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We are a nonpartisan, applied research and community outreach institute at UNC Charlotte, seeking solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities.
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Soul-searching by police, community: Some lessons

Incidents involving alleged and/or proven use of excessive police force against minority citizens followed by protests have sparked soul-searching by public officials and calls for action. Recent police-community conversations in Charlotte and Wilmington offer three lessons for the future.

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