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Court Rules Officer Who Spoke Out Against Arrest Quotas Can Sue NYPD

February 27, 2015
A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit by an NYPD officer, who claims he was punished for speaking out against arrest and ticket quotas.
<p>Glen Hochman, who killed daughters Alissa and Deanna (front left and center), omitted wife Anamarie (rear) as his pension beneficiary before committing suicide, depriving her and daughter Samantha (far right). (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Authorities Say Retired New York Officer Premeditatedly Murdered Daughters, Planned to Impoverish Wife

February 27, 2015
Sources say Hochman, 52, intentionally planned to impoverish his wife and surviving daughter by cutting them out of his pension benefits before he murdered his other daughters and then turned the gun on himself.

Video: Indiana Officer Reportedly Poisoned by Fast-Food Tea

February 27, 2015
An Indianapolis police officer took a sip of McDonald's iced tea over the weekend and wound up in the hospital because the drink apparently was contaminated with cleaning chemicals.

Senate Approves Homeland Security Funding, House Vote Uncertain

February 26, 2015
On Wednesday, the Senate moved forward on that plan, voting 98-2 in favor of clearing the way for a funding bill void of controversial immigration issues.
<p>The Spirit of Blue safety training grant was presented at the Gainesville Police Headquarters Building on February 24th. In attendance were (left to right) Jeffrey Weisberg of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding; Chief Tony Jones of the Gainesville (Fla.) Police Department, and Board Members Diane Harbour and Sue Post of the Spirit of Blue Foundation.</p>

Gainesville PD Receives Safety Grant from the Spirit of Blue Foundation and Dunkin' Donuts

February 26, 2015
The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Training Grant to the Gainesville (Fla.) Police Department to obtain valuable police/youth dialogue training. The focus of this training is building understanding and cooperation between the city's minority youth and the 302 police officers who serve the Gainesville community.

Smart Policing Summit to Showcase New Wave of Technologies and Tactics

February 26, 2015
IDGA will debut its inaugural Smart Policing Summit this April 27–29 in Washington, D.C. The event will host law enforcement agencies and research firms in an open forum to discuss tactics and techniques to decrease crime and increase case closure rates.

Video: Police, Volunteers Modify Home for Use by California Officer Who Was Shot in the Head

February 26, 2015
At his house, Garcia was met with volunteers — many of whom have never met him before — who have been working to make sure his home has everything he’ll need to be able to get around when he is able to return home.

Video: Research Shows Officers Hesitating to Use Deadly Force When Necessary

February 26, 2015
Data from a recent study shows that white and African-American officers alike hold a stronger subconscious bias against African-American suspects — and that they are now overcompensating for that bias, becoming more hesitant to shoot minority suspects. Researchers believe that's because those officers fear backlash.

Video: Florida Agency Releases Video of Controversial Use of Force After Pursuit That Critically Injured Officer

February 26, 2015
Officer Williams' spine was broken in two places and his face was disfigured. Chief Katz said Williams is still in pain and undergoing physical therapy. He said Williams is working to return to full duty.

FLEOA Commends McConnell for Proposal to Fund DHS

February 25, 2015
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its praise for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposal to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding for DHS will expire on February 27, unless Congress passes an appropriations bill.
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