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Louisville Police Union Says New Traffic Stop Rules Endanger Officers

The changes, which go into effect Aug. 1, say removing motorists from cars, patting them down and handcuffing them should not be employed “as a matter of routine” and should only be done based on factors that include the motorist’s behavior, size and history of assaulting officers or fleeing.

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LAPD OIS Numbers Down 25%

The Los Angeles Police Department saw a 25% reduction in officer-involved shootings last year, compared to the previous year, according to a report presented to the Board of Police Commissioners Tuesday.

Tennessee Lawmakers to Police: Turn on Body Cameras or Face Felony Charges

Under the proposed law, officers would face felony charges for intentionally disabling a body camera.

University Police at Connecticut Campus Reforming Policies for Investigating Sexual Assault Allegations

Among the changes will be the addition of mandatory two-hour sexual harassment prevention training as well as training for several police officers on strategies for working with sexual violence victims. There will also be several changes to policies and procedures related to disciplinary matters.

Washington Oversight Board: Sheriff's UOF Complaint Process Needs Work

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) recently released a new report that suggested the process used by the King County Sheriff's Office to review complaints made by members of the public against officers for alleged unnecessary or excessive use of force needs improvement.

Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.

RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed...

California Department Institutes Tighter Restrictions on Foot Pursuits

The Sacramento (CA) Police Department is reportedly making changes to its foot pursuit policy in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark after chasing him into the backyard of his grandmother's house.

Denver Police Release 27-Page Use-of-Force Policy

The 27-page document outlines proper use of weapons, scenarios in which officers should use them and how incidents should be reported after the fact. It also specifies that officers involved in shootings are prohibited from immediately viewing video evidence.

Nebraska Official to Police: Crime Database for Work Use Only

Nebraska Crime Commission Executive Director Darrell Fisher has cautioned law enforcement officers in his state to "never use a statewide crime database for anything but law enforcement purposes."