January 19, 2021
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Black woman says deputy yanked her out of car during traffic stop

A woman lodged a complaint against the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, alleging that a deputy used excessive force when he yanked her out of her car, pulling her hair and arm, during a traffic stop last week in the Lakeside area of San Diego County.

“It was uncalled for, it was abuse of power, [and] it was racially [motivated],” Shynita Phillips Abu, who is Black, said during a news conference outside the department’s headquarters in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego.

Surrounded by two dozen activists and community members, she held braids she said the deputy had pulled out of her scalp and showed bruises on her arm that she said stemmed from the encounter Thursday.

“We are aware of the allegations and are looking into the matter,” Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ricardo Lopez said. The deputy remained assigned to the sheriff’s Lakeside substation as of Monday.

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Vanessa Hudgens poses in tank top and tight jeans on bicycle for arty black and white Instagram snap

Vanessa Hudgens poses in tank top and tight jeans on bicycle for arty black and white Instagram snap

She kicked off the month of Halloween on October 1 by dressing up as Catwoman for Instagram photos.

And on Sunday, Vanessa Hudgens was much more normally attired in a snap she posted to the social media platform.

The actress, 31, shared an arty black and white image of herself on a bicycle as she prepared to head out for a spin.

‘Adventure timeeee’: Vanessa Hudgens, 31, shared an arty black and white image of herself to Instagram on Sunday in which she posed on a bicycle as she prepared to head out for a spin

The High School Musical alum was pictured from behind as she posed for the photo with her denim-clad

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Autopsy finds L.A. deputies shot Black man 16 times for riding bicycle in wrong direction

In this Sept. 22, 2020, file photo, attorney Benjamin Crump, at podium, speaks alongside members of Dijon Kizzee’s family during a news conference in Los Angeles.

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A Black man shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies was wounded 16 times in the front and back, according to an autopsy that doesn’t shed any light on whether he was on the ground when he was shot.

Dijon Kizzee, 29, had four “rapidly life-threatening wounds” to the heart, lungs, liver and left kidney, according to the autopsy report that was supplied to The Associated Press on Friday. The autopsy was conducted on Sept. 2.

Three of the shots were to his chest and one to the upper centre of his back, according to the report, which listed the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death as homicide by law enforcement.

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Former Aurora cop admits to ignoring Black woman’s cries for help after she fell head-first on the floor while hogtied in a patrol car

A police officer in Aurora, Colorado, admitted Thursday to ignoring a Black woman’s cries for help after she fell head-first while hogtied in the back of a patrol car for nearly 21 minutes in August 2019. Video footage of the incident, first shown by the city on Tuesday, is part of an appeal hearing for former police officer Levi Huffine, who was fired over the incident in February. 

The video, timestamped shortly before 5:30 p.m. on August 27, 2019, begins with a woman later identified as 28-year-old Shataean Kelly kneeling on the ground with her hands in the air after allegedly getting into a fight with another woman. 

Huffine handcuffs her, and when the audio picks up roughly 30 seconds in, Huffine is heard saying he had deployed his Taser. When Kelly tried to tell the officer that she wasn’t responsible for the incident that police responded to, he told

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Black Woman, Handcuffed And Upside Down In Police Car, Screams ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ Bodycam Footage Shows

KEY POINTS

  • Shataeah Kelly was arrested for disorderly conduct on Aug.27, 2019
  • Bodycam footage released Tuesday showed her begging for help while hogtied in a patrol car
  • Following the incident, the officer was terminated but he has appealed his firing.

Bodycam footage of a Black woman begging for help after being hogtied and left in the back of an Aurora, Colo., police cruiser for over 20 minutes was released Tuesday.

The woman, identified as Shataeah Kelly, was arrested for disorderly conduct on Aug. 27, 2019. Aurora police officer Levi Huffine handcuffed her and put her in the backseat of the patrol car. When she started sliding around in the backseat in order to escape, the officer pulled her out, hogtied her and placed her back in the backseat. During the 20-minute drive to the jail, Kelly begged for help.

Bodycam footage showed the woman lying in the back of the

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Video shows Aurora police ignoring Black woman’s cries for help after she fell head-first on the floor while hogtied in a patrol car

A police officer in Aurora, Colorado, ignored a Black woman’s cries for help after she fell head-first while hogtied in the back of a patrol car for nearly 21 minutes in August 2019, according to body camera footage shown by the city on Tuesday. The footage was part of an appeal hearing for former police officer Levi Huffine, who was fired over the incident in February. 

The video, timestamped shortly before 5:30 p.m. on August 27, 2019, begins with a woman later identified as 28-year-old Shataean Kelly kneeling on the ground with her hands in the air after allegedly getting into a fight with another woman. 

Huffine handcuffs her, and when the audio picks up roughly 30 seconds in, Huffine is heard saying he had deployed his Taser. When Kelly tried to tell the officer that she wasn’t responsible for the incident that police responded to, he told her to

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Black transgender woman shot, killed in car in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Police Department on Tuesday charged a local man for the murder of a 29-year-old Black transgender woman.



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Black transgender woman shot, killed in car in Philadelphia

According to NBC News, police on Monday morning found Philadelphia resident Mia Green shot in the neck in the passenger’s seat of a car being driven by 28-year-old Abdullah lbn El-Amin Jaamia.

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Police said in a statement that they had stopped Jaamia for running a stop sign. Jaamia then “exited the front driver’s door and approached police stating that his passenger was shot.”

Police escorted the vehicle to a nearby hospital, where Green was later pronounced dead.

After conducting initial investigations, police named Jaamia as a suspect and charged him with murder and related offenses. NBC News reported that no additional information surrounding Green’s death or a possible motive were made available to the public as

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