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Ezell Ford shooting: Mayor says commission’s review will be ‘impartial’

By Kate Mather A day before the Police Commission is scheduled to decide whether two LAPD officers acted within policy in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was confident that commissioners would “conduct an impartial … Continue reading

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Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charges

By Eyder Peralta A former North Charleston, S.C., police officer was indicted on murder charges in the killing of 50-year-old Walter Scott. According to Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, the indictment against Michael Slager was handed down by a grand … Continue reading

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Ex-Rikers inmate who was beaten in jail commits suicide

By Bill Hutchinson A Bronx man who spent three years as a teen in Rikers Island enduring beatings by guards and inmates and long stints in solitary confinement without ever being convicted has committed suicide. Kalief Browder, 21, used an … Continue reading

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McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools

By Yoni Appelbaum On Friday, a large group of teens gathered for a pool party in the city of McKinney, Texas. Shortly thereafter, someone called the police. And by Sunday night, as footage of the police response spread across the … Continue reading

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Teen in McKinney PD video speaks out

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It’s dismally apparent that some black lives matter more than others

By Emma Dabiri Following the killings of unarmed men and boys such as Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and Walter Scott, the United States is entering what’s being called a new civil rights movement, with activists ensuring that the … Continue reading

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Cleveland Reaches Settlement With Justice Department Over Police Conduct

By Mitch Smith and Matt Apuzzo The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, people briefed on the case said … Continue reading

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If You Run, You’re Done: Why Cops Go Berserk When People Run From Them

By David J. Krajicek Najee Rivera admits he panicked on the night two white Philadelphia cops pulled over his motor scooter in El Centro de Oro, a Latino ghetto in the city’s Fairhill section. “To be honest, I was afraid,” … Continue reading

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Police Officer Resigns After Inappropriate Use of Taser, Pepper Spray

By Marina DiMarzo A police officer resigned after inappropriately using a Taser and pepper spraying a man who was driving recklessly while suffering from a health emergency May 4, according to the Fredericksburg Police. About 5 p.m. that day, 34-year-old … Continue reading

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A Grand Jury (Mostly) Backs Marilyn Mosby on Freddie Gray’s Death

By David A. Graham In a very brief news conference at the end of the day Thursday, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that a grand jury had indicted six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. For the … Continue reading

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