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St. Louis now has five fatal police shootings under investigation

The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old teen by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis has brought the city and county’s number of fatal police shootings this year that are currently under investigation to five. All five victims are black men under the age of 31. Two are accused of having  gun in their possession […]

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Another 18-year-old fatally shot by police in Ferguson, protests ensue

Another 18-year-old black male was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the man fired three shots at the officer, who returned fire in self defense. As a result of the shooting, protests in the areas have intensified. 

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Teen pepper-sprayed in own home after cops mistake him for intruder

A black teenager was pepper-sprayed in his own home after a neighbor mistook him for a burglar. North Carolina teen Deshawn Currie, who lives with his white foster family, was confronted by police in his own home after a neighbor called them, assuming Currie was a trying to burglarize the home.

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Video: Hammond family sues police for excessive force after being tased during routine traffic stop

A northwest Indiana man and woman have filed a federal lawsuit against the Hammond Police Department, alleging officers used excessive force during a routine traffic stop. The woman’s son recorded the incident on his cell phone. 

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Family of woman who died in Missouri jail cell demands answers

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The family of a Missouri woman who died while in police custody at the Pagedale city jail is demanding answers. Kimberlee Randale-King, 21, was arrested for traffic warrants last month. 

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South Carolina trooper who shot man reaching for wallet claims he feared for his life

Sean Groubert, the South Carolina state trooper who shot Levar Jones in September during a routine traffic stop, is claiming that Jones was the aggressor. Footage from the police car dash cam shows Groubert pulling over Jones for a seatbelt violation. Jones reaches to grab his wallet, per Groubert’s instructions, but is then shot by […]

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Video: police shoots 62-year-old woman with taser

The Tallahassee, FL, police department has placed officer Terry Mahan on paid administrative leave after a cell phone recording of him tasering 62-year-old Viola Young was released. Young had approached the officer to inquire about a one of the men the officers were arresting. As Young turns to walk away, she is tasered in the back. Young […]

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Georgia man shot dead by police while handcuffed

A Georgia man was fatally wounded by a police officer moments after being handcuffed. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Charles Smith, 29, brandished a firearm in a patrol car. 

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Ferguson protests show no sign of slowing down, 8 more arrested

Eight protesters were arrested Sunday evening in Ferguson as police continued their search for a suspect who shot a police officer on Saturday. According to a Ferguson police officer, bottles and rocks were hurled at officers, and the department requested aid from other police agencies because of the large crowd. 

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More cops required to wear body cameras across nation

More police departments across the country are requiring members of their force to wear body cameras. In the last few weeks, agencies in at least a dozen cities, including Ferguson, where 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally wounded by a police officer on Aug. 9, have said they are equipping officers with video cameras. 

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