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On Wednesday, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose. During the press conference, Deters said that "being police officers shouldn't be the role of this university." John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

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Scammers Turn To Caller ID 'Spoofing' To Pose As Police

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Desiree Griffiths of Miami holds up a sign reading "Black Lives Matter" during a protest over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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The #BlackLivesMatter Movement: Marches And Tweets For Healing

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Taser International is now selling police departments the technology to store videos from body cameras. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

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Officers stand watch at the intersection of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue as protesters walk for Freddie Gray in Baltimore in April. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure

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Maria Hamilton (left) marches in Milwaukee with her sons on April 30 in remembrance of her son Dontre, who was shot and killed by a now-former police officer in a park last year. Hamilton founded Mothers for Justice United, which planned a march on Washington on Saturday to protest police violence. Carrie Antlfinger/AP hide caption

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Robert Bates (left), a Tulsa County, Okla., reserve deputy, leaves his arraignment Tuesday with his attorney. Bates fatally shot a suspect who was pinned down by officers, raising alarms about volunteer police officers who wear badges and carry guns. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop

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Cellphones were used to record a 2012 confrontation between protesters and police in Springfield, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Civilians Can Record Police Encounters, But When Is It Interference?

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Detective Mark Williams (right) speaks with an officer in Richmond, Va. A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, Richmond police were identifying relatively few murder suspects. So the police department refocused its efforts to bring up its "clearance rate." Alex Matzke for NPR hide caption

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Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved

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Task Force Calls For Independent Probes Of Police-Involved Shootings

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Some colleges and police departments are starting to use software that scans social media to identify local threats, but most tips still come from members of the public. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Awash In Social Media, Cops Still Need The Public To Detect Threats

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A crib sheet created to aid police-student interactions might be the first of its kind. The sheet was created by Akron, Ohio, high school students with help from the city's police department. M.L. Schultze /WKSU hide caption

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For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police

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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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