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Oregon Police Hold "Summit" to Build Community's Trust

October 18, 2018
"Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities came together in September 2016, at a time of heightened tensions in our country and polarizing political rhetoric," said the City of Portland on its website.

Illinois Officer Charged With Armed Robbery, Suspended Without Pay

October 18, 2018
Should Karas be exonerated of the criminal charges and the internal allegations of misconduct, he would be eligible to receive back pay.

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.

Oregon Man Started Fire in Attempt to Ambush First Responders

October 18, 2018
The man—identified as 65-year-old Lance Taylor Jacobs—reportedly set the fire in an attempt to lure police officers and firefighters in an ambush attempt.

New South Carolina Law Helps Criminals Erase Criminal History from Public Record

October 18, 2018
Lawmakers in South Carolina recently made it easier for the convicted to erase crimes from their publicly available records, expanding the list of convictions eligible for expungement.

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."

Report: Police Workforce Must Evolve with Emerging Technology

October 18, 2018
A new report from Accenture states that the "public safety landscape is transforming at speed and scale, requiring police forces to develop new workforce strategies, structures and skills."

Connecticut Police Officer Fired Over "Trigger Happy" Comment

October 18, 2018
The department said in a Facebook post that Officer Stephen Barone was fired "after the completion of internal investigations and a formal hearing process regarding charges related to his interaction with a group of people in August 2018 and his supervision of a traffic incident in July 2018."

Georgia Trooper Struck in Ballistic Vest in Gunfight at Traffic Stop

October 18, 2018
The trooper was reportedly struck in his ballistic vest. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where officials say he is expected to be OK.

New USA Gymnastics CEO Forced to Resign Over Tweet Opposing Nike's Kaepernick Ad Campaign

October 17, 2018
Much of the criticism has come thanks to an anti-Nike tweet she sent in September. In that tweet, which has since been deleted, a photo showed that Bono used a black marker to cover up a white Nike logo on a pair of golf shoes -- a symbol of protest against Nike's polarizing "Just Do It" campaign featuring anti-police activist Colin Kaepernick.

Baltimore FOP Send Letter to Producer Over Officers' Portrayal in Saturday Night Live Sketch

October 17, 2018
“As you are most likely aware, the Baltimore Police department is currently a very beleaguered agency in the throes of massive amounts of criticism and disrespect,” Lt. Gene Ryan, the president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, wrote in a letter to SNL’s Lorne Michaels on Wednesday.

Ohio Officer Teaches Kids Scary Lesson About Brandishing a Realistic Looking BB Gun

October 17, 2018
“I pulled up and I’m not gonna lie, I drew down on them. He freaks out and he starts to pull the gun out of his waistband.”

Video: Ohio Officer Teaches Kids Scary Lesson About Brandishing a Realistic Looking BB Gun

October 17, 2018
"I pulled up and I’m not gonna lie, I drew down on them. He freaks out and he starts to pull the gun out of his waistband."

Video: Florence Cop Killing Suspect Set Up House for Deadly Ambush, Sheriff Says

October 17, 2018
“Just going inside that house is chilling," Sheriff Lott said during the press conference. "I’ve been doing this a long time and been to a lot of crime scenes, and this is probably one of the worst that I’ve ever seen.”

Tennessee Deputy Seriously Wounded in Gunfight, Suspect Killed

October 17, 2018
The deputy, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. However, he has since been upgraded to non-critical condition.

After Shut Down of "Backpage" Sex-for-Sale Website, Sex Workers Return to the Streets

October 16, 2018
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, crimes related to pimping and sex trafficking have more than tripled in 2018—and police believe that the trend may be the result of the government shutdown of, which was notorious for sex-for-sale online classified ads.

Tennessee Police End Standoff with Armed Men Barricaded in Home, 3 in Custody

October 16, 2018
Police Spokesman Don Aaron with the Metro Nashville (TN) Police Department said that two adults and three minor girls—ages 10, 14 and 17—were inside the home at the time of the invasion. They all managed to escape.

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.

Doughnut Shop Worker Fired For Refusing Service to Police Returns to Rob Same Shop

October 16, 2018
A former Dunkin Donuts employee—who was fired for refusing to serve a Cleveland police officer—reportedly returned to his former employment location with intentions to rob the store.

New NYPD Officer is Daughter of 9/11 Hero

October 16, 2018
Jillian Suarez had just turned nine years old when her father—45-year-old cop Ramon Suarez—ran three times into the North Tower of the World Trade Center to save individuals from the smoke-filled building.
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