kali9/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga.) — Roderick Walker, a Black man whose alleged assault and subsequent arrest by a Georgia deputy was captured on video, has been released from jail and is seeking medical treatment for his injuries, his attorneys said. Walker, 26, suffered a mild traumatic brain injury […]

amphotora/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A white Georgia sheriff’s deputy seen in a viral video repeatedly punching a Black man who was pinned to the ground has been fired after the man’s family demanded he be released from jail immediately. Roderick Walker, 26, remained locked up at the Clayton County Jail on […]

Toa55/iStockBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (PORTLAND, Ore.) –A man was arrested on arson charges Friday for allegedly setting a fire earlier this week in southern Oregon, while the region was already beset with the Almeda Fire. Michael Jarrod Bakkela, 41, was charged with two counts of arson, along with 15 counts of criminal mischief and […]

Houston Police DepartmentBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (HOUSTON) — Four Houston police officers were fired Thursday after a months-long investigation of a fatal shooting found that they were “objectively unreasonable” in discharging 21 rounds at a man in distress. On April 21 at around 9 p.m., multiple officers responded to several 911 calls about a […]

iStockBy: KARMA ALLEN and MARC NATHANSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — After Florida deputies detained an innocent Black man who they say fit the description of an accused burglar, body camera footage showed the man and the officers chatting about the sensitive state of race relations — and the encounter left such an impression on […]

amphotora/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A manhunt is intensifying for a 29-year-old suspected of shooting a Georgia sheriff’s deputy. Dalton Potter, a wanted Texas fugitive, was allegedly driving a stolen trailer when he was pulled over on a traffic stop early Monday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. BLUE ALERT issued for […]

kali9/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News The family of a Black man who died after Rochester, New York, police arrested him during a mental health emergency earlier this year is calling for charges after body camera footage showed officers pinning Daniel Prude on the ground and placing a bag over his head before he lost consciousness. […]

william87/iStockBy ALEX STONE and MINA KAJI, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — There is a mystery unfolding in Los Angeles. It wasn’t Buzz Lightyear or Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man,” but pilots landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday evening reported seeing a man wearing a jetpack flying near their planes. American Airlines flight 1997 […]

KABC-TVBy MARC NATHANSON, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Protesters gathered in South Los Angeles Monday night after Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Black man who they say had a handgun and was fighting with them. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon after two deputies pulled over a man who was riding a bicycle […]

kuzma/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (STANLY COUNTY, N.C.) — A North Carolina man hugged his family as a free man for the first time in decades this week after serving 44 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Ronnie Long was greeted by family and community members who had long proclaimed his […]

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