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Orlando Sentinel
Who is the judge in the Freddie Gray hearing?Barry Glenn Williams has been an Associate Judge with the Baltimore City Circui
Who is the judge in the Freddie Gray hearing?
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 15 hours ago
Barry Glenn Williams has been an Associate Judge with the Baltimore City Circuit Court since December 2005. On Wednesday, he'll become a bit more of a household name. Judge Williams will preside over Wednesday's hearings in the Freddie Gray case.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hearing begins in trial of officers accused in Freddie Gray's deathA gathering of media and sign-toting protesters formed outside the courthouse a
Hearing begins in trial of officers accused in Freddie Gray's death
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
A gathering of media and sign-toting protesters formed outside the courthouse around 8 a.m. Wednesday — an anticipated scene surrounding a case that has garnered international attention following rioting and unrest in the weeks following Gray's... Read more
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The Morning Call
Hearing begins in trial of officers accused in Freddie Gray's deathA gathering of media and sign-toting protestors formed outside the courthouse a
Hearing begins in trial of officers accused in Freddie Gray's death
The Morning Call / Posted 23 hours ago
A gathering of media and sign-toting protestors formed outside the courthouse around 8 a.m. Wednesday — an anticipated scene surrounding a case that has garnered international attention following rioting and unrest in the weeks following Gray's... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Hearing begins in trial of officers accused in Freddie Gray's deathA gathering of media and sign-toting protestors formed outside the courthouse a
Hearing begins in trial of officers accused in Freddie Gray's death
Baltimore Sun / Posted 23 hours ago
A gathering of media and sign-toting protestors formed outside the courthouse around 8 a.m. Wednesday — an anticipated scene surrounding a case that has garnered international attention following rioting and unrest in the weeks following Gray's... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Democrats Seek to Co-Opt Black Lives Matter Before ElectionThe Democratic National Committee passed a resolution at its summer meeting on
Democrats Seek to Co-Opt Black Lives Matter Before Election
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution at its summer meeting on August 28, which endorsed "Black lives matter." The resolution was an effort by Democrats to co-opt the energy coming from the movement for black lives and steer it into... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Who is the judge in the Freddie Gray hearing?Barry Glenn Williams has been an Associate Judge with the Baltimore City Circui
Who is the judge in the Freddie Gray hearing?
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
Barry Glenn Williams has been an Associate Judge with the Baltimore City Circuit Court since December 2005. On Wednesday, he'll become a bit more of a household name. Judge Williams will preside over Wednesday's hearings in the Freddie Gray case.... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
How police turn American drivers into moving targetsTommy Maness had no choice but to shoot, they said. Called to tackle a suppose
How police turn American drivers into moving targets
Guardian Unlimited / Posted yesterday
Tommy Maness had no choice but to shoot, they said. Called to tackle a supposed late-night fight at a roadside diner in Alexander City, Alabama, the 34-year-old police corporal saw Emerson Crayton Jr, a young black man, hurry into his Ford SUV in... Read more
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Long Island Press
The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense ProgramsShortly before Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation last Sept
The Best Defense Is Good Offense: DOJ Challenges Local Public Defense Programs
Long Island Press / Posted 3 days ago
Shortly before Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation last September, he told an interviewer: “Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job.” One of Holder’s more activist initiatives received attention last... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
New DeSoto school chief discusses prioritiesDeSoto County’s newly-elected school superintendent doesn’t see any glaring iss
New DeSoto school chief discusses priorities
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
DeSoto County’s newly-elected school superintendent doesn’t see any glaring issues that need immediate attention when he assumes office in January, but he’s hoping the district’s teachers will educate him if there are needs of which he isn’t... Read more
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MinnPost
The professors and the police: How a Minneapolis project may change the way cops everywhere relate to the publicCall it Minneapolis in the petri dish. Over the next three years, the city wil
The professors and the police: How a Minneapolis project may change the way cops everywhere relate to the public
MinnPost / Posted 6 days ago
Call it Minneapolis in the petri dish. Over the next three years, the city will be one of six in the country that will test whether social science research that's more at home in academia than city hall can help improve troubled relationships... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Service dogs in the classroom pose a challenge for city's public schoolsSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- From one-on-one para-professionals to help students with
Service dogs in the classroom pose a challenge for city's public schools
Staten Island Advance / Posted 7 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- From one-on-one para-professionals to help students with disabilities to extra time for testing, accommodations of all sorts are made for special-needs students in the city's public schools. But there is one that -- although... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Meriden hotel reaches agreement with Department of Justice to comply with ADA standardsMERIDEN — An East Main Street hotel reached a voluntary agreement he U.S. Depar
Meriden hotel reaches agreement with Department of Justice to comply with ADA standards
The Record-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
MERIDEN — An East Main Street hotel reached a voluntary agreement he U.S. Department of Justice to make improvements over the next 18 months to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In a statement released Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Deirdre... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Meriden hotel ordered by Department of Justice to comply with ADA standardsMERIDEN — The U.S. Department of Justice has required an East Main Street hotel
Meriden hotel ordered by Department of Justice to comply with ADA standards
The Record-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
MERIDEN — The U.S. Department of Justice has required an East Main Street hotel to make improvements over the next 18 months to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In a statement released Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly said... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Jordan Miles seeks new trial in civil rights lawsuit vs. city policeThe attorney for former CAPA honors student Jordan Miles said he's asking a fed
Jordan Miles seeks new trial in civil rights lawsuit vs. city police
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 8 days ago
The attorney for former CAPA honors student Jordan Miles said he's asking a federal appeals court to grant a new trial in Miles' brutality and civil rights lawsuit against three Pittsburgh police officers. Attorney Joel Sansone said there's a... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Iconic Ferguson Photo Subjects Are Being Charged A Year LaterST. LOUIS COUNTY -- Two young men featured in iconic photos taken during the Fe
Iconic Ferguson Photo Subjects Are Being Charged A Year Later
The Huffington Post / Posted 8 days ago
ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- Two young men featured in iconic photos taken during the Ferguson, Missouri, protests of August 2014 are among a whole swath of demonstrators and observers whom St. Louis County authorities chose to prosecute nearly a full year... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Jordan Miles' attorney asks DOJ to open civil rights...The attorney of a man who was claimed he was beaten by police officers when he
Jordan Miles' attorney asks DOJ to open civil rights...
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 8 days ago
The attorney of a man who was claimed he was beaten by police officers when he was arrested in 2010 said one of the officers made racist remarks about the man. NEW INFO: Attorney for Jordan Miles says Pgh Officer made racist claims after the fact.... Read more
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Alaska Public
NPR StoryThe Creation Of An Emmett Till Archive The brutal death of Emmett Till — an Af
NPR Story
Alaska Public / Posted 9 days ago
The Creation Of An Emmett Till Archive The brutal death of Emmett Till — an African-American teenager — in Mississippi in August of 1955, and the subsequent acquittal of his white murderers by an all-white jury, was a pivotal moment in the surge for... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
The Creation Of An Emmett Till ArchiveThe brutal death of Emmett Till – a young African American teenager – in Missis
The Creation Of An Emmett Till Archive
KPBS San Diego / Posted 9 days ago
The brutal death of Emmett Till – a young African American teenager – in Mississippi in August of 1955, and the subsequent acquittal of his white murderers by an all-white jury, was a pivotal moment in the surge for civil rights in America. Till,... Read more
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Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Department of Justice receives support from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a 102-year-old service organization with a
Department of Justice receives support from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Gonzales Weekly Citizen / Posted 9 days ago
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a 102-year-old service organization with a long history of social advocacy and political awareness and involvement, has expressed its... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
2011 Alabama law resembles Trump's immigration policiesThe Byrds are third-generation farmers, and the traffic down Route 90, toward t
2011 Alabama law resembles Trump's immigration policies
The Gadsden Times / Posted 10 days ago
The Byrds are third-generation farmers, and the traffic down Route 90, toward the Gulf of Mexico, brings in travelers who want fresh honey, fresh peaches, fresh okra. Driving 45 minutes to Mobile was asking a little much, even if the next president... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
March on Washington Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about the 1963 March on Washing
March on Washington Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 10 days ago
(CNN) -- Here's a look at what you need to know about the 1963 March on Washington, led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. The event was officially titled the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his... Read more
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Salon.com
David Simon: Hyper-segregation is our national dynamicDavid Simon’s new HBO miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” which premiered last Sunday,
David Simon: Hyper-segregation is our national dynamic
Salon.com / Posted 10 days ago
David Simon’s new HBO miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” which premiered last Sunday, is the harrowing tale of a hopeless battle. Based on a nonfiction book of the same title – written by former New York Times reporter Lisa Belkin – the show dramatizes the... Read more
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The Hindu
Lavina Melwani on women Indian American lawyersWhat makes Indian-American women so phenomenally successful in the American jud
Lavina Melwani on women Indian American lawyers
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
What makes Indian-American women so phenomenally successful in the American judiciary? In April this year, Chennai-born Raja Rajeswari, a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, made front page headlines as the first Indian-born woman to be appointed a... Read more
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The Advocate
Illiberal judges draw line at Danziger Bridge folliesThe hero of the hour has to be Kurt Engelhardt, the federal judge who ruled in
Illiberal judges draw line at Danziger Bridge follies
The Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
The hero of the hour has to be Kurt Engelhardt, the federal judge who ruled in 2013 that five cops convicted in the Danziger Bridge bloodbath were entitled to a new trial. That was pretty brave decision, given universal revulsion over the cowboy... Read more
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Washington Post
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Kim and Renee Byrd had wanted to see Donald Trump’s speech
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Kim and Renee Byrd had wanted to see Donald Trump’s speech in Mobile, but there were vegetables to sell. The Byrds are third-generation farmers, and the traffic down Route 90, toward the Gulf of Mexico, brings in travelers who... Read more
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Washington Post
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Pe
Alabama tried a Donald Trump-style immigration law. It failed in a big way.
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Aug. 21, 2015 in Mobile, Ala. (Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) ROBERTSDALE, Ala. — Kim and Renee Byrd had wanted to see Donald Trump’s speech in Mobile,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
CA Investigation: MPD officers fatally shoot 24 in five years; all closed cases ruled justifiedOn a sunny summer day three years ago, 36-year-old Hernandez Dowdy raced throug
CA Investigation: MPD officers fatally shoot 24 in five years; all closed cases ruled justified
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
On a sunny summer day three years ago, 36-year-old Hernandez Dowdy raced through an East Memphis neighborhood on foot, fleeing police who believed he had stolen a car at gunpoint days earlier. Quickly behind came Memphis police officer James Archie,... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KY3 Springfield / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
Local 10 Miami / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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News 8000
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
News 8000 / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KSPR Springfield / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KTXS Abilene / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KECI Missoula
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KECI Missoula / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KTVZ Bend
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting | News - Home Civil rights group plans to request Department of Justice inve
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KTVZ Bend / Posted 13 days ago
| News - Home Civil rights group plans to request Department of Justice investigation A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
No charges for NJ police in fatal shootingA grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers
No charges for NJ police in fatal shooting
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 13 days ago
A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against two police officers involved in a fatal shooting late last year in southern New Jersey, the county prosecutor's office announced Thursday. The incident took place last December after... Read more
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