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Anti-Police Protests

Anti-Police Vandals Damage Atlanta SWAT Facility

The office is part of the DeKalb County site where the Atlanta Police Department is planning to construct an expanded public safety training complex. Opponents have dubbed it "Cop City."

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What the 2022 National Elections May Mean for Policing (All Hope is Local)

With no "red wave" of victories among largely pro-police Republican candidates for public office in this year's midterm elections, hopes that the "defund-the-police" movement had finally met its end have been all but washed away.

Former Louisville Officer Pleads Guilty to Using Excessive Force During Anti-Police Protest

Katie R. Crews, 29, admitted in a plea hearing Tuesday that she fired a pepperball that struck Machelle McAtee on June 1, 2020, outside a popular barbecue restaurant. At the time, law enforcement authorities were attempting to enforce a city curfew intended to contain weeks of public protests after Taylor was killed during a police raid of her apartment

Citizens Video Recording Police Should be Part of Training

The nexus of cellphone videos, social media posts, and anti-police sentiment will ensure that an increasing number of police-citizen contacts will be either broadcast live on the Internet, recorded for later consumption, or both.

CA Sheriff’s Office Given Restrictions on Less-Lethal Rounds

The settlement restricts the sheriff's department's use of impact munitions and flashbang grenades to situations where it's necessary to defend against the threat to life or serious bodily injury or to bring a dangerous and unlawful situation under control.

Training in the Era of De-Policing: Adjusting to Shifting Public Opinion

De-policing in America has led many cities to record-high homicide rates, along with tragic increases in every manner of crime. But perhaps the tide is turning. Perhaps However, the mounting toll of lost lives, lost property, and lost sense of community safety seems to scream for "refunding" the police.

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.

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.

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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.

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