Black Death and Protest Timeline


George Floyd mural in Brooklyn

A mural dedicated to George Floyd in Brooklyn, New York.

This is a timeline of major incidents since 2014 involving police officers who caused the deaths of black Americans.

Brooklyn protesters detained by NYPD

New York Police Department protests against Eric Garner’s suffocation

Eric Garner suffocated died after the NYPD fell to the ground on suspicion of illegally selling cigarettes.

During the strangler fig, Garner said “I can’t breathe” 11 times.

The incident, filmed by bystanders, caused protests across the country. The police officers involved were later dismissed, but were not charged.

It was a year after the Black Lives Matter movement. Appeared in response to the acquittal of the man who killed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.

Street clash involving protesters in Ferguson

Michael Brown’s murder caused fierce protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, by a police officer who responded to reports that Brown had stolen a cigar box.

Policeman Darren Wilson parked in front of Brown.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that Brown reached for a car and hit Wilson, trying to grab a police officer’s gun in a subsequent struggle. It was based on forensic evidence and interviews with dozens of witnesses.

Chased by Wilson, a one-shot was fired and Brown escaped. According to witnesses, a deadly bullet was fired as he turned around and moved towards Wilson.

Police officers removed the fraud, but DOJ’s report was bitter about the systematic problems of the Ferguson Police Department and the racial disparity in the judicial system.

The incident led to multiple waves of protests and public unrest in Ferguson, further boosting the Black Lives Matter movement.

A lonely toy is left in the park as a monument to Tamil rice

A lonely toy is left as a monument near the place where Tamil Rice died

A 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, was shot dead by police in Cleveland, Ohio, after being reported by a man who was a “probably boy” pointing a “probably fake” gun at a passerby.

Police claimed to have told Rice to drop the weapon, but he turned it to the police instead of dropping it.

Police confirmed that the gun was a toy after Rice was shot dead.

A police officer who fired a deadly bullet was fired three years later for lying on a job application.

In December 2020, the Justice Department announced that it would end its investigation into the case. There wasn’t enough evidence to bring a federal criminal accusation.

Walter Scott was shot five times from behind by a white police officer.The policeman was later fired and eventually 20 years in prison.

Scott was pulled in North Charleston, South Carolina due to a flaw in the lights of his car and fled police officers after a brief brawl.

The murder protested in North Charleston with a chanting “no justice or peace.”

Alton Sterling’s death led to days of protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Sterling was murdered after police responded to reports of turmoil outside the store.

Ieshia Evans protesting during a demonstration at the 2016 Baton Rouge

One protester confronts police line at Baton Rouge

The incident was captured on a mobile phone and spread online.

The two police officers involved did not face criminal accusations, However, one was dismissed and the other was suspended by police.

Philland Castile was killed while driving with her girlfriend in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Protest after acquittal of US officer

Castile’s friend cries during protest

He was pulled by police during regular inspections and told them that he had permission to carry weapons and possessed them.

According to his girlfriend, he was shot while trying to get his license.

She livestreamed the encounter on Facebook.Officers involved The murder charge was exempted.

Steven Clark died after being shot at least seven times in the backyard of his grandmother in Sacramento, California, by police investigating a nearby invasion.

Only mobile phones were found on the scene, and Clark is not armed.

The release of a video of the police in the case caused a massive protest in the city.

In March 2019, authorities announced that the two police officers involved would not face criminal charges. The policemen were afraid of their lives and believed that Mr Clark had a gun.

Protesters holding a sign in the name of Breona Taylor

Protesters holding a sign in the name of Breona Taylor

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical engineer, Eight shots were taken when police attacked her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky.

Louisville police said they had returned the fire after one police officer was shot dead and injured.

Breona Taylor’s family filed a proceeding and reached a $ 12 million (£ 9.4 million) settlement with city officials in September 2020.

In the proceedings, Taylor’s partner, who was with her at the time, said she thought the apartment had been robbed after police fired for self-defense because police did not reveal her identity.

The grand jury charged a police officer with “Oneton’s danger” for firing at the next apartment, not for Ms. Taylor’s death.

Three police officers involved in the attack were fired by police.

Woman at a Minneapolis crossroads holding a protest

Protests and demonstrations in Minneapolis as Derek Chauvin’s trial begins

George Floyd was arrested in Minneapolis and died after being detained by police officers. One of the police officers had been kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.

He pleaded for breathlessness, and after his death protests took place throughout the United States and demonstrations were held in other parts of the world.

Former police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Mr. Floyd, was convicted of two murders, three murders, and manslaughter after a three-week trial.

Three other police officers involved in the case will be brought to trial later this year for supporting and aiding Chauvin.

Protesters near Minneapolis with banners

A clash broke out following the killing of Daunte Wright during the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin

Dantelite was shot dead at the Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis.

Police told Mr. Wright that he had been arrested for an unpaid warrant after being pulled for a traffic violation.

He ran away and tried to get back into the car. At that point, police officers shouted “taser” several times before firing.

According to local police, the killings seemed accidental, and police officer Kim Potter intended to use a taser gun instead of a pistol.

The family refused to explain it, and protests against the shooting continued.

Mrs. Potter resigned from the police and He was charged with manslaughter twice.