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Outpouring of rage over George Floyd killing tests limits of U.S. police tactics

Reuters Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Responses by law enforcement authorities in the U.S. capital and in Flint, Michigan, to protests over the police killing of George Floyd illustrated starkly contrasting approaches to handling angry crowds on American streets and repairing relations with grieving communities.
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In the wake of George Floyd’s death while in custody, some police departments around the nation have banned certain holds and restraints, while Minneapolis police have yet to do so.

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