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Prosecutors: Shots fired by state trooper and Maryland deputy at teen mistaken for suspect

It was unclear why the shooting involving the teen was not disclosed until seven months after the incident.

By The Associated Press

Case dismissed in former Philadelphia police officer’s use of pepper spray amid protest

Municipal Court Judge William Austin Meehan ruled Monday that ex-SWAT officer Richard Paul Nicoletti had been authorized by his commanders to clear the highway during protests over the death of George Floyd and had been given pepper spray as a tool to do so.

By The Associated Press

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‘No-Knock’ ballot measure in Pittsburgh could open door to more police accountability, activists hope

If voters answer yes on May 18th, the city charter would require police to knock and announce their presence at a home, and then wait at least 15 seconds for occupants to answer before entering.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Midstate county introduces wearable wristbands to assist police with crisis intervention

“This can help end the stigma surrounding mental health.”

By Julia Agos

Activists want open data about how Pittsburgh police use ‘less-lethal’ weapons

“These are the same things that are being rejected by other cities. Why not ours?”

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

How Pa. troopers use sweating, stuttering during traffic stops to launch vehicle searches

Law enforcement across the country pull drivers over for alleged, minor traffic infractions with the intent to look for possible criminal activity. Pennsylvania is no exception.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari/Spotlight PA

After Chauvin verdict, here’s the status of police reform proposals in Pennsylvania

One of the key bills Democratic lawmakers hope to pass in this new session: a statewide ban on the use of chokeholds.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY