Public Safety & Justice

David Brown's Career Highlights Difficulties of Reforming Police

The Dallas police chief was hailed as a national leader, yet his own cops wanted him to quit.

The Upside of Police Chiefs' Recent Departures

They’re stepping down in cities across the country, opening up opportunities for major change.

From Police Shootings to Playground Injuries, Lawsuits Drain Cities' Budgets

Municipalities spend more than a billion dollars a year on settlements and claims from citizens. Some are trying hard to rein in those costs.

Bucking Trends, Death Penalty Wins Voters' Support in 3 States

Americans' support for capital punishment has been waning, but you wouldn't know that by looking at Tuesday's election results.

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