A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer accused of abusing a woman suffering from a mental health crisis in Kelowna, British Columbia, last year was finally charged with assault last week.
What happened: Mona Wang, a nursing student at the University of British Columbia, was having a panic attack on Jan. 20, 2020 when her boyfriend called the police to request a wellness check. Constable Lacy Browning responded to the call, but instead of taking Wang to a hospital, she allegedly abused her physically and emotionally.
A petition calling for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office to investigate the death of Christian Hall, 19, who was shot by police while experiencing a mental health crisis has garnered over 100,000 signatures.
The petition was set up by the family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, and has garnered 110,152 votes out of its 150,000 goal as of this writing.
Hong Kong riot police gained widespread criticism for allegedly “violating a woman’s dignity” after a female protester was exposed from the waist down as she was being arrested Sunday evening.
Residents and protesters have since condemned the arrest which happened during a standoff between protesters and police in Tin Shui Wai.
Chicago’s Inspector General Joseph Ferguson reported that an aviation security sergeant and an officer were fired, one served a two day suspension, and another voluntarily left his position on the force after the incident.
A police officer who knocked down a woman and her baby after a dispute over parking fine was captured on camera in China.
The incident, which took place in Shanghai’s Songjiang District on September 1, sparked a debate on Chinese social media about the appropriate use of police force against civilians.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is pushing for an investigation after dash cam footage showed a cop arresting Anthony Promvongsa in Worthington, Minnesota, and using excessive force on him.
The incident, which occurred in July 28, 2016, demonstrates racial profiling and police brutality in the Worthington Police Department, Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, and the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force, according to the ACLU.