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Caroline Ouko, center, and Leon Ochieng, right, the mother and older brother of Irvo Otieno, stand with his casket during his funeral on Wednesday. Eva Russo/AP hide caption

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Irvo Otieno's mom wants justice for him and a better system for everyone else

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A Seattle police officer walks past tents used by people experiencing homelessness, March 11, 2022, during the clearing and removal an encampment in Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Police vehicles are parked outside the headquarters of the Yonkers Police Department in Yonkers, N.Y. Since 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating the Yonkers Police Department and recommending areas for reform. José A. Alvarado Jr. for NPR hide caption

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The federal government deliberately targeted Black Lives Matter protesters via heavy-handed criminal prosecutions in an attempt to disrupt and discourage the global movement, according to a new report. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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KQED and NPR analyzed 103 sexual misconduct cases from different law enforcement departments across the state. "He knew exactly what he was doing," one victim said of their encounter. Nicole Xu hide caption

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Patterns Of Sexual Abuse Show Gaps In Police Disciplinary System

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Shanduke McPhatter, a non-violence activist, talks to a woman who recently lost a relative to gun violence. The peace vigil took place on the block where 10-year-old Justin Wallace was shot to death. Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Minnesota National Guard members patrol in Minneapolis. Since George Floyd's murder, there's been a rising call for journalists to use greater skepticism when utilizing police reports for coverage. David Joles/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Reports Are Biased. What Can Journalists Do To Better Cover Policing?

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The Lighthorse Police Department is small — just 63 officers total and a dispatch team. The Muscogee Nation is looking to hire more officers and prosecutors to meet law enforcement demands. Muscogee Nation hide caption

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The Muscogee Nation Wants Its Policing To Focus On Prevention Along With Enforcement

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Three-quarters of American adults agree with the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released nearly a year after Floyd's death. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Where Views On Race And Police Stand A Year After George Floyd's Murder

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City Council candidate Stanley Martin stands in front of an informal memorial to Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y. Prude was a man with mental health and drug issues who died last year after being taken into police custody. Mustafa Hussain for NPR hide caption

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Rochester, N.Y., Wants To Reimagine Police. What Do People Imagine That Means?

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Law enforcement officials look down from the rooftop as people gather near a press conference regarding the death of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Loved Ones Mourn Andrew Brown Jr.: 'He Kept A Smile On His Face'

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Demonstrators in Minneapolis ahead of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been convicted of murdering George Floyd. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison prosecuted former officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on April 20 of murdering George Floyd. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Minnesota Attorney General Focused On Mechanics Of Derek Chauvin Case, Not Its Impact

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Police officer David Moore is pictured wearing a body camera in Ipswich, Mass., on Dec. 1, 2020. The city was among 25 statewide awarded grants to purchase body-worn cameras for videotaping interactions with the public. A new study says the benefits to society and police departments outweigh the costs of the cameras. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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People wait for the verdict in Derek Chauvin's trial over the death of George Floyd outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: After George Floyd's Death, A Press Release Obscured A Police Murder

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Georgetown Law School professor Paul Butler testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on policing practices and law enforcement accountability in June 2020. In an NPR interview, Butler says police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., didn't need to pursue Daunte Wright over an outstanding warrant. Mandel Ngan/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Law Professor: Police Hold 'Extraordinary' Power Over Black People In Traffic Stops

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Civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong is among those in Minneapolis and around the world who have been closely watching Derek Chauvin's trial on charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death. Jim Mone/AP hide caption

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Derek Chauvin Trial Breaks 'Blue Wall Of Silence,' But Will It Transform Policing?

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Protesters throw a statue of slave trader Edward Colston into Bristol harbour, during a Black Lives Matter protest rally, on Sunday, June 7. Ben Birchall/AP hide caption

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A Broward County Sheriff's Office vehicle is parked outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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In Florida, Schools Under Pressure To Get Rid Of Police Officers

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Yvette Gentry was named interim police chief for Louisville Metro Police Department. She retired from the department in 2014 and will be the first Black woman to lead the department. Louisville Metro Police Department hide caption

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Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announces her resignation at a press conference at Seattle City Hall on Aug. 11. Her departure comes after months of protests against police brutality and votes by the city council to defund her department. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Outgoing Seattle Police Chief Felt 'Destined To Fail' After Cuts And Public Backlash

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