Emanuel and Interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante on Wednesday are slated to announce a "'de-escalation' approach to handling potential conflicts and standoffs, including making sure every 'operational' on-duty officer is equipped with a Taser."
Two individuals, identified as a 19-year-old college student and a 55-year-old-woman, were fatally shot by Chicago police as officers were responding to a domestic dispute early Saturday morning.
Wednesday's demonstration, if permitted, comes a year after more than 1500 activists staged a die-in at the mall to bring awareness to police violence in the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown Jr., Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford and more.
U.S. District Judge David Hittner announced a Jan. 23, 2017 trial start date for the wrongful death suit filed by Bland's family.
A Delaware officer who kicked a man in the head during an August 2013 arrest has returned to the force on administrative leave.
Police in Jacksonville, Florida shot and injured a 14-year-old Black male who they say pointed an Airsoft gun at an officer, prompting him to open fire.
Throughout the night, Minneapolis police claimed, via Twitter, that chemical irritant was dispersed by protesters as they attempted to take down the tarp that separated police from demonstrators. Those on the ground, however, denied the claim, posting photographs and videos of police unleashing the irritant on the crowds.
The shutdown, attended by nearly 300 protesters, began at 7:00 p.m. In the end, 43 adults and eight juveniles were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly and pedestrian on the freeway, the state patrol confirmed.
The officers -- 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse Jr. and 32-year-old Derrick Stafford -- were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting that made Jeremy Mardis the youngest person to be killed by law enforcement this year.
The Guardian, which introduced the database The Counted to build a comprehensive record of killings at the hands of police officers, notes that more than 950 people have been killed by police this year. In the month of October, the number of those killed reached 95.