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 …

Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Case of Terminated Owasso Police Officer Who Beat Handcuffed Suspect

Source: Rhett Morgan /Tulsa World OWASSO — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a terminated Owasso police officer who was ordered reinstated by the state appellate court. Former police Lt. Mike Denton was fired in 2011 because he violated the department’s use-of-force policy. The state Supreme Court recently granted a request by the city to …