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President Obama Softens Tone, But Does Not Back Off Criticism of Gates Arrest

July 24, 2009
The White House today sought to soften the tone of President Obama's criticism of the Cambridge, Mass. police's arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his own home earlier this week. But Obama said in an interview with ABC News that he was surprised by the controversy over the statement.

Cambridge Officer: We Followed Protocols In Gates Arrest

July 24, 2009
The second Cambridge police officer who was inside the home of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. during his arrest says he and the arresting officer "followed protocols," New England Cable News reports.

NJ Corrections Losing Ground Against Prison Gangs

July 20, 2009
New Jersey corrections investigators say they're losing ground in the fight against prison gangs, because they lack the manpower and funding, the Star-Ledger reports.

Oakland Council Proposes 10% Cut to Police Budget

June 29, 2009

On the verge of closing a $83 million budget shortfall, members of Oakland City Council have proposed slashing 10 percent from the Police Department's personnel budget. The move would cut nearly $12 million from the general fund budget and account for the single largest reduction in the budget proposal that's up for approval on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Chicago Police Union May Picket During International Olympic Committee Visit

March 27, 2009
Leaders of Chicago's police union are considering taking the growing acrimony over contract negotiations public at a most inopportune time for Mayor Richard Daley—picketing on the day International Olympic Committee evaluators arrive next week to see the city.

Pension Changes Infuriate San Diego Public Safety Workers

March 19, 2009
San Diego's employee retirement board is voted to lower the pension rate guarantee from 7.75 percent to 3.54 percent effective July 1.

A Capital Success Story

February 1, 2002

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

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