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J’Mauri Bumpass

Courtesy of Allyn Sharp

The DCSO also said it couldn’t provide the family of J’Mauri Bumpass—whom sheriff’s deputies say fatally shot himself during a traffic stop on December 15—with additional records. Read more

Durham County

The Sheriff’s Office says the 18-year-old shot himself after being pulled over, but his family says none of it makes sense. Read more

Durham County

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Photo courtesy of the Fennell family

A federal judge has endorsed an agreement between county officials and the family of Uniece Fennell, who died in the jail in 2017. Read more

Durham County

Lawyers representing Niecey Fennell’s family say the settlement will “lead to significant policy changes” at the Durham County Detention Facility. Read more

Durham County

“Sod off with that nonsense,” and other things our readers told us this week Read more

Letters to the Editor

Mitigating suicide risks at the county jail and reviewing the school resource officer program are among the priorities Sheriff Clarence Birkhead has outlined. Read more

Durham County

Dave Hall, Clayton Jones, and Josephine Kerr Davis were elected to the bench in Durham amid a push for criminal justice reform. Read more

Durham County

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Photo by Sarah Willets

Criminal justice advocates, electeds discussed priorities at a forum on 'Dismantling the New Jim Crow' Read more

Durham County

We backed him in the primary, and nothing has changed against two write-ins. Read more

Elections

Election questionnaire for Durham County Sheriff Read more

Elections

  • Clarence Birkhead