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New Michigan Budget Mandates In-Service Training for State's 17,000+ Officers
The proposed 2024 budget for the state of Michigan includes stipulations that specific funds be set aside for mandated in-service training required for law enforcement officers to maintain their police certification.
March 10, 2023
Civil Rights Lawyer Charged with Domestic Terrorism in Attack on GA’s “Cop City”
"An employee at the SPLC was arrested while acting — and identifying — as a legal observer on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The employee is an experienced legal observer, and their arrest is not evidence of any crime, but of heavy-handed law
March 7, 2023
23 Charged After Attack on Atlanta Police at Training Center
"This was a very violent attack that occurred, this evening very violent attack," Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said in a press conference near the scene.
March 6, 2023
DOJ Releases Report Containing "Roadmap" Aimed at Reforming Ohio Police
The DOJ's COPS Office recently released a report containing a set of recommendations aimed at "reforming" the Columbus (OH) Division of Police amid backlash over how it handled protests in the immediate aftermath of two high-profile officer-involved shootings.
March 3, 2023
The Infuriating Irony of Protesters' Opposition to 'Cop City' Training Facility
Demands for increased quality and quantity police training will only be successfully met when myopic anti-police politicians, members of the press, and radicalized protesters get out of their own way and let it happen.
February 17, 2023
In Memphis, an Absence of Training, Accountability, Answers, and Justification
Viewing—and contemplating—the video recording of the deadly incident in Memphis is somewhat reminiscent of the scene in Apocalypse Now depicting Captain Benjamin Willard and Colonel Walter talking about the reason for their meeting in the jungle.
February 3, 2023
Reconciling the Duality of Defunding the Police and Demanding Higher Standards
The public, the press, and the political elites make all sorts of noise about wanting the very best of the best from the police. This legitimate desire—demand, even—is at least in part delegitimized when it comes from the same people who have vilified and eviscerated the police for the past half-decade.
January 6, 2023
2022 in Review: 3 General Trends Dominating the Headlines on Police Training
Over the past year, the news has largely tended to fall into three main categories: budgets/inflation, de-escalation training, and recruiting/retention—the ongoing focus on these three topics is entirely unsurprising.
December 23, 2022
Anti-Police Vandals Damage Atlanta SWAT Facility
The office is part of the DeKalb County site where the Atlanta Police Department is planning to construct an expanded public safety training complex. Opponents have dubbed it "Cop City."
November 24, 2022
What the 2022 National Elections May Mean for Policing (All Hope is Local)
With no "red wave" of victories among largely pro-police Republican candidates for public office in this year's midterm elections, hopes that the "defund-the-police" movement had finally met its end have been all but washed away.
November 11, 2022
Point of Law
Former Louisville Officer Pleads Guilty to Using Excessive Force During Anti-Police Protest
Katie R. Crews, 29, admitted in a plea hearing Tuesday that she fired a pepperball that struck Machelle McAtee on June 1, 2020, outside a popular barbecue restaurant. At the time, law enforcement authorities were attempting to enforce a city curfew intended to contain weeks of public protests after Taylor was killed during a police raid of her apartment
October 13, 2022
Citizens Video Recording Police Should be Part of Training
The nexus of cellphone videos, social media posts, and anti-police sentiment will ensure that an increasing number of police-citizen contacts will be either broadcast live on the Internet, recorded for later consumption, or both.
September 16, 2022
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