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Can stress and fatigue affect officer bias and decision-making? Jonathan Page - NeuroCop

Can stress and fatigue affect officer bias and decision-making?

The media and pundits say that race affects an officer’s decision to shoot and with some recent police shootings, anecdotal evidence points in that direction as well — but what does science say? - Full Story

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Texas PD releases arrest footage of woman found dead in cell

The dashcam footage is consistent with information the officer provided to investigators

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Video, audio detail start of Baltimore riot, police response

City surveillance video and police radio transmissions newly released by Baltimore authorities show the beginning of rioting and the police response.

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Video: Surveillance footage, police radio transmissions capture start of Baltimore riots

On the transmissions, orders instructing officers to "hold the line" are heard, but there are no orders to "stand down." - Full Story

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NY OKs $50K payment to pepper-sprayed Occupy protester

NY OKs $50K payment to pepper-sprayed Occupy protester

In recent weeks, the city settled six other similar suits for a total of $332,500 - Full Story

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Miss. cops 'hogtied' man before death

Witness says police in northern Mississippi 'hogtied' him on a stretcher

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Video: Miss. cops 'hogtied' man before death

Witness says police in northern Mississippi 'hogtied' him on a stretcher - Full Story

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Many NC police agencies don't drug test officers involved in shootings

Study found only two NC agencies require drug or alcohol testing following the use of deadly force - Full Story

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Baltimore officers claim they gave statements under duress

Three charged in the death of Freddie Gray gave initial statements under duress because they were afraid of being fired, attorneys argued - Full Story



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