Stories tagged: "police"


Pennsylvania State troopers pull over vehicles on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020,  along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Breezewood, Pa. Police around the country are reporting that as roads and highways emptied during the pandemic, some remaining drivers took advantage by pushing well past the speed limit. It's a trend that statistics show is continuing even as states reopen. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pennsylvania State Police Settle Suit Alleging They Profiled Hispanic Drivers

The ACLU accused police of aggressively questioning motorists and their passengers about their immigration statuses without cause or justification, and holding them for federal immigration officers.

The scene on the 6100 block of Locust Street in Philadelphia, Oct. 26, 2020, after police officers fatally shot a 27-year-old man during a confrontation. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Justices Take Up Pennsylvania’s Deadly Force Rules for Cops

Current law says police officers attempting to arrest someone can use deadly force in order to prevent death or serious injury to themselves or others.

A scene from a protest held on May 30, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020. (Shantanu Saha via Shutterstock)
Philadelphia Bans Police Chokeholds

City Council also banned officers from kneeling on a suspect's neck and using similar types of restraints.

Protesters gather in Allentown, Pa., on Monday, July 13, 2020, to express outrage and press their demand for accountability after video emerged of an officer placing his knee on a man's head and neck area outside a hospital. Police have launched an internal probe. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
Protesters Call for Allentown Police Officer Who Kneeled on a Man’s Neck to be Fired

“These police officers should not have been restraining him. He needed help."