“This is not about the money and certainly isn’t about the demonstrators” who were blocked on a road near her home by neighbors, Best said. “Be real. I have a thicker skin than that. It really is about the overarching lack of respect for the officers, the men and women who work so hard day in and day out.”
August 12, 2020
According to a statement from Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, Best was not at the residence at the time of the protest, but she described the visit as large, aggressive, and concerning to neighbors.
August 4, 2020
Most of the proposals, including cuts aimed at the department’s SWAT team, encampment-removal team and mounted unit, appear to have enough support to pass.
August 3, 2020
In certain anti-gang units, everyone or nearly everyone called in sick at once, sources told the Times.
July 8, 2020
"It's time to get back opening up our businesses and letting our people do what our normal business activities are," he said. "You know, at the same time they are trying to force me to release real criminals from jail. They want me to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens..."
May 8, 2020
The Bakersfield (CA) Police Department has named Assistant Chief Greg Terry as the new chief for the agency.
April 23, 2020
Patrol deputies Robert Lindsey Jr. and Charles Rodriguez -- who were acquitted of perjury and conspiracy charges -- alleged they were wrongfully prosecuted at the direction of Tanaka.
April 1, 2020
Officers were responding to a disturbance call Sunday evening about an argument between roommates, Phoenix police spokeswoman Sgt. Mercedes Fortune told reporters.
March 30, 2020
For almost two weeks, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he was looking for as many inmates as possible to safely release. On Tuesday, he said the number so far was 1,700 inmates, or about 10% of the county’s entire jail population.
March 25, 2020
About 200 officers with the Oakland (CA) Police Department gathered outside police headquarters on Wednesday to say an emotional goodbye to police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, who was fired without cause Thursday night after three years on the job.
February 27, 2020
The civilians that make up the Oakland Police Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to fire Oakland (CA) Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick without cause. Commission Chair Regina Jackson said that a loss of confidence in Kirkpatrick contributed to the decision to fire her.
February 21, 2020
Resch said she’s dedicated to working to stem gun violence and traffic-related deaths, speeding up hiring to fill a growing number of officer vacancies, working to hold officers accountable, improving trust in the city and continuing to seek help from outside agencies as Portland braces for large protests in this upcoming election year.
January 8, 2020
Chief of police for the Pasadena (CA) Police Department says he wants to enact a plan he has devised to make the agency more effective.
September 10, 2019
A judge on Monday ruled that L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's decision to reinstate a deputy who had been fired for violating department policies regarding domestic violence must be reversed and that the deputy must be dismissed and return all county property, including his badge and gun.
August 22, 2019
Appearing frustrated at times, Williams assured those gathered that the meeting would not be the last. "We are here to listen, we are here to make change," she said.
June 19, 2019