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Witnesses Say Officer Issued Commands to Drop Gun Before Fatally Shooting Security Guard

November 14, 2018
In a preliminary Illinois State Police investigation released late Tuesday, witness statements showed that the officer—who was responding to a shots-fired call— "gave the armed subject (Roberson) multiple verbal commands to drop the gun and get on the ground before ultimately discharging his weapon and striking the subject."

Law Enforcement Embracing Computer Voice Stress Analyzer Technology

November 9, 2018
Innocent people are being exonerated in record numbers as new technologies such as DNA become more sophisticated and the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) is increasingly being used for truth verification instead of the old polygraph, says NITV Federal Services.

Texas Officer, Former Chief Arrested in Connection to Double Homicide in New York

November 7, 2018
A second Texas police officer was arrested Tuesday in connection with a double homicide in New York last month, which appears to be related to a custody battle.

Washington Police Investigating Straight Pins Found in Trick-or-Treat Candy

November 2, 2018
The Omak (WA) Police Department is investigating after two different families reported finding straight pins in trick-or-treat candy handed out to their children on Halloween.

Apple's Double Standard

November 1, 2018

No American company should be allowed to foil the lawful work of American police in the name of privacy.

California Police thought Human Skull Delivered to Department was a Halloween Hoax... it wasn't

October 31, 2018
Officers with the Oakland (CA) Police Department received a piece of evidence on Friday that they initially thought was a Halloween hoax—a human skull.

Microsoft Sees Increase in Requests for Information from Police

October 26, 2018
Microsoft has seen a 25% increase in requests from US law enforcement for data on the company's individual users and enterprise customers.

Suspect in Custody in String of Letter Bombs Sent to Former Presidents and Others

October 26, 2018
Federal authorities arrested 56-year-old Cesar Altieri Sayoc in Broward County, Florida Friday morning.

Police Investigating Suspected Explosive Devices Sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN

October 24, 2018
"Responding officers identified a device that appeared to be an explosive device and they removed it for investigation," NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said at a press conference.

New Hampshire Man Vandalizes Police Car with Maple Syrup

October 23, 2018
A Rindge (NH) Police Department squad car was vandalized this week by a man who poured maple syrup all over the vehicle.

Washington Police Chief Cleared of Sex Assault Charge, Reinstated to Post

October 23, 2018
The Bothell Police Department has completed an investigation into allegations made against Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett, finding that there was no probable cause to show that Chief Mylett committed any crime.

Teen Suspect Who Threatened 2 Virginia Schools is Arrested

October 22, 2018
The Manassas (VA) Police department said in a statement that the agency received information about a threat to Manassas City Schools on October 21, 2018.

Court: Police Cannot Force Facebook to Wiretap Calls Via Messenger App

October 18, 2018
A U.S. District Judge in Fresno (CA) has ruled that law enforcement officials cannot compel Facebook to wiretap voice calls over its Messenger app.

Anonymous Amazon Employee Publishes Op-Ed Opposing Sale of Facial Recognition Tech to Police

October 18, 2018
An anonymous employee for tech giant Amazon recently posted an opinion article to Medium in which they argue that the sale of facial recognition software to police is wrong because "the product we’re selling is a flawed technology that reinforces existing bias."

Police Advised to Not Look at Suspects' iPhone Screens

October 16, 2018
Face ID can work against law enforcement because if police officers look to many times at the screen before the subject does, it can "force the iPhone to request a potentially harder to obtain passcode instead," according to Motherboard.

Georgia Police Arrest 1 After Standoff After Shots Fired on Undercover Officers

October 16, 2018
Two undercover officers with the Atlanta (GA) Police Department were investigating a complaint of drug activity when shots were fired at their unmarked patrol car on Monday.

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.

"Fitbit" Data Leads California Police to Possible Murder Suspect

October 5, 2018
Data obtained from a murdered woman's "Fitbit" activity tracker may have led police in California to the suspected murderer.

FBI Agents Compel Suspect to Unlock iPhone with Biometric Locking System

October 2, 2018
FBI agents recently forced a man to unlock his iPhone using the device's built-in facial biometric unlocking system—Face ID—according to Forbes.

How To Survive a Reprimand

October 1, 2018

Dealing with a reprimand at work can be a very distressing situation. Sometimes we create the situation and sometimes the situation is created for us. Either way, it's best to develop a strategy so you are prepared if and when it happens.

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