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Seattle Chief Says City Lacks Enough Officers to Maintain Safety

ven when I was pushing out our budget for next year with the city council, I was explaining the need for us to have people that are going through the academy, that are going through our FTO phase, and then being able to deploy them out,” Chief Adrian Diaz said.

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Texas Officer Turning in Her Badge Over Anti-Police Sentiment

Kat Ratcliff knew she wanted to be a police officer from a very early age, but following the protests and anti-police sentiment in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, she determined that the best course of action for her and her family was to put that lifelong desire to be in the ranks of law enforcement to the side.

Judge Dismisses One Charge Against Officer Accused of Killing George Floyd

A judge in Minnesota has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department who is accused of causing the in-custody death of George Floyd in May.

Portland Activist Plans to Use Facial Recognition to ID Police

“I am involved with developing facial recognition to in fact use on Portland police officers, since they are not identifying themselves to the public,” Christopher Howell said during the meeting.

Departing Seattle Officers Slam Local Politicians, Mayor Says Police are "Valued"

In one exit interview, an officer wrote, in part, “The City Council has made it apparent that maintaining adequate staffing to keep the city or the officers [safe] that work there is not a priority for them.”

Colorado HOA Orders Officer to Take Down "Thin Blue Line" Flag

An officer in Colorado has been ordered by his Home Owners Association (HOA) to remove from his doorstep a "Thin Blue Line" flag displayed in support of law enforcement.

Seattle PD Sees "Mass Exodus" Amid Anti-Police Protests

The Seattle Police Department has reportedly lost more than 100 officers in recent weeks, the agency has recently confirmed.

NYPD Ranks Thinning Out at Alarming Rate

As of Tuesday, 2,171 cops have left the department in 2020. That’s a 72% increase from the 1,262 who left during the same period of 2019.

Major Cities Struggling to Hire Police Chiefs

Eighteen chiefs from major cities have resigned, retired, been pushed out or fired since protests and increased calls for police accountability and reform began after George Floyd’s death in May.

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Decision to Not Charge WI Officer In Fatal Shooting Sparks Protests

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday that it would not charge Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah in the death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole in February.