Police brutality

Friends and family of Nicolas Guerrero lit candles near the spot where he was killed during a protest

Families seek justice for youth killed while protesting last year


Distraught families are trying to raise awareness and seek justice after their children were killed while protesting proposed tax hikes in Colombia last year. Human rights groups say police killed dozens of youth from working-class areas.

Hands hold a round white cloth circle with George Floyd's face in the middle that reads, "Justice 4 all stolen lives"

Report: UN rights chief Bachelet calls for states to ‘stop denying and start dismantling racism’

Protesters block a road in downtown Cali using ropes and burning wood. One of them uses a home made shield that says “Cali Resists" 

‘Police have to realize that they also make mistakes’: Colombian protesters demand reform, empathy

An arm with an orange band with black letters spelling out "Police"

‘Our phones are our only weapon’: French citizens demand police reform to address racism

Police officers carry heavy, black guns.

A year after George Floyd’s murder, New Zealand reckons with its own police reform

Residents walk near a doorway scared with bullet holes after a police raid against alleged drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 6, 2021. 

‘This is a war scene’: Rio residents grieve, protest against deadly police raid


At least 25 people were killed on Thursday in a police raid on a poor community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now, residents and local officials are demanding answers — and accountability.

Police at night lining the street with police cars in the background with their lights on

Report: Police treatment of African Americans in the US amounts to crimes against humanity


A 188-page report on police brutality finds that the US has two systems of justice — one for white people and another for Black people.

African American Mayor Mike Elliott poses in a dark gray suit

Brooklyn Center mayor on Chauvin trial: Black people can no longer tolerate ‘a state of terror’


Mayor Mike Elliott talks to Marco Werman about how his childhood in Liberia prepared him for this leadership moment — as his city grapples with the killing of Daunte Wright, and braces for the verdict in the case of George Floyd’s death.

Riot police detain a man during clashes in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, March 11, 2021.

Greek police roll out new ‘smart’ devices that recognize faces and fingerprints


Greek authorities say the technology will make police checks more efficient, but critics are sounding the alarm about potential abuses. 

A Black American man wears glasses and a blue suit jacket and speaks via video with a blue background

International lawyers and activists organize independent inquiry into US police violence

Global Politics

The Trump administration thwarted an investigation specifically into the US. But that didn’t deter those who believe an independent inquiry is necessary.