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New York Man Awarded $1.5M in UOF Suit Calls for Mayor to Hire Outside Chief

October 25, 2018
A Syracuse man who was awarded $1.5 million for an incident in which he accused police of using excessive force in his arrest has asked the mayor to hire the next police chief from outside the agency.

Rookie South Carolina Officer Pulls Over Mayor on First Day of Duty

October 22, 2018
Myrtle Beach, SC, Mayor Brenda Bethune said in a Facebook post that she was the subject of a traffic stop by the city's newest patrol officer—Amanda Johnston—and that she's glad she got pulled over for an expired tag.

California Police Concerned About Marijuana Deliveries from Nearby Cities

October 8, 2018
Proposition 64 bars the state from issuing a license to pot shops that have not been given city approval to operate. But city council members throughout the state say that authority is undermined if deliveries are legal statewide.

Video: President Trump Delivers Speech to IACP Conference

October 8, 2018
President Donald Trump delivered a speech to attendees at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orlando on Monday. Opening his remarks to the assembled law enforcement leaders at the annual conference, Trump said, "I have great, great love for what you do and the way you do it."

President Trump Delivers Speech to IACP Conference

October 8, 2018
President Donald Trump delivered a speech to attendees at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orlando on Monday. Opening his remarks to the assembled law enforcement leaders at the annual conference, Trump said, "I have great, great love for what you do and the way you do it."

Senate Passes Legislation That Could Allow Federal Officers to Shoot Down Civilian UAVs

October 5, 2018
The United States Senate on Wednesday passed the "FAA Reauthorization Act" which—among other things—could allow federal law enforcement officers to shoot down privately owned drones.

Minnesota Police Department Declines to Investigate AG Candidate's Alleged Domestic Abuse

October 5, 2018
The Minneapolis Police Department on Wednesday declined to investigate the domestic abuse allegations against U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, citing an apparent conflict of interest, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Missouri Councilman Apologizes for Statements Perceived as Anti-Police

October 5, 2018
A City Councilman in Columbia, MO, has apologized for comments he made about police that drew criticism from that city's police union.

Capitol Police Boost Presence Amid Tension over SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings

October 4, 2018
According to CBS News, some of the key "undecided" Senators with "swing votes" in the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are being escorted by police as they go to and from their daily meetings and activities.

Maryland Politician's Twitter Account 'Liked' Anti-Police Tweet Mocking #BlueLivesMatter

August 24, 2018
According to the Baltimore Sun, the campaign of Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous recently removed a "like" from a six-month-old tweet that mocked #BlueLivesMatter.

Controversial California UOF Legislation Hits Sudden, Unexpected Snag

August 17, 2018
The bill — which was authored by Assembly member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) — was referred by the Senate back to Senate Rules Committee on Thursday.

Chiefs Blast Senator's Remark About 'Racist' Criminal Justice System

August 13, 2018
Last week while speaking before an audience at Dillard University — whose student body is predominantly African American — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said that the American criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back." Warren's comments quickly drew the ire of law enforcement leaders across her state.

New Jersey Chief Resigns Amid Controversy, Criticism

August 10, 2018
Police Chief David Wayman will be retiring from the department and Captain Chris Battiloro will be appointed Acting Chief of Police.

Ohio Officer Reportedly Fired After Charging Chief, Mayor with Forgery

July 26, 2018
A sergeant with the New Holland (OH) Police Department was reportedly fired "mere moments after he handed Mayor Clair Betzko and Interim Police Chief David Conrad court summonses accusing them of a forgery scheme."

How Protesters and Politicians Helped Increase Baltimore's Violent Crime

July 20, 2018
De-policing is an outcome — it is the direct result of protesters, politicians, and the press applying enormous pressure on police to do less policing — in which the obvious end state is an increase in violent crime.

Former Ohio Chief Says City Officials Retaliated Against Him

July 11, 2018
Former Akron (OH) Police Chief James Nice — who served in that role between 2011 and 2017 before being forced from the job amid accusations that he made racist remarks — filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying that that city officials retaliated against him for not showing loyalty to Mayor Dan Horrigan.

Nebraska Official to Police: Crime Database for Work Use Only

July 5, 2018
Nebraska Crime Commission Executive Director Darrell Fisher has cautioned law enforcement officers in his state to "never use a statewide crime database for anything but law enforcement purposes."

48 Chiefs Send Open Letter Opposing Trump’s Immigration Policy

June 28, 2018
Four dozen current and retired law enforcement officials recently wrote in an open letter in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of detaining immigrant families.

Boston Top Cop Leaves Department

September 23, 2013
Police Commissioner Edward Davis will step down later this year to pursue a fellowship at Harvard University, he said at a Monday press conference at police headquarters.

Miami PD Approved to Hire 100 Officers

September 13, 2013
Miami's elected leaders granted approval for the hiring of 100 new police officers Thursday following an emotional appeal by current officers to restore lost benefits.
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