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Chicago's mayor and Illinois' attorney general unveiled an updated plan Thursday to reform the city's police.

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A new study that analyzes more than 10 years of civilian complaints finds that Chicago police officers with the highest numbers of complaints are also the most likely to have high-profile (and high-cost) civil rights lawsuits filed against them in the future.

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TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation or share your own story using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.   Victoria Davis sold her car. The logic was that if she wasn’t driving it a police officer […]

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On Monday, Chief Phillip Sanchez of the Pasadena Police announced his retirement amidst a storm of controversy, according to the LA Times. Most recently, Sanchez has been under fire since civil rights groups and local residents became aware of police body cam and bystander cell phone footage that showed Pasadena police beating a Black motorist […]

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The trial of Sargeant Hugh Barry, an eight-year veteran of the NYPD who shot and killed Deborah Danner in October 2016, ended today. After a long and trying time for Danner’s family and friends, the disappointing verdict – not guilty, was announced today. Barry faced charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the death of […]

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A Queens police department of the NYPD has sparked a bit of controversy with their social media account. In celebration of Black History Month, the Twitter account of the Queens police department highlighted the contributions of Jack Johnson to the world of sports. The tweet heralded the achievements of the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion […]

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The family of Sandra Bland expressed disappointment Saturday, May 14, after lawmakers chipped away at […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking to scale back federal agreements with a number of […]

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The Justice Department asked a judge for more time to "review and assess" a proposed agreement to overhaul the Baltimore police department.

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The FBI has been quietly keeping an eye on white supremacists and other domestic terrorists as they infiltrate law enforcement agencies.

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The NYPD does not have a single police officer wearing a body cam right now, even as departments nationally are in controversy over police brutality.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of the Louisiana man shot dead by police wants President Barack Obama to help end world racism. The mother of a policeman pleads for ways to keep her son safe. A single mom who has sent her son away from a rough Baltimore neighborhood worries over how to keep him safe when he's home on the weekends...

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By Manny Otiko When African Americans are faced with police misconduct, they are often told […]

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