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CA Sheriff’s Office Given Restrictions on Less-Lethal Rounds
The settlement restricts the sheriff's department's use of impact munitions and flashbang grenades to situations where it's necessary to defend against the threat to life or serious bodily injury or to bring a dangerous and unlawful situation under control.
September 2, 2022
LAPD Officer Burned with “Makeshift Flamethrower” During Abortion Protest
The Los Angeles Police Department said 30-year-old Michael Ortiz attacked an officer with a torch, sending the officer to the hospital with burn injuries.
June 27, 2022
When/Then Thinking and Training for Police Amid Threat of Post-Roe "Protests"
Regardless of what may come to pass with the SCOTUS decision on Dobbs—and in your community—in weeks and/or months, the police will be the people holding the line between the lawlessness and the law abiding.
May 13, 2022
LAPD Officer Injured During Abortion Rights Protest
According to LAPD Chief Michel Moore, officers attempted to disperse the group, but the crowd began throwing rocks and bottles.
May 4, 2022
PERF: Feds Should Issue Guidance on Less-Lethal Weapon Use During Unrest
PERF is recommending the Justice Department’s research arm, the National Institute of Justice, begin examining the use of less-lethal weapons and offer resources to law enforcement agencies about when and how to use the weapons.
February 25, 2022
Kenosha Calm After Rittenhouse Not Guilty Verdicts
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has activated 500 National Guard members to be prepared for duty in Kenosha if requested by local law enforcement.
November 19, 2021
Some UNC Students are Demanding Firing of Campus Police Chief
On Tuesday, UNC-Chapel Hill announced the resignation of Chief David Perry and said Assistant Chief Rahsheem Holland, who has worked at the university for 20 years, would be temporarily taking over the department.
July 7, 2021
20 Albuquerque Officers Resign from Crowd Control Unit
Seventeen officers, one lieutenant, and two sergeants resigned from the team. According to Shaun Willoughby, president of the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association, the officers feel over-scrutinized, so they decided to take a stand with each other.
April 20, 2021
CO Officers Fired Over Photo Re-Enacting "Neckhold" Used During In-Custody Death
In decisions upholding the terminations of Aurora Officers Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich and Jason Rosenblatt, the Aurora Civil Service Commission noted that the photo caused pain for McClain's family and hurt already-strained relations between police and the community.
February 10, 2021
Tips for Keeping the Peace This Inauguration Day
DC is essentially a fortress full of troops this week, so it seems pretty certain that there will not be a repeat of the mayhem of Jan. 6 during the inauguration. But in other cities, security is going to be your job.
January 18, 2021
NYPD Chief Punched, Sergeant Spit On During Election Protest
n another election protest incident, a woman faces charges after she allegedly spit in the face on an NYPD sergeant.
November 5, 2020
Point of Law
North Carolina Chief, Sheriff Sued Over Election March Incident
Lt. Daniel Sisk, a spokesman for the Graham police, told reporters Sunday that no one was directly pepper-sprayed in the face and it was the crowd that "became violent" after police were concerned about safety from the gasoline generators used for the march.
November 4, 2020
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