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Denver City Council Votes Against 'Peace Force' Proposal

The Denver City Council—which had recently been presented with a bill that would create wide-sweeping change to the structure of that city's police department—has voted to reject the proposal.

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Retired California Officer Running Again for City Council

Jack Berry believes that he must return to office to address matters he feel need the attention of someone who has law enforcement experience.

The "Accident Chain" and the In-Custody Death of George Floyd

In aviation, an accident chain usually ends with one or more people dead in a twisted mass of burning metal, investigators conducting a lengthy and expensive inquiry, and mourners lashing out at those responsible for a series of fatal mistakes... Sound familiar?

Minneapolis Voters May Consider Alternative Police Charter Measure

The Minneapolis Charter Commission will listen to public testimony Monday evening on a proposal that is a more moderate alternative to the City Council's proposed legislation that would radically change the way in which police services are delivered there.

Massachusetts Lawmakers' Effort to End Use of Tear Gas Falls Short

Legislators in the Massachusetts House of Representatives have begun a debate on how law enforcement officers in the state will operate and be trained, but the early outcome is that things like the use of tear gas in crowd control will remain in place.

Seattle Chief Critical of Proposal to Slash Department Budget in Half

The chief of police for the Seattle Police Department has voiced concern over a plan being floated among some city council members to slash the agency's budget in half.

Amid Calls for Defunding, LAPD Chief Tells Officers to "Show Your Relevance"

The chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department recently told a gathering of command staff that amid calls for defunding the department patrol officers must "show their relevance" in order to keep the budget from being slashed.

Virginia County Taking Steps to Create New Police Department

Voters in Loudon County, VA, may soon be faced with a referendum that could lead elected officials to begin the formal process of creating a county-wide police agency.

Chicago School Board Votes to Keep SROs in Schools

The Chicago Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep School Resource Officers in city schools.

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Father of Fallen Louisville Officer Criticizes Elected Officials for Lack of Leadership

An officer who is now retired from the Louisville Metro Police Department has expressed frustration with elected leaders in that city as well as agency command staff for what he calls "inadequate" leadership amid ongoing protests following the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in late May.