2009 Probe of Tulsa Reserve Officer Raised Concerns About His Training

Robert Bates, 73, the Tulsa, Okla., reserve deputy who fatally shot Harris on April 2, was shown favoritism, and supervisors allegedly compelled employees to ignore policies to benefit Bates, CNN reports.

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Fla. Deputy Fired After Finishing Pizza Instead of Answering 911 Call of Dying Woman

According to an internal report released Wednesday, Lee County Deputy Yvan Fernandez was first dispatched to the home of a friend of the deceased woman, Gwen Minnis, 48, at 1:11 p.m. on March 13 after the county received a 911 call with no voice on the other end, WZVN reports.

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Seattle Woman Punched by Cop During Arrest Files $1,000,000 Lawsuit

The lawsuit, filed this week, names the city of Seattle and Shepherd, and it alleges that Durden-Bosley was assaulted and falsely arrested, and that the officer had received inadequate training, the news service reports. Reuters was unable to reach Durden-Bosley’s attorney for comment.

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Innocent Black Teen Who Survived Police Shooting Gets a $230,000 Settlement 

Frenswa Raynor of Oakland, Calif., is one of the fortunate innocent, young black men to survive a police shooting. The Oakland City Council voted this week to settle lawsuits surrounding his near-fatal encounter for $275,000, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Barbie Launches ‘Sheroes’ Collection and Includes Ava DuVernay Doll

“Barbie has always represented that girls have choices, and this Spring we are proud to honor six Sheroes who through their trade and philanthropic efforts are an inspiration to girls,” Evelyn Mazzocco, general manager of Barbie, said in a press release.

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