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In San Antonio, Cops Punch Down

Supervisors say a San Antonio cop was justified in punching an unarmed 14-year-old girl in the face.

The San Antonio Police Department’s use-of-force manual encourages officers to “attempt to de-escalate tense situations.” De-escalation apparently didn’...Read More

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Meet the Expert Who Helps Texas Cops Justify Extreme Behavior

Gilbert Flores’ hands were raised when two Bexar County deputies shot and killed him. A former cop who’s trained thousands of state police officers explains why he thinks that’s OK.

Gilbert Flores was already taunting the cops when his mother called 911 the morning of August 28, 2015. “My son, he’s gone crazy, I think he’s on drugs, I...Read More

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The Interview: Lupe Valdez

Dallas County’s gay Latina sheriff on changing the good ol’ boy system.

The gay Latina sheriff on changing the good ol’ boy system, mental health services in jails and excessive force allegations against her officers....Read More

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