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Black and Brown Lives Matter: Cases of Police Killings and Assaults

About this Guide

Since 2014, there have been several high-profile cases of individuals from minority communities, particularly Black people, dying and being assaulted at the hands of police. In the summer of 2020, a national interest was sparked in examining the role of race and racism in the law and in law enforcement, particularly when an instance of death or assault results in a criminal prosecution or civil suit.

This guide is designed to identify key resources in cases of police killings and assaults, specifically legal resources such as court documents and relevant statutes. Pages are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the individual killed or assaulted.

Black Lives Matter protesters holding signs as they walk down a street. Most of the protesters are wearing face masks and several signs read "I can't breath."

Washington Post Police Shootings Database

SAGE Publishing Structural Racism and Police Violence Collection