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A widely shared video clip of a Texas police officer shows him stopping and frisking a woman. Many described the incident as groping and sexual assault, but Austin police defended the officer, saying he followed standard procedure.

A video clip that started trending online Tuesday shows a male police officer in Austin, Texas, frisking a woman during a traffic stop. Many commenters online described the incident as groping and sexual assault. Austin police defended the officer, saying he followed regulations. The woman can be heard in the […]
A widely shared video clip of a Texas police officer shows him stopping and frisking a woman. Many described the incident as groping and sexual assault, but Austin police defended the officer, saying he followed standard procedure.
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Police training programs have a pseudoscience problem

Police training programs often have little basis in scientific research, and experts say misinformation runs rampant without anyone to regulate it. According to the California-based Institute on Criminal Justice Training Reform, police trainings rely too much on assumptions, anecdotal information, and unverified information. Bill Lewinski, who trains police officers and […]
Police training programs have a pseudoscience problem
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Police officers stigmatised seeking help for mental-health issues. It could be damaging for the communities they’re supposed to serve and protect.

Police officers across the US face stigmatization when it comes to mental health, and refusing to seek treatment could affect communities they’re expected to protect, experts told Insider. The police profession is constructed around the notion of helping others, and for many officers that means showing no signs of weakness, […]
Police officers stigmatised seeking help for mental-health issues. It could be damaging for the communities they’re supposed to serve and protect.
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2 Atlanta police officers who were charged after Tasing college students during an arrest went through use-of-force and de-escalation training in the last 2 months

Two of the six officers who were charged following the arrests of two college students in Atlanta had recently completed use-of-force and de-escalation trainings. Video of the incident, which Atlanta’s mayor called a use of “excessive force,” shows police surrounding the students’ vehicle, pulling them out of their seats, and […]
2 Atlanta police officers who were charged after Tasing college students during an arrest went through use-of-force and de-escalation training in the last 2 months
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A man charged with child sexual abuse and child pornography allegedly faked his own suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge. Authorities found him in Florida 3 years later.

A man who authorities say faked his own suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge has been arrested in Florida three years later. Michael Patrick Manning, 58, allegedly fled child sexual abuse and child pornography charges before his sentencing hearing in 2016. Manning was found in a trailer in Key West, […]
A man charged with child sexual abuse and child pornography allegedly faked his own suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge. Authorities found him in Florida 3 years later.