Mourners and activists hold a candlelight vigil during a rally in El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday, in protest of the police shooting the day before. Bill Wechter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police in El Cajon, Calif., provided this image, which they say is a still from a bystander's cellphone video of the shooting of an unarmed black man on Tuesday. Police say the man was pointing an object — which was not a weapon — at an officer. El Cajon Police Department hide caption

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Demonstrators take a knee during the national anthem outside Bank of America Stadium before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C. Protests have disrupted the city since Tuesday night, following the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex in the city. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency personnel stand in front of an entrance to the Cascade Mall at the scene of a shooting where five people were killed on Friday in Burlington, Wash. Stephen Brashear/AP hide caption

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5 Killed In Shooting At A Washington State Mall; Manhunt Underway

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A protester demonstrates against the death of Keith Scott in front of police in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

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Residents gather Wednesday for a vigil and march to protest the death of Keith Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed by police. The circumstances of his death are disputed, and residents, the NAACP and the ACLU are calling for the release of police video footage of the shooting. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests in Charlotte, N.C., began Tuesday in response to the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. They continued for a second night. Here, a demonstrator shouts in uptown Charlotte on Wednesday night. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shown here in January, wants to create a new Civilian Office on Police Accountability to investigate police shootings, allegations of excessive force and other police misconduct. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Creates Civilian Agency To Monitor Police

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Groups Worry About Impact Of Police Moves To Block Social Media

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People gather for a demonstration Saturday in the Queens borough of New York, near a crime scene after the leader of a New York City mosque and an associate were fatally shot as they left afternoon prayers. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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The Justice Department released a report Wednesday morning that was highly critical of the Baltimore Police Department for systematically stopping, searching and arresting the city's black residents, frequently without grounds for doing so. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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