Murdered: Hong Pyo Lee


Beast Cop Lifts Overturned Car Off Woman’s Head. (n.d.).

B G. (2013, March 6). Lasd-Sheriff’s news room-news detail. Wayback Machine.!ut/p/b1/04_Sj7QwNzM2MzA3M9GP0I_KSyzLTE8syczPS8wB8aPM4i0MIMDI3czTzcDT393TLcDY3MggCKQhEqjAAAdwNCCkP1w_Cq8SJ3OoAjxW-Hnk56bq50blWHrqOioCAPLZWiM!/?1dmy&page=dept.lac.lasd.home.newsroom.detail.hidden&urile=wcm%3Apath%3A%2Flasd+content%2Flasd+site%2Fhome%2Fhome+top+stories%2Ftanaka_retires_

Cries of bias follow death of Korean at hands of law. (1988, March 17). Los Angeles Times.

Family of man killed by deputies year ago still mourns for him. (1989, March 9). Los Angeles Times.

Former top L.A. County Sheriff’s official given 5-year sentence for obstructing FBI probe. (2016, June 28). Los Angeles Times.

Gloucester County Sheriff’s deputy describes lifting vehicle to save pinned woman’s life. (n.d.).

Hunting for humans. (2021, March 24). Knock LA.

Lynwood’s worst nightmare. (2021, March 25). Knock LA.

Mayor Tanaka. (n.d.). Wayback Machine.

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Paul Tanaka admits he has tattoo associated with violent deputy gang. (2017, August 28). Daily News.

Tanaka points to experience as key to revamping Sheriff’s department. (n.d.). Our Weekly | Black News and Entertainment Los Angeles.

Tanaka points to experience as key to revamping Sheriff’s department. (n.d.). Our Weekly | Black News and Entertainment Los Angeles.

Deputy Gangs


‘Ahead of his time’: Latino journalist Ruben Salazar, killed 50 yrs ago, tackled racism, identity. (2020, August 28). NBC News.

Anatomy of a jails commission: Part 3 – The Commander. (n.d.).

Cheney-Rice, Z. (2020, September 4). In L.A. County, gangs wear badges. Intelligencer.

Granda, C., & Bartley, L. (2020, August 13). Sheriff Villanueva moves to fire or suspend 26 deputies involved in ‘Banditos’ brawl. ABC EYEWITNESS NEWS.

L.A. County deputy alleges ‘Executioner’ gang dominates Compton Sheriff station. (2020, July 30). Los Angeles Times.

LA Sheriff says he won’t tolerate ‘Renegade cliques.’ here’s the Backstory on secret societies. (2018, August 6). LAist.

The protected class. (2021, April 2). Knock LA.

Staff, C. (2021, January 13). LA Sheriff’s department has several secret deputy gangs, report finds. CBS Los Angeles – KCAL9 and CBS2 News, Sports, and Weather.

What is the LA County Sheriff’s department doing about its big, bad deputy gang problem? (n.d.).

Wright, M. (2020, August 4). LA County Sheriff’s department has been ‘permeated’ by a violent gang. Mail Online.

‘They’ve been hidden too long’: Report details LA Sheriff’s deputy gangs and violence toward communities of color. (2021, January 14). Daily News.

*Bad Apple* Daniel Holtzclaw


ABC News. (2016, April 21). Ex-Oklahoma city cop spending 263 years in prison for rape and his accusers share their stories

About RAINN. (n.d.). RAINN | The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Amanda Knox: “How could he be innocent?”: The case of Daniel Holtzclaw. (2020, May 4). Crime Story.

Ariz. PD raises funds to replace Little Boy’s stolen toy tractor. (2021, April 26). Police1.

Cass Raines. (2014, September 26). 10 more charges filed against Holzclaw. | News source for northwest Oklahoma, providing local, state, national and world coverage.

Cass Rains | Police/Court Reporter. (2014, November 18). Timeline: Daniel Holtzclaw allegations.

Cass Rains | Police/Court Reporter. (2014, October 2). Bond increased on OKC police officer, Enid native.

Daniel Holtzclaw. (2017, October 4). 20 20 on ID What the Dash Cam Never Saw – September 2017 Documentary [Video]. YouTube.

Griffin, D. (2020, January 7). Former OKC police officer Daniel Holtzclaw files appeal with SCOTUS. Home.

Holtzclaw attorney asks for lower bond. (2014, August 26).

How police caught the cop who allegedly sexually abused Black women. (2014, September 5). BuzzFeed News.

KYLE SCHWAB The Oklahoman. (2021, January 27). Former OKC police officer found guilty on 18 counts in sex-crimes trial. Tulsa World.

Secret hearings held in ex-Oklahoma city cop’s rape case. (2017, August 23). AP NEWS.

Sex case victim says ex-officer vowed to drop drug charge. (2015, November 10).



Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement are linked to historical lynchings: U.S. counties where lynchings were more prevalent from 1877 to 1950 have more officer-involved killings. (n.d.). Economic Policy Institute.

Calif. cop uses Narcan to save toddler exposed to fentanyl. (2021, March 31). Police1.

Eubanks, W. R. (2020, June 4). What the face of Emmett till says about every brutalized Black body—Then and now. Vanity Fair.

Farewell. (2016, May 31). The New York Times – Breaking News, US News, World News and Videos. Editors. (2010, February 9). Emmett till is murdered. HISTORY.

Justice Department reopens Emmett till murder investigation. (2018, July 12).

Parker, D. (2018, August 28). More Than 60 Years After His Brutal Murder, Emmett Till Deserves Justice. American Civil Liberties Union.

What happened to Emmett till feels like today. (2020, August 25).

John Albers


A 17-yr-old’s friends called the police to check on him. The police shot and killed him. (2020, September 25). Upworthy.

8CantWait policies in overland Park. (2020, June 5). City of Overland Park, Kansas.

Jackman, T. (2019, January 11). An unarmed teen driver is killed by police, followed by a year with few answers. The Washington Post.

John Albers’ mother files complaint seeking investigation of overland Park police chief. (2021, March 29). Shawnee Mission Post – Community news and events for northern Johnson County.

Johnson, E. (2020, October 28). The Kansas City star’s lawsuit for open records in the police killing of John Albers represents a larger struggle of government transparency in overland Park. BVNWnews.

Listen to dispatch radio traffic as police respond to suicide attempt of BVNW student. (n.d.). Merced SunStar.

Pa. police officers, paramedic honored for saving crash victim while on vacation. (2021, April 17). Police1.

Ricono, A., & Fahrlander, C. (2021, March 19). Feds looking into death of 17-year-old killed by overland Park police. KCTV Kansas City.

Ritter, S. (2020, August 18). After $70,000 police payout, protesters take over Overland Park council meeting

With questions and grief remaining, overland Park family remembers son killed by police. (2019, February 14). FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports.

With questions and grief remaining, overland Park family remembers son killed by police. (2019, February 14). FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports.

Updates: Angelo Quinto and Christian Hall


After Angelo Quinto’s death, momentum builds to add mental health curriculum in police training. (n.d.). KQED.

After Angelo Quinto’s death, momentum builds to add mental health curriculum in police training. (n.d.). KQED.

Christian hall’s ‘unjustified killing’ was a call for help met with bullets, attorney says. (2021, March 31). lehighvalleylive.

DA: PA state troopers who fatally shot Christian hall will not face criminal charges. (2021, March 31). Bucks Daily Voice.

Mich. deputies rescue infant found abandoned in woods. (2021, April 9). Police1.

Monroe County Office of the District Attorney. (2021, March 30). Video presentation from Christian Hall use-of-force press conference (w/ corrected audio) [Video]. YouTube.

Rubright, K., & Record, P. (2021, March 30). Monroe DA makes determination in use-of-force investigation in death of Asian teen from Poconos. Pocono Record.

Samson, C. (2021, April 2). Fatal shooting of Christian hall ‘Justified,’ says Pennsylvania DA. Yahoo.

Double Episode: Angelo Quinto/ Christian Hall


Antioch PD says no illegal chokeholds used on Angelo Quinto after family files wrongful death lawsuit. (2021, March 3). ABC7 San Francisco.

Antioch police chief pushes back against Angelo Quinto family’s claims. (2021, March 3). East Bay Times.

California man died after police knelt on him for 5 minutes, family says. (2021, February 25). The New York Times – Breaking News, US News, World News and Videos.

CNN Newsource. (2021, February 4). Lawyers say PA man was wrongly killed by state police, ask AG’s office to investigate. WHP.

Coleman, J. (2021, February 13). Protesters gather in Philly to denounce state police shooting of 19-year-old in the Poconos.

East County Today. (2021, March 2). Antioch Police Chief Provides Update on Angelo Quinto Death [Video]. YouTube.

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I-team: Family of man killed in officer involved shooting seeks justice. (2021, February 5).

John Burris Law Offices. (2021, February 18). Video of Angelo Quinto Incident [Video]. YouTube.

Justice for Christian hall. (n.d.). Ben Crump – Trial Lawyer for Justice.

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Ke, B. (2021, February 4). Pennsylvania teen had hands up when police shot and killed him, new video shows. Yahoo.

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Morris, J. (2021, February 3). Christian Hall shot during mental health crisis by Pennsylvania Police [Video]. YouTube.

Navy veteran died after police knelt on his neck for nearly 5 minutes, family says. (2021, February 24). CBS News – Breaking news, 24/7 live streaming news & top stories.

Pickering, M. (2021, March 22). Puppies rescued by police from after bike shop next door caught fire. Mail Online.

“Please don’t kill me,” Angelo Quinto pleaded to the cops before they kneeled on his neck. (n.d.). Mother Jones.

Read, B. (2021, February 22). A man died after police knelt on his neck for 5 minutes. The Cut.

Rubright, K., & Record, P. (2021, March 15). ‘Christian hall had a life’: Community calls for justice for Poconos teen killed by police. Pocono Record.

Rubright, K., & Record, P. (2021, March 12). Christian hall’s family to march for justice Sunday in east Stroudsburg. Pocono Record.

Swan, R. (2021, February 18). A mentally ill man died in Antioch police custody. Now his family is seeking answers. San Francisco Chronicle.

Thousands rally to reopen investigation of deadly PA state police shooting of Christian hall. (2021, February 22). Bucks Daily Voice.

WATCH: Pennsylvania cops shoot and kill suicidal man whose hands were raised. (2021, February 5). Photography is Not a Crime.

What is a state trooper? (n.d.). Work –

John Geer


Carey, J. (2015, February 2). Family of John Geer glad more details unraveling in fatal shooting. NBC4 Washington.

Dr. Oz helps police perform CPR on man who collapsed at airport. (2021, March 3). Police1.

Ex-Fairfax officer released from jail after manslaughter conviction. (2016, June 29). WTOP.

Fmr. cop charged in fatal shooting collapses in court. (2015, August 19). CBS News – Breaking news, 24/7 live streaming news & top stories.

Grand jury indicts officer who fatally shot John Geer in doorway. (2015, August 18). Activist Post.

In John Geer shooting, an involuntary manslaughter plea from former officer. (2016, April 18). WAMU.

Jackman, T. (2015, April 21). Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle suit in John Geer police killing. The Washington Post.

Jackman, T. (2016, April 19). Be merciful to the officer who killed our dad: John Geer’s daughters speak. The Washington Post.

Jackman, T. (2016, March 31). Officer who killed John Geer pulled himself off streets three times due to marital stress. The Washington Post.

Jackman, T. (2016, April 18). Ex-Fairfax officer Adam Torres pleads guilty to manslaughter in shooting death of John Geer. The Washington Post.

Jackman, T. (2016, June 24). Ex-Fairfax police officer who killed John Geer sentenced to one year. The Washington Post.

What is a Commonwealth’s attorney? — Steve Descano. (n.d.). Steve Descano.

Wrongful death: Family of police shooting victim John Geer receives $3 million settlement. (n.d.). New York Personal Injury Lawyer | The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC.

Steven Avery: The Evidence that Raised Red Flags


7 terrifying things ‘Making a murderer’ illustrates about American justice. (2016, December 19). HuffPost.

Ferak, J. (2018, February 3). ‘Making a murderer’ Manitowoc County deputy Colborn retires. Milwaukee, WI Patch.

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FOX 11 News. (2018, November 1). Manitowoc police: We did not handle the Steven Avery case. WLUK.

Guide, T. (n.d.). 11 things to remember from making a murderer season 1. The McDonough County Voice.

Innocence project: The cases — Steven Avery. (2017, October 24). Innocence Project.

McFadyen, S. (2016, March 1). Intriguing new details emerge about Teresa Halbach’s death certificate. mirror.

McFadyen, S. (2016, March 1). Intriguing new details emerge about Teresa Halbach’s death certificate. mirror.

NBC exclusive: Avery investigator speaks out. (2017, February 17). TMJ4.

The post-crescent. (2016, January 15). Post-Crescent Media | Appleton news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Appleton, Wisconsin.

The post-crescent. (2016, January 15). Post-Crescent Media | Appleton news, community, entertainment, yellow pages and classifieds. Serving Appleton, Wisconsin.

Shocking new allegations suggest ‘Teresa Halbach’s bones’ might not actually have been hers. (2016, March 14). Cosmopolitan.

Steven Avery stood to become a millionaire. (2016, February 23). Post-Crescent Media.

Steven Avery. (n.d.). Law Offices of Kathleen T. Zellner.

Steven Avery’s blood vial is highly contested on ‘Making a murderer’. (2016, February 11). Bustle.

Was evidence planted? — Steven Avery case. (n.d.). Steven Avery Case.

Wilson, S. (2021, February 18). Orlando police officer responds to complaint about street vendor, buys all her flowers so she can go home. WFTV.

Breonna Taylor


Breonna Taylor case: Court releases recording of grand jury proceedings. (2020, October 3). WDRB.

Breonna Taylor was briefly alive after police shot her. But no one tried to treat her. (2020, July 17). USA TODAY.

A ceramic bust of Breonna Taylor was vandalized in California. The sculptor calls it a ‘racist attack,’ vows to rebuild in bronze. (2020, December 28). USA TODAY.

The courier-journal. (2020, November 2). Louisville News, Louisville Sports | Courier-Journal.

Here’s what you need to know about Breonna Taylor’s death. (2020, August 13). The New York Times – Breaking News, World News & Multimedia.

Kenneth Walker’s 911 call in aftermath of Breonna Taylor shooting. (2020, May 28). Louisville News, Louisville Sports | Courier-Journal.

Levenson, E. (2020, September 24). A timeline of Breonna Taylor’s case since police broke down her door and shot her. CNN.

LMPD’s public integrity unit interviews Kenneth Walker about Breonna Taylor shooting (PART 1). (2020, July 10). WDRB.

No-knock warrant. (n.d.). LII / Legal Information Institute.

Oakland: Artist vows to restore smashed, then stolen Breonna Taylor sculpture. (2020, December 31). The Mercury News.

Officer in Breonna Taylor case who fired fatal shot has fundraiser for his retirement. (2020, October 1). NBC News.

Pelosi: Capitol police officers should receive congressional gold medal. (2021, February 12). Police1.

Read, B. (n.d.). The grand jury decision on the officers who killed Breonna Taylor is imminent. The Cut.

What happened to Breonna Taylor? (2020, September 18). BBC News.

Who is LMPD detective Myles Cosgrove? (2020, September 22).

Why were police at Breonna Taylor’s home? Here’s what an investigative summary says. (2020, September 4). USA TODAY.

Samantha Ramsey


(WCPO), G. N. (n.d.). Deputy Tyler Brockman’s statement about fatal shooting. DocumentCloud.

Boone County agrees to pay up to $800K in wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of Samantha Ramsey. (n.d.). NKyTribune | Northern Kentucky’s Newspaper.

Caulfield, P. (2014, April 28). Kentucky community outraged after 19-year-old woman shot by deputy outside field party.

Deputy Brockman recounts in taped interview how he feared for his life in Ramsey shooting [Video]. (2014, November 17). YouTube.

Deputy who killed teen girl won’t be indicted. (2017, December 6). HuffPost.

The enquirer. (2018, October 3). Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati news, breaking news and sports.

Hamrick, B. (2014, May 7). Samantha Ramsey shooting: New cruiser cam video, coroner’s report released. WLWT.

Local 12 News. (2014, November 17). Evidence in Brockman/Ramsey case released to public [Video]. YouTube.

Montoya, A. (2014, November 7). Samantha Ramsey’s family reacts after deputy cleared in her death. WLWT.

Ohio cop helps tech-troubled elderly sign up for COVID vaccine. (2021, February 10). Police1.

Samantha Ramsey lawsuit settled; family gets $3.5 million, Sheriff’s department agrees to policy changes. (n.d.). NKyTribune | Northern Kentucky’s Newspaper.

*Bad Apple* Drew Peterson


ABC News. (2009, February 19). Blue barrel in Peterson case ‘Warm to touch’.

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Antinori, S. (2019, December 10). Drew Peterson moved to a new prison — Again. Bolingbrook, IL Patch.

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Drew Peterson loses police pension day after murder-for-hire conviction. (2016, June 3). ABC7 Chicago.

Drew Peterson screams, gets prison in wife’s death. (n.d.). The Florida Times-Union.

Drew Peterson transferred from federal prison to state prison. (2019, December 9). CBS Chicago – CBS 2: News, Weather, Sports On All Platforms.

Graphics, T. (2018, March 31). Timeline: The drew Peterson case.

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Hosey, J. (2012, August 16). ‘The horror of what Kathleen Savio went through before she died’. Bolingbrook, IL Patch.

Kathleen Savio: Order of protection against drew Peterson – Judge Policandriotes presiding. (n.d.). Scribd.

Lee, M. (2019, November 12). The Disappearance of Stacy Peterson. Investigations for the Missing.

Mural honors Nashville cops who saved lives before Christmas bombing. (2021, January 5). Police1.

Slife, E. (2007, November 16). Drew Peterson’s second wife tells her story.

Tarm, M. (2018, December 16). Jury convicts drew Peterson of 3rd wife’s death. Standard-Examiner.

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