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The County: the story of America's deadliest police
Police in Kern County, California, have killed more people per capita than in any other American county in 2015. The Guardian examines how, with little oversight, officers here became the country’s most lethal. Part one of a five-part series from The Counted.
The County: where deputies dole out rough justice
How the brutal tactics of officers in American law enforcement's deadliest county have ended lives, cost the public millions, and prompted claims of a police force out of control. Part two of a five-part series from The Counted.
The County: sexual assault and the price of silence
How law enforcement officers in Kern County, California, secretly tried to "buy off" victims in sexual misconduct cases against the men sworn to protect them. Part three of a five-part series from The Counted.
The County: partners in crime
How the officers of American law enforcement’s deadliest county plan to continue policing themselves. Part four of a five-part series from The Counted.
The County: what happens after police kill someone you love? [VIDEO]
When someone dies after an encounter with law enforcement, he leaves behind parents and children, loss and confusion. What's to be done when those people sworn to protect you are the same people who pull the trigger? In Kern County, California, officer-involved deaths have been more common than in any other US county this year. Meet the families across this rural swath of America calling for justice in a place where law enforcement consistently clears itself of wrongdoing. Part five of a five-part series from The Counted.
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