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UNACCOUNTABLEAn examination of policing in America amid the push for reform
(Kyle Grillot/For The Washington Post)
Police revert to entrenched practices when monitors move on, leadership changes and public scrutiny wanes.
REFORMThe push to remake policing
Democratic lawmakers override Hogan vetoes to create new officer discipline process, use-of-force policy.
Police and communities The unequal impact of policing
The Post acquired detailed information about up to a decade of homicides. An analysis of murders in 55 of America’s largest cities revealed block by block where police fail to catch killers.
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Fatal ForceMore than 6,000 killed by police since 2015
Among the thousands of fatal shootings at the hands of police since 2005, only 54 officers have been charged, a Post analysis found. Most were cleared or acquitted in the cases that have been resolved.
Here's what we found in our 2015 investigation.
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Other Uses of ForceThe costs and controversy of law enforcement tactics
A police driving maneuver used to end chases has killed 30 people since 2016. Many departments refuse to use the tactic because of the risks.
Video of attacking police dogs and the resulting physical injuries are beginning to alter the image of the lifesaving K-9, sometimes known as the “Lassie effect.”
OPINIONS: REIMAGINE SAFETYA project of the Editorial Board, in conversation with outside voices