FRONTLINE and The New York Times investigate what can go wrong when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks. (Aired 2013)
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On the night she broke up with her police officer boyfriend, Michelle O’Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was her boyfriend’s semi-automatic service pistol. The sheriff’s office ruled it suicide — but was it? In “A Death in St. Augustine,” FRONTLINE and The New York Times investigate the death of this young, single mother in Florida — and how effectively police handle cases involving their own officers, especially when there are allegations of domestic violence.
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