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MO Trooper Gets 10 Days in Jail for Accidental Drowning of Handcuffed Suspect

September 25, 2017
The weekend after Memorial Day, he arrested Ellingson for allegedly boating while intoxicated. Ellingson fell overboard while Piercy was driving the MSHP boat back to shore for processing. Piercy tried—unsuccessfully—to hook Ellingson with a pole.

Patrol Car Crushed by Stolen Bulldozer in Illinois

September 22, 2017
A Kankakee, IL, police officer escaped injury but his patrol vehicle was crushed when a reportedly stolen bulldozer backed over it during a pursuit Aug. 24. More Here.

Illinois Officer Sues Agency Over Pregnancy Discrimination

September 22, 2017
A Frankfort, IL, police officer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the police department refused to modify her duties when she became pregnant, wouldn't provide a protective vest that covered her growing belly and then forced her to take unpaid leave months before she gave birth.

Video: Patrol Car Crushed by Stolen Bulldozer in Illinois

September 22, 2017
A Kankakee, IL, police officer escaped injury but his patrol vehicle was crushed when a reportedly stolen bulldozer backed over it during a pursuit Aug. 24.

ACLU Sues St. Louis Over Police Actions During Stockley Verdict Protests

September 22, 2017
The ACLU has filed suit against the city of St. Louis for what it calls "unlawful and unconstitutional" actions by police during protests of the Stockley verdict.

Man Charged with Murder in Shooting of Off-Duty MO Officer

September 21, 2017
Jackson County (MO) prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old man with second-degree murder in the Aug. 20 shooting death of Lee’s Summit police officer Thomas Alvin Orr III.

St. Louis to Equip Officers with Body Cameras

September 21, 2017
All St. Louis police officers could be wearing body cameras within 90 days after a contentious and chaotic vote of the St. Louis Board of Estimate and Apportionment on Wednesday.

IN Inmate Escapes Handcuffs, Attempts to Strangle Deputy

September 20, 2017
A 26-year-old inmate at Miami Correctional Facility in Indiana faces a charge of attempted murder after police say he escaped from handcuffs and tried to strangle a Decatur County deputy who was driving him from a court hearing.

Video: St. Louis Officer Accused of Posting Meme Calling BLM 'Domestic Terrorists'

September 20, 2017
The St. Louis Police Department (SLMPD) is investigating one of their own because of a Facebook meme that calls Black Lives Matter protesters "domestic terrorists." The meme also shows the wording "the Klan with a tan."

St. Louis Mayor Decries Police Officers' Chant to Protesters

September 20, 2017
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says it wasn't acceptable for police to chant "Whose streets? Our streets!" on Sunday after clearing out protesters and onlookers in the city's downtown.

WI Inmate Accused of Trying to Strangle Deputy

September 20, 2017
A career criminal already facing homicide and armed robbery charges is now accused of attempting to strangle a deputy at the Dane County Jail in Wisconsin.

Michigan Trooper Killed in Motorcycle Crash

September 20, 2017
O’Neill was on patrol on his department motorcycle at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning when he was involved in a crash in Plainfield Township. No one else was injured, and the crash remains under investigation.

Chief Says Minneapolis Police Body Camera Usage Up After Policy Change

September 19, 2017
Minneapolis police officers are using their body cameras more than they did before the department changed its policy following the fatal July officer-involved shooting of a woman who called 911, the city’s police chief said Monday.

Protests Expected to Resume Tonight in St. Louis, Following Quiet Monday

September 19, 2017
Demonstrators outside the jail late Monday criticized authorities for keeping some of those arrested in jail for nearly 24 hours after they were taken into custody. Police said more than 120 people were arrested during Sunday's protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the killing of a suspect.

Video: More than 80 Protesters Arrested in St. Louis; Officers Assaulted with Chemicals, Rocks

September 18, 2017
Arrests came after police officers were assaulted by protesters in St. Louis and "a concentrated area" was hit with vandalism including broken windows, broken sidewalk flower pots and overturned trash cans.

More than 80 Protesters Arrested in St. Louis; Officers Assaulted with Chemicals, Rocks

September 18, 2017
Arrests came after police officers were assaulted in St. Louis Sunday night and "a concentrated area" was hit with vandalism including broken windows, broken sidewalk flower pots and overturned trash cans, acting Police Commissioner Larry O'Toole told media. More Here.

MN Police Officer Hospitalized After Extricating Barricaded Suspect

September 18, 2017
A Duluth police officer was hospitalized Saturday and underwent surgery after injuring his arm trying to extricate a suspect who was barricaded in a home in West Duluth, MN.

WI Law Enforcement Memorial Vandalized

September 18, 2017
The law enforcement memorial monument outside the Capitol in Madison, WI, was vandalized during the night Friday night, with writing spelling out "#Justice4AnthonySmith."

DOJ Halts Ongoing Review of Milwaukee Police Department

September 18, 2017
A federal review of the Milwaukee Police Department has been halted with the retooling of a program once focused on improving trust between police and communities. The program's focus has been shifted to providing training.

Protesters Take to St. Louis Streets After Stockley Not-Guilty Verdict

September 15, 2017
Hundreds of protesters marched through city streets. Immediately following the verdict, some protesters shouted, "If we can't get no justice y'all can't get no peace!" and burned a St. Louis Cardinals sweatshirt.
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