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<p>When Chief David Conner hired 25-year-old Erica Trevino, she became the first female deaf commissioned police officer hired to work at the department and is believed to be the first in the state of Texas.</p>

Video: Department Hires First Deaf Female Officer in Texas

March 28, 2018
Trevino says she is fluent in four sign languages and can communicate in ways most officers can't when someone is in distress or needs help.

Jury Awards Massachusetts Officer Over $2 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

March 28, 2018
A Suffolk County, MA, jury has awarded more than $2 million to a veteran female police officer in Winthrop, finding that the town sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, according to court records.
<p>A protester abused&nbsp;California Highway Patrol&nbsp;Sgt. Ron Wade during a Stephon Clark shooting demonstration last week.</p>

Video: Black CHP Sergeant Berated as "Uncle Tom" During Sacramento Protest

March 28, 2018
CHP Sgt. Ron Wade, 45, was the lone African American in a group of roughly 30 officers lined up in formation on I Street near the onramp to northbound lanes of Interstate 5.
<p>On Sunday, Sgt. Cade Brenchley became the 11th state trooper to be hit by a car in 2018, while a total of 10 troopers were hit in all of 2017, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.</p>

Video: Utah Trooper Hit by Skidding Car, Launched into Air

March 28, 2018
On Sunday, Sgt. Cade Brenchley became the 11th state trooper to be hit by a car in 2018, while a total of 10 troopers were hit in all of 2017, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.

$100 Million WI School Safety Plan to Address 'Any Threat,' Governor Says

March 27, 2018
A $100 million plan to improve school safety in Wisconsin is "critically important for students," Gov. Scott Walker said Monday after he signed the bill into law in front of fourth-graders at Victor Haen Elementary School.

Alaska Trooper Seriously Injured, 1 Man Dead After Altercation

March 27, 2018
According to a trooper dispatch, the responding trooper was incapacitated after Yakunin attacked him and additional troopers were dispatched for backup.

New Washington Law Gives First Responders PTSD Benefits

March 27, 2018
In the past, those claims were denied unless the illness could be attributed to a single incident, said Michael White, legislative liaison for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters.

Bill to Require Background Checks for Ammo Purchases Introduced in Congress

March 27, 2018
If the bill passes, the law would use the FBI’s Instant Background Check System, which is the same one used for firearms purchases.

Baton Rouge Mayor, Police Chief Announce Internal Investigation of Sterling Shooting

March 27, 2018
"The people of this parish have been civil in their reaction to a long and frustrating process from federal and state authorities and now of course citizens of this parish have every right to peacefully and publicly protest," the mayor said. "Calmly and legally exercising first amendment rights is always acceptable in this parish but acts of violence and lawlessness are not."
<p>Attorney General Jeff Landry announces that his office will not file charges against the two Baton Rouge officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in 2016.</p>

Video: Baton Rouge Officers Cleared by AG in Shooting of Alton Sterling

March 27, 2018
“Both officers reported that when they were on the ground, they saw Sterling’s right hand in his pocket, with his hand on a gun,” the Justice Department reported in announcing it would not prosecute them. “Officer Salamoni reported that he saw the gun coming out and attempted to grab it, but Sterling jerked away and attempted to grab the gun again. Officer Salamoni then saw “silver” and knew that he had seen a gun, so he began firing.”
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