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As the new victim’s advocate for the Georgetown Police Department, Taneya Chandler wants to use her own experience with loss as well as her passion for community outreach to ensure no victims of a crime in the city ever feel the way she did after her miscarriage.

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Four years after Charleston-area activists called for a racial bias audit of the North Charleston Police Department, the proposal has gained little traction with city leaders. Now, the NAACP and other groups say they're redoubling their efforts to see the project through.

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A months-long audit of the Charleston Police Department has found racial disparities in key area like traffic stops and uses of force, and is recommending a series of sweeping reforms aimed at shoring up everything from data collection to leadership development. 

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Preliminary results from an ongoing Charleston police racial bias audit released Wednesday found significant racial disparities in traffic stops and uses of force. Auditors also noted deficiencies in policies, procedures, training and recruitment, among other areas.

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After a brazen homicide in Charleston's East Side neighborhood, mounting frustrations have boiled over as residents search for ways to address ongoing public safety issues and feelings of neglect among black residents.