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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.

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Little Rock Mayor Proposes Civilian Review Board

Mayor Frank Scott wants the proposed board to review officers' actions based on citizen complaints.

Consulting Group Conducting Racial Bias Audit of Charleston, SC, Police

An outside consulting group called CNA has been conducting a racial bias audit since February and is expected to continue interviews with officers until into the fall.

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.

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.