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Former NYPD Chief Blasts Mayor de Blasio for "Not Supporting" Police

Former NYPD chief Louis Anemone said Monday that Mayor Bill de Blasio does not sufficiently support police, leading to a climate in the Big Apple that led to recent incidents of young people dousing police officers with buckets of water.

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Wisconsin Town Supervisors Vote to Disband Police Department

The town of Freedom, Wisconsin voted on Wednesday to disband its police department consisting of two full-time and one part-time sworn officer.

Little Rock Mayor Proposes Civilian Review Board

Mayor Frank Scott wants the proposed board to review officers' actions based on citizen complaints.

Tampa Police Department Retweets Trump, Faces Twitter Backlash

The Tampa Police Department faced the wrath of anti-Trump Twitter followers after the agency's official Twitter account retweeted a post from Brad Parscale—President Trump's 2020 campaign manager—saying "#FourMoreYears" in response to actor Jon Voight's video praising the president.

Outpouring of Support After California Officer Shot, Killed in Ambush

An officer with the Sacramento Police Department who was shot by a gunman at a domestic violence call on Wednesday night has died from her wounds, and agency leaders, elected officials, and individual citizens have all shown their deep condolences in online comments.

New York Mayor Proposes Bail Reform to Keep Teens Out of Jail While Awaiting Trial

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a plan to allow teens accused of crimes—some of them serious offenses such as armed robbery, assault, and burglary—to stay out of jail while awaiting trial.

California Legislature Passes Bill on De-Escalation, Use of Force Policies

If the bill becomes law, police agencies would have to adhere to statewide requirements that officers be instructed in ways to de-escalate confrontations. Officers would also be required to receive training in dealing with individuals who are homeless, mentally ill, in distress, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Texas Chief Fired Amid Accusations of "Lack of Good Judgement"

The chief of police for the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department has been fired just days after he had a heated argument with the president of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas.

Texas Lawmakers Introduce Proposed "Back the Blue Act" During Police Week

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) announced on Wednesday that they have introduced the Back the Blue Act, which would increase the penalties for criminals who intentionally target law enforcement officers, and provide new tools for officers to protect themselves.

Proposed California UOF Legislation Supported by San Diego City Council

The San Diego City Council voted 6-2 Tuesday in favor of a resolution to support proposed state legislation that would put in place more stringent accountability rules and oversight of police use of force in California.