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Dozens of NYPD Officers Face Possible Charges, Discipline Over 2020 Unrest Response

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board received over 750 complaints concerning alleged NYPD officer conduct following the Black Lives Matter demonstrations during summer 2020, according to the agency. Only 313 complaints fell within the board's jurisdiction.

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Civilian Oversight Asks Austin Police to Rewrite Use-of-Force Policy

The recommendations outlined suggest APD officers should do a better job of de-escalating tense situations, exhaust all other options before using force, give more warning before firing their guns and step in if they see fellow officers using force excessively.

Providence Mayor Appoints Non-Sworn Police Major

Mayor Jorge Elorza appointed Michael Stephens, formerly the city's director of recreation services, as the Community Relations and Diversion Services Major on Friday.

DOJ Releases Resources on Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Agencies

The case studies provide an in-depth look at civilian oversight in Atlanta, Cambridge, MA, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Border Patrol to Wear Body Cameras

Customs and Border Protection has already outfitted an initial group of agents and officers with the cameras, and expects to deploy 6,000 cameras by year's end, the agency said in a news release.

L.A. Police Commission's New President Rejects Defund Movement

“Our communities of color that are most impacted by crime, many of which have seen the homicide rate rise above 30% this year, cannot afford to go without law enforcement,” William Briggs said in prepared remarks, which he delivered after unanimous appointment by his Police Commission colleagues.

Portland Officers Declining Opportunity to Join Gun Violence Unit

The uniformed squad, dubbed the Focused Intervention Team, is designed to fight gun violence proactively with a patrol presence on Portland streets. The plan has been to have the team cover seven days a week to get guns off the street directed by police intelligence, identify people involved in recent shootings and “interrupt the cycle of violence.”

NY Civilian Complaint Board Wants 39 Officers Disciplined for Actions During Protests

The majority of the cases with charges were for complaints of force and abuse of authority, according to the report.

Chicago Releases Video of Man Shooting Officers, Officers Shooting Back

Police said the incident unfolded after officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert shortly after 7 a.m. May 16. At the scene, they came across a man later identified as 45-year-old Bruce Lua, who they followed at a distance for several blocks while shouting verbal commands at him to stop.

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L.A. Police Commission May Change Rules Covering Drinking by Armed Off-Duty Officers

“No one wants anyone using a firearm while impaired,” said Eileen Decker, the commission president. “A more specific policy — the time may have come for that.”

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