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Video: Mississippi City Councilman's Remarks on Attacking Officers Spark Firestorm

January 4, 2016
A Jackson, MS, city councilman angered the local and national law enforcement community last week when he recommended that people in his district should respond to officers from other jurisdictions pursuing suspects into their neighborhoods by attacking the officers with rocks, bottles, and bricks.

New Connecticut Law Prompts Agency to End Voluntary Use of Body-Worn Cameras

January 4, 2016
New, more restrictive, costly state policy effective Friday prompted the Berlin (CT) Police Department to stop voluntary use of body cameras, worn by officers to record dealings with the public.

San Francisco Chief Asks DOJ to Review Department in Wake of Controversial OIS

January 4, 2016
Police Chief Greg Suhr has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review the San Francisco Police Department’s policies, procedures and training, police said Thursday amid criticism for the fatal shooting of Mario Woods on Dec. 2.
<p>Officer Nicholas Powell was shot and dragged after a traffic stop. (Photo: WXII TV screen shot)</p>

North Carolina Officer Shot and Dragged After Traffic Stop

January 4, 2016
A Winston-Salem, NC, police officer and a suspect were wounded in a shooting following a traffic stop early Monday morning.

Obama to Impose New Gun Control Curbs Next Week

January 1, 2016
President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to finalize a set of executive actions on guns that he will unveil next week, according to several individuals briefed on the matter.
<p>57-year-old Bettie Jones and 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier (Photo: NBC Screen shot)</p>

State's Attorney Calls in FBI to Assist in Investigation of Chicago Police Shooting

January 1, 2016
The State's Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, has asked for FBI assistance in the police shooting of a 19-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman.
<p>Richard Goldrick was charged with impersonating an officer after pullng over a real police sergeant on the Garden State Parkway. (Photo: WABC TV screen shot)</p>

Police Impersonator Pulls Over Real Sergeant in New Jersey

December 29, 2015
A New Jersey man was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer after authorities say he pulled over an off-duty officer on the Garden State Parkway.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Police Shooting of Chicago Man

December 29, 2015
The father of Quintonio LeGrier, the 19-year-old man fatally shot by Chicago police as he reportedly charged them with a baseball bat over the weekend, has taken legal action against the city of Chicago.
<p>LaShondra &quot;Shon&quot; Whitaker (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Sheriff's Office Dispatcher Killed in Texas Tornado

December 29, 2015
The Collin County (TX) Sheriff's Office says a dispatcher was killed in Saturday's outbreak of deadly tornadoes.

Experts Say Police Agencies Are Prime Targets for Ransomware Attacks

December 29, 2015
IT teams at law enforcement agencies across the United States have been dealing with an unusual challenge. White collar criminals, mostly based in foreign countries, have begun targeting police departments with “ransomware”—software that infects a computer and overwrites data, making a system inaccessible unless the user pays a ransom via Bitcoin.
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