By partnering beat cops with mental health clinicians, the Los Angeles Police Department has reduced incidences of force used on individuals with mental illness and has connected thousands of individuals with counseling and support.
For some, police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere have emboldened criminals to resist police authority. Others say the Ferguson effect describes a political movement where oppressed black Americans stand up for their rights.
Officials say the case of Ali Shukri Amin, a former Virginia high school student, highlights how social media are being used to radicalize individuals and provide a steady flow of supporters to the Islamic State.
The politician-turned-lobbyist stepped before Judge Thomas M. Durkin on charges that he broke federal banking laws by withdrawing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and lying about the money when questioned.
A group of community members announced Tuesday that they are appealing directly to a judge for arrest warrants for the officers involved in Rice's death, curbing the county prosecutors' role in the process.