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November 17, 2021, 10:58 PM

New era of policing

Cam Jordan and Crescent City Corps give an inside look at the officer training changing police-community relations in New Orleans in a NFL Media and Inspire Change series on NFL Network and NFL.com.
November 17, 2021, 10:58 PM
New era of policing
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Defund the police candidates stumble in liberal Seattle

Seattle’s downtown business community is celebrating as the moderate candidates it backed take commanding leads in the races for mayor, city attorney and a key council race over liberals who had called to defund the police
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What the Minneapolis vote on police reform means for the movement

Minneapolis voters on Tuesday rejected a charter amendment that would have replaced the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety.
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What the Minneapolis vote on police reform means for the movement
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Proposition to ‘defund the police’ rejected by Minnesota voters

A measure to defund the police and replace it with a new department of public safety in Minneapolis was soundly defeated.
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Proposition to ‘defund the police’ rejected by Minnesota voters
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AP projects voters in Minneapolis reject replacing police department

On the ballot was a charter amendment that would replace the Minneapolis police department with a department of public safety.
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AP projects voters in Minneapolis reject replacing police department
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Minneapolis voters reject charter amendment to replace police department, AP projects

Minneapolis voters rejected a charter amendment to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety.
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Minneapolis voters reject charter amendment to replace police department
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Ballot question asks Minneapolis voters to consider replacing police department

Following the death of George Floyd, Minneapolis voters will consider a ballot proposal on replacing the police department with a department of public safety.
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Ballot question asks Minneapolis voters to consider replacing police department
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Residents of Minnesota speak out ahead of vote on future of policing

Residents in Minneapolis are deciding on whether or not to replace the police force nearly 18 months since the murder of George Floyd.
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Residents of Minnesota speak out ahead of vote on future of policing
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Plan to replace Minneapolis PD worries many Black residents

A proposal to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new public safety unit goes to the city's voters this week
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Plan to replace Minneapolis PD worries many Black residents
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Miami police chief being fired after 6 months on the job

Miami officials have decided to fire the city’s new police chief six months into his stormy tenure, after he was lambasted by the city commissioners he accused of meddling in the police department and internal affairs investigations
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Body camera footage of arrest of a paraplegic man raises concerns

The man is seen being forcibly pulled from his vehicle by narcotics officers after he appears to refuse to comply with their demands.
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Body camera footage of arrest of a paraplegic man raises concerns
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Police officer under investigation in Philadelphia

The officer, who is white, was put on administrative leave after cell phone video showed what appeared to be him harassing a Black man walking on New Year’s Day.
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Police officer under investigation in Philadelphia
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Democrats see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD

A Minneapolis ballot measure is rooted in the "defund the police" movement.
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California signs sweeping police reform bills

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a set of police reform bills, including one that would prevent an officer convicted of misconduct from being employed by another police department.
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California signs sweeping police reform bills
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California Gov. Newsom signs sweeping police reform bills, will strip badges from officers for misconduct

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a series of eight bills on police reform Thursday, including one that will decertify law enforcement officers over misconduct.
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Sweeping police reform bills signed in this state
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No indictments for 4 Texas officers who shot man in crisis

A grand jury has declined to indict four Houston police officers who fatally shot a man more than 20 times while he was in the midst of a mental health crisis
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FBI investigating Missouri cops who let dog bite Black man

Cellphone video shows three officers letting a police dog repeatedly bite him.
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US police departments clamoring for de-escalation training

Since the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed, police departments around the country are increasingly pushing for de-escalation training
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Man paralyzed after Iowa police shooting sues officer, city

A man who was paralyzed when an Iowa police officer shot him in April is suing the officer
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Future of bipartisan police reforms uncertain after talks fail

President Joe Biden said he’s continuing to look for options to work toward needed police reforms.
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Future of bipartisan police reforms uncertain after talks fail
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3 Miami Beach officers face felony charges in rough arrests

Prosecutors say three Miami Beach police officers are now facing felony charges related to the rough arrests of two men at a South Beach hotel
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Bipartisan police reform negotiations end

After months of negotiations, bipartisan police reform talks are officially over without a deal, Sen. Cory Booker confirmed.
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Bipartisan police reform negotiations end
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Bipartisan police reform negotiations over without deal

After months of negotiations, bipartisan police reform talks are officially over without a deal, Sen. Cory Booker confirmed.
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Bipartisan police reform negotiations over without deal
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Jay-Z's Team Roc files lawsuit against Kansas City police department for allegedly covering up misconduct

Jay-Z's Team Roc filed a lawsuit against the Kansas City Police Department, accusing it of covering up police misconduct.
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Jay-Z's Team Roc suing police department for allegedly covering up misconduct
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Black Iowa police chief faces backlash after bringing change

A Black police chief in Iowa says his 15-month tenure leading a small city is a “case study” for what leaders face as they make overdue changes to improve policing and community relations
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Judge lifts race, gender hiring quotas for Cincinnati police

A federal judge has lifted race- and sex-based hiring quotas imposed on the Cincinnati Police Department 40 years ago to fix the department's lack of diversity
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Probe after Elijah McClain's death finds racial bias in Aurora Police Department

A 14-month probe into the Aurora, Colorado Police Department found the agency
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Probe after Elijah McClain's death finds racial bias in police department
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Philadelphia pays $2 million to woman beaten by police, separated from her son

Rickia Young, who was beaten by Philadelphia police officers, will receive $2 million in a settlement with the city.
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City pays $2M to woman beaten by police, separated from son
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Probe after Elijah McClain's death finds police department racially biased

A probe into the actions of the Aurora Police Department in Colorado following the death of Elijah McClain found that the department has a pattern of racial bias.
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Probe after Elijah McClain's death finds police department racially biased
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Philadelphia pays $2 million to woman beaten by police

Rickia Young was pulled from her vehicle and beaten by police in October 2020, according to the mayor's office.
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Philadelphia pays $2 million to woman beaten by police
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Judge suspends Minnesota's tougher standards on deadly force

A judge has suspended Minnesota’s new stricter standards on when police can use deadly force, halting a change in state law that followed the death of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police
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Justice Department to review police force in Columbus, Ohio

The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, says the U.S. Justice Department will review some practices of the city's police department after a series of police killings of Black people
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Chicago woman who filmed physical altercation with officer breaks silence

Nikita Brown believes she was targeted for her race when she was involved in a physical altercation with a Chicago police officer while walking her dog.
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Chicago woman who filmed physical altercation with officer breaks silence
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First set of Justice Dept. agents now wearing body cams

The first set of federal agents working for the Justice Department began wearing body cameras under a new policy that reversed a yearslong ban
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Lawsuit filed over Minneapolis policing ballot question

Ballot question would eliminate the police in the wake of George Floyd's death.
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'Forever chemicals' found in groundwater near military bases

An environmental group says groundwater around at least six military installations in the Great Lakes region is contaminated with high levels of PFAS chemicals
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Chicago officer on desk duty after struggle with Black woman

A white Chicago police officer has been placed on administrative duty as the city’s police oversight agency investigates his struggle with a Black woman who was walking her dog in a lakefront park
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Chicago officer on desk duty after struggle with Black woman
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Oklahoma NAACP files suit challenging anti-protest law

Federal suit claims anti-protest bill approved by lawmakers is unconstitutional.
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Video shows Louisiana state trooper seen beating Black man during traffic stop

ABC News’ Andrea Fujii reports on why it took more than two years for the body-camera footage to be released.
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Video shows Louisiana state trooper seen beating Black man during traffic stop
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State trooper allegedly makes violent arrest

The Associated Press obtained body camera footage that allegedly showed trooper Jacob Brown hitting Aaron Bowman 18 times with a flashlight during a traffic stop in May 2019.
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State trooper allegedly makes violent arrest
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Miami Beach suspends law used against people filming police

Miami Beach police officers are no longer enforcing the new law.
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Senators question DOJ funding for AI-powered policing tech

Some Capitol Hill Democrats and civil rights advocates are concerned about how police and prosecutors increasingly use algorithm-powered technologies that may amplify racial bias
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Activists push to disband Minneapolis police in upcoming vote

Activists have adopted public health tactics in an effort to disband the Minneapolis police department.
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Minneapolis residents to vote on disbanding police force
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New push to disband Minneapolis police after Floyd's death

Activists are making a second attempt to get rid of the city's police department
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DOJ opening investigation into Phoenix Police Department, city of Phoenix

The DOJ is opening an investigation into the policing practices of the Phoenix Police Department and the city of Phoenix.
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DOJ opening 'pattern or practice' investigation into Phoenix Police Department, city
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5 Miami Beach police officers face criminal charges in hotel beating of Black men

The officers were suspended and charged with third-degree misdemeanor battery.
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5 police officers face criminal charges in hotel beating of Black men
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5 officers charged with battery in Miami beach

The officers allegedly kicked a suspect in the head while conducting an arrest. All five officers turned themselves in and are suspended with pay, but officials said more charges are possible.
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5 officers charged with battery in Miami beach
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Police officers become candidates as policing debate rages

The Las Vegas-area sheriff touts keeping city safe while others rioted.
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Suburban NY county considers letting police sue protesters

Proposal would allow cops to sue protesters and collect financial damages.
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2 officers charged over violent arrest in Colorado

One officer in Aurora, Colorado, is accused of pistol-whipping Kyle Vinson and choking him for 39 seconds while threatening to kill him. Another officer is charged with not intervening.
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2 officers charged over violent arrest in Colorado