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Need for police accountability, transparency and right to know

Last week’s conviction of NYPD officer Peter Liang, in the killing of Akai Gurley is the first step for more police accountability when it comes to wrongful deaths.

Akai Gurley shooting: Jury finds police officer guilty of manslaughter

Officer Peter Liang, who shot and killed an unarmed man in a New York housing project stairwell in 2014, was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct on Thursday.

Ramarley Graham’s parents demand justice after four years

Bronx family still fighting for justice four years after the loss of Ramarley Graham.

Settlement will protect Muslims from NYPD surveillance

Stop looking. There’s nothing else to see here.

DA Thompson’s gifts freedom in over dozen overturned convictions

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson releases two men who had spent over 30 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

Georgia ex-deputies found guilty of lesser charges in student's jail death

Two former sheriff's deputies who had been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a college student in a Savannah, Georgia, jail early this year have been found guilty of lesser charges.

Darrien Hunt’s mom scoffs at $900,000 settlement offer in son’s police killing

On the one-year anniversary of Darrien Hunt’s police killing, several dozen family members, friends and supporters gathered at the Panda Express in Saratoga Springs, Utah, where he was shot, to commemorate his life and call for police accountability.

Fixing police-community relations

At One Centre Street, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel unveiled a new report from town hall meetings on police.

Barron: ‘Ban secret grand juries’

New York Assemblyman Charles Barron wants what’s in the dark to come to light.

RAILROADED: College Soccer Coach Seeks Justice

It’s all too real for Oral “Nick” Hillary, a former soccer star and coach, who faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Garrett Phillips, the son of Hillary’s ex-girlfriend Tandy Cyrus.

Cincinnati campus police Officer Raymond Tensing charged for Sam Dubose killing

This morning, University of Cincinnati officer Raymond Tensing, 25, has been arraigned after being charged with the murder of 45-year-old Sam Dubose.

Disclose Pantaleo’s records, judge rules

If a police officer has a record of substantiated misconduct, should this information be made available to the public? Yes, according to State Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger.

It’s time to reform Rikers Island

It’s time to reform Rikers Island.

Emerald Snipes-Garner, reflects on her father’s death and the future

Emerald Snipes-Garner is the youngest daughter of Eric Garner, who was killed last year by police, and his widow, Esaw Garner.

‘Justice for Garner’ rally takes place at U.S. Federal Courthouse

On the weekend marking one year since the police killing of Eric Garner, Rev. Al Sharpton and his coalition rallied and took a petition to the U.S. Justice Department.