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Some Illinois Lawmakers Want to Replace SROs with Therapists

April 20, 2018
Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, a Hillside Democrat, said he proposed the plan after hearing from advocates who argue that investing in mental health resources is the best way of treating the epidemic of violence.

Death of Detroit Officer Shot in 1972 Now Ruled a homicide

April 20, 2018
The shooting left Detroit Police Officer Donald Kimbrough paralyzed from the waist down and he died December 7, 2017, from medical complications that resulted from the decades old shooting.

Pennsylvania Detective Dies During Physical Training

April 20, 2018
The New Castle Police Department reports on Facebook that Detective Sgt. Brian Cuscino had been with the New Castle Police Department since 2001. He worked as a patrol officer for approximately 10 years and was then promoted to a detective in the criminal investigative division.

Woman Now Faces First-Degree Murder in MO Officer's Slaying

April 19, 2018
Tammy Dee Widger's charges in the fatal shooting of Clinton, MO, Officer Ryan Morton last month have been amended and now include first-degree murder.

Chicago Mayor Learning You Can't Pay Police to Live in High-Crime Neighborhoods

April 18, 2018
Emanuel’s program offers $30,000 loans to police officers and firefighters to buy a home in certain more violent areas of the city. If they stay for at least 10 years, they don’t have to pay the city back.

Cleveland's Restrictive Pursuit Policy Endangering Officers

April 18, 2018
"Officers shall err on the side of caution and interpret this policy in the most restrictive manner if, for any reason, this directive does not offer clear guidance for a specific set of circumstances," the policy says in bold type-face.

Ohio Officers Save Teen from Suicide Attempt

April 17, 2018
The video, captured the night of March 20th, shows the unidentified girl dangling her hands and feet from the edge of the Greenlawn Avenue bridge, hanging over the Scioto River. As officers sprint towards her, the girl sobs and tells them “no.” More Here.

Wisconsin Officer Kicked Unconscious Making Arrest, Nurse Takes Down Suspect

April 17, 2018
While the nurse was checking on the sergeant, she realized Boomsma was beginning to fight with the officer again, and that Boomsma was yelling about having a knife in her pocket. The nurse was concerned that Boomsma was going to stab the officer or the unconscious sergeant, so she body slammed her and held her until an officer could handcuff her. More Here.

Video: Ohio Officers Save Teen from Suicide Attempt

April 17, 2018
The video, captured the night of March 20th, shows the unidentified girl dangling her hands and feet from the edge of the Greenlawn Avenue bridge, hanging over the Scioto River. As officers sprint towards her, the girl sobs and tells them “no.”

Video: Wisconsin Officer Kicked Unconscious Making Arrest, Nurse Takes Down Suspect

April 17, 2018
While the nurse was checking on the sergeant, she realized Boomsma was beginning to fight with the officer again, and that Boomsma was yelling about having a knife in her pocket. The nurse was concerned that Boomsma was going to stab the officer or the unconscious sergeant, so she body slammed her and held her until an officer could handcuff her.

Video: Family Sues Woman who Shot, Killed Man Attacking Indiana Officer

April 17, 2018
Witnesses told investigators Holland was overpowering the officer, and that a witness shot Holland in the shoulder after fearing for the officer's life. First aid was administered but Holland was later pronounced dead at Dearborn County Hospital.

Video: Ohio Officer Administered Narcan During Drug Arrest

April 16, 2018
A body camera video shows one officer administering Narcan to a Columbus, OH, police officer after he came in contact with an unknown narcotic during a drug arrest and started to display effects.

Ohio Officer Administered Narcan During Drug Arrest

April 16, 2018
A body camera video shows one officer administering Narcan to a Columbus, OH, police officer after he came in contact with an unknown narcotic during a drug arrest and started to display effects. More Here.

Commission Member to Decide Whether to Fire Chicago Officer Over Shooting

April 13, 2018
The superintendent and COPA failed to reach any agreement in recent weeks, so the case was referred to the Police Board on Wednesday afternoon and assigned to a member chosen at random, according to a statement issued by the board Thursday morning.

No Charges Filed Against Kansas Officer in Fatal Swatting Incident

April 13, 2018
"The officer believed Mr. Finch was the suspect who had shot his own father and had been holding his younger brother and mother hostage," Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday.

Video: Kansas Motor Officer Seriously Injured in Crash

April 12, 2018
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says the officer suffered broken ribs, an injured leg, and a dislocated shoulder, but she has kept her sense of humor.

Kansas Motor Officer Seriously Injured in Crash

April 12, 2018
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says the officer suffered broken ribs, an injured leg, and a dislocated shoulder, but she has kept her sense of humor. More Here.

3 Chicago Officers Charged in Laquan McDonald Case to Choose Bench Trial

April 12, 2018
Lawyers for three Chicago police officers charged with impeding an investigation into the fatal police shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald said Thursday they plan for a Cook County judge to decide the outcome of the officers' trials, not a jury.

Indiana Deputy and Suspect Shot at Traffic Stop

April 11, 2018
ISP Spokesman Sgt. Ted Bohner said a Garrett police officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at around 8:20 p.m. A DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy was also involved in the stop. More Here. 

Illinois Town Lays Off 13 Officers

April 11, 2018
Overall, the 40 cuts represent about a quarter of the city’s police union members, 40 percent of its firefighters union and 55 percent of its non-sworn police personnel, union officials said.
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