Thorn in the LRPD's side

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Civil rights attorney Mike Laux has spent years taking on the LRPD over fatal shootings of suspects. He isn't done yet. The fact is, no matter how heinous the circumstance, no matter how damning the proof, no matter how clear the video, no matter how sympathetic the person who died, America just does not like to send cops to jail for killing in the line of duty. According to a massive database of police use-of-force incidents since 2005 compiled by Bowling Green State University criminologist Dr. Philip Stinson, American police officers kill somewhere between 900 and 1,000 people every year while on duty. While it's pretty much a statistical certainty that at least some of those shootings aren't by the book and on...

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