Video of Police Killing of Philando Castile Is Publicly Released

By MITCH SMITH June 20, 2017 Days after a police officer was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist in Minnesota, video of the shooting was publicly released on Tuesday for the first time. Millions of people have...

Heroin Use? Juvenile Record? For Recruits, Police Forgive Past Sins

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS June 12, 2017 Are you cleanshaven and tattoo-free? What’s your credit score? What about marijuana — ever inhaled? Becoming a police officer has long depended on having the right answers to questions like these. But now, faced...

In Court, Diamond Reynolds Recounts Moments Before a Police Shooting

By MITCH SMITH June 6, 2017 ST. PAUL — Last summer, only seconds after watching a Minnesota police officer shoot her boyfriend during a traffic stop, Diamond Reynolds pulled out her phone and started recording. Shaken but steady, Ms. Reynolds told...