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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.”

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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.

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.”

Chicago Mayor Unveils Plan For Civilian Police Oversight Commission

Under her plan, Mayor Lori Lightfoot would retain the power to hire and fire the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, the chief administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and members of the Chicago Police Board. She also would keep final say over the departments’ policies and budgets.

Rochester's New Police Budget Requires 5% Go to Accountability and Reform

“Real change takes real resources,” said PAB Chair Shani Wilson. “For every $20 it currently spends on policing, we’re asking the City to invest at least $1 in accountability."

Police Commission Approves LAPD's Facial Recognition Use Policy

he policy was approved with a modification for the Inspector General to work with the commission's executive committee to develop and ensure a “strong oversight system,'' according to Commission President Eileen Decker.

Commission Clears LAPD Sergeant in Fatal OIS of Man Holding Bicycle Part

Sgt. Colin Langsdale said he believed Valencia had a gun. Other witnesses at the scene said they also believed he had a gun.

LAPD Must Get Verbal Consent on Video to Search Vehicles at Traffic Stops

Under the new policy, which the commission unanimously approved, officers can still conduct so-called “consent searches,” but only after securing proof of that consent — either by capturing the person giving their consent on body-worn video or by getting the person to sign off on a written consent form.

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L.A. Mayor Nominates Trial Lawyer to Police Commission

“Our city is leading the movement to re-imagine public safety, revitalize our commitment to racial justice and support our courageous police officers who keep our city safe,'' Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

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