How Ferguson police will change the way they work

Mar 16, 2016
The reforms mandated by a federal settlement aim to change how the FPD interacts with the public, but could cost the city an estimated $7 million.
A Ferguson police officer listens to the concerns of a protester as they demonstrate outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri on March 4, 2015.
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Police resources brought in to help with Mardi Gras

Feb 9, 2016
New Orleans is short police officers after years of budget constraints.
A float in the New Orleans Muses parade makes its way up New Orleans' St. Charles Avenue
Eve Troeh

Taser International sees future in data storage

Nov 3, 2015
The company could make big money in cloud storage for body camera footage.

Police cams center of story, again, in Sandra Bland case

Jul 22, 2015
Dashcam footage released Tuesday shows the arrest of the 28-year-old woman who was found dead three days later in her jail cell.

When speed traps keep a city budget afloat

Jul 7, 2015
Some cities in the U.S. rely heavily on speeding tickets and revenue from other infractions to keep their budgets afloat.

Under the radar: Baltimore's 'informal' economy

Jun 29, 2015
Being a small business owner here comes with a host of challenges.
A child runs past a mural in West Baltimore.
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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.