A portrait of Tyre Nichols at the entrance of the church where his funeral was held in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 1, 2023.
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Police brutality disproportionately affects Black communities and can cause numerous adverse effects, including depression, anxiety and trauma.
President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address.
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President Biden outlined his achievements in key policy areas and sketched out his plans for the rest of his term in office.
The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols started after he was pulled over by cops.
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The case of Tyre Nichols highlights how traffic stops can turn deadly. Traffic stops are also prone to racial bias, can break down community trust in police and yield few results, research shows.
Members of Memphis’ SCORPION unit were behind the brutal beating of a suspect.
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The officers charged in the murder of a Black man in Memphis, Tenn., were part of the elite SCORPION squad. Such units have an ugly history.
London’s police force has a deeply ingrained culture that can’t be fixed by one commissioner.
Demonstrators block traffic in Memphis after police released video footage depicting the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols.
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Black police officers can have bias against Black people – and act on it.
People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 26, 2023.
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The death of a Black motorist after a beating by five Black Memphis police officers has triggered national outrage over police brutality and systemic racism with the U.S. criminal justice system.
Kenyans protest against extrajudicial killings in Nairobi’s Mathare area on 13 April 2022.
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To move towards justice and peace, Kenya must disband all police units implicated in unlawful violence and punish criminal officers.
A photo from a demonstration calling for police accountability and an end to police brutality in Vancouver, in May 2020.
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The greedy tendencies of police departments help illustrate why public police funding is a major problem today in Canada and the United States.
Counter-protestors gather in support of vaccines and mandates to oppose the anti-vaccination protests that have grown into a broader anti-government movement tin Ottawa.
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To turn back the tides of radicalization and hate, Canada needs investments in our democratic culture, improvements in policing and support for grassroots efforts.
Rethinking what we mean by police sustainability, how we measure it and how we hold the police accountable for outcomes, may create the opening for a more viable path to reform.
The continued reliance on outdated indicators of police performance reinforce conventional ideas of police sustainability rather than align with the concerns of “defund the police” advocates.
Precincts around where George Floyd was killed voted in favor of disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department.
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Minneapolis residents voted 56% to 44% against an amendment that would have transformed the city’s police. The reasons they did so are complicated, an expert writes.
Another door closes on federal police reform.
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Months of bipartisan talks in Congress aimed at reaching consensus over policing reforms have ended with no agreement. Two policing scholars argue that federal efforts are better placed focusing on supporting local measures.
Police remove encampment supporters as they clear Lamport Stadium Park encampment in Toronto on July 21, 2021.
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A year after historic protests for police reform, it’s clear that the Toronto Police aren’t sincere about changing how they treat historically over-policed and criminalized communities.
A big driver of rising police pay across the United States is overtime for managing protests, political rallies and other public events.
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Despite growing public criticism over how much counties, cities and towns spend on policing, many are increasing officer pay.
A group of policemen in Marseille, France, pass in front of a bus shelter featuring a poster from the television series ‘Paris Police 1900’.
The classic cop show is now a problematic genre, but if it can change, then perhaps real world policing can too.
Protesters attend an anti-government march at Plaza Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia, where citizens have taken to the streets for weeks after proposed tax increases and to decry police brutality.
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The Colombian government responded violently to a general strike over tax reforms that primarily affected working-class citizens. It has fueled calls for police reform.
A sign held at a protest against police brutality on Jan. 28, 2023, in New York City.
Since Tyre Nichols’ death there are renewed calls for Congress to pass police reform legislation. But the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
Seattle police officers deploy pepper spray as they clash with protesters in Seattle, Washington, on July 25, 2020.
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New research confirms that unfair police treatment is psychologically damaging and that the consequences are decidedly worse for certain racial and ethnic groups.
A Los Angeles County police graduation ceremony, Aug. 21, 2020 in Monterey Park, Calif.
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Police are sworn to protect the public, but cadets are still trained for battle – not public service – according to a new study examining all 50 US state police academy curricula.