Police brutality http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31194/all en US resort in school lockdown after cop killer report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-resort-school-lockdown-after-cop-killer-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Californian mountain resort ordered its schools on lockdown Thursday after reports that a car resembling that of an alleged fugitive cop killer was found burning in nearby woods, officials said.</p> <p>Police were dispatched to the scene after the pick-up truck was found near the town of Big Bear, in the mountains about two hours east of Los Angeles, the LA Times reported.</p> <p>"Based on investigations in our valley, and as a precautionary measure we have called a district-wide lock down of all our facilities," said a statement by the Bear Valley Unified School District. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/us-resort-school-lockdown-after-cop-killer-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cop Killer Police brutality AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:30:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749448 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgium in shock over police brutality video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/belgium-shock-over-police-brutality-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Footage of a young man in apparent psychological distress who after asking for police protection died on being brutally battered by a six-man unit in a tiny cell caused shockwaves across Belgium on Friday.</p> <p>The disturbing scenes of police brutality that took place in early 2010 in the suburbs of the port city of Antwerp were aired on the VRT Dutch-speaking television network in a documentary late Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/belgium-shock-over-police-brutality-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Police brutality AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:16:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763410 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgium in shock over police brutality video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/belgium-shock-over-police-brutality-video-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Footage of a young man in psychological distress who asked for police protection but later died after being brutally battered by a crack six-man police unit caused shockwaves across Belgium on Friday.</p> <p>The disturbing scenes of police brutality that took place in early 2010 in the suburbs of the port city of Antwerp were aired on the VRT Dutch-speaking television network in a documentary late Thursday.</p> <p>The shock story headlined newspapers in northern Belgium Friday and Interior Minister Joelle Milquet dubbed the affair "scandalous".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/belgium-shock-over-police-brutality-video-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Police brutality AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:32:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763571 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 240 detained in annual Montreal protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/more-240-detained-annual-montreal-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Authorities in the Canadian city of Montreal said they briefly detained more than 240 people and arrested a dozen for more serious offences during a protest against police brutality late Friday.</p> <p>Two officers were hurt in the annual event that usually results in violence. </p> <p>As a helicopter hovered overhead, hundreds of police -- on foot, horseback, in cars and on bikes -- were dispatched to oversee the march, which was deemed illegal because organizers had not provided route details to authorities.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/more-240-detained-annual-montreal-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Police brutality AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 14:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785350 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaysia probes death in custody http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/malaysia-probes-death-custody <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The wife of a man who died in custody in Malaysia accused officers on Saturday of torturing her husband before beating him to death, in the latest alleged act of police brutality.</p> <p>Truck driver N. Dhamendran died on May 21 in a police lock-up, 10 days after he was arrested over a fight. His lawyer said he had staple wounds in his ears and "not one inch" of his body was spared from beating.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/malaysia-probes-death-custody" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Police brutality AFP Sat, 01 Jun 2013 07:30:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5849878 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry concerned over 'excessive force' in Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130603/kerry-concerned-over-excessive-force-turkey-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday voiced concern over "reports of excessive use of force" by Turkish police in clashes with demonstrators in Ankara and other Turkish cities.</p> <p>Kerry stressed that the United States supported the right to peaceful protests and said Washington was "deeply concerned about the numbers of people injured," urging all sides to "avoid any provocations or violence."</p> <p>"We are concerned by the reports of excessive use of force by police," Kerry told reporters after talks with his Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130603/kerry-concerned-over-excessive-force-turkey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse John Kerry Police brutality Political repression Technology AFP Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:33:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5850970 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe rights chief urges probe into Turkey police violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/europe-rights-chief-urges-probe-turkey-police-violence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks on Saturday urged an investigation into the use of excessive police force during a crackdown on anti-government protests in Turkey last month.</p> <p>"All instances of excessive use of force by the police must be fully investigated and adequately punished," Muiznieks told a press conference during a five-day visit to Turkey.</p> <p>His visit comes after unprecedented protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government in June which saw some 2.5 million take to the streets.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/europe-rights-chief-urges-probe-turkey-police-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Police brutality Political repression AFP Sat, 06 Jul 2013 11:01:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5877050 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Anonymous' calls for Rio protest during papal visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/anonymous-calls-rio-protest-during-papal-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The local branch of the global "hacktivist" group Anonymous called for a protest rally here during a meeting next week between Pope Francis and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.</p> <p>The pontiff is due here Monday on a week-long visit to attend World Youth Day (WYD), a major Catholic youth festival expected to attract 1.5 million people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/anonymous-calls-rio-protest-during-papal-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Police brutality Project Chanology World Youth Day AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:07:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5886476 at http://www.globalpost.com Police clash with vandals in Sao Paulo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/police-clash-vandals-sao-paulo-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazilian riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse extremist protesters who ransacked bank branches, shops and car dealerships in central Sao Paulo.</p> <p>A police spokesman said five people were arrested during the clashes, which followed a peaceful march by 300 demonstrators against Sao Paulo state Governor Geraldo Alckmin.</p> <p>The protest, called via the Internet by the Black Bloc anarchist group, also demanded the demilitarization of the state police, who have been accused of using excessive force in previous disturbances.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/police-clash-vandals-sao-paulo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geraldo Alckmin Police brutality São Paulo Technology War AFP Wed, 31 Jul 2013 02:02:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5898341 at http://www.globalpost.com Outrage in France over police violence video http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/outrage-france-over-police-violence-video-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French prosecutors have launched an investigation after a video showing a police officer beating a black woman with a baton and spraying tear gas directly into her face sparked outrage.</p> <p>Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday that prosecutors in the central city of Tours had ordered the IGPN police internal affairs branch to investigate after the video, called "Shame on the French police", was posted on the Internet on Sunday.</p> <p>"An investigation has been opened. The matter has been referred to the IGPN," Valls told BFMTV.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/outrage-france-over-police-violence-video-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Police brutality Political repression Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:47:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5913658 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican police accused of excessive force against march http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131004/mexican-police-accused-excessive-force-against-march <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Oct 3 (EFE).- Police used excessive force during a march to commemorate the 45th anniversary of a massacre of student protesters in the Mexican capital, human rights organizations said Thursday.</p> <p>"We have all the violations documented," the president of the Mexican League for the Defense of Human Rights, Adrian Ramirez, told a press conference.</p> <p>Wednesday night's march in Mexico City was largely peaceful, though the municipal police department said 32 of their officers were injured in clashes with hooded anarchists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131004/mexican-police-accused-excessive-force-against-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Disaster Labor Police brutality Political repression Politics Social Issues War Agencia EFE Fri, 04 Oct 2013 04:18:06 +0000 Agencia EFE 5951397 at http://www.globalpost.com Toronto officer guilty of misconduct in G20 summit arrest of man with bandana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131217/toronto-officer-guilty-misconduct-g20-summit-arrest-man-band <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - A police officer who arrested a man wearing a bandana around his neck at the tumultuous G20 summit in Toronto three years ago has been found guilty of misconduct — the first such finding arising out of that weekend.</p> <p>A police services tribunal convicted Const. Vincent Wong of unlawfully arresting Jay Wall for being disguised with intent to commit an offence.</p> <p>The charge had alleged Wong, who was on patrol with his co-accused, Const. Blair Begbie, had arrested Wall illegally.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131217/toronto-officer-guilty-misconduct-g20-summit-arrest-man-band" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arrest Law Police brutality Toronto Police Service The Canadian Press Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:21:28 +0000 The Canadian Press 6023094 at http://www.globalpost.com Officers clamp down on Montreal demonstration against police brutality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140315/officers-move-restrict-montreal-protest-against-police-bruta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - Montreal police moved quickly Saturday to crack down on an annual protest that has a history of getting out of hand.</p> <p>A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside a busy north-end subway station to denounce police brutality.</p> <p>It was the same location where, this past January, an officer was captured on video telling a homeless man he would tie him to a pole for an hour in the freezing cold if his behaviour didn't improve. The officer was disciplined for his actions.</p> <p>The man who filmed that incident, Adis Simidzija, was on hand for the protest. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140315/officers-move-restrict-montreal-protest-against-police-bruta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Human Interest Police brutality Political repression The Canadian Press Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:42:12 +0000 The Canadian Press 6096538 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens arrested as Nepalese protest fuel price rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140319/dozens-arrested-nepalese-protest-fuel-price-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepalese students protesting at fuel price rises torched a parked bus and attacked other vehicles Wednesday during a strike in the capital Kathmandu, leading police to make nearly a hundred arrests.</p> <p>The city-wide strike, called by student unions to protest over an increase last week in the price of petrol, diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel, saw schools and colleges shut and most government vehicles stay off the roads.</p> <p>Some 2,000 police patrolled the streets, detaining protesters as they tried to enforce the strike by stopping vehicles.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140319/dozens-arrested-nepalese-protest-fuel-price-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Police brutality Political repression AFP Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:47:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6099188 at http://www.globalpost.com US troops on streets after police shooting protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140818/us-troops-streets-after-police-shooting-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US National Guard troops deployed in a suburban Missouri town on Monday as authorities struggled to contain week-old protests triggered when a police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager.</p> <p>State Governor Jay Nixon lifted an overnight curfew as the soldiers arrived, but tempers were running high amid ongoing controversy over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.</p> <p>A forensic pathologist retained by the victim's family revealed that the student had been shot six times -- twice in the head. Local officials have not released the results of their own autopsy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140818/us-troops-streets-after-police-shooting-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Labor Law Police brutality Political riots Politics AFP Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:15:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6234774 at http://www.globalpost.com