When police watchdogs lack teeth
A protester confronts New York Police Department officers on April 12 during a demonstration after a police officer in suburban Minneapolis fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. (Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
Civilian oversight agencies are touted as ways that ordinary citizens can hold police accountable. But an investigation into these agencies by reporter Nicole Dungca shows that they often fail at doing so — in part because they are undermined by law enforcement itself.

Severe economic equality is exacerbating the coronavirus outbreak in South American countries. Anthony Faiola reports on the pandemic in Venezuela, where only the wealthy can afford care for sick loved ones.
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When police watchdogs lack teeth
A protester confronts New York Police Department officers on April 12 during a demonstration after a police officer in suburban Minneapolis fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. (Timothy A. Clary/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
Civilian oversight agencies are touted as ways that ordinary citizens can hold police accountable. But an investigation into these agencies by reporter Nicole Dungca shows that they often fail at doing so — in part because they are undermined by law enforcement itself.

Severe economic equality is exacerbating the coronavirus outbreak in South American countries. Anthony Faiola reports on the pandemic in Venezuela, where only the wealthy can afford care for sick loved ones.
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