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Anti-Police Protests

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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Charlotte City and Police Settle with Civil Rights Groups Over Protest Tactics

The terms of the settlement force extensive revisions to CMPD directives, including a ban on the use of CS tear gas during protests and a ban on the use of chemical weapons to “kettle” or trap protesters.

NYPD Officers Sue Over Attacks During Brooklyn Bridge Protest

Both officers are seeking unspecified damages for their injuries, which include “contusions, abrasions, soreness, sleeplessness and agitation, and significant pain and suffering,” according to their largely identical suits filed separately in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Daunte Wright's Estate Sued by Alleged Victims of His Violent Crimes

In May 2019, 16-year-old Caleb Livingston was at a gas station in Minneapolis when Wright allegedly pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according to one of the lawsuits.

No Fun in the Sun—or Under the Mid-Summer Moon—for American Police

Memorial Day is the unofficial "first day of summer" in the United States, and with the advent of summer, police across America brace for the inevitable uptick in a variety of criminal activities.

DA Rules Fatal OIS of Andrew Brown Justified But "Tragic"

The district attorney said that Brown used his car as a "deadly weapon," causing Pasquotank County deputies to believe it was necessary to use deadly force.

Charges Dropped Against Protesters Who Trapped Colorado Officers in Station

During that protest, about 600 protesters surrounded the Aurora Police Department District One station.

Agencies Nationwide Coping with Critical Shortage of Officers

The officer shortage is most critical in cities that experienced waves of protests and riots in 2020.

Man Gets Four Years for Helping Burn Minneapolis Police Station, Fined $12 Million

Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 23, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to commit arson. He was accused of lighting a Molotov cocktail that another person threw at the Third Precinct headquarters in Minneapolis.

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After-Action Reports on the Riots of 2020

The unrest after the death of George Floyd overwhelmed many agencies and resulted in injuries to thousands of officers. What needs to be done before the next incident ignites protests and riots?

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