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Capitol Police Want 60-Day Extension on National Guard Aid
Las Vegas Police Retirements Up 37%

Las Vegas Police Retirements Up 37%

“If an anti-police environment were driving separations, we would expect to see a large number of separations with years of service insufficient to retire,” Larry Hadfield, department spokesperson, said in an email. “So far, we have not seen that.”

March 5, 2021

Verizon Launches First Responder Service with NBA Partnership
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

House Democrats Pass Police Reform Bill

The bill passed by a 220-212 vote. Texas Rep. Lance Gooden was the lone Republican to vote in favor of the bill, while two Democrats voted against it. Gooden said later he pressed the wrong button.

March 4, 2021

LAPD Officer Dies Days After Being Hit by Vehicle

LAPD Officer Dies Days After Being Hit by Vehicle

The LAPD announced in a statement Wednesday the death of Officer Jose Anzora. He worked for the department since 2011, and spent the majority of his career in the Newton Division.

March 4, 2021

Retired Connecticut Trooper Killed by Punch in Las Vegas

Retired Connecticut Trooper Killed by Punch in Las Vegas

Thomas Driscoll, 57, of Chicopee, Mass., was walking on a pedestrian bridge between the Cromwell Hotel & Casino and Bally's around 4:30 a.m. when he and a woman companion walked past a group of men. One of the men made a comment about the two, then ran toward the pair and down a set of stairs as they rode an escalator down from the bridge.

March 4, 2021

Video: Ohio Deputy's Welfare Check Ends in Point Blank Gunfight

Video: Ohio Deputy's Welfare Check Ends in Point Blank Gunfight

The video -- taken by a doorbell camera -- shows Deputy Sara Vaught on Feb. 15 knocking on the door of a residence before an individual opened the door, produced a handgun and shot. The bullet narrowly missed Vaught before she returned five rounds.

March 3, 2021

NC Agency's K-9 Training Investigated After Video of Handler Given to Press
Biden Backs Police Reform Bill Banning Chokeholds and Ending Qualified Immunity

Police Warn of Possible March 4 Attack on U.S. Capitol

"The United States Capitol Police (USCP) Department is aware of and prepared for any potential threats towards members of Congress or towards the Capitol complex," USCP said in a statement Wednesday.

March 3, 2021

Chicago Mayor, Police Superintendent Announce Warrant Reforms

On Wednesday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown joined Mayor Lori Lightfoot in unveiling an array of proposed reforms to the policies outlining what happens before, during and after search warrants are executed by Chicago police officers.

March 3, 2021

PowerDMS Introduces New Data Analytics Capabilities

PowerDMS has introduced new data analytics capabilities to its cloud-based policy management platform for public safety. Using the new features, compliance professionals will have advanced data and insights at their fingertips, so that they can efficiently spot trends and make timely decisions to maintain compliance and better mitigate risk.

March 3, 2021