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By Rob Gillies, Associated Press
Prosecutors called medical examiners to the stand as the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd, entered its second week. Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio reporter, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the testimonies --…
By PBS NewsHour
State and local leaders in Portland, Oregon, are calling for the departure of federal agents sent in response to protests. Their presence and tactics -- including deploying tear gas, driving unmarked vans and wearing military-style gear -- have raised questions…
Damon Gilbert is a black police officer in one of the most violent cities in the country. He describes his experience on the force in Oakland, California, as well as how he’s dealt with the police as a private citizen.
The Justice Department plans to review the San Francisco Police Department after a fatal shooting of an African-American man in January. While that city requested the review, across the nation, there have been many others not undertaken voluntarily. Sarah Childress…
By Justin Scuiletti
The city of Cleveland on Monday agreed to a settlement with the Justice Department over the uses of excessive, unconstitutional force by police officers, the New York Times reports.
By Anya van Wagtendonk
In the days after police officer Michael Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, he maintained he was justified in his use of force. Then, a video emerged that changed everything.
In recent days, two incidents have added to national concern about excessive police force against minorities. Police shot and killed a hispanic man in Washington state, and in Alabama, an Indian man was partially paralyzed after an officer knocked him…
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