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• 911 dispatch sends cops to the wrong house. Coincidentally, that house is occupied by a woman who is an alleged meth user (and possible dealer) and a male fugitive. The woman lets the police into the home. A gunfight breaks out, during which one police officer and the fugitive are killed. Now prosecutors are charging the woman with second-degree murder. 

Myths of the sex trafficking panic.

New York farmer says Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents stormed his home, roughed up and seized a legal immigrant, then threw the farm owner’s phone when he complained.

San Bernardino, Calif., police fired into a car in a Walmart parking lot, killing its black driver. Police claim they were investigating a reported stolen car and the driver accelerated into a squad car. Lawyers for the victim’s family estimate that police fired about 30 rounds into the car, and lawyers for a passenger also shot during the incident say the car hadn’t been reported stolen and that it shows no signs of a collision.

• After police shot and killed Stephon Clark, officers muted their body cameras at least 16 times.

• The Tennessee legislature — which is mostly white — is punishing the city of Memphis — which is mostly black — for removing a monument to the president of the Confederacy, and another monument to a man who was a slave trader, a Confederate general, a leader of the early Ku Klux Klan, and, at the end of his life, an “entrepreneur” in convict leasing.

• A Michigan police department with two full-time officers has accumulated over 900 pieces of military equipment from the Pentagon.

• Some police in Louisiana are arresting people who threaten to file complaints against them, under the charge of “intimidation of a public official,” a crime that carries a maximum jail term of five years. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has defended the arrests.

• Over the first eight weeks of 2018, the city of Chicago paid out more than $20 million to settle police misconduct lawsuits.

• And more could be on the way: Chicago family sues after police broke down their door and stormed their home with guns drawn. They had the wrong residence.

In good news, Utah’s legislature looks set to approve a bill that would set clear standards about the execution of search warrants, including requiring police to first ensure they have the correct address, and that police conduct most warrant service during the day.