Despite Promises of Reform, Police Shootings Continue

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Charlotte officials vowed three years ago that things would change after a white police officer shot and killed a black man seeking help after he was injured in a car accident. There would be new training and community outreach aimed at preventing encounters from escalating into police gunfire. Change has been slow to come in Charlotte and across the nation since Jonathan Ferrell died in 2013, the Washington Post reports. Last week, a black police officer shot and killed another black man, Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, triggering massive, sometimes violent protests. Police officials acknowledged that the officer had recently been trained on ways to de-escalate tense encounters with citizens, but he had not yet received mandatory training aimed at rooting out racial, gender, and religious bias.

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