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Can policing be fixed by calling in the feds?

Putting police departments under the watchful eye of the U.S. Justice Department and court-appointed monitors has worked to fix some rogue departments. But this fix hasn't always worked well. Case studies from over the years show why this method of police reform remains a hot topic.

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    What police departments can learn about race relations from the LAPD

    Earlier this month, former President Bill Clinton sat down for an interview with Juan Carlos López of CNN En Español. The conversation didn’t get …

    Federal monitors cost millions, with disputed results. Seattle's police watchdog was a case in point.

    Federal monitors cost millions, with disputed results. Seattle's police watchdog was a case in point.

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    The Washington Post - David Nakamura

    Merrick Bobb came to Seattle to oversee police reform in 2012, bringing impeccable credentials, broad authority and a deep expense account. He left last summer with the police department improved but still under federal oversight and facing renewed criticism for its use of force against Black Lives …

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