LA County Officials Vote to Explore Alternatives to Transportation Police

Spurred by mass protests demanding an end to racism and police violence in Los Angeles County, officials from the third-largest transportation agency in the nation voted Thursday to probe transit police’s use of force standards and pursue alternatives to armed officers patrolling buses, trains and platforms.

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Abusive Cops Keep Their Jobs Through Arbitration

An Oregon police officer lost his job and then returned to work after fatally shooting an unarmed black man in the back. A Florida sergeant was let go six times for using excessive force and stealing from suspects, while a Texas lieutenant was terminated five times after being accused of striking two women, making threatening calls and committing other infractions.

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House Lawmakers Hold Charged Debate Over Police Reforms

Weighing a law that would alter police conduct and accountability to the public they are sworn to protect — in particular African Americans disproportionately impacted by police brutality — House lawmakers found themselves sharply at odds Wednesday over how to solve a long-running crisis of civil and human rights.

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