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Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.

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California Police Thwart Possible Mass Shooting Attack

Police in Long Beach arrested a man who threatened to commit a mass shooting at his workplace this week.

California State Parks Commemorates 50th Anniversary of K-9 Program

California State Parks is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its K-9 program.

Judge: California Sheriff Cannot Reinstate Fired Deputy

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.

California Deputy Shot, Injured Near Sheriff's Office Station

A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was struck and wounded by gunfire when an assailant opened fire on the helipad area of one of the agency's facilities.

California Department Hosts Recruitment Event Aimed at Female Candidates

The San Jose (CA) Police Department recently hosted a recruitment event targeting female candidates.

New CA Law Will Require Deadly Force to be "Necessary"

Under the new standard, prosecutors can also consider the actions both of officers and of the victim leading up to a deadly encounter, to determine whether the officer acted within the scope of law, policy and training.

Gunman Who Ambushed LAPD Officers at Traffic Light Shot and Killed

A gunman who ambushed officers with the Los Angeles Police Department was shot and killed by officers on Sunday night.

California Sheriff's Office to Issue Patrol Rifles to Deputies at Large-Scale Events

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office announced on that some of its deputies will be armed with patrol rifles while staffing larg- scale events.

Gunman's Call to Wife Reveals Possible Motive in Murder of CHP Officer

Luther was arrested by West Covina police in June 1994 in that Los Angeles County case, and one of the filed charges was assault on a peace officer with use of a semiautomatic weapon.  The CDCR record does not indicate he was sentenced for that.