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Officers in Mexico Retire at Elderly Age Because Pensions So Small

Officers in Oaxaca, Mexico often retire in their 80s or even 90s because they cannot afford to live off the miniscule pensions the government provides.

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Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.

Judge: California Sheriff Cannot Reinstate Fired Deputy

A judge on Monday ruled that L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's decision to reinstate a deputy who had been fired for violating department policies regarding domestic violence must be reversed and that the deputy must be dismissed and return all county property, including his badge and gun.

Union Chief Urges NYPD Officers to "Proceed with the Utmost Caution"

Patrick Lynch—the longtime president of the Police Benevolent Association—has sent a strongly worded message to the agency's rank and file officers following the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was accused of killing Eric Garner in 2014 but was cleared of all wrongdoing.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Richard Ross—the commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department—has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department.

California Officers Targeted for Termination Fight Back, Sue City

Five officers with the Oakland Police Department who have been targeted for termination are suing the city and the police commission, claiming that both bodies do not have the legal authority to fire them.

Wildfire Devastated Town Offers $20K Signing Bonuses to Officers

The Paradise (CA) Police Department—which lost more than half of its sworn officers following the Camp Fire in 2018—is now offering $20,000 signing bonuses for experienced officers willing to transfer to the agency from another department.

Private University Police Department Fires 9 Officers for Social Media Posts

Nine police officers with the Hampton University (VA) Police Department have been fired for posting "misogynistic, racist … remarks" on social media.

Tennessee Police Captain Derides SROs as Not "Real Cops"

A captain with the Knoxville Police Department was conducting a briefing in June—that was reportedly captured on audio—during which he openly mocked anyone who wanted to become a school resource officer (SRO).

On Independence Day, Words of Wisdom from American History

Let's contemplate the words of some of the people who helped shape this great country.