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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Minnesota Officer Fired for UOF Incident

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the city of Duluth's attempt to fire a police officer for dragging a man along the floor by his handcuffs, saying that the officer should keep his job despite having been fired by the agency.

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NYPD Arrest Numbers Plummeted After Pantaleo Firing

Arrests dropped 27% between Aug. 19 — the day Pantaleo was fired — and Aug. 25 compared to the same period in 2018, with police making 3,508 busts compared to 4,827.

CA Deputy Fired Over Fabricated Sniper Attack

A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who claimed that he was shot by a sniper positioned in an apartment building located across the street from the agency's Lancaster station lied about the event, the department says.

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.

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.

Fired NYPD Officer to Sue Commissioner to Get Job Back

Former Officer Daniel Pantaleo—who was fired by Commissioner James O'Neill on Monday—intends to sue to get his job back.

NYPD Fires Officer Accused in Eric Garner's Death

Commissioner James O'Neill said that it was "an extremely difficult decision" to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

Private University Police Department Fires 9 Officers for Social Media Posts

Nine police officers with the Hampton University (VA) Police Department have been fired for posting "misogynistic, racist … remarks" on social media.

2 Louisiana Officers Fired Over Facebook Post Suggesting AOC be "Shot"

One officer who posted to Facebook that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "needs a round… and I don't mean the kind she used to serve" and another officer who "liked" the post have been fired from the Gretna Police Department for violating the agency's social media policy.

4 Chicago Officers Fired Over Alleged Cover-Up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

The four former officers were accused of making false statements about the shooting, which took place on the night of Oct. 20, 2014.