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Fla. State Attorney Calls for Chief's Firing
October 4, 2013
The Lakeland Police Department is "broken" and Chief Lisa Womack should be fired, Polk County State Attorney Jerry Hill wrote in a letter sent Friday to city manager Doug Thomas.
New Chief Takes Helm of Troubled Ill. Campus Agency
August 28, 2013
Northern Illinois University (NIU) appointed Tom Phillips as its new police chief on Wednesday. He formerly was the University of Chicago's deputy chief.
Santa Fe Officer Claims Det. Assaulted Her
August 22, 2013
A veteran Santa Fe (N.M.) Police detective has been placed on paid administrative leave, after a patrol officer accused him of sexual assault.
NYPD Facing Prospect of 2 Watchdogs
August 19, 2013
After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation's most potent police forces, the New York Police Department appears poised to become one of the most closely monitored.
Dog Owner Files Claim Against Police
July 15, 2013
The man whose Rottweiler was shot and killed filed a claim with the city that will likely lead to a lawsuit over the incident. Leon Rosby took the first step toward suing the Hawthorne (Calif.) Police Department for $25,000 in damages.
Investigation Uncovers Sex Scandal at Fla. Agency
July 2, 2013
A nearly three-month investigation into sexual misconduct at the Lakeland (Fla.) Police Department found that at least 10 officers inappropriately had sex or were engaged in sexually suggestive behavior with a female civilian employee during the past seven years.
Philly Top Cop Asks Feds to Review Department
May 29, 2013
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsay has asked the Department of Justice to investigate officers' use of force at one of the nation's largest law enforcement agencies.
Calif. Sheriff Asks FBI To Probe Death
May 15, 2013
Kern County (Calif.) Sheriff Donny Youngblood has asked the FBI to investigate the death of a man who was repeatedly struck by deputies' batons.
Utah Agency Requests FBI Probe
April 4, 2013
The fatal officer-involved shooting of Danielle Willard and other issues plaguing the West Valley (Utah) Police Department has now resulted in requests for two independent FBI investigations.
Pittsburgh Mayor Calls for 'Outside' Chief
February 21, 2013
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said Thursday he wants to hire a new police chief "with no relationships, with no ties, with really no history" related to the embattled department.
Pittsburgh Chief Forced To Resign
February 21, 2013
The second-highest-ranking member of the union representing Pittsburgh police officers said the rank-and-file are still shocked this morning by the sudden forced resignation of Chief Nate Harper and morale remains low.
Report: Chicago Is False Confession Capital
December 10, 2012
News magazine "60 Minutes" labeled Chicago the "false confession capital" of the United States Sunday in a segment featuring several men who claimed they were coerced by police detectives into signing confessions for crimes they didn't commit.
Federal Civil Rights Probe Targets Albuquerque PD
November 27, 2012
The Department of Justice launched a civil rights probe of the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department Tuesday focusing on officers' use of force.
Feds Accuse N.C. Sheriff of Discriminatory Policing
September 18, 2012
The Department of Justice accused the Alamance County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office in a Tuesday letter of violating the Constitution by racially profiling and targeting Latinos.
Feds Drop Criminal Probe of Sheriff Arpaio
September 2, 2012
The letter from Ann Birmingham Scheel, acting on the U.S. attorney's behalf, repeatedly said there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, former County Attorney Andrew Thomas, or their employees.
Feds, New Orleans Announce Police Reforms
July 24, 2012
The New Orleans Police Department faces a sweeping operational overhaul outlined in a federal consent decree unveiled Tuesday by Attorney General Eric Holder and Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Seattle Police Call DOJ Reform 'Wildly Unrealistic'
May 16, 2012
The Seattle Police Department is objecting to reforms proposed by the U.S. Department of Justice as wildly unrealistic and expensive, according to documents reviewed by the Associated Press.
Md. Deputy Chief Calls for DOJ Probe of His Department
April 4, 2012
The Anne Arundel County (Md.) Police Department's second in command said Monday night that he has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate alleged police misconduct.
Seattle Announces Police Reforms
March 30, 2012
Pre-empting a meeting with Department of Justice officials, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn on Thursday proposed a series of police reforms in response to a damning federal report that came after several high-profile incidents involving minorities.
ICE Shooter Subject of Complaints
March 2, 2012
A federal agent who was killed after shooting his supervisor in a workplace confrontation in California had been the subject of complaints by immigrant advocates for allegedly using coercive tactics with immigrants.
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