Black people in California were stopped by police officers much more frequently than other racial groups in 2018, and police were more likely to use force against them, new statistics from eight large law enforcement agencies in the state reveal.
A video has been released showing a police officer slamming to the floor an African-American female student in North Carolina. The officer is seen lifting the schoolgirl into the air and then forcefully throwing her to the ground. The student was later taken away with her hands clasped behind her back. The officer, identified as Ruben de los Santos of the Rolesville Police Department, was placed on paid administrative leave after the footage emerged. Officials say they are investigating the incident. This comes amid widespread outrage against the use of violence and force by US police against the people of color at schools and on the streets. In recent years, US police have been under harsh criticism for brutality against African-Americans.