Cheryl Dorsey: How is it that these two very powerfully placed, former law enforcement officers could be accused of serious misconduct, forced out of their respective positions and come out unscathed?
Cheryl Dorsey: Research has shown that police often speak very differently to black motorists than they do to white motorists upon contact. That night was no different.
Cheryl Dorsey: Jorge Urquijo and Frank Cabibi both admitted during their depositions that neither had interviewed me on the charges for which I had been terminated, yet both signed off.
Cheryl Dorsey: Since the District’s powerful administrators could not quiet me, I was sent to what most in the district refer to as “teacher jail” or in my case “investigator jail” and an LAPD-style task force was convened.
Cheryl Dorsey: Beck is leaving two years before completing his second term. I bet if you were to ask the parents of Ezell Ford—the unarmed 25-year-old black man killed by LAPD officers in 2014—they’d probably say that they wished Beck had left a lot sooner.
Cheryl Dorsey: In most cases, however, officers who commit abuse under the color of authority get little more than a slap on the wrist and the opportunity to move on to another police department and continue with their lives.
Cheryl Dorsey: Let’s not pretend that the horrific police shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge were a direct result of BLM protests. Let’s stop pretending the police don’t have a role to play in all of this violence.
Cheryl Dorsey: As a retired 20-year veteran sergeant of the Los Angeles Police Department, I know first hand what it means to take on a super power like the LAUSD. This is not my first rodeo. I will not be bullied nor silenced.
Cheryl Dorsey: Based on my experience, I would guess that LAUSD administrators consider themselves above the law and not required to follow or enforce whistleblower complaints with mandated investigations.
The propaganda that is being cranked out attempts to change the the social reality on the ground for people of color and poor people as it relates to law enforcement in this country. Police Officers Coalition Supports Beyonce
Cheryl Dorsey: Clearly, Fox Lake County Police Administrators knew that Gliniewicz had a long history of inappropriate behavior and disciplinary action as an officer.
fter having viewed the police dashcam video of the Waller County State Trooper who stopped Sandra Bland for failing to signal prior to a lane change, my assumptions were confirmed. The Texas State Trooper punished Sandra Bland—much like fired police officer Michael Slager punished Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina. Both Sandra and Walter […]
Cheryl Ford: I understand that Ezell Ford had a “history.” I get that Ezell may have been involved in gang activity. Neither are punishable by death.