The push for an omnibus reform package named after George Floyd underscores how outrage over his death changed local and state policy debates around policing.
Protests to remove racist statues and iconography are part of a larger effort to reframe Texas history.
Years of activism and a legacy of police violence are fueling demands to reimagine public safety.
The protests sweeping Texas cities are a stark reminder of the pain caused by police violence.
Demonstrations against police brutality took place in cities large and small across Texas this weekend.
The outrageous shooting of a man in his own apartment has triggered calls to reform Dallas’ toothless, decades-old system of police oversight.
Activists are claiming victory after a drawn-out fight over police accountability, and encouraging other cities to follow suit.
The case illustrates the high bar that prosecutors must clear for a conviction, particularly in Texas, where prosecutions for on-duty killings are virtually unheard of.
Civil rights groups fear the courts are surrendering the judicial oversight necessary to rein in one of the nation’s largest police forces.
Family claims police and hospital guards cornered a schizophrenic man then smothered him to death when he refused to remove his underwear.