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A police officer stands near the site where Officer Miosotis Familia was killed. Familia was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed inside her command post by an ex-convict, authorities said. He was later killed after pulling a gun on police. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Police Fatalities On The Rise

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Protesters march during a May Day demonstration outside of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office on May 1, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles during rioting following the acquittal of four police officers in the beating of Rodney King in 1992. The neighborhood looks similar today as it did 25 years ago. It's still more than 80 percent Latino, with lots of immigrant families from Mexico and Central America. Gary Leonard/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In

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A Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police officer wears a camera during a news conference in 2014. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior

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A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

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A patrol officer in West Valley City, Utah, starts a body camera recording by pressing a button on his chest in March 2015. The West Valley City Police Department issued 190 Axon Flex body cameras for all its sworn officers to wear. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Phoenix, Ariz., on Apr. 28, 2010. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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When Sheriffs Refuse An ICE Detainment Request, They Get Called Out

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A viral image last week claimed 14 girls of color went missing in 24 hours in D.C. — though police say that's untrue. But the facts are startling, with very real consequences. Metropolitan PD, Washington DC hide caption

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A group of people walk on Castro Street, in the downtown portion of the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, August 24, 2016. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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The New Orleans Police Department was one of the first big police departments in the U.S. to embrace the use of body cameras. Sean Gardner/Getty Images hide caption

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New Orleans' Police Use Of Body Cameras Brings Benefits And New Burdens

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John Lu (left), Reynold Liang (center) and David Wu (right) during a news conference in Queens, N.Y., after being the victims of a hate crime in 2006. New York City council member David Weprin (second left) and John C. Liu look on. Adam Rountree/AP hide caption

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LaGrange Police Chief Louis Dekmar, at the Thursday remembrance for Austin Callaway. LGTV LaGrange Television/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The police force for protection of Italy's cultural heritage is headquartered in Rome's Piazza Sant'Ignazio. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works

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An officer salutes and family members watch before pallbearers take the casket carrying the body of officer Jose Gilbert Vega from the hall after funeral services for two police officers on October 18, 2016 in Palm Springs, Calif. The officers were fatally shot and a third wounded by a single gunman during a neighborhood disturbance earlier in October. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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