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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.

How to Police the Homeless

June 1, 2004

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies across the country are many times handcuffed by the complexities of dealing with a transient—and often mentally ill—population. Fortunately, new ideas—as well as a few reliable old ones—are available to help.

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