Declining state aid under Scott Walker left municipalities with tough budget decisions. Police departments have faced cuts.
The Justice Department will look into whether Phoenix police officers have used excessive force, abused people with disabilities, and engaged in other misconduct.
Police reform advocates cite ongoing frustrations, vow to “use this as a stepping stone” toward equality.
Arizona lawmakers and residents are demanding that charges be dropped against protesters arrested during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
A Springfield father was arrested in front of his children while collecting signatures to form a tenants' association. “It was very traumatizing," he said.
A global pandemic and promises for reform did little to stem rampant violence by police officers in 2020. Will the Biden administration be able to deliver actual, meaningful change?
2020 wasn’t a banner year at the national policy making level, but that void made the work of state leaders all the more critical.