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NC Reports Fewer Drivers on Roads Because of COVID is Hurting Citation Revenue

In 2020, state troopers issued 60,000 fewer tickets, or a 20 percent decrease than in years past.

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264 Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2020, Most from COVID

The Memorial Fund announced in its proprietary "2020 Law Enforcement Officers Fatalities Report" that 264 federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, representing a 96% increase over the 135 officers who died in the line of duty in 2019. In the category of “Other” causes, which includes 145 Confirmed Covid-19 deaths, the number of fatalities is up 300% over 2019.

Furloughs for New Orleans Officers End, But Layoffs Could Follow

New Orleans ended furloughs for public safety workers on Monday, tapping into a line of credit to exempt police, firefighters and others from a citywide policy aimed at stemming the fiscal crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Police and Feds Investigating Deliberate Spoilage of 500 COVID Vaccine Doses

Police in Grafton, WI, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Milwaukee, said in a statement that the department, FBI and Food and Drug Administration are “actively” investigating.

End of Year: Seeing 2020 in Hindsight

Looking one more time at the highs and lows of the year that was… 2020 and seeing perhaps more clearly today than on those days that comprised the year.

CA Sheriff Loses Appeal on Judge's Order to Release "Dangerous" Inmates Over COVID

The ACLU says an appeals court has just denied an effort by Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes to stop the release of half of the jail population, including prisoners that Barnes has said are violent and otherwise represent danger to the public.

NJ Sets Up Health Hotline for Police and Other Front Line Professionals

To meet the unique needs of first responders and health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey state Department of Human Services and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care announced this week it will operate helplines staffed by crisis counselors.

Protesters Angered Over COVID Lockdown Clash with Police at OR State Capitol

Oregon State Police said protesters entered the Capitol, and at least one used "chemical agents" on officers.

CA Agency Accused of Holding COVID Super-Spreader Event

A complaint filed this week with the Citizen Police Complaint Coalition centers on a large gathering of police officers Nov. 5 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

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CA Sheriff Defies Judge's Order to Release Violent Inmates Over COVID

Out of the inmates who are classified as medically vulnerable, 59 are in for murder, 39 for attempted murder, and 90 for child molestation and a litany of other crimes, Sheriff Don Barnes said.