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PBS NewsHour

John Yang

9 April 2018

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Kansas City is trying to prevent people who have mental health or substance abuse disorders, from committing crimes. In order to do that, the city created a police crisis intervention team. They help people access tre...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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3 April 2018

Newburgh, New York, United States

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To decrease the amount of gun-related fatalities, cities are focusing on joint efforts with their communities and police departments to target those most at risk for shooting or being shot on the streets. Known nation...

IRIN

Emmanuel Freudenthal

29 March 2018

Nigeria

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Who Was In Command, is a database that publishes the “names, ranks, and command responsibilities of security forces in Nigeria, Egypt, and Mexico.” That’s because when security forces use excessive force, and commit h...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 March 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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It's known that technology can help aid efficiency in a variety of sectors. One area where it's proving to make an impact is within police departments. Although two different ventures, ShotSpotter – a realtime geo-loc...

Detroit Free Press

LeAnne Rogers

18 March 2018

Ferndale, Michigan, United States

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Studies have found that addicts are more likely to seek help at police stations than at hospitals, but many and police agencies and officers are unequipped to send a person with an addiction to treatment instead of ja...

Washington Post

Jessica Contrera

20 February 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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In Virginia, a bill was passed to test around 2,902 rape kits that had never been tested. Then, the state passes another law that rules police agencies have to notify all victims that their kits have been tested. Advo...

The Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

15 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Criticism and protests led by community activists in NY led to wide scale changes in NYPD’s policing, it resulted in a large decrease at the unequal way the NYPD racially profiled black and latino men. Many of this ac...

The Christian Science Monitor

Howard LaFranchi

14 February 2018

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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All-female police units in Jaipur are patrolling hotspots for sexual harassment and gender-based violence, such as bus stops and parks. Among the first in India, these units, as well as all-women police stations, are ...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

24 January 2018

Volusia, Florida, United States

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The sheriff of Volusia County, Florida, Michael Chitwood, has instituted reform across the conservative county. With a frank and honest demeanor, Chitwood has put into place measures like de-escalation training and re...

CBS News

Scott Pelley

7 January 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Over 15 Minutes

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What if a computer program could tell you who was at risk for shooting someone or being shot themselves? This is now a reality for Chicago Police Department. By piloting the use of this technology, and assembly a coho...

KDNK 88.1FM

Raleigh Burleigh

22 December 2017

Carbondale, Colorado, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

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To mitigate against growing concerns about the disconnect between Carbondale, Colorado police officers and community members, a local high school proposed a plan: have the cops learn Spanish. Not only has this impacte...

Jackson Free Press

Ko Bragg

29 November 2017

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Media and public scrutiny as well as the experience of being detained can worsen the outlook for juvenile offenders. Increasing court involvement, keeping the media at bay, and having a juvenile facility can help the ...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Tara Molina

28 September 2017

Lucas County, Ohio, United States

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Under 3 Minutes

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With the help of a grant, the sheriff’s department in Lucas County is using GPS-enabled darts to catch criminals who run. Instead of engaging in a dangerous high-speed chase, officers can tag the car with a dart, watc...

Route 40

Elinor Comlay

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27 September 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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A needle exchange in Atlantic city has resulted in used needles visibly strewn around the surrounding area, which is also a popular area with tourists. The government as well as locals aren't happy with the the needle...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

1 September 2017

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

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The opioid crisis has resulted in numerous addictions, overdoses and deaths, leading North Carolina to reassess how they are handling the crisis. A rapid-response team checks on users after being given naloxone, heal...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

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25 August 2017

Bangalore, India

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Bangalore's police department had an image problem and their successes weren't reaching the public. Crowd Kart Media took over their social media making memes, popular shows, and humor in order to help the department'...

Governing

John Buntin

22 July 2017

Rockford, Illinois, United States

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In efforts to diminish violent crime, police agencies are revisiting a model law enforcement strategy of the 1970s, "community policing," as an alternative to the more recent "broken windows" style of the late ninetie...

News Deeply

Cristina Maza

22 June 2017

Jaipur, India

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Sexual harassment is rampant in the streets of India, and too often escalates into violence that can lead to horrific incidents like the gang rape and murder of a female student in 2012. To help address the issue, Jai...

The Post and Courier

Caitlin Byrd

21 June 2017

Spartanburg, North Carolina, United States

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In High Point North Carolina, domestic violence cases dramatically dropped after the city adopted a “focused deterrence” approach. “Where the city once saw between three and five domestic homicides a year, it has only...

Eugene Weekly

Kenny Jacoby

1 June 2017

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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In Eugene, Oregon, the city – much like the rest of the United States – has often practiced ticketing, citing, and/or arresting individuals as a response to homelessness. The practice, often referred to as the crimina...

The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

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23 May 2017

Victoria, Texas, United States

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In Victoria, Texas, the police department and mental health officials are joining forces to better respond to community crisis situations. From certifying police officers as mental health officers to assessing whether...

Chicago Reporter

Jonah Newman

8 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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There is much to be learned from The Chicago Police Department's failure to regulate moonlighting police officers. Boasting the nation's weakest oversight of documenting its officer's second-shift jobs, the department...

Reveal

Curtis Gilbert

6 May 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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A Minneapolis police department has placed a new focus on equipping its officers with conflict de-escalation techniques. After incorporating communication and listening skills into its training, the department has see...

APM Reports

Curtis Gilbert

5 May 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Some cities in the United States have integrated de-escalation and mental health tactics into police training, and have thus seen a decrease in the use of force, as well as an increase in community trust.

Covering Addiction

Zach Bourgeois

4 May 2017

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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During a drug overdose, some people avoid calling for medical assistance because they fear arrest. Laws that protect callers can help, but even where those laws exist, many drug users and potential overdose witnesses ...

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