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Senate Unanimously Passes Grassley-Gillibrand Bill to Aid Officers Disabled in Line of Duty

The United States Senate has unanimously passed legislation authored by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to improve access to assistance for first responders permanently disabled in the line of duty.

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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.

New York Bill would Make All Inmates Eligible for Parole at Age 55

The legislation would even extend to those serving life without parole, a group which includes famed criminals such as '90s serial killer Joel Rifkin, the Queens Wendy’s massacre mastermind John Taylor, and Bronx child rapist Clarence Moss.

Tough CA Use-of-Force Legislation Getting Closer to Being Law

Assembly Bill 392, backed by anti-police activists, has been called the toughest standard in the nation for when police can use deadly force. It was written months after Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark, a vehicle burglary suspect, after a foot pursuit when they mistook his cell phone for a gun.

California Legislature Considers Bill to Reduce Parole Time for Violent Offenders

According to the California Globe, AB 1182 would drop the parole-service requirement from either two or three years to either one or two years for high-risk offenders. AB 1182 also strips the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation of its ability to recommend certain offenders be retained on parole.

CA Legislation to Change Lethal Force Justification Passes Committee Hearing

The bill’s main author, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, said AB 392 prevents “unnecessary deaths” by “clarifying law enforcement’s obligations.” Weber’s team said the legislation would push officers to rely on de-escalation techniques like verbal persuasion and crisis intervention methods instead of lethal force.

Missouri Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Prevent Officer Suicide

Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill last week dubbed the "Supporting and Treating Officers in Crisis Act" aimed at preventing police officer suicides.

Retired Corrections Officers Can Now Patrol NJ Schools

A new state law in New Jersey will let almost all retired law enforcement under age 65 become armed school police officers, including former correctional officers who spent their careers guarding prisons.

Michigan Legislator Wants Tougher Penalties on Criminals Who Disarm Police

Mueller, who recently retired after 19 years as a Livingston County sheriff’s deputy, speaks from experience. Suspects attempted to disarm him on two separate occasions during the course of his career.