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Video: Phoenix Police Chief Fired After Requesting 2-year Contract

December 18, 2014
Just before being fired, former Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia went before the cameras to defend his record on Thursday, calling out the police unions who have been criticizing his leadership.
<p>Phoenix officers presented children reportedly stabbed by their mother Christmas gifts. (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Phoenix Officers Bring Christmas Joy to Victimized Children

December 18, 2014
The girl had a puncture wound to her chest. She told officers she had been asleep when she woke up to her mother stabbing her. Police say they also soon discovered that the boy had also been stabbed several times.

Video: Dispatchers Plagued by Thousands of Annoying Calls to 911 Give Special Christmas Gift to Disabled Man

December 18, 2014
David VanBibber had an old cellphone that he used as an iPod to listen to music. The phone was disconnected and unable to make calls. But even disconnected cellphones are still able to call 911, which he was accidentally doing while trying to access his music.
<p>Photo: MSAB</p>

MSAB Releases Lightweight Tablet for Rapid Forensic Data Extraction in the Field

December 18, 2014
Tablet offers a touchscreen interface based on MSAB’s XRY extraction engine. It enables users to perform logical data extractions in minutes. The speed that Tablet offers users coupled with its mobility allows for more rapid triage of data and actionable intelligence while in the field on its large 11-inch display. It also allows for customizable workflow configurations that enable administrators to structure access for a wide array of users for organizations of any size.
<p>Police firearms training (Photo: Mark W. Clark)</p>

Former Officer, Criminal Justice Scholar Says Police Training Leads to "Avoidable" Suspect Deaths

December 18, 2014
Having served as an officer at a large municipal police department, and now as a scholar who researches policing, I am intimately familiar with police training. I’ve also had long conversations with trainers and use-of-force instructors at law enforcement agencies across the country, and they’ve all led to one conclusion: American police officers are among the best-trained in the world, but what they’re trained to do is part of the problem.
<p>Officer demonstrates TASER Axon Flex system. (Photo: Mark W. Clark)</p>

LAPD Plan for Body Cameras Complicated by Privacy and Policy Concerns

December 18, 2014
Another battle is brewing over whether police officers should be able to review the recordings before writing police reports about incidents. Bibring and others said officers should not have access to the recordings because it could allow them to alter their statements or align them with what the footage showed.

Video: Philly Paramedic Apologizes for Hateful Police Post on Instagram

December 18, 2014
A Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic has apologized for an Instagram post that shows two African American men pointing guns at the head of a white police officer.

Video: NYPD Unions and Mayor Trade Verbal Jabs

December 18, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the latest volley Tuesday in his ongoing battle with the city's police union, dismissing their ability to speak for rank-and-file officers in the wake of their call to ban him from future New York Police Department funerals.

Baltimore Mayor Fears Officers May Hesitate to Use Necessary Force After Brown, Garner Cases

December 18, 2014
During a weekly news briefing Wednesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said intense public scrutiny and four months of protests against police brutality in Baltimore may be affecting officers' ability to act at critical moments.

Philly Union President Decries Anti-Police Protests

December 18, 2014
The president of Philadelphia's police union on Wednesday decried the protests sweeping cities across the country after grand juries in Missouri and New York state cleared white officers who killed unarmed black suspects.
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