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The Crowd  

He raced to help one of the victims and, as he struggled vainly to save her life, he was stunned by the crowd that gathered around; not to help, but to observe, to…what?

<p>Vertx EDC Courier (Photo: Vertx)</p>

Police Product Test: Vertx EDC Courier Bag  

EDC stands for Every Day Carry and, just like the name implies, this Vertx bag is meant to follow you everywhere.

<p>Retirement can be an opportunity to enjoy hobbies and spending time with family. (Photo: Russ Schaefer)</p>

What Retirement's Really Like  

Law enforcement officers are used to not just keeping busy but having a purpose; staying mentally and physically active is key, say police retirees.

<p>When dealing with a controversial crime scene, an agency may need to call in an independent review team.</p>
<p>(Photo: Martinelli and Associates)</p>

Independent Reviews: Just the Facts  

The first thing to recognize is that a political shooting is different from other officer-involved shootings. Very few police agencies are equipped to handle the barrage of media scrutiny, demands for information, interviews, and public records requests generated during a political shooting.

Protecting Blue Civil Rights  

During National Police Week, the Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos National Blue Alert Act was passed by Congress. Now law enforcement officers need more protection, an amendment to the federal Hate Crimes statute to create the Blue Shield Protection Act.

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No Civil Rights Charges Against California Deputy Who Shot Replica Gun-Carrying Teen

The U.S. Justice Department announced late Wednesday that it will not file criminal charges against a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who shot 13-year-old Andy Lopez, ending a federal civil rights investigation into the 2013 shooting.

Video: Arizona Authorities Release Footage of Shootout That Wounded 2 Officers, Killed Suspect

Dep. John Mennen of the Greenlee County Sheriff's Office and Clifton Police Sgt. Jason Mingura were treated at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson for injuries sustained from the incident, which began with a report of possible domestic violence around 11 p.m. on Jan. 26.

Muslim Woman Sues Michigan Agency for Making Her Remove Hijab for Photos

Maha Aldhalimi of Wayne County said that a police officer arrested her on Sept. 15, 2004, after spotting her in a no-parking zone outside a Wal-Mart store in Dearborn. After checking her license and registration, the officer said she "had a warrant for her arrest for an unpaid parking violation."

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In Patrol Blog

Welcome to Law and Disorder

Anyone who has spent time working the street knows that the danger to cops' careers comes in many forms and while we have brought...

Police Officers Disproportionately Killing Black Men Another False Narrative

Of the 1,491 persons who died as a result of police uses of force, 61.4% were white males, 32.2% were black males and 3.2% were...

How Can You Trust the Judgment of a Police Commission That Applies the Wrong Legal Standard?

The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners’ act of finding one officer in the Ezell Ford shooting case “out of policy” for...

   
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Tru-Spec Releases new 2015 Packs and Apparel
For 2015 Tru-Spec has introduced apparel and packs designed...
Police Valentines
Over the weekend Police asked officers and their loved ones...
 
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