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New witness, dash cam video emerge in South Carolina shooting case

Now that a dash cam video and a new witness have emerged from the day Walter Scott was killed, a new question has also emerged: Could either affect whether a former South Carolina police officer gets convicted of murder? The dash cam footage shows Officer Michael Slager talking calmly to Scott during a traffic stop Read More…

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San Bernardino County deputies put on leave after video of man being beaten

Ten deputies have been put on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate the videotaped beating of a suspect, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said Friday. McMahon said criminal investigations have begun into the suspect’s actions and into the actions of deputies, CNN affiliate KCAL reported. An internal investigation also has been launched. In video Read More…

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Department of Justice targets racism in police forces

WASHINGTON — New reports about four police officers in Fort Lauderdale exchanging racially offensive text messages and a video that showed President Barack Obama with gold teeth could prove to be the latest test for how the Justice Department polices the nation’s local law enforcement agencies. In the past five years the Justice Department has Read More…