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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

Baltimore PD to Enact Reforms in 2020, Despite Delays

Baltimore PD to Enact Reforms in 2020, Despite Delays

City and police leaders say Baltimore residents should start to see the Police Department’s consent decree reforms on the street for the first time in 2020, but many key initiatives are delayed as well.

December 26, 2019

Wyoming Officer Alleges Pregnancy Cost Her Promotion

A police officer in Wyoming has filed a lawsuit claiming she was denied a chance at promotion because her high-risk pregnancy prevented her from taking a physical test on the date it was given.

December 18, 2019

North Carolina Agency Implements "Written Consent" Policy, Limiting Search Powers

A police advocacy group, the N.C. Police Benevolent Association, opposes the proposed policy, saying it should include a way for officers to bypass the written requirement if it is not safe or practical. The group would continue to oppose the practice, which isn't backed by law, said PBA President John Midgette.

November 1, 2019

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

NYPD Evaluating Its Mental Health Programs

NYPD Evaluating Its Mental Health Programs

The 22-question survey was sent out Thursday—one day after the ninth NYPD officer committed suicide this year. The survey was also circulated a week ago, police sources said.

August 16, 2019

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