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Arpaio Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt of Court

July 31, 2017
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found former Maricopa County, AZ, Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt of court, finding that he willfully violated a federal judge's order.

2 Former Omaha Officers Charged With Assault in Man's Death

July 27, 2017
Douglas County, NE, Attorney Don Kleine announced Wednesday that he is charging two of the officers involved in attempts to subdue a mentally ill Oklahoma man who died after being shocked repeatedly with a conducted electrical weapon on June 5.

Former TX Officer Indicted on Murder Charge, Says Shot Teen Out of Fear for Partner's Safety

July 19, 2017
A former Dallas-area police officer was indicted Monday on murder and other charges in a deadly April encounter in which authorities said he fired at a car, killing a 15-year-old passenger. The former officer says he fired because he feared for his partner's safety.

MO Joins 27 Other States With 'Blue Alert' System

July 6, 2017
Missouri soon will have a system to notify the general public when a law enforcement officer is killed or injured.

CA Bill Would Make Police Body Camera Videos Public

July 6, 2017
New legislation from a Bay Area assemblyman would dramatically expand public access to police body camera videos in California.

Video: Denver Police Union Asks Judge to Force Prosecution of Chief, Deputy Chief

June 30, 2017
Denver's police union is fighting back against the district attorney's decision not to prosecute the city's two top officers.

Family of Philando Castile Reaches $3M Settlement in Police Shooting Case

June 26, 2017
The family of Philando Castile has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony Village, according to a statement from both parties.

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.
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