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On Sept 20, 1974, MPD Officer Gail Cobb became the first African American female police officer killed in the line of duty in the US.   Today we unveiled #GailCobbWay  in the 300 block of 14th Pl, NE, after our MPD hero. Her bravery will never be forgotten by our city.

Andre Hill, the second African-American killed by police in Columbus, Ohio, in less than three weeks, was not carrying a weapon

Police chief in US' Columbus recommends firing officer who killed African-American man

Protesters Demand Justice for Kenneth Jones, African American Man Killed by Police in Omaha

Omaha Protesters Demand Justice for Kenneth Jones, African American Man Killed by Police

&re: criticism Dems allowed themselves to be painted as anti-police: "I don't know any Dem candidates who talked about defunding the police. Do we want police reform, so innocent African Americans are not shot & killed? Of course..,So do the vast majority of the American people."

Today we honored fallen Officer Gail Cobb, who was the first African American female police officer killed in the line of duty in the US on 9/20/74. Her family was presented with a plaque and statue commemorating her sacrifice and dedication to the city and MPD. #FallenHero 

Rioting in Philadelphia is underway after police officers shot and killed an African-American man reportedly armed with a knife earlier today

Two months ago, Johanna Martin-Carrington was told her ancestor, Thomas Martin, was an African American police officer in Charleston killed in the line of duty in 1870. At first, she was shocked at the discovery. Then the 89-year-old became angry.

After unarmed African-American man George Floyd was killed in police custody four months ago, a shrine remains guarded by residents of Minneapolis in a stand-off with government officials about when the streets will be re-opened.

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Ella Jones became the first African-American and first woman elected mayor in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday, nearly 6 years after the city erupted in protests after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager

People killed by police use of tasers are disproportionately African American: report

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"Many people did not know that black women were killed by the police," says Kimberlé Crenshaw, executive director organization of the African American Policy Forum, which has started the #SayHerName  campaign. "Largely this killing goes on in silence."

The mother of an African American man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, last year has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit

The mother of an African American man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, last year has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit

People killed by police use of tasers are disproportionately African American: report

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The top prosecutor in Omaha, Neb., will request a grand jury to take a second look at the shooting of James Scurlock, a 22-year-old African American man who was killed by a white bar owner Saturday night amid protests against police violence.

Dayton deputy police chief just read the names and demographics of the 9 victims killed. 6 of the 9 killed were African-American.

"When you consider that 73 civilians have been killed by police bullets since 2015 and 70 of those were African American men, this is a national epidemic." Benjamin Crump responds to the WH calling police shootings of black men a "local matter"

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