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Former Milwaukee Officer Acquitted of Homicide in Fatal OIS

June 21, 2017
A former Milwaukee police officer was acquitted by a jury Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a man last year. The shooting set off days of protests and riots in the city.

More Than 2 Dozen Teams Apply to Serve as Monitor of Baltimore Police Consent Decree

June 9, 2017
More than two dozen teams have applied to serve as the independent monitor overseeing police reforms in Baltimore under the consent decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice.

FLEOA Foundation Defends NYPD Sergeant Accused of Murder

June 5, 2017
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) Foundation released the following statement in opposition to the murder charge the New York City Bronx District Attorney's (DA) Office brought against NYPD Sergeant Hugh Barry.

Video: TX Governor Signs Sanctuary Cities Ban Into Law

May 8, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has signed a new ban on sanctuary cities into law, which would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws or face legal consequences.

TX Governor Signs Sanctuary Cities Ban Into Law

May 8, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has signed a new ban on sanctuary cities into law, which would require both local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws or face legal consequences. More Here.

Driver Who Crashed Into LAPD Patrol Car, Killing Officer, Pleads No Contest

April 20, 2017
A driver who lost control of his truck and crashed into an LAPD patrol car, killing a well-liked veteran officer, pleaded no contest to gross vehicular manslaughter on Wednesday.

FL Officer Charged With Shooting Autistic Man's Caretaker

April 12, 2017
Officials say a Florida police officer who shot an autistic man's caretaker is facing criminal charges.

The Liability Plague

April 7, 2017

With the money they lose to lawsuits law enforcement agencies could hire more officers, field better equipment, and offer more comprehensive training.

TN Supreme Court Upholds State's Lethal Injection Protocol

March 31, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s message Wednesday to murderers condemned to die was simple: It doesn’t have to be pain-free or quick and you don’t get a second shot at life if the first attempt doesn’t do the job.

Attacking Police Officers Now a Hate Crime in KY

March 23, 2017
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law legislation that makes it a hate crime to attack a police officer or emergency responder. The state joined Louisiana as the only other state with a "Blue Lives Matter" law.

Public Officials' Work-Related Personal Email Public Record, CA Supreme Court Rules

March 3, 2017
Texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if they deal with official business, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a unanimous decision.

FLEOA Announces Senator Toomey as Legislator of the Year

October 21, 2016
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced Senator Patrick Toomey (R-PA) as the recipient of the 2015 FLEOA Legislator of the Year award.

Video: VA Officer Found Not Guilty of Manslaughter in OIS

October 10, 2016
A jury has found a Norfolk, VA, police officer not guilty in the 2014 death of a mentally ill man.

VA Officer Found Not Guilty of Manslaughter in OIS

October 10, 2016
A jury has found a Norfolk, VA, police officer not guilty in the 2014 death of a mentally ill man, reports WVEC. "I have my life back," Officer Michael Edington said outside court. More Here.

Think Before You Hit Send

October 10, 2016

What about those text messages and emails that are sent on officers' personal devices? Are they safe from scrutinizing eyes?

U.S. Court Upholds Gun Buying Ban for Medical-Marijuana Users

September 1, 2016
Gun purchases are off limits in the U.S. to anyone who uses medical marijuana or holds a state-approved medicinal marijuana card, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

New Mexico Governor Wants to Restore the Death Penalty

August 18, 2016
New Mexico's governor is reframing the death penalty debate as the proper response to recent police killings, including one officer killed Friday in her own state.

How to Obtain a Sworn Statement

August 12, 2016

Well written accounts from victims and witnesses can serve as valuable evidence.

Video: Man Arrested for Taking Video of Officers Sues NYPD

July 8, 2016
Ruben An, 24, filed suit in Manhattan federal court Wednesday over his 2014 arrest for using his cellphone to document three NYPD officers rousting a man they found lying on a sidewalk.

Man Arrested for Taking Video of Officers Sues NYPD

July 8, 2016
Ruben An, 24, filed suit in Manhattan federal court Wednesday over his 2014 arrest for using his cellphone to document three NYPD officers rousting a man they found lying on a sidewalk. More Here.
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