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Police Chief’s Viewpoint Is An Antidote To Distrust

“The police are the public and the public are the police.” But that sentiment is only as valid as the trust between the two, and that trust frays more with every controversial shooting.

June 1, 2015

Privacy Often Trumps Transparency With Police Shooting Videos

Across the country, law enforcement agencies are equipping police and patrol cars with cameras to capture interactions between officers and the public. But many of those police forces, like Gardena’s, do not release the recordings to the public.

May 25, 2015

Waiting In Cleveland

Cleveland is waiting for the verdict in the trial of police Officer Michael Brelo, who is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter.

May 7, 2015

Judge Throws Out Charges Against Chicago Cop In Fatal Off-Duty Shooting

In a surprise move Monday, a Cook County judge threw out all the charges against a veteran Chicago police detective who was on trial for fatally shooting a woman during an off-duty incident in March 2012.

April 21, 2015

Experts Doubt Oklahoma Deputy’s Claim He Confused Pistol With Stun Gun

Bates has been charged with manslaughter by local prosecutors, who say his negligence led to Harris’ death. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

April 17, 2015

Video Shows Arizona Police Intentionally Ran Over Suspect

The violent encounter was only the latest in a series of incidents that critics say demonstrates a pattern of police brutality and racism across the United States.

April 15, 2015

Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Thought He Was Using A Taser, Not A Gun

A white reserve deputy accidentally shot an unarmed black man with a gun instead of a Taser, and Oklahoma law enforcement officials berated the man as he lay dying on the ground.

April 13, 2015
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Video Set One Fatal Police Shooting Apart

For decades, African-Americans, including those in North Charleston, have complained that police shoot black men with little provocation and then falsely claim the officers did so out of fear for their lives. This time there was video.

April 9, 2015