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Monitor to Submit First-Year Plan for Cleveland Police Reform

February 2, 2016
The city of Cleveland must devise a new use-of-force policy and have officers trained to implement it by the end of 2016, according to the first-year plan for a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland Police Department.
<p>Lieutenant Wojciech Niebrzydowski in the hospital. (Photo: NBC New York screen shot)</p>

NYPD Lieutenant Stabbed in the Arm by Emotionally Disturbed Woman

February 2, 2016
The officer had been called to the address by a social worker who was unable to get inside the woman's apartment. When Niebrzydowski went inside, authorities say, the woman grabbed a kitchen knife and started swinging wildly, striking the lieutenant in the arm.
<p>NYPD Sgt. Patrick Divers (Photo: NYPD)</p>

NYPD Sergeant Dies of Apparent Heart Attack on Job

February 2, 2016
NYPD Sgt. Patrick Divers, of Levittown, was conducting a narcotics investigation with a narcotics team in Brooklyn this morning, when he began to experience chest pains.

Massachusetts Chief Helps Foil Bank Robbery Getaway

February 2, 2016
“I still like to keep my hand in the action. You try not to forget where you came from,” said Heagney, a police officer for 17 years and chief for the past five years.
<p>Officer Matthew Hickey served as Ajax&#39;s handler for three years. (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Retired Officer to Keep K-9, No Auction Planned

February 1, 2016
A retired police officer in Ohio will get to keep his K-9 partner if he becomes an auxiliary officer, city officials in Marietta announced, amid fears that the dog would be put up for auction.

Video: Retired Ohio Officer's K-9 Set to Be Auctioned Off

February 1, 2016
Marietta, OH, K-9 Officer Matt Hickey says he's spent every day for the past three years with his partner Ajax. But despite Hickey's willingness to purchase the dog so they can retire together, the city's policy mandates that Ajax be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Impact Power Technologies Awarded Boston PD Radio Battery Replacement Contract

February 1, 2016
Impact Power Technologies (IPT) won the Boston PD bid against five competitors for conversion of its Motorola XTS 2500 radio batteries to IPT extended life batteries.
<p>Photo: Utility</p>

Corrections Facility Equips Officers With Utility's BodyWorn Cameras

February 1, 2016
Utility, Inc. officially announced the Atlanta Department of Corrections has deployed Utility's BodyWorn police body cameras—the only automated, policy-based, body-worn police camera currently available on the market, according to the company.

Chiefs, Officials, and Trainers Draft Use-of-Force Guidelines to Reduce Officer-Involved Shootings

February 1, 2016
Among reforms discussed at length were retraining all officers in deescalation tactics and abandoning training that teaches the “21-foot-rule” — a turn of phrase taught to nearly all current U.S. police officers that is often interpreted by officers to mean they are justified in shooting any suspect with a knife or edged weapon who comes within 21 feet of them.

Texas Officers Kill Man Who Attacked Them in Bizarre Rampage

February 1, 2016
A man who attacked two police officers and several homeowners in a residential neighborhood Saturday night was reportedly running up and down the street “making growling sounds” before he was fatally shot by police, Saginaw, TX, police spokesman Sgt. Damon Ing said Sunday.
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