On January 12 2021, the right-wing disinformation site Redpilled.ca spread unverified claims that a Capitol law enforcement officer named David Bailey fired the shot which killed rioter Ashli Babbitt in an incident about which disinformation began c
A former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee to the neck of George Floyd for minutes will be tried separately from three other former officers accused in his death.
Multiple blog posts have shared a video they claim shows a Filipino police officer was "released" after being charged with double murder in December 2020. The claim is false: the video in fact shows a news report about an unrelated case. Police i
Brian D. Sicknick died "due to injuries sustained while on-duty."
The rampage that has shocked the world and left the country on edge forced the resignations of three top Capitol security officials over the failure to stop the breach.
The U.S. Capitol Police are reporting that Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick has died due to injuries sustained while on-duty during the riots at the Capitol.
A video of a law enforcement officer escorting a woman down stairs during a riot at the U.S. Capitol drew comparisons to the treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters.
A known white nationalist recorded the clip that went viral amid the chaos of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Did "Stefan Serafini," a purported foreign service officer in Rome, work with Barack Obama, former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and others to rig the 2020 election? No, that's not true: There's no evidence to support the internatio
Officer Rusten Sheskey’s shooting of Blake on Aug. 23 was captured on bystander video.
A Massachusetts police officer declined to charge two women accused of trying to steal groceries for the children — and instead bought them Christmas dinner.
Prosecutors in the case against four Minneapolis officers requested putting off the trial until June.
The Justice Department announced that it would not bring federal criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
A white Ohio police officer was fired after bodycam footage showed him fatally shooting 47-year-old Andre Hill, a Black man holding a cellphone, and refusing to administer first aid for several minutes.
Footage of police officers seemingly arresting one of their own drew attention — and some cheers — online in December 2020, but authorities have not elaborated on the incident. As the Daily Dot reported, the incident was captured in Harvey
Was Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of murdering George Floyd himself killed in prison and did he leave half of his estate to the Trump campaign? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that trie
Clickbaiters have turned a fairly tame, if heartwarming, incident involving a traffic stop into something much more sensational.
Clickbaiters have turned a fairly tame, if heartwarming, incident involving a traffic stop for a woman named Chy-Niece Thacker into something much more sensational.
A video claiming to show ballots from the US elections found dumped in bushes has been shared hundreds of times in Facebook posts. However, the video has nothing to do with the elections. The bags seen in the video were filled not with ballots but with
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube alongside a claim it shows a French policeman hitting a Muslim woman. The claim is false; the video has circulated in reports about a Canadian police
A video clip of a police officer stomping on a man’s head has been shared on social media claiming it was taken in Nigeria, as the country faces widespread protests against police brutality and the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). H
They sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment.
There is no evidence to suggest that President Trump spent time at ground zero alongside firefighters and police officers after 9/11.
Does Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth "Kenny" Walker, say that Taylor was the one who opened fire on officers? No, that's not true: Walker was questioned on the scene after the raid, he told officers it was Taylor who opened fire. Walk
Many former and current law enforcement officers have endorsed Joe Biden for President in the 2020 United States presidential election.
Did the officers involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor get no criminal charges because the Taylor family accepted the $12 million settlement from the city of Louisville? No, that's not true: The civil suit settlement and the cri
Did all of the people pictured in this meme kill police officers this year? No, this is an old meme from 2016. That caption is undated and the phrasing is unclear. The 16 people pictured were eventually found guilty of killing one or more
Several shots rang out as protesters in downtown Louisville tried to avoid police blockades, moving down an alleyway as officers lobbed pepper balls.
Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Taylor and other Black people killed by police in recent months.
The fatal shooting of three people was politicized when rumors circulated on social media.
Did protesters block the entrance to Saint Francis Medical Center before the arrival of ambulances transporting the two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who had been shot in Compton on the evening of September 12, 2020? No, that's no
Is a blonde woman pictured in a meme about the Los Angeles sheriff's deputies who were shot in their squad car the actual female officer who was wounded? No, that's not true. The photograph of a woman with long blonde hair in posts that h
Rochester's mayor said she was misled for months about the circumstances of the fatal encounter with Daniel Prude.
Joe Biden asked NSA to disclose the identity of someone named in a redacted report, but this was a standard, lawful procedure.
Did Georgia's legislators pass a bill making it a hate crime to harass police officers? No, that's not true: This false claim combines two separate bills recently passed in Georgia. The first bill, signed into law in late June, is a hate
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows an Indian police officer beating a man with a stick after he waved a flag representing an anti-government party on Independence Day. The claim,
Viral videos on Facebook and Twitter appear to show a police officer lying on the ground, while a group of children surround him and throw eggs at him. The videos appear to be filmed by laughing onlookers, many of whom are cheering on the children, and
It was nearly six years ago that a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot Brown, a Black 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Missouri.
The account of National Guard Maj. Adam DeMarco challenges the Trump administration’s explanation for why federal forces clubbed and punched protesters and unleashed mounted officers and chemical agents to drive hundreds of people from the square in
Police tactics at 2020 protests sparked outrage, controversy, debate, and, of course, rumors.