Trial date is set for Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Accused of Raping Women While on Duty

Source: Matt Dinger/Oklahoman A trial date has been set for a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping and assaulting women while on duty. The trial for Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 28, will begin Oct. 26, it was decided during a hearing Wednesday morning.  Holtzclaw will be tried in Oklahoma County District Court on 36 counts, including eight counts of …

Black Great-Grandmother Beaten by Calif. Cop Reaches $1.5 million Dollar Settlement

BY: STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR/TheRoot.com The July 1 video of a police officer sitting atop a black woman and raining down punches on her went viral. The story would soon emerge that the woman, Marlene Pinnock, a 51-year-old great-grandmother, was homeless and headed to an underpass to sleep when a California Highway Patrol officer stopped her, threw her to the …

Autopsy Proves Unarmed Black Utah Man Shot 5 Times in Back By Police

Source: ThinkProgress.Com Last month, 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was shot and killed by officers in Saratoga Springs, Utah, while carrying a toy sword. Police claimed Hunt lunged at them, but a new state autopsy released by Hunt’s lawyer finds that Hunt was shot 5 times in the back, and a sixth time on his left hip towards the back. The autopsy …