Without affordable smartphone technology and a growing sense that police and mainstream media are not capturing all sides of the story when they cover racist violence—especially racist police violence—stories like what happened at the McKinney pool party might not have been exposed.
Tag Archives: police brutality
A grand jury has cleared two police officers who were caught on tape beating a black woman inside the Jasper City Jail last year.
Houston police kill an average of one person every three weeks. According to all evaluating groups, they also never make mistakes.
Recent stories from diverse parts of Texas suggest that increased awareness, public pressure and new technology are creating more accountability for law enforcement officers engage in police brutality.
After a black police officer kills a white war hero, a town begins its murky search for justice.
The Houston Police Department announced the results of its yearlong investigation into the shooting death of Brian Claunch, a mentally ill double amputee killed by an officer last September after refusing to drop a pen. HPD cleared the officer, Matthew Marin, of any wrongdoing, as have the FBI and a grand jury.
An off-duty Conroe police sergeant has been indicted for apparently shooting a teen in the back of the head. A Harris County grand jury hasn’t indicted an officer for a shooting in more than four years.
In this episode, we hear how an 8-month Observer investigation of HPD shows that police brutality goes largely unpunished in Houston.
The Houston Police Department rarely punishes its officers for excessive force.