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MA Senate Votes to Make Police Reform Bill Less Restrictive

Massachusetts state senators agreed Monday to scale back restrictions they had sought to put on the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and to limit the influence of a civilian led commission over police training.

December 22, 2020

NJ Revises Police Use-of-Force Rules, Requires Warnings

Under the new rules officers will be required to explain their actions, respond to questions, “provide a clear warning that force will be used” and give someone “a reasonable opportunity” to respond.

December 22, 2020

Martial Arts Master Warns New NYPD Arrest and Control Rules are Dangerous for Officers and Arrestees

Biden Promises Police Reform in Campaign Speech, Suggests Officers Shoot for the Legs

The former vice president pointed to several bills he said Congress could pass right away to address "police brutality," including legislation that would outlaw chokeholds, limit the transfer of “weapons of war” to police departments, and create a new oversight and accountability model for use of force within police departments.

June 2, 2020

Policing During the Plague

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced agencies to find new ways of doing the job while keeping officers and the public safe.

May 5, 2020

Philadelphia Police Ordered to Wear Face Masks to Protect Against Coronavirus

LAPD Checking Officers' Temperatures Before Each Shift

Any LAPD officer with a temperature will be sent home immediately and directed to get medical treatment. “We are taking every step to ensure officers’ health,” Assistant Chief Horace Frank said.

March 31, 2020

San Francisco Public Defender Asks Police to Halt Arrests Amid Coronavirus Fears

CentralSquare Records Customers in Eight States Receive NIBRS Certification

CentralSquare, a leader in public sector technology, has announced that multiple customer agencies have received National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) certification from the Criminal Justice Information Services Division agencies in Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin.

March 9, 2020

Ohio Chief Bans Load-Bearing Vests for Officers

Ohio Chief Bans Load-Bearing Vests for Officers

The chief of police for the Toledo Police Department has banned officers from wearing load-bearing vests that have been credited by many with relieving back pain associated with wearing duty belts that carry an officer's duty gear.

February 11, 2020

Washington Officer's Arrest of Teen Followed Policy

Two Kirkland, WA, police officers followed department policies and procedures when they roughly arrested a fleeing 14-year-old suspect in a YMCA teen center, according to a final report following an investigation of the arrest.

December 27, 2019