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Police Say A Lot Of Things

Let us instead use the construction “police claim.” It is a subtle difference but a meaningful one. It implies a measure of doubt, which no one can credibly argue hasn’t been earned many times over.

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 15: Chicago Police officers guard the front entrance the their headquarters building during a rally on April 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The rally is held in protest of the killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by a Chicago Police officer on March 29th. The video of the fatal shooting was released on Thursday to the general public by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability more than two weeks after the incident took place. (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)

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