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DOJ Prohibits Its Officers from Carotid Restraints and Restricts No-Knock Warrants

Under the new policy, the department’s law enforcement components will be prohibited from using “chokeholds” and “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, that is “when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject of such force poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury to the officer or to another person.”

September 14, 2021

Family Says Wounded and Paralyzed Chicago Officer Working "110%" to Recover

Judge Halts MN's Updated Use of Force Standards

Originally, officers were authorized to use deadly force to “protect the peace officer or another from apparent death or great bodily harm.” But the updated language cut the word “apparent,” and added three requirements to justify that use of deadly force. Specifically, the officer must be able to articulate the threat and the danger must also be likely to occur unless an officer takes action.

September 14, 2021

CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

CA Sheriff Will Not Enforce Vaccine Mandate for Employees

A state public health order from July 26 requires those working in “state and local correctional facilities and detention centers” to get vaccinated or submit to twice-a-week COVID-19 testing. The order gave jails and health-care facilities until Aug. 23 to comply.

September 14, 2021

Philadelphia Police Get Raises in New Contract

Officers will get one-time bonuses of $1,500 in addition to raises of 2.75% this year and raises of 3.5% in 2022 and 2023. The contract is backdated to July 1, when the previous contract expired, and it ends on June 30, 2024.

September 14, 2021

New York Trooper Sues Buffalo Over Injuries Suffered in 2020 Riot
Capitol Police Officers to be Disciplined Over Jan. 6 Riot Response

Capitol Police Officers to be Disciplined Over Jan. 6 Riot Response

The police said “violations were sustained and disciplinary action was recommended” for six of the cases — including three for “conduct unbecoming,” one for failure to comply with directions, one for “improper remarks” and one for “improper dissemination of information.”

September 13, 2021

AG Garland Announces New Rules Regulating Consent Decree Monitors

Monitoring teams — usually composed of former police officials, lawyers, academics and police-reform consultants — have typically billed local taxpayers between $1 million and $2 million per year. Some consultants have served on federal oversight teams in more than one city at the same time, drawing criticism over conflicts of interest.

September 13, 2021

Officers Sue Los Angeles Over Vaccine Mandate

“The city does not and cannot point to any evidence that vaccinated individuals have longer lasting or more complete immunity than those who have recovered from COVID,” according to the complaint filed against the city of Los Angeles, its police chief, mayor and administrative officer.

September 13, 2021

Group Sues Saying Minneapolis Disband the Police Ballot Question is Too Vague
"COPS" TV Show Revived on FOX Nation Streaming Service

"COPS" TV Show Revived on FOX Nation Streaming Service

As part of the "COPS" launch, FOX Nation will offer all first responders, including police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics (EMS personnel), a one-year free subscription to the service beginning on Monday, Sept. 13.

September 13, 2021

Tyler Technologies Acquires Maker of Cloud-Based Public Safety Software

"The acquisition of Arx allows Tyler to offer a full suite of public safety solutions designed to maximize efficiency and safety for law enforcement officers while increasing transparency and trust-building with the communities they serve," said Bryan Proctor, president of Tyler's Public Safety Division.

September 10, 2021

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