“This is not about the money and certainly isn’t about the demonstrators” who were blocked on a road near her home by neighbors, Best said. “Be real. I have a thicker skin than that. It really is about the overarching lack of respect for the officers, the men and women who work so hard day in and day out.”
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“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, said. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”
Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement just hours after the city council approved a budget that would reallocate monies originally slated to be put toward the police department to community programs
An off-duty officer with the Stoneham (MA) Police Department took a vacation from his vacation and rescued the pilot of an aircraft after it crashed into Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
An off-duty officer with the Dallas Police Department was shot Sunday as two people tried to rob his wife in Fort Worth.
An off-duty officer with the Birmingham Police Department was one of six people wounded by gunfire at a motorcycle club in Ensley, AL, just before midnight Saturday. Another individual was killed in the incident.
K-9 Paige with the Hurricane City (UT) Police Department has bid farewell to two-legged colleagues at the department during a sendoff celebration at which she was given a large steak instead of cake.
As Mensah went inside, "armed protesters approached the rear door and a single shotgun round was discharged by a member of the group into Officer Mensah’s backdoor," the release continues.
“Criminals took to the streets with the confidence there is no consequence for their actions,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said, implying State’s Attorney Kim Foxx's reforms have emboldened criminals, especially rioters and looters.
Lieutenant Troy Morris—a 27-year veteran of the Mississippi Highway Patrol who also worked part time for the United States Postal Service—was found shot dead in his delivery truck.
An officer with the Beaumont (TX) Police Department died on Sunday morning when the patrol vehicle she was driving was struck head-on by a car travelling in the wrong way on a local highway. Another officer was seriously wounded in the collision, according to reports.
An officer with the Kenosha (WI) Police Department who was shot early Saturday morning is expected to recover from his wounds.
Ken Cuccinelli testified before a Senate subcommittee hearing on the violent protests in Oregon, saying that a number of officers have had "days-long blindness."
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