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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

St. Louis Police Cracking Down on ATV Drivers

St. Louis Police Cracking Down on ATV Drivers

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said in a statement: “We are going to enforce the mentioned state statute, which prohibits the operation of ATVs in places open to the public for the purposes of vehicular traffic within the State. This includes our City streets."

May 13, 2019

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

Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms

Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms

"Chicago’s agreement with the ACLU in late 2015 dramatically undercut proactive policing in the city … with homicides increasing more than 57 percent the very next year," Sessions said in the statement.

October 10, 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

Report: Ohio Consent Decree is Likely to Last More than Five Years

A report issued on Wednesday — which monitor Matthew Barge and his 17-member team puts out twice a year — said "the City and Division of Police having made notable and significant progress in a number of critical areas, including, first and foremost, with respect to use of force" but that "significant work undoubtedly remains."

August 16, 2018

Detroit Officer Suspended for Allegedly Striking Combative Woman

According to Detroit Police Chief James Craig, officers had transported the woman — who was reportedly naked — to an area hospital, where she suddenly became very agitated, reportedly threatening hospital staff, spitting on various people, biting a security officer, and trying to bite a police officer.

August 2, 2018

Cleveland's Restrictive Pursuit Policy Endangering Officers

Cleveland's Restrictive Pursuit Policy Endangering Officers

"Officers shall err on the side of caution and interpret this policy in the most restrictive manner if, for any reason, this directive does not offer clear guidance for a specific set of circumstances," the policy says in bold type-face.

April 18, 2018