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What Officers Should Seek in Mental Health Clinicians

August 1, 2017

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Police often respond to traumatic incidents and there may come a time when officers need help themselves. If that time comes, it's crucial to find a mental health clinician with the expertise to provide specialized care. Here's what officers should look for when selecting a clinician.
<p><span class=&quot;s1&quot;>Michael Christopher Mejia told detectives he &quot;smoked&quot; Whittier, CA, Officer Keith Boyer. (Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff&#39;s Department)</span></p>

D.A. Asks to Stop Release of CA Cop Killer Suspect Report

September 18, 2017
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office requested the L.A. Board of Supervisors continue to keep secret a report that details how closely probation officers supervised a gang member charged with the murder of a Whittier, CA, police officer.
<p>Photo: Portland (OR) Police Bureau/Facebook</p>

Portland Police Bureau to Halt, Purge All Gang Designations

September 8, 2017
Portland, OR, police next month will end their more than 20-year-old practice of designating people as gang members or gang associates in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities.

CA Legislators Debate Classifying Antifa and Right-Wing Radicals as Street Gangs

September 4, 2017
Berkeley, CA, Mayor Jesse Arreguin has called “Antifa,” a street gang, and said police should start treating protesters in the anti-fascist movement accordingly.
<p>Image: St. Louis Metro PD/Twitter</p>

2 St. Louis Gang Squad Officers Shot

September 1, 2017
Two police officers with the gang squad were shot and injured in downtown St. Louis Friday afternoon, and the suspect was on the run.

8 Chicago Officers Injured After Social Media Rumors of Fatal OIS Fuel Near Riot

August 23, 2017
Eight Chicago police officers were sent to hospitals with injuries ranging from a broken hand to cuts on the face after false social media rumors of a fatal officer-involved shooting sparked a near riot.

Smugglers Use Drone to Fly Meth Over Mexican Border Into San Diego

August 21, 2017
Ten minutes later, federal authorities had busted what they say is their first confirmed case of drug smuggling by drone in San Diego County.

All Florida Prison Inmates on Lockdown After "Credible" Threats of Rioting

August 18, 2017
All of Florida’s 97,000 state prison inmates are on lockdown — and will remain confined to their dorms at least through the weekend — in response to unspecified threats about potential rioting, officials from the Florida Department of Corrections says.

Hobos Gang Leader Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

August 11, 2017
Tharp sentenced Chester to 40 years in prison at the end of a two-hour hearing, acknowledging the convicted gang member is a man of many talents who chose "to use those talents to advance the cause of evil."

Trump Speech Urging Police to Be Rough on Gang Suspects Triggers Response from Chiefs and Police Associations

July 31, 2017
Chuck Canterbury, the FOP’s president, said taken as a whole, Trump’s speech showed the president very strongly supports rank-and-file police officers.

2 Cartel Members Found Guilty of Killing ICE Agent in Mexico

July 28, 2017
A federal jury found two Mexican nationals guilty Thursday of murder of a federal officer, attempted murder of a federal officer, and related offenses in the killing of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the attempted murder of ICE Special Agent Victor Avila on Feb. 15, 2011, in Mexico.
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