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Retired California Officer Running Again for City Council
Jack Berry believes that he must return to office to address matters he feel need the attention of someone who has law enforcement experience.
August 18, 2020
The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd
In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal, investigators conducting a lengthy and expensive inquiry, and mourners lashing out at those responsible for a series of fatal mistakes... Sound familiar?
August 7, 2020
Minneapolis Voters May Consider Alternative Police Charter Measure
The Minneapolis Charter Commission will listen to public testimony Monday evening on a proposal that is a more moderate alternative to the City Council's proposed legislation that would radically change the way in which police services are delivered there.
July 27, 2020
Massachusetts Lawmakers' Effort to End Use of Tear Gas Falls Short
Legislators in the Massachusetts House of Representatives have begun a debate on how law enforcement officers in the state will operate and be trained, but the early outcome is that things like the use of tear gas in crowd control will remain in place.
July 24, 2020
Seattle Chief Critical of Proposal to Slash Department Budget in Half
The chief of police for the Seattle Police Department has voiced concern over a plan being floated among some city council members to slash the agency's budget in half.
July 23, 2020
Amid Calls for Defunding, LAPD Chief Tells Officers to "Show Your Relevance"
The chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department recently told a gathering of command staff that amid calls for defunding the department patrol officers must "show their relevance" in order to keep the budget from being slashed.
July 23, 2020
Virginia County Taking Steps to Create New Police Department
Voters in Loudon County, VA, may soon be faced with a referendum that could lead elected officials to begin the formal process of creating a county-wide police agency.
July 14, 2020
Chicago School Board Votes to Keep SROs in Schools
The Chicago Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep School Resource Officers in city schools.
June 25, 2020
Father of Fallen Louisville Officer Criticizes Elected Officials for Lack of Leadership
An officer who is now retired from the Louisville Metro Police Department has expressed frustration with elected leaders in that city as well as agency command staff for what he calls "inadequate" leadership amid ongoing protests following the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in late May.
June 17, 2020
San Diego Approves Increased Police Budget Amid Cries to "Defund" Police
The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 to adopt the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year of that city's police department, increasing funding for the agency by $27 million.
June 11, 2020
New York Governor Expected to Sign Bill Making Police Records Public
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on social media that he plans to sign a proposed piece of legislation that will make public the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers.
June 11, 2020
Elected Leaders in Minneapolis and Other Cities Call for "Defunding Police"
In the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd—as well as the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in recent weeks—some lawmakers are seeking to disband the police departments in their cities.
June 8, 2020
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