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Two police killings of young black men, and how two cities responded

Two police killings of young black men, and how two cities responded

A young black man dies at the hands of police. Community members grow angry as officials limit the release of information to a trickle.

The city governments of Baltimore and Chicago have been similarly shaken this year by large protests over how officials have handled homicide investigations into their police officers.

In both cities, Democratic mayors have come under fire from African American community members, and both mayors fired the leaders of their embattled police departments.

And perhaps most unusual, prosecutors overseeing both cities have filed criminal charges against the officers accused of wrongdoing.

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