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"We're here right now because no one ever really dies."

Coming from anyone other than the superproducer Pharrell Williams, that might've sounded like the opening incantation of some esoteric religious experience. But on Saturday night, Williams' pulpit was ComplexCon, where his genre-bending band N.E.R.D. made a surprise reveal.

The names of black men and boys such as Eric Garner, Philando Castile and Tamir Rice, are often rallying cries during protests over alleged police misconduct.

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Oklahoma law enforcement agencies were among hundreds who participated in a nationwide investigation into underage human trafficking.  

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted Operation Cross Country XI last week, working in hotels, casinos, truck stops and street corners, as well as on the internet. Law enforcement recovered 84 minors and arrested 120 traffickers across the United States.

Having police officers wear little cameras seems to have no discernible impact on citizen complaints or officers' use of force, at least in the nation's capital.

That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge camera program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras on their collars or shirts.

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Civil rights leaders and advocates for the deaf rallied in downtown Oklahoma City Sunday, following the fatal police shooting of a deaf man.

The family of Magdiel Sanchez joined protesters in calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.

Police officers were working a hit-and-run crash Tuesday when they found a vehicle that matched the description of the one that fled the scene. 

Sanchez was killed after police say he refused to drop a metal pipe while walking toward them. Witnesses say they tried to tell officers he was deaf. 

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Police in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night fatally shot a deaf man who they say was advancing toward them with a metal pipe as witnesses yelled that the man was deaf and could not hear them.

It's the fifth officer-involved shooting in the city this year, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Officers were responding to a hit-and-run accident around 8:15 p.m., Capt. Bo Mathews, the police department's public information officer, told reporters Wednesday. A witness of the accident told police a vehicle involved went to a nearby address.

Protests in St. Louis over a former police officer's acquittal in the shooting death of a black man continued Monday after a weekend capped by the arrests of more than 80 people.

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The Salt Lake City hospital where a police officer roughly arrested a nurse who was protecting her patient's rights in July will no longer allow law enforcement agents inside its patient care areas. They'll now have to check in rather than enter through the emergency room.

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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible problems with the evidence room at the City of Purcell Police Department.

During a violation of protective order investigation, McClain County Sheriff’s Department detectives found guns, knives and other items at an individual’s home that were missing from the Purcell Police Department’s evidence room, according to Sheriff Don Hewett.

“We discovered that there were some items there [at the home] that technically should not have been there,” Hewett said.

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