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Law Enforcement

Cop safety cited in no-knock warrant ahead of Locke’s death

Authorities searching the Minneapolis apartment where Amir Locke was killed by a SWAT team member said a no-knock search warrant was necessary to protect the public and officers as they looked for guns, drugs and clothing worn by people suspected in a violent murder, according to documents made public Thursday. The applications for the search

Law Enforcement

Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police

The most violent videos languished for years, lost or ignored in a digital vault. Louisiana State Police troopers and top brass alike would often look the other way, even as officers took to official messaging channels to banter about their brutality. In one video, white troopers can be seen slamming a black man against a

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