Police could lose public funds if officers aren't trained to best avoid shootings

A federal bill would financially penalize police chiefs who don’t order and train officers to do everything possible to avoid open fire during confrontations with suspects

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Woman who claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her says she will vote for him

As he attempts to make his lead in the Republican presidential race unassailable at next week’s Super Tuesday primary contests, Donald Trump is being confronted with resurfaced allegations that he sexually assaulted and tried to rape a woman in the early 1990s.

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Senior Taser International staff caught trying to smear documentary critical of police stun guns

Senior staff at Taser International appear to have posted scathing online reviews of a new film that is critical of the electronic weapons manufacturer, without disclosing that they work for the company.

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Black Americans twice as likely as whites to face use of force by police: Justice Department

Black Americans are more than twice as likely as white people to have non-fatal force or the threat of it used against them during encounters with the police, according to a study by the US Department of Justice.

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Texas cop wins immunity from prosecution over fatal shooting of unarmed black man

A police officer in Texas who was being criminally prosecuted for shooting dead an unarmed black man has persuaded a judge to throw out the charge against him by arguing that he enjoyed immunity under the US constitution.

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Texas cop will not be prosecuted for shooting and killing unarmed black man

Judge rules Charles Kleinert was deputized by FBI and protected under federal law when he killed Larry Jackson Jr, saying afterwards it was an accident

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Delaware governor calls police shooting of man in wheelchair 'deeply troubling'

Jack Markell met Jeremy McDole’s family, who said black 28-year-old was not carrying gun despite police saying Friday they had found one next to his body

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'He’s effectively done': Scott Walker 2016 presidential campaign in crisis after plunge in polls

The sputtering presidential campaign of Scott Walker, who just weeks ago was hailed as a heavyweight contender for the White House, was plunged deeper into crisis on Sunday as a new national poll placed the Wisconsin governor’s support at less than half a percentage point.

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Family of black man killed by police find sign for 'racist groups' at shooting site

Relatives paying their first visit to the site of the killing of an unarmed black man by police in North Carolina were greeted by a sign attacking civil rights activists as racists and ordering them to “leave our neighborhood alone”, according to family representatives.

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Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell

A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.

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State prosecutor will seek indictment against Virginia cop who shot and killed William Chapman

Virginia state prosecutor will seek indictment from grand jury over death of unarmed black 18-year-old, who was shot dead by a white police officer in April

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Autopsy indicates Virginia officer shot unarmed teen William Chapman from a distance

An unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot in the face by a police officer from several feet away during their confrontation outside a supermarket in Virginia earlier this year, the findings of his autopsy indicate.

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St. Louis charges Ferguson protesters with assault -- but not the SUV driver who plowed into them

Brittany Ferrell accused by St Louis police of causing $5,000 damage to car as driver forced her way through demonstrators at Michael Brown anniversary

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'We do this for Mike Brown': Ferguson is a wound that won't heal

Even as police officers elsewhere are charged with crimes for the killings of Samuel DuBose and Freddie Gray, unthinkable only a year ago, much remains unresolved – and therefore unchanged – in the eyes of activists

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Alabama officer kept job after proposal to murder black man and hide evidence

A police officer in Alabama proposed murdering a black resident and creating bogus evidence to suggest the killing was in self-defence, the Guardian has learned.

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