police shooting

  • Man Killed by Saint Paul Police After Rear-Ending a Squad Car

    September 16, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – On Sunday evening, St. Paul police shot and killed a man they say rear-ended a squad car in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Police say the victim “confronted” the officers after the car collision and “a fight ensued.” Police then shot and…...
  • Minnesota Police Kill Local Hip Hop Artist After Pursuit

    September 8, 2019
    Richfield, MN – Brian Quinones was shot and killed by police after he exited his car with a short knife on Saturday night. Following a car pursuit across two Minneapolis suburbs, Quinones live streamed to Facebook while driving and captured audio of his death in…...
  • Charges Dropped Against Defendants from Charlotte Uprising

    October 21, 2018
    Charlotte, NC – Over a hundred people were arrested following protests over the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in 2016. Activists argue that mass arrests were made, and charges were filed, in an attempt to get people off of the streets during…...
  • St. Paul Police Release Body Camera Video of Billy Hughes Shooting

    August 20, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – On August 17, 2018, St. Paul Police released body camera footage of officers fatally shooting Billy Hughes on August 5. The footage was released 12 days after the lethal shooting, and is the fastest release of police bodycam footage in Twin…...
  • Questions Remain in Blevins Killing as Mayor Promises Footage Release by End of July

    July 23, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – After continued pressure, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Friday, July 21 that the body camera footage from the officers who killed Thurman Blevins last month will likely be released to the public by the end of July. Official reports have shown inconsistencies…...
  • Body Cam Videos of Police Killing Blevins to be Released Post-BCA Interviews

    June 27, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Mayor Jacob Frey announced the City of Minneapolis will release police body camera footage of Thurman ‘Junior’ Blevins’ death as soon as the Blevins family is consulted and all of the witnesses have been interviewed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).…...
  • Witnesses Claim Thurman ‘Jun’ Blevins was Unarmed when Killed by Minneapolis PD

    June 24, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Minneapolis Police officers shot and killed 31-year-old father, Thurman ‘Jun’ Blevins, in the Camden neighborhood of north Minneapolis. The police and the mayor’s version of events place Blevins with a gun, yet all witness statements contradict that…...
  • Jury Finds Minneapolis Cop Not Guilty for Shooting at Car With Six Youth

    February 21, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – On Tuesday, February 20, a Hennepin County jury found Minneapolis Police Officer Efrem Hamilton not guilty on multiple felony charges for shooting at a car occupied by six young adults. Hamilton was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless discharge…...
  • Minneapolis Police Kill Woman Who Called 911

    July 16, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Late in the night of July 15, 2017, Justine Maia Ruszczyk called 911 after she heard a sound in the alley of her Southwest Minneapolis home. That call turned into her death. Two Minneapolis Police officers responded to the 911 call in…...
  • Officer Yanez Found Not Guilty In Trial Over Philando Castile Police Killing

    June 16, 2017
    St. Paul, MN – After over five days of deliberations a Ramsey County jury has reached a verdict in the trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. Officer Yanez was charged on November 16, 2016 after he killed 32-year-old African-American Philando Castile by shooting…...