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Idaho Department Forms Community Diversity Outreach Group

The Boise Police Department has formed a four-member Community Advisory Outreach Panel with the aim of improving police services and building public trust.

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Nashville Votes to Create Citizen Oversight Board

James Smallwood, president of the Nashville Fraternal Order of Police, said in a statement: "While the Fraternal Order of Police remains firm in its belief that this board will only create a divide between law enforcement and the public, we recognize that the voters have spoken, and we will respect the rule of law and the will of the people we serve."

Washington Oversight Board: Sheriff's UOF Complaint Process Needs Work

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) recently released a new report that suggested the process used by the King County Sheriff's Office to review complaints made by members of the public against officers for alleged unnecessary or excessive use of force needs improvement.

Orlando PD Revises Social Media Policy to Include Possible Firing

Orlando police officers can now face termination for violating the department's social media policy, following an officer's controversial Facebook posts that prompted frustration among the agency's civilian oversight board.

Panel Revokes Former Oregon Police Chief's Certification for 10 Years

The Oregon Board of Public Safety Standards and Training voted 14-to-4 to revoke former Portland Police Chief Larry O'Dea's police certification for 10 years for dishonesty.

California Department Sees Setback in Effort to Get TASERs

San Francisco politicians abruptly cut funding for their police department to obtain TASERs, putting yet another roadblock in place in a years-long effort to add the ECDs to SFPD officers’ duty belts.

Chicago Officer Cleared of Allegations he Lied About 2011 OIS

By unanimous 8-0 vote, the Chicago Police Board found that officer Raoul Mosqueda did not violate department policies in a 2011 fatal shooting.

Police Association Files FOIA Requests on Chicago's Plan to Include the ACLU and BLM in Police Oversight

The FOIA request seeks, among other documents, any communications that the City of Chicago has had regarding the qualifications and possible ramifications of these activist groups being placed in an oversight capacity of the safety of Chicago police officers.

Some in Chicago Want Commission to Have Firing Authority Over Police

Backers of a long-shot proposal to give an elected board power to investigate and fire Chicago police officers threatened last week to force a vote on their idea, resurfacing a third option into an ongoing debate about civilian oversight of city police.

Panel OKs Guidelines for Los Angeles Police Department Drone Program

The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department unanimously approved guidelines Tuesday for a drone program the LAPD wants to create.