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Newly obtained records from the Asheville Police Department show that complaints of misconduct by APD officers have steadily declined since 2008. They also indicate that, at least in recent years, a disproportionately large number of complaints were filed by African Americans against white officers.

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If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.

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Join us for a special event featuring Charles Lewis, named one of the 30 most notable investigative reporters in the U.S. since World War I, for a presentation and discussion about the role and importance of investigative reporting.

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Buncombe County law enforcement report that complaints have remained steady or declined in recent years. But in the city of Asheville, it’s unclear whether the city even tracks residents’ complaints or how many have been investigated.

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