Documentary About Murder of Botham Jean Set to Air on ID on Thursday, Sept. 10

Jean was shot in 2018 inside his Dallas apartment by white, female, off-duty police officer Amy Guyger. Guyger claimed she shot Botham because she thought she had entered her own home, and he was a trespassing burglar. Like many controversial police killings of minorities, Botham’s murder sparked national outrage Emotional...

City Council Supports New Public Database on Police Misconduct

The New Orleans City Council adopted a resolution in support of the creation of a public-facing database by the Independent Police Monitor (IPM) to increase community engagement, ensure timely data collection and provide heightened transparency of local law enforcement encounters to create additional accountability. Currently, after five years, officer disciplinary...

Dillard University to Launch Center for Racial Justice

Center will focus on policing and other racial justice issues Dillard University will launch its Center for Racial Justice (CRJ) in July 2020 in response to the mounting police brutality cases in the United States. As a historically Black university, Dillard is set to become the leading educational conduit between...

Indictments and Trials Finally Come in Police Shootings of Blacks, Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Recent indictments and convictions suggest a swinging pendulum, and at least some cracks in the “Blue Wall” that all too often conspires to hide details and protect officers guilty of unjust shootings of African Americans and others. Prosecutors in Chicago have won an...

Consent Decree Monitor Holds Quarterly Public Meeting

The NOPD Consent Decree monitoring team will hold a public meeting to present the most recent 2017 quarterly report and to respond to public questions & comments.   The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, at Ashe' Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd....

Gentilly Town Hall to Address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release A group of concerned citizens will host a "Gumbo Social" to discuss issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and the future of Gentilly neighborhoods. The event will take place from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at The Half Shell Oyster...