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Caroline Ouko holds a portrait of her son, Irvo Otieno, as attorney Ben Crump (left) and her older son, Leon Ochieng (right) look on at the Dinwiddie Courthouse in Dinwiddie, Va., on Thursday. Daniel Sangjib Min/AP hide caption

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Charged with second-degree murder in the death of Irvo Noel Otieno were: (top row, from left) Henrico County Sheriff's Deputies Bradley Disse, Brandon Rodgers, Dwayne Bramble, Tabitha Levere, Jermaine Branch (bottom row, from left), Kaiyell Sanders and Randy Boyer, Central State Hospital workers Darian Blackwell, Sadarius Williams and Wavie Jones. Meherrin River Regional Jail hide caption

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Meherrin River Regional Jail

Supporters and family members of Patrick Lyoya, 26, participate in a rally in front of the Michigan state capital building to call on the Grand Rapids police department to name, arrest and prosecute the officer that shot Lyoya. Lyoya, an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died after being shot in the back of the head by a Grand Rapids police officer following a traffic stop. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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After the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., news organizations started to keep their own tallies of deaths, which turned out to be higher than the government's numbers. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Rev. Wanda Johnson's son, Oscar Grant, was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer on January 1, 2009. The recordings of the internal investigation were not released until this year, when NPR member station KQED forced BART to comply with California's "The Right to Know Act," a 2019 police transparency law. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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A sign at a June 2020 protest against racial injustice and police violence in Seattle bears the names of people killed by police. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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The killing of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man in the midst of a psychological episode, by police on Monday has sparked days of protests. The family, who reviewed police bodycam video of the fatal shooting on Thursday morning, is calling for the recordings to be released to the public. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Clark Atlanta University and alumna Pinky Cole are teaming up to offer full scholarships to Rayshard Brooks' four children, who range in age from 1 to 13 years old. Jeff Martin/AP hide caption

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People celebrate after police shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects in Shadnagar, near Hyderabad, India, on Friday. Sam Panthaky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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