Ferguson one year on: The black Americans who have suffered police brutality in the past 12 months

Ferguson one year on: The Black Americans who have suffered police brutality in the last 12 monthsIBTimes UK

It is one year since the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, an incident that led to widespread protests throughout the city and sent shock waves throughout the US. Since last summer reports of African-Americans who have either been killed or suffered police brutality at the hands of white officers have made headlines not just in the US, but across the globe.

In a special compilation video, IBTimes UK looks back at what has been a turbulent 12 months for race relations in the US.

9 August 2014

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Unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is killed after being shot six times by white police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

Angry Ferguson residents take to the streets to protest. Subsequent riots lead local police to set curfews and introduce riot squads. Police are criticised for their heavy-handed response, firing tear gas and arresting hundreds of protesters.

The grand jury's decision not to indict Wilson for shooting Brown is met with further widespread protests.

24 November 2014: A man walks past a burning building during rioting after a grand jury voted not to indict a white officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teen(Jim Young/Reuters)

22 November 2014

Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy carrying a replica gun, is shot and killed by Cleveland police. Video footage showed he was shot within two seconds of police arriving, with neither officer administering first aid to the child.

4 April 2015

Walter Scott is shot and killed by white police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina. Scott was unarmed and killed whilst fleeing Slager. The officer was later charged with murder.

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19 April 2015

Freddie Gray dies in police custody a week after being arrested. An autopsy finds that he had severe injuries to his spinal cord.

Gray's death leads to violent protests in Baltimore. A State of emergency is declared with nights curfews introduced.

Baltimore Police officers clear an intersection following demonstrations in Baltimore(Reuters)

13 July 2015

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Sandra Bland is found dead in her Texas jail cell three days after she had been arrested for a traffic violation. Dascham footage showed Bland roughly treated by arresting officer Brian Encinia with him threatening to taser her.

Texas police say Bland was found hanged in her cell, but Bland's family have denied she was suicidal are now suing the authorities for wrongful death.

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