Police Are Most Likely to Use Deadly Force in Poorer, More Highly Segregated Neighborhoods
Researchers say knowing where fatal police interactions occur can help community leaders target programs aimed at reducing those deaths.
The Laquan McDonald Case and Police Brutality in America: An Essential Reading List
Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to over six years in prison. Read Pacific Standard's most relevant stories on the Chicago policeman's murder of a black teenager.
Police Violence and Poor Mental Health Go Together
A new study shows that exposure to police violence is linked with negative mental-health outcomes.
Jason Van Dyke Is Convicted on Murder and Aggravated Battery Charges
On Friday, a jury convicted Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, of the second-degree murder of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Viewfinder: Protesting Police Brutality at an Officer's Trial in Chicago
A demonstrator holds an American flag emblazoned with the names of victims who were fatally wounded by police officers.
Taking Freedom: Yes, Black America Fears the Police. Here’s Why.
On the historic role of policing in reinforcing racial inequality and how it has led to black Americans' fear of police.
Why a History of the Police's Relationship to the Working Class Is Being Re-Released Now
1983's Policing a Class Society argued that the police has always protected the interests of the upper classes.
A New Netflix Documentary Addresses Police Brutality With Personal and Political Force
Pacific Standard recommends Strong Island, more cinematic memoir than true-crime investigation.
The Fight for Racial Justice Can't Stop With Fixing a Broken Policing System
Author Paul Butler employs the chokehold—the maneuver as well as the metaphor—as, in his words, "a way of understanding how American inequality is imposed."
Cleveland Police Department Fires Officer Who Shot and Killed Tamir Rice
Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was fired on Tuesday.
The Deaths of Two African-American Men This Week Should Catalyze a National Push for Police Reform
But if the past is any indication, they probably won’t.
One Year After the Death of Eric Garner, Reform Deferred
Despite protests in New York and beyond, police reform is in a dismal state.
Excessive Force in Custody and the Rights of the Untried
While Baltimore erupts, the Supreme Court considers a timely case.