“I have personal and religious reasons as to why I will not take the vaccine, but also the freedom not to,” said the trooper, who Portland attorney Dan Thenell confirmed to NewsChannel 21 is Zachary Kowing, 29, an eight-year OSP trooper assigned to the Bend office.
September 3, 2021
Officers must give people who identify as transgender or nonbinary the choice of the gender of the officer who will perform a search on them.
June 2, 2021
Under the policy, which takes effect June 11, foot pursuits are "appropriate only when there is probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."
May 27, 2021
While working on the policy, law enforcement officials decided to ask legislators to amend the chokehold ban to make it clear that police can use chokeholds to defend themselves in life-and-death situations.
May 14, 2021
Garland described the so-called pattern-or-practice investigations as a return to the sort of oversight the Trump administration sharply curtailed, one of the people said.
April 23, 2021
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
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
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are set to vote on a police reform bill that would make some of the biggest changes in years to law enforcement oversight and rules in the state.
December 1, 2020
“When you remove the safest control method, you force them to use the less safe tools that they have,” said Rener Gracie, 36, including firearms.
July 16, 2020
The Denver Police Department on Sunday announced changes to the department's use-of-force policies, banning chokeholds and requiring officers to report any incident in which they point a sidearm at an individual.
June 8, 2020
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
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 Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced Wednesday morning each of the department’s 6,500 officers were issued a cloth mask that they’re now required to wear. They were also given a bag to store their mask in.
April 8, 2020
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
As a means of slowing the spread of coronavirus, San Francisco's public defender has called on police to stop issuing citations or arresting people for crimes as serious as non-violent felonies.
March 13, 2020