Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.
New York Police Commissioner William Bratton will step down next month from leading the nation's largest police force, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.
By Associated Press
Louisiana State Police say a Baton Rouge man was jailed for posting online videos threatening violence against Baton Rouge police and a former Ku Klux Klan leader who is running for the Senate.
By Michael Hill and Mark Gillispie, Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Several hundred Donald Trump supporters and opponents held rallies a half-mile apart as the four-day Republican National Convention opened on a hot and sticky Monday with police on edge in this summer of violence.
By PBS NewsHour
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was on high alert today after a deadly shooting that killed three law enforcement officers this morning. The city has been tense ever since police officers shot and killed Alton Sterling, prompting protests throughout the country. Reporter…
By Michael D. Regan
With an estimated 50,000 people heading to Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention next week and thousands expected to protest, the city’s police force is under renewed scrutiny following last year’s deal with the federal government to reform law…
By Omar Etman
A 12-year-old-boy was arrested late Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for his alleged role in a plot to shoot police officers.
By News Desk
The PBS NewsHour Weekend special "America in Black and Blue" explores the tensions between America’s diverse communities and their local police forces.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill cops, because of the color of his skin.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Sen. Tim Scott, a black Republican from South Carolina, gave a powerful — and revealing — speech Wednesday on how even in the Capitol, relations between African-Americans and cops are strained. He…
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