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After-Action Reports on the Riots of 2020

The unrest after the death of George Floyd overwhelmed many agencies and resulted in injuries to thousands of officers. What needs to be done before the next incident ignites protests and riots?

April 30, 2021

Ohio Officer Fatally Shoots Girl Attacking Another Girl with Knife in Hand

Ohio Officer Fatally Shoots Girl Attacking Another Girl with Knife in Hand

As soon as police pulled up, a young female can be seen tackling another female to the ground with what appeared to be a knife in her hand. The girl can then be seen charging at another nearby female while raising the apparent knife in the air, at which point the officer fired multiple shots, fatally wounding the attacker.

April 21, 2021

NYPD Agrees to Limit Use of LRAD Systems During Protests

“The NYPD has voluntarily agreed to ban the use of the LRAD’s alert tone going forward,” a city spokeswoman said. “The NYPD has found a path forward that satisfies both law enforcement needs and the plaintiffs’ concerns about the use of the LRAD.”

April 19, 2021

Daunte Wright Shooting Triggers Violence in Multiple Cities, Riot Declared in Portland
Protests, Looting Erupts in Minneapolis Suburb After Fatal Police Shooting
MN Chief Says Officer Drew Gun Instead of Taser in Fatal Traffic Stop Shooting

Lawsuit Filed Against Rochester Police for "Culture of Brutality"

The 96-page lawsuit names Mayor Lovely Warren and former Police Chief La’Ron Singletary, who was fired in the fallout from Prude’s death. Other defendants include the city of Rochester, Monroe County and various unidentified police officers, sheriff’s deputies and New York state troopers.

April 7, 2021

Atlanta Mayor Announces Plan to Hire 250 Officers

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said 90 police recruits are currently in the pipeline, and that she is working with the City Council to enact a retention bonus for officers. The department is about 400 officers under its authorized level.

April 5, 2021

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill That Could Criminalize Taunting Officers

Under the legislation, anyone who "accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response" would be guilty of a misdemeanor and face up to 90 days in jail and fines.

March 12, 2021

Proposed KY Law Would Make it Illegal to Provoke Violence by Taunting Police

Proposed KY Law Would Make it Illegal to Provoke Violence by Taunting Police

The proposed law makes a person guilty of disorderly conduct — a Class B misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 90 days' imprisonment — if he or she "accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response.

March 5, 2021

Carrying the Heavy Load of Police Duty During Stressful Times
Cause and Effect: Why Attacks on Officers Appear to Be Increasing

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Rochester Officers Over Death of Daniel Prude

The Rochester police union president has defended the officers who arrested Prude, saying they appeared to follow protocol and urging changes to procedure if necessary. “Let’s not indict a police officer at the lowest level so the public feels or the family feels that there some semblance of justice,” Michael Mazzeo, president of Rochester Police Locust Club said last year.

February 23, 2021

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