Portlanders Urge City Council to Slash Police Budget

Speakers at a town hall meeting asked Portland’s city council to dramatically reduce the funding of city police and instead redirect that money to community services shown to reduce crime – in addition to police budget cuts last June that President Donald Trump used to label the city an “anarchist jurisdiction.”

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Police Watchdog Group Demands LA County Sheriff Resign

Members of the Los Angeles County police watchdog group on Thursday called for Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s resignation over his department’s lack of transparency on fatal police shootings and other issues, marking the latest escalation in a power struggle between county officials and the increasingly combative law enforcement leader.

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Report Sees Overwhelming Official Misconduct in Wrongful US Convictions

Identifying police misconduct in a whopping 72% percent of cases where a defendant sentenced to death was later exonerated, legal researchers published a sobering report Tuesday on the coercive techniques that led to the false convictions of more than 2,600 Americans since 1989.

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