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White House to Review Ban on Military Gear Purchases for Police

July 25, 2016
The White House will revisit a 2015 ban on police forces getting riot gear, armored vehicles and other military-grade equipment from the U.S. armed forces, two police organization directors say.

Video: Texas Sheriff's Sergeant Killed by Burglary Suspects at Home

July 25, 2016
Police are searching for two burglary suspects after Sgt. Craig “Hutch” Hutchinson of the Travis County (TX) Sheriff’s Office was killed in a shooting at his Round Rock house early Monday morning.
<p>The second-degree murder conviction of Joshua Brown who was charged with&nbsp;the death of Cedar County (MO) Sheriff&#39;s Deputy Matthew Chism was overturned Monday. (Photo: OzarksFirst screenshot)</p>

Judge Throws Out Murder Conviction of Man Charged with Killing Missouri Deputy

July 25, 2016
On Monday, Greene County Circuit Judge Calvin Holden overturned the murder and hindering convictions and sentenced Brown to 10 years on the drug charge and 7 years on the tampering charge, according to Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney Ty Gaither. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Video: Little Girl Shows Appreciation for Officers Outside Republican Convention

July 22, 2016
A little girl was outside the Republican National Convention with her mother and wanted to show her support for the officers standing guard. So her mother led her down the line of security and the little girl fist-bumped each officer.
<p>Baton Rouge (LA) Police Officer Matthew Gerald was killed in an ambush attack last Sunday. (Photo: Baton Rouge PD)</p>

Thousands Attend Funeral for Slain Baton Rouge Officer

July 22, 2016
Thousands of people, including officers from agencies nationwide, attended the funeral service for Officer Matthew Gerald, 41, of the Baton Rouge Police Department, at Healing Place Church on Friday. It started around 11 a.m. and ended just before 1 p.m.

Massachusetts Police Union Asks Mayor to Remove Black Lives Matter Banner from City Hall

July 22, 2016
Somerville, MA, police officers are asking that the city’s mayor remove a banner supporting the “Black Lives Matter” movement from City Hall and replace it with one proclaiming “All Lives Matter.”

Video: NYPD Officers Lauded for Protecting Public from Suspected Bomb

July 22, 2016
Two NYPD officers on patrol in busy Times Square raced to get the public out of harm's way Wednesday night after someone threw a suspected bomb into their van, the Department says.

Philly Police Union Angered by Scheduling of Relatives of Men Killed by Police to Speak at Democratic Convention

July 22, 2016
Philadelphia’s police union is blasting Hillary Clinton for inviting relatives of men killed in police shootings and other police actions to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, but failing to include relatives of slain police officers.

Video: Company Donates Custom Caskets to Families of the 3 Slain Baton Rouge Officers

July 22, 2016
A Texas company is donating custom caskets for three officers who were killed in Baton Rouge by a man targeting police.

Video: Chicago Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in Thursday Gunfight

July 22, 2016
Officers on bicycles were near the Battle of Fort Dearborn Park when a concerned citizen told them there was a man nearby acting erratically, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a news conference.
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