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Anti-Police Protests

Training in the Era of De-Policing: FTOs Facing (and Overcoming) Challenges

Despite the challenges FTOs face today, Dan Greene—Executive Director of the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO)—remains optimistic about where the profession is going, and how well FTOs are adjusting to the ever-changing landscape.

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Rocks, Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Atlanta Officers at Site of Future Training Facility

“There has been a number of concerted efforts to stop the Public Safety Training Center by committing criminal acts here in Atlanta, into Cobb County, in Birmingham, AL; and other states and we appreciate the Federal Bureau of Investigation joining this investigation to stop these attempts of intimidation."

Arbitrator Rules NY Officers Used "Legitimate" Force in Protest Incident That Injured 75-Year-Old Activist

The officers — Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski — will be allowed to start working again, after the arbitrator concluded the two used “absolutely legitimate” force and did not violate department policies.

PA Man Pleads Guilty to Attacking Officer with Explosive During 2020 Riot

He faces a sentence of two years in prison as agreed-upon by both parties to be served at the same time as a state sentence for related conduct that has yet to be imposed.

Former Seattle Chief Reportedly on Short List to Lead NYPD

Former Seattle Chief Carmen Best reportedly caught the incoming administration’s attention with her refusal to give into overreach from the city council and her track record of standing up for the rank-and-file, including sacrificing her six-figure salary by stepping down.

1 Answer to Minneapolis' Question 2 is Found in Newton's 3 Laws of Motion

In looking at Minneapolis as a microcosm of the anti-police movement across America writ large, it is perhaps useful to view the activity there through the prism of Three Laws of Motion proposed by English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton.

Dozens of NYPD Officers Face Possible Charges, Discipline Over 2020 Unrest Response

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board received over 750 complaints concerning alleged NYPD officer conduct following the Black Lives Matter demonstrations during summer 2020, according to the agency. Only 313 complaints fell within the board's jurisdiction.

Las Vegas Officer Shot in Head During Protest Last Summer Attends Charity Hockey Game

The “Play for Shay” game was part of the Injured Police Officers Fund’s “Pray for Shay” fundraiser.

Charlotte Officers, City Sued Over Protest Response

The lawsuit accuses CMPD and members of its command staff of drawing up a plan to end the night’s protests in Uptown over the death of George Floyd with “a retaliatory and punishing show of force ... to discourage future protests against police.”

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Seattle Report Says Officers Could Have Defused Violence by Siding with Protesters

“The Panel felt that ‘taking a knee’ or standing publicly against police brutality … was a show of support for fair and just policing, and something SPD officers should do without reservation,” the OIG found.

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