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Alabama prisoner dies after being Tasered by police in effort to prevent suicide

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An Alabama inmate died on Sunday after police shot him with a Taser after he became combative with officers. Ricky Deangelo, 47, was unresponsive after the deputy used the weapon on him. 

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Second trial set for Detroit cop who killed 7-year-old during raid

A Detroit police detective is set to stand trial for a second time for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house. The raid was captured on video by a reality TV crew. 

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Mother says son was killed by police because he was black

A Florida man is dead, and his mother says it’s due to the color of his skin. 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was killed by police on Wednesday. 

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Man says George Zimmerman threatened to kill him

Florida police have confirmed yet another run-in with George Zimmerman. According to officers, a man called 911 saying Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident. 

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Witness who called cops in John Crawford III shooting changes story completely

The man whose 911 call led to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed man in an Ohio Walmart is changing his story. When Ronald Ritchie initially called the police from Walmart last month, he reported that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store” and that shoppers were coming under […]

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Source: Police sent Ray Rice video tape to NFL in April

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer to an NFL executive five months ago. This is a sharp contradiction to league executives’ story that they didn’t see the violent images until this week when they were released by TMZ Sports. 

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More witnesses come forward in Michael Brown shooting

Two outsiders have come forward to tell their story of witnessing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Most witnesses of the shooting, which sparked outrage and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, either knew Brown, lived at or near the Canfield Green apartments where the shooting occurred, or were visiting friends or relatives […]

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Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

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A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young sons were detained by a white police officer outside of his job. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his sons who are 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding […]

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Ferguson’s police department facing $40 million lawsuit

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Five people who were arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri is suing the city’s police department for $40 million.  The federal lawsuit accuses police of using “wanton and excessive force” and treating citizens “as if they were war combatants.”

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Chicago police announce early stages of body camera program

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Police departments across the country are using body cameras on its officers and that technology could soon come to Chicago. The department cites conflicting stories between citizens and police officers during encounters as a reason for the body cam pilot program.

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