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Associated Press

Martha Bellisle

21 October 2021

United States

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A growing number of prosecutors compile lists of police officers deemed untrustworthy witnesses, information they disclose to defense lawyers to prevent unjust criminal convictions. Called "Brady lists" or "do not cal...

The Washington Post

Kimberly Kindy

7 October 2021

Colorado, United States

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Fifteen months after Colorado became the first state to strip law enforcement officers of their legal immunity from civil lawsuits for misconduct on the job, one lawsuit has been filed over a notorious incident while ...

Respekt

Tomáš Lindner

21 June 2015

Geisenhausen, Bavaria, Germany

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Česko odmítá uprchlické kvóty. Místní politici říkají, že společnost není na příchod a integraci utečenců připravená. Budují v lidech strach z toho, že migrace rozvátí zemi. Zcela odlišný obraz uprchlické krize nabízí...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Richard A. Webster

24 September 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Comparing police accountability in Jefferson Parish, La., to neighboring New Orleans reveals a stark contrast because of federally imposed reforms in New Orleans. Jefferson's sheriff's office, one of the nation's larg...

The Atlantic

Russell Berman

22 September 2021

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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In the wake of 2020's social-justice protests and a controversial killing by Aurora police of a man in their custody, Colorado legislators passed the Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Act, the first police-reform law ...

HumAngle

Kehinde Ogunyale

4 September 2021

Nigeria

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Protests against alleged brutality and extrajudicial killings by Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) led to demands for judicial panels of inquiry to investigate the abuses and provide justice to victims. Of N...

The Tributary (Jacksonville Journalism Collective)

Uriel J. García

3 August 2021

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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A Florida constitutional amendment enacted in 2018 called Marsy's Law protects crime victims' rights, including the right to privacy when public-records laws would otherwise reveal victims' identity. But the Jacksonvi...

The Washington Post

David Nakamura

2 August 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Federal consent decrees install court-appointed monitors to oversee reforms agreed to by a police department and the U.S. Justice Department after federal officials have found a department violates people's civil righ...

Block Club Chicago

Alex V. Hernandez

22 July 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Alderman Matt Martin worked with school leaders to involve students in determining how to spend discretionary funding for their school. After learning about local governance, participatory budgeting, and how infrastru...

WSYM-TV

Mikayla Temple

16 July 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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When Ann Arbor created a citizen panel overseeing its police department, it chose the approach that research shows is the one best suited to having real authority, and thus the most likely to reduce racial disparities...

WBEZ

Elly Fishman

12 July 2021

California, United States

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California residents passed Proposition 11, a redistricting reform ballot initiative, in 2008 and in 2010, voters strengthened that reform by passing a bill to allow an independent commission to redraw state and congr...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

2 July 2021

Tempe, Arizona, United States

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A controversial police shooting and other fraught encounters between Tempe police and residents prompted police to devise their own retraining regimen focused on de-escalation. The department observed other cities' pr...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Vallejo, California, United States

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Vallejo officials are studying which type of civilian oversight they want for their police department, following years of controversial shootings of residents. Nearby Oakland and San Francisco have some of the stronge...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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With a long string of questionable uses of force and huge payouts to settle brutality lawsuits, the Vallejo Police Department might look to nearby Oakland for one approach to achieving better, more accountable policin...

Wall Street Journal

Zusha Elinson

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Rob Alcaraz

28 June 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After videos showed two Minneapolis police officers did nothing to stop Derek Chauvin from killing George Floyd, more than 130 police departments raced to sign up to train their officers on how to intervene to prevent...

The Washington Post

John Sullivan

Robert Klemko

10 June 2021

New Jersey, United States

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Three "historic firsts in policing reforms" show how attempts to root out systemic problems in policing can fail. In all three cases – federal intervention to curb civil rights abuses in Pittsburgh, a computerized ear...

The New York Times

Mike Ives

20 May 2021

Hong Kong

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Even though police silenced the 2019 pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, artists, writers, and filmmakers are producing work about the protests in more abstract and ambiguous ways to evade authorities. For exam...

The Washington Post

Jessica Anderson

20 May 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Baltimore Police Department was the last agency to enter into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice during the Trump administration. This is a process by which a troubled police department submits t...

The Guardian

Aaron Miguel Cantú

17 May 2021

United States

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Five years after the FBI started tracking how often police use force, the majority of police departments still fail to comply and the FBI refuses to release publicly what information it has collected. The policy was e...

CalMatters

Laurel Rosenhall

Byrhonda Lyons

11 May 2021

California, United States

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More than a year after taking effect, California's law restricting when police can use deadly force has had some effects on police accountability and training, but a number of flaws illustrate how long and difficult t...

The Boston Globe

Douglas Starr

6 May 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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When Minneapolis police officers were videotaped standing by or trying ineffectively to intervene in George Floyd's murder by a fellow officer, horrified police departments nationwide rushed to embrace a peer interven...

Missouri Independent

Rebecca Rivas

3 May 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Decades of advocacy for more effective civilian oversight of police-misconduct investigations in St. Louis finally resulted in a new oversight board created in the wake of the death of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson...

The Conversation

Thaddeus L. Johnson

Natasha N. Johnson

30 April 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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One police-reform program that outperformed and outlasted most cities' attempts was Cincinnati's "collaborative agreement," an unusual team effort focused on community involvement at every step. Sparked by a controver...

Mashable

Christianna Silva

28 April 2021

United States

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Social media influencers are using “pre-bunking” -- the practice of exposing people to misinformation and offering expert-backed explanations of why it isn’t true before they see the misinformation in the wild – as a ...

The Washington Post

Nicole Dungca

Jenn Abelson

27 April 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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A favorite remedy for systemic police misconduct is a civilian oversight agency. More than 160 cities and counties have such agencies, some at the insistence of the U.S. Justice Department. But, as Albuquerque and mul...

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