Category: Policies & Practices

Associated Press (09/16)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy who was fired for his inaction during a school shooting that left 17 dead has been reinstated with back pay by an arbitrator who ruled that the sheriff missed a deadline for dismissing the deputy.

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Associated Press (09/05)

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A grand jury in Florida declined to issue indictments against Tallahassee police officers involved in the shooting deaths of three people in separate incidents that helped ignite Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the state’s capital city.

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press (08/29)

In the span of 48 hours, two Black men in U.S. cities hundreds of miles apart were shot by police in episodes that set off a national conversation about the need for officers to open fire on people walking away from them.

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By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press (08/21)

Pittsburgh’s mayor on Friday put new limits on dispatching police to civil protests, halted the practice of having plainclothes officers in unmarked cars jump out and arrest people and ordered officers to stop wearing camouflage at protests.

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By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press (08/08)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The death of George Floyd and widespread protests over racial injustice have prompted several states to move at a lightning pace to pass significant policing reform proposals that in some cases have languished for years.

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