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Pennsylvania Police Union Loses in Fight Over Tattoos

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police lost in its bid to defend officers who have visible tattoos that some might construe as offensive following an incident in which an officer was seen in a short-sleeve uniform shirt revealing a tattoo some argued was a Nazi symbol.

October 18, 2019

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FBI Announces Launch of National Use-Of-Force Data Collection

FBI Announces Launch of National Use-Of-Force Data Collection

The FBI says that the goal of the collection is not to provide insight into specific use-of-force incidents, but instead to offer a comprehensive view of the circumstances, subjects, and officers involved in such incidents nationwide.

November 22, 2018

North Carolina Officer Dies in Crash Responding to Robbery Call
Washington Voters to Decide on Lowering Bar for Police Deadly Force Prosecutions

Washington Voters to Decide on Lowering Bar for Police Deadly Force Prosecutions

Voters in Washington will decide on Tuesday whether that state should lower the barrier to prosecuting police for use of deadly force. Ballot initiative 940 would remove the state's malice requirement, which says prosecutors must prove an officer acted with "evil intent" when bringing criminal charges for killing in the line of duty.

November 5, 2018

Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

According to the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed n 11-page statement with the United States District Court stating that a proposed court order to reform the Chicago Police Department is an overly restrictive measure that could lead to increased crime.

October 15, 2018

Chicago Mayor, Illinois AG Agree on Plan to Overhaul Police Department
Video: Indiana Officer Collapses and Dies Following Pursuit of Suspected Car Thief
Inidana Officer Collapses and Dies Following Pursuit of Suspect Car Thief

Inidana Officer Collapses and Dies Following Pursuit of Suspect Car Thief

Officer David Tinsley of the Fort Wayne (IN) Police Department reportedly died from Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease according to an autopsy report issued Wednesday morning from the Allen County Coroner's Office. Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed called Tinsley "a cop's cop." More here. 

September 12, 2018

Chicago Officers to Document Every Time They Point a Gun at Someone

Chicago police officers would be required to document every instance in which they point a gun at someone under an agreement reached Wednesday between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, two sources familiar with the deal confirmed.

September 6, 2018

Washington Oversight Board: Sheriff's UOF Complaint Process Needs Work

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) recently released a new report that suggested the process used by the King County Sheriff's Office to review complaints made by members of the public against officers for alleged unnecessary or excessive use of force needs improvement.

August 30, 2018