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Videos of police officers using excessive force and controversies over fatal shootings surface regularly. In response, many police departments have updated their training on such subjects as dealing with the public, deescalation, mental health and implicit bias.
President Trump called off for now his wide-ranging threat to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants, demanding that Democrats and Republicans forge a plan to stanch the record flows of asylum-seeking families across the southern border into the U.S.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker made Illinois the first state to forbid such detention centers. He also signed legislation that bars local law enforcement agencies from engaging in federal immigration enforcement with ICE.
E. Jean Carroll, the advice columnist who has accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s, is considering bringing a complaint to the New York Police Department. Mayor Bill de Blasio would support such a probe, but the statute of limitations probably has expired.
Cook County Judge Michael Toomin ordered a special prosecutor appointed to re-investigate the circumstances of onetime “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax attack on a frigid January night in downtown Chicago. The judge blasted prosecutor Kim Foxx’s handling of the case.
Mississippi prosecutor Doug Evans will decide whether to try Curtis Flowers for murder for a seventh time after the Supreme Court overturned the latest conviction, citing racial bias in jury selection.
Lawyers inspecting a Border Patrol detention center in Texas say kids are taking care of kids, and there’s inadequate food, water and sanitation for the 250 infants, children and teens. Congress may allocate more funds for border child care.