Blacks and police violence

Patricia Green --- the mother of a Black Chicago teen Christian Green who was killed by police officer Robert Gonzalez nearly four years ago --- said Tuesday that being awarded $350,000 in damages after filing a wrongful death lawsuit can't make up for the loss of her son.

Florida cop Jonathan Aledda was arrested and charged with attempted manslaughter after shooting unarmed Black man Charles Kinsey last July.

The family of Ramarley Graham is issuing more demands in their fight for justice after New York Police officer Richard Haste tragically killed the slain teen in 2012.

City officials and community members in Columbus, Ohio condemned the harmful action of police officer Zachary Rosen who was caught on video stomping a handcuffed Black man while laying on the ground on April 8.

OKlahoma police officer Betty Shelby --- who fatally shot Terence Crutcher in September 2016 in Tulsa and was charged with manslaughter --- blamed him for his own death and said "race was not a factor" in a new "60 Minutes" interview.

Two Ohio police officers are under investigation after using a taser on a 12-year-old African-American girl who they said attacked them and caused a disturbance while refusing to leave a skating rink.

The family of Ramarley Graham held a rally Thursday night that marked five years after the unarmed Bronx teen's shooting death by New York police officer Richard Haste. Protesters demanded justice and police accountability.

Newly released dash-cam video shows police tackling and beating a Black Northwestern University doctoral student in Evanston, Illinois after suspecting him of stealing a car that belonged to him.

District attorney Bonnie Dumanis said there will be no criminal charges filed against the El Cajon, California cop who fatally shot Alfred Olango last year. Dumanis said the officer was "justified" during his encounter with the unarmed Black married father of two. Olango's family has condemned the decision and vowed to continue fighting for justice.

Lawyers for officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald, requested a dismissal of the criminal case Tuesday. A judge also approved the release of Mcdonald's juvenile records to the lawyers.