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Late last month, a scuffle cut short a St. Louis Board of Aldermen meeting where a committee was to discuss a proposed civilian review board for the city's police force. Robert Cohen/Courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch hide caption

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Police Are Learning To Accept Civilian Oversight, But Distrust Lingers

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Yonkers community activist Hector Santiago demonstrates the "stop-and-shake" with Lt. Pat McCormack of the Yonkers Police Department. The idea, Santiago says, is to get people to introduce themselves to cops on the street. Courtesy of Hector Santiago hide caption

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Instead Of Stop-And-Frisk, How About Stop-And-Shake?

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Chirag Patel stands in his neighborhood in Madison, Ala., where his father, Sureshbhai Patel, was severely injured by police. Visiting from India, the elder Patel was staying with his son, his wife and child in their Madison home. Sarah Cole/AL.COM /Landov hide caption

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No more cowboy boots for the Sublette County Sheriff's Department. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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These Boots Weren't Made For Walking: Wyo. Sheriff Bans Cowboy Boots And Hats

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The Akron Police Department training class works out at Kent State Basic Police Officer Training Academy. Donald Clayton is the only African-American in the class of 20. M.L. Schultze/WKSU hide caption

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In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

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A Philadelphia police officer demonstrates a body-worn camera being used as part of a pilot project last December. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

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New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton attends a press conference after witnessing police being retrained under new guidelines at the Police Academy on Dec. 4. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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NYPD Disciplinary Problems Linked To A 'Failure Of Accountability'

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There's been a sharp decline in the number of arrests and tickets and summonses issued in New York City. Police sometimes use work slowdowns to show dissatisfaction with policies, workloads or contract disputes. Justin Lane/EPA/Landov hide caption

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When Morale Dips, Some Cops Walk The Beat — But Do The Minimum

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MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) traffic enforcers patrol a street on their Segway vehicles in a 2011 photo. During a visit by Pope Francis next week, they are being asked to wear adult diapers so they won't have to leave their posts. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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New York City police officers march before funeral services for police officer Wenjian Liu at Aievoli Funeral Home, in Brooklyn on Sunday. Liu and his partner were gunned down in an unprovoked attack on Dec. 20. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Sunday that a gunman told bystanders to follow him on Instagram, then shot and killed two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Stephanie Keith/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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