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Ohio Deputy Gets Hotel, Buys Clothes for Homeless Mother, Kids

September 25, 2015
A sheriff is applauding one of his deputies for going above and beyond the call of duty for a homeless family.

NYPD Officers Post Photos of Vagrants Online to Show Importance of Quality of Life Policing

August 10, 2015
NYPD officers fed up with vagrants making life miserable in the city are taking matters into their own hands — by snapping photos of quality-of-life scofflaws and posting them online.

Florida Officer's Act of Kindness for Homeless Man Goes Viral

July 23, 2015
Earlier this month, a citizen posted photos on Facebook of Ocala (Fla.) PD Sgt. Erica Hay buying breakfast for a homeless man and sitting down to eat and talk with him. The photos of this kind act went viral.

Coroner Officially Releases Identity of Homeless Man Shot by LAPD

March 6, 2015
Coroner’s officials on Thursday released the identity of a homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row after an altercation that included a gun grab.

Homeless Man Killed by LAPD was Wanted by U.S. Marshals

March 4, 2015
The federal warrant was issued Jan. 9 for Charley Saturmin Robinet after he didn’t provide monthly reports to a probation officer in November, December and January, Deputy U.S. Marshal Matthew Cordova said.

Homeless Man Killed by LAPD Monday was Convicted Bank Robber, French National

March 3, 2015
The 39-year-old man shot dead by Los Angeles police officers on skid row Sunday was convicted 15 years ago of an armed robbery at a Thousand Oaks, Calif., bank and sent to federal prison, according to records and law enforcement sources.

Video: L.A. Homeless Man Reached for Officer's Waistband Before Being Shot

March 2, 2015
An enhanced version of a video recording of Los Angeles police officers fatally shooting a homeless man on skid row Sunday appears to show the man's hand reaching in the direction of one officer's waistband.

NYPD Officer Gives Shirt to Homeless Man

December 16, 2013
A warmhearted NYPD officer on patrol near the UN gave a shivering homeless man the sweatshirt off his back Friday.

S.C. Chief: Homelessness Is Not a Crime

August 29, 2013
The Columbia (S.C.) Police chief is pushing back on a City Council plan to divert homeless people from the city center, telling The State that "homelessness is not a crime."

Calif. Officer Shoots, Kills Homeless Man

August 2, 2013
A Santa Ana (Calif.) Police officer now faces an investigation for fatally shooting a homeless man at a shopping center on Tuesday. Read the full story here.

Video: Tenn. Officers Disciplined for Rough Arrest

June 12, 2013
Three Knoxville (Tenn.) Police Department officers resigned and four others face disciplinary measures stemming from the rough arrest of a mentally ill homeless man in February.

Seattle PD's Homeless Parody

April 26, 2013
Seattle PD's Assistant Chief Jim Pugel apologized for appearing in a 1986 police training video mocking homlessness. The parody video, "Under the Viaduct," offers alternative lyrics to "Under the Boardwalk" and shows homeless drinking wine, breaking into cars and being rousted by police. Read the full story here.

Video: Fla. Cop Strikes Pedestrian, Leaves Scene

April 17, 2013
An Orlando Police officer now faces disciplinary action after an internal investigation found him at fault for leaving the scene after striking a homeless pedestrian with his cruiser and leaving the scene.

Video: Off-Duty Cop Stops Hawaiian Airport Attack

April 5, 2013
An off-duty Pinole (Calif.) Police officer came to the aid of a TSA officer at the Honolulu airport, after a homeless woman with a history of mental illness began assaulting the woman.

Homeless Woman Threatens To Kill LAPD Chief's Wife

December 21, 2012
The wife of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has been granted a temporary restraining order against a homeless woman accused of threatening to kill her.

Homeless Man Helped by NYPD Cop Shoeless Again

December 3, 2012
Jeffrey Hillman said he appreciated the officer's kindness, and asked what he would get from all the attention. "This went around the world, and I want a piece of the pie," he told the New York Times.

Photo of Kind NYPD Cop Goes Viral

November 29, 2012
A New York City police officer who gave a homeless man shoes on a frosty November night was surprised by the attention he got when a tourist's photo went viral.

Video: L.A. Deputy Punches Woman on Bus

January 11, 2012
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was captured on video punching a woman who had unleashed an expletive-laced tirade on a Metro bus in Bellflower.

Oakland Cop Shoots Man Who Punched Her, Swung Metal Bar

August 13, 2011
A possibly homeless man forced an Oakland Police officer to shoot him Friday, after he punched her and began swinging a metal bar at her that he pulled out of a shopping cart.

Albuquerque PD's Strategic Outreach Teams

June 1, 2008

Tony, a chronically homeless man, lived in Albuquerque's Civic Plaza—also known as Concrete Park—and was well known by police and aid workers alike. Not because he was a problem citizen; Tony's behavior rarely generated any complaints. Instead, the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department often received calls from citizens who were worried about the friendly man's welfare.

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