Miami Police Officers Fired For Joking About Black Neighborhoods Being ‘Target Practice’

Three new Miami police officers were reportedly fired for joking about using predominantly black neighborhoods as “target practice” in a group chat.

Officers Kevin Bergnes, Miguel Valdes and Bruce Alcin were reportedly fired on Dec. 23 after it was ruled that they violated department policies following an internal affairs investigation. 

Chicago Police Take Steps To Fire Officers Involved In Laquan McDonald Case

It’s been nearly two years, but the fallout from Laquan McDonald’s death at the hands of Chicago police is far from over. Out of the ten officers that were involved in McDonald’s killing, and cover-up that followed, five are now being brought before the Chicago Police Board for possible termination at the request of Supt. Eddie Johnson. 

Austin Police Fires Officer Who Shot Naked, Unarmed Black Teen

This past February, an Austin police officer broke several protocols and confronted 17-year-old David Joseph after multiple residents filed complaints of suspicious activity. Officer Geoffrey Freeman was the first to arrive and chose to confront the teen without waiting for backup. Shortly thereafter, the naked and unarmed teen was shot dead.

The Austin Police Department has officially fired Freeman as a result of the incident, according to New York Daily News.

BYP 100 Feature: official statement from the byp100 on the firing of cpd police superintendent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 1, 2015

Contact:
Camesha Jones
240-533-2876
chicago.chapter@byp100.org

 

official statement from the byp100 on the firing of cpd police superintendent garry mccarthy

BYP100 calls for resignation of Mayor Emanuel and States Attorney Alvarez, defunding of policing and investment in Black futures