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With insufficient federal oversight, state attorneys general step in to investigate troubled police

There was Elijah McClain, 23, another unarmed black man, who died after being detained without cause, placed in a strangulation and injected with a strong sedative. And Shataeah Kelly, an unarmed black woman who was tied up and placed in the back of a patrol car. Then came Brittney Gilliam, an unarmed black mother who was held at gunpoint for hours with her 6 year old daughter, was ordered to lie face down on hot asphalt, mistakenly assuming she stole the SUV she legally owned.

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