A memorial for Eric Garner rests on the pavement near the site of his death. The poster on the ground quotes Garner; video of the arrest shows him telling police officers he couldn't breathe, shortly before he lost consciousness. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Officer Michael Crowder says his roots are too deep to leave Detroit, but he knows younger officers who were lured away by better pay. Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo hide caption

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Outside New York City Hall, a policeman watches a protest against racial disparities in marijuana arrests. The majority of those arrested are black or Latino, even though those groups are not more likely to smoke pot. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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In June, the 167th Patrol Dog Class graduated from their canine narcotics and electronic media detection training, held by the Connecticut State Police Canine Unit. At far left is Thoreau, who now helps police in Rhode Island find computer hard drives. Daniel Owen/Courtesy of The Hartford Courant hide caption

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In this July 1 image from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. David Diaz/AP hide caption

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Riot police launch tear gas toward activists in downtown Albuquerque, N.M., last month following a 10-hour protest around the city, in response to a deadly police shooting. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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Riot police faced off with protesters Sunday, during a demonstration against recent police shootings in Albuquerque, N.M. The march lasted at least nine hours. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, with Diamond Head in the background. State lawmakers are vowing to get rid of a provision in Hawaiian law that allows law enforcement officers to have sex with prostitutes if doing so is within the scope of their duties. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Undercover police in Honolulu say they need to be exempt from laws barring sex with prostitutes because sometimes they can't reveal their identities too soon. Ronen Zilberman /AP hide caption

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Capt. Paul Carey of the Maryland Natural Resources police shows a side-scan sonar being used in a search on the Chesapeake Bay in 2006. In recent years, the cost of such equipment has come down, allowing more local law enforcement departments to purchase it. Chris Gardener/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles police officers take a break during a basketball game with residents of the Nickerson Gardens housing project in July 2011. Violent crime at Nickerson Gardens and two nearby housing projects has fallen by almost half since 2010. Thomas Watkins/AP hide caption

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An image taken from fired police sergeant Ron King's video statement, in which he defends himself for bringing silhouette targets resembling the hoody-wearing image of Trayvon Martin. YouTube hide caption

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A mine worker sings and dances during a gathering at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Some 270 miners were charged with murder Thursday in connection with the deaths of 34 of their striking colleagues. Themba Hadebe/AP hide caption

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Sleepy police were likelier to fall asleep while driving, a new survey of nearly 5,000 officers in the U.S. and Canada finds. About 40 percent of officers surveyed reported sleep disorders, with various health implications. Sean Locke/iStockphoto hide caption

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