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Do Cops in Schools Know How To Police Kids?
There's still no national standards or training for officers who walk school hallways.
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Five Officers Plead Guilty in Post-Katrina Shootings
Had prosecutors not engaged in misconduct, the officers' sentences would have been four to five times longer.
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Years Later, a Suicide Appears Tied to a Campaign of Terror
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Live Chat: Ask Us Your Questions About "Chasing Heroin"
Join filmmaker Marcela Gaviria and three people featured in "Chasing Heroin" for a Google Hangout on Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m. EST.
March 2, 2016
Watch a Cop’s Surprising Interaction with a Heroin User
"Stop crying, babe. We don’t care … I’m not putting you in jail," a police officer tells a woman who's using heroin in a scene from FRONTLINE's new documentary.
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FRONTLINE investigates America’s heroin crisis in a searing two-hour special that premieres Tuesday, Feb. 23 at a special time -- 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST -- on PBS and online.
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