Police brutality

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, a man walks past a corner where a victim of a shooting was discovered in Baltimore. In a city that became emblematic of police abuse, excessive force and callous treatment of young black men, Baltimore's mayor and commissioner say they are eager and ready to change not only the culture of law enforcement, but the practice. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:58 pm
Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements that compel several police departments around the U.S. to curb racial bias and excessive force. In a memo made public...
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In a Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby leaves the Tulsa County Courthouse after her court appearance, in Tulsa, Okla., where she was arraigned on a first-degree manslaughter charge, stemming from the September shooting death of Terence Crutcher. Shelby tells “60 Minutes” in an episode set to air Sunday, April 2, 2017, that she used lethal force because she feared 40-year-old Crutcher was reaching inside his SUV for a gun. She has pleaded not guilty and goes to trial May 8. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP.,File)
April 02, 2017 - 7:23 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed black man last year says the man's race had nothing to do with her decision to fire her gun. Tulsa officer Betty Jo Shelby told CBS's "60 Minutes" in an interview that aired Sunday that she...
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March 26, 2017 - 2:54 pm
TRUMP-CLIMATE EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming. EPA chief...
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Derrick Stafford, one of two deputies charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeremy Mardis, a 6-year-old autistic boy, exits the courthouse Monday, March 20, 2017, in Marksville, La. The trial for Stafford opened Monday with jurors hearing vastly different portrayals of the child's father and his role in the deadly confrontation. (Melissa Gregory/The Daily Town Talk via AP)
March 22, 2017 - 4:03 am
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Christopher Few remembers hearing the gunshots that tore into his flesh and killed his 6-year-old autistic son. The barrage of bullets didn't stop when he stuck his hands out the window of his car in a sign of surrender. But the 26-year-old father of Jeremy Mardis testified...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Derrick Stafford, one of two deputies charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeremy Mardis, a 6-year-old autistic boy, breaks for lunch at the Avoyelles Parish courthouse during jury selection for his trial in Marksville, La. Stafford’s trial is scheduled to begin Monday, March 20, in Marksville after a weeklong process of selecting 12 jurors and two alternates to hear the case. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:58 pm
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A trial for a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in a 6-year-old autistic boy's shooting opened Monday with jurors hearing vastly different portrayals of the child's father and his role in the deadly confrontation. A prosecutor told jurors that Derrick...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2017, file photo, Derrick Stafford, one of two deputies charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jeremy Mardis, a 6-year-old autistic boy, breaks for lunch at the Avoyelles Parish courthouse during jury selection for his trial in Marksville, La. Stafford’s trial is scheduled to begin Monday, March 20, in Marksville after a weeklong process of selecting 12 jurors and two alternates to hear the case. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 20, 2017 - 3:08 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jurors are set to hear attorneys' opening statements Monday for the trial of a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy. Derrick Stafford, 33, is one of two deputy city marshals charged with second-degree murder...
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