions of the way local po­lice treat black peo­ple, and markedly less ef­fect on broader per­cep­tions of the ex­tent of dis­crim­i­na­tion ag...

  6. List of cases of police brutality - Wikipedia

    Jump to navigation Jump to search. Wikimedia list article. This list compiles incidents alleged or proved to be due to police brutality that attracted significant media or historical attention. Many cases are alleged to be of brutality; some cases are more than allegations, with official reports concluding that a crime was committed by police, with some criminal convictions for offences such as grievous bodily harm, planting evidence and wrongful arrest.

  7. Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United ...

    The Counted: Tracking people killed by police in the United States 2015–2016. The Guardian. Washington Post database of police shootings, 2015–2020. The Washington Post. US police killings undercounted by half, study using Guardian data finds – The Guardian. 11 October 2017.

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    2020 (384)
    2019 (621)
    2018 (411)
    2017 (150)
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  9. Police Shootings: Black Americans Disproportionately Affected ...

    May 28, 2020 · Police violence has reared its ugly head in the United States yet again with thousands of people hitting the streets of Minneapolis to protest the death of George Floyd over the past few hours.

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    Police in the United States are also prohibited from holding criminal suspects for more than a reasonable amount of time (usually 24–48 hours) before arraignment, using torture, abuse or physical threats to extract confessions, using excessive force to effect an arrest, and searching suspects' bodies or their homes without a warrant obtained ...

  11. police brutality in the United States | Definition, History ...

    Police brutality in the United States, the unwarranted or excessive and often illegal use of force against civilians by U.S. police officers. Forms of police brutality have ranged from assault and battery (e.g., beatings) to mayhem, torture, and murder.