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Criminal Justice Reform

American cities have long struggled to reform their police – but isolated success stories suggest community and officer buy-in might be key

Getting police and community on board with reforms is crucial for success. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images  Thaddeus L. Johnson, Georgia State University and Natasha N. Johnson, Georgia State University The guilty verdicts delivered against Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, represented a landmark moment – but courtroom justice cannot deliver the sweeping changes most Americans feel

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‘Blue wall of silence’ takes hit in Chauvin’s murder trial

Police accused of wrongdoing can usually count on the blue wall of silence — protection from fellow officers that includes everything from shutting off body cameras to refusing to cooperate with investigators. But that’s not the case with Derek Chauvin, with many colleagues quick to condemn his actions in George Floyd’s death, some even taking

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Scam calls from Town of Chino Valley

We have been notified by community members they are receiving phone calls from local numbers that show up as Town of Chino Valley on caller id. When the phone is answered the person calling informs the intended victim they are a police officer with Chino Valley. The caller goes on to say that the person

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