Police Accountability Report

Cop Pulled A Gun On Woman’s Unarmed Son, Then Used Facebook Posts Against Her In Court

July 3, 2020

PAR investigates police use of Facebook posts in the cases of Korryn Gaines, Arturo Adame, and Michael Avery, and follows Erica Hamlett’s fight for accountability for an off-duty officer who pulled a gun on her child while he waited for a bus.

Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts—And It's Just The Beginning

Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts—And It’s Just The Beginning

June 26, 2020

The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about “snitch apps” and how law enforcement uses technology to “protect” you.

Why Do American Police Keep Shooting People In The Back?

Why Do American Police Keep Shooting People In The Back?

June 19, 2020

Despite promises of reform, police are still killing. PAR examines the case of Rayshard Brooks, shot in the back twice as he fled police, and speaks with James McLynas, who says his lack of law enforcement experience makes him the perfect candidate for sheriff.

The ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Video Police Don’t Want You To See

June 12, 2020

The death of Anton Black in 2018 was caught on camera but did not lead to charges against the police involved. We spoke with his family about how they say authorities stonewalled their demands for an investigation.

Police Brutality Protesters Met With More Brutality: Is Martial Law Next?

Police Brutality Protesters Met With More Brutality: Is Martial Law Next?

June 5, 2020

Police across the US have met protesters with violence, tear gas, and rubber bullets. We speak with Otto the Watchdog, injured by police in Denver, and Tawanda Jones, who has led peaceful anti-brutality protests since her brother’s death in custody.

Three Cops Charged, Murder Count Upgraded in George Floyd's Death

Three Cops Charged, Murder Count Upgraded in George Floyd’s Death

June 4, 2020

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced the charges after an independent investigation determined officers at the scene were culpable for Floyd’s death.

Independent Autopsy Concludes George Floyd's Death Was A Homicide

Independent Autopsy Concludes George Floyd’s Death Was A Homicide

June 1, 2020

An independent autopsy released by Floyd’s family raises serious questions about the previous findings, which implied underlying health issues were responsible for his death. Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht says police should never place downward pressure on a person in a prone position

Outrage In Minneapolis After Police Killing Caught On Video

Outrage In Minneapolis After Police Killing Caught On Video

May 29, 2020

The city roils after the death of George Floyd as police confronted protesters and the mayor urged prosecutors to charge the officers involved.

New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Show Just How Reckless Police Can Be

New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Show Just How Reckless Police Can Be

May 29, 2020

PAR uncovers new information on the dangers of serving no-knock warrants and analyzes the raid that killed 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor. Cop watcher Kenneth Dunham alleges continued intimidation from local Oregon police.

Handcuffed Man Dies After Minneapolis Cop Kneels On His Neck

May 27, 2020

Four officers are fired after one was caught on video kneeling on a man’s neck. The man later died. The FBI has joined the investigation and witnesses say the officer was kneeling on his neck for several minutes as he pleaded for help.