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Jun 29, 2015
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Training is in short supply for police forces

Jun 12, 2015
Professional development is lacking, experts say, but costs can be prohibitory.
Tritobia Ford lights candles at a memorial for her son, Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill black man, at the site where he was shot and killed by two LAPD officers in August, on December 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Does diversity make a difference in policing?

Jun 8, 2015
Civil rights advocates call for more minority recruiting to police forces.
Some civil rights advocates believe increasing police diversity will help with problems of racial profiling.
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Accountability at question in private policing

Jun 5, 2015
Security guards outnumber government officers 3-to-2, but most have less training.

Why it's difficult for minorities to become cops

May 29, 2015
Stigma and previous encounters with police are among the obstacles.

In police killings, numbers are scarce or inaccurate

May 15, 2015
Why is it so hard to get these life and death numbers?

The cost of stress in the police force

May 8, 2015
Police officers say they have less discretion about how they do their jobs.

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Body cameras spread, changing how cops do their job

May 1, 2015
Some cops like them, but other criminal justice experts are skeptical.

Police departments grapple with body camera costs

Apr 22, 2015
Implementing the cameras costs means more than just new equipment.