Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: America’s cop trials are huge charades

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Shockley is the latest in the never-ending revolving door of police officers charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment or any other of the many charges brought against cops who wantonly kill and walk free. The victims in a disproportionate number of cases are mostly young unarmed African-American or Hispanic Read More…

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White cop charged with murdering black motorist in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — A white police officer was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murder in the shooting death of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose. If convicted, University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing could go to prison for life, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said during a news conference. Deters played body camera footage of Read More…

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Officer dragged before shooting, ‘had to fire’ gun, Cincinnati police report says

CINCINNATI — After shooting dead an apparently unarmed man during a traffic stop, a University of Cincinnati police officer said he had almost been run over and “had to fire his weapon,” according to a police incident report released Thursday. In the report, another University of Cincinnati police officer, who said he responded to the Read More…