The Public Database of Police Misconduct in the United States of America
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While en route to jail, police said Lorenzo began kicking on the back of the patrol car. Jail staff took him into the booking area while he was handcuffed. Lorenzo died soon afterwards, while jail staff prepared to place him in a restraint chair.
Two Jacksonville police officers fatally shot Stallworth at a Westside apartment complex. Stallworth allegedly pointed a gun at an officer, then dropped the gun and ran away. Officers shot him as he was running unarmed, claiming they thought he still had a gun and he turned and faced them
Police were called to a Stone Mountain home after a caller said Mann was irate and locked in a garage. Officers claim they attempted to negotiate with Mann before tasing him. The 35-year-old became unresponsive and pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
An officer responding to a domestic disturbance fatally shot Jackson, claiming to see the 22-year-old man climb through a back window at a Lake Tahoe motel.
Jackson’s family questions whether the officer followed proper protocol. Jackson’s girlfriend, who was at the scene, did not hear a command to stop from the officer. She also questions whether Jackson was a threat. “He was shot while climbing out a window,” Laskin wrote. “Does that sound like he posed a threat?”