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New Ferguson, Mo. Judge Throws Out Arrest Warrants Local activists say change in Oakland courts is long overdue

  A new municipal court judge in Ferguson, Mo. this week announced he was withdrawing all arrest warrants issued before Jan. 1, 2015, taking an action that should be duplicated and expanded by courts in [...]
Protesters block streets after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

State Bans Grand Juries in Police-Involved Deaths The ban is not a significant change to the pre-existing process, say civil rights experts

  Public reaction was enormously positive last week when California became the first state to ban the use of grand juries in police-involved killings, but civil rights experts say the change is not significant. Signed by [...]
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Compliance Director Frazier Explains Why He Overruled Council on Police Reform OPD Investigating Itself Seen as the ‘Fox Guarding the Hen house,” Say Reformers

The federal overseer with authority over the Oakland Police Department this week finally explained why he overruled the City Council decision to house intake of all complaints against OPD officers outside of the department’s Internal [...]