While it’s easy for police to screen drivers for alcohol impairment using a breath-testing device, there’s no such machine to screen for drug impairment. As a result, more police are ordering electronic warrants and drawing blood roadside, sparking concerns about…
By Jenni Bergal, Stateline
Footage from surveillance or body cameras could explain whether Roberson was clearly identifiable as a security guard. Audio could determine what, if anything, was said to the officer before the shooting.
By Don Babwin, Associated Press
A Texas jury sentenced former police officer Roy Oliver to 15 years for killing Jordan Edwards. Prosecutors had asked for a minimum of 60 years in prison.
By Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press
Against the backdrop of simmering tensions over race and police violence against African Americans, police departments like the NYPD have introduced a relatively new training program aimed at teaching officers about implicit bias. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports on the…
By Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Police militarization neither reduces rates of violent crime nor changes the number of officers assaulted or killed, a new study finds. It is arguably the nation’s first systematic analysis on the use and consequences of militarized police forces.
By Behzad Mirhashem, The Conversation
What the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means when it protects citizens against an unreasonable search by government agents isn’t entirely clear.
By Associated Press
Police shot and killed a man was in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood after officers on foot tried to question him because they thought he was armed.
Two African-American men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks last week after a store manager reportedly called police after the men asked to use the bathroom without buying anything. The backlash has been unmoved by the CEO's apologies and a…
By PBS NewsHour
Less than half of people who are victims of hate crimes file reports with police, and an even lesser percentage see a conviction. In an attempt to examine the scale and effects of hate crimes in the U.S., ProPublica earlier…
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