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Deadly encounters between police officers and African-American men have sparked protests across the country. (diversey/Flickr)
Deadly encounters between police officers and African-American men have sparked protests across the country. (diversey/Flickr)
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Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Tuesday that a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 19-year-old in Madison, Wisc., used lawful force and will not face criminal charges. This incident is one in a series of deadly encounters between police officers and African-American men across the country.

Cheryl Dorsey, a retired sergeant who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, is the author of the book "Black & Blue: The Creation of a Manifesto." She spoke with Here & Now's Robin Young about the use of deadly force by some police officers and what she thinks might stop it from happening so frequently.

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This segment aired on May 13, 2015.

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