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3 Chicago Officers Charged in Laquan McDonald Case to Choose Bench Trial

April 12, 2018
Lawyers for three Chicago police officers charged with impeding an investigation into the fatal police shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald said Thursday they plan for a Cook County judge to decide the outcome of the officers' trials, not a jury.

Funding for Local Police Cannot be Based on ICE Cooperation, Judge Rules

April 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice cannot force local police departments to cooperate with immigration agents as a condition for receiving federal funding for a law enforcement program, a judge in Los Angeles ruled this week.
<p>Officer Kevin Crossley was killed in a two-vehicle crash. Photo: Oneida County Sheriff&#39;s Office/Facebook</p>

New York Officer Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash

April 12, 2018
Officer Kevin Crossley was in his Whitesboro, NY, Police patrol car when his vehicle was struck by a Chevrolet Avalanche at the intersection of Oriskany Boulevard and Westmoreland Street in Whitesboro.
<p>Homicide suspect Ian L. Mitcham was arrested as a result of a familial DNA search. (Photo: Scottsdale PD)</p>

Arizona Police Find Murder Suspect Using Familial DNA

April 11, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ, police arrested 42-year-old Ian L. Mitcham for the February 2015 murder of Scottsdale resident Allison Feldman. A familial DNA search ultimately led to his arrest Tuesday.

California's Brown Agrees to Send Guard to Border, Slams Trump Policies

April 11, 2018
But Brown suggested a very limited role for the 400 additional California troops, writing to Nielsen and Mattis that support operations would be focused on “targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state.”

California Chiefs Rail Against Proposed Use of Force Bill

April 11, 2018
“We find ourselves dumbfounded that legislation of this magnitude was introduced without consulting law enforcement stakeholders,” said California Police Chiefs Association President David Swing.
<p>Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers react to an attack by a murder suspect who fired on them in the parking lot of police headquarters in January.</p>

Video: Footage of Charlotte Officers Ambushed in HQ Parking Lot Released

April 11, 2018
Jonathan Bennett died when he traded gunfire with officers outside Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters.

Illinois Town Lays Off 13 Officers

April 11, 2018
Overall, the 40 cuts represent about a quarter of the city’s police union members, 40 percent of its firefighters union and 55 percent of its non-sworn police personnel, union officials said.

Pennsylvania Teachers Given Baseball Bats as Last Option Against Shooters

April 11, 2018
“The bats are more symbolic than anything,” Superintendent William Hall said. “However, we do want to have one consistent tool to have at somebody’s disposal in a classroom in the event they have to fight.”
<p>A police impersonator reportedly cuffed a real officer inside a Washington, DC, grocery store Monday.&nbsp;</p>

Video: Police Impersonator Handcuffs Real Officer in DC Store

April 11, 2018
Officers responded to the store's Foggy Bottom location Monday after reports that someone was disturbing customers in the self-checkout lane by waving a pair of handcuffs and threatening to cuff people.
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