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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.

San Diego Approves Increased Police Budget Amid Cries to "Defund" Police

The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 to adopt the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year of that city's police department, increasing funding for the agency by $27 million.

New York Governor Expected to Sign Bill Making Police Records Public

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on social media that he plans to sign a proposed piece of legislation that will make public the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers.

Elected Leaders in Minneapolis and Other Cities Call for "Defunding Police"

In the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd—as well as the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in recent weeks—some lawmakers are seeking to disband the police departments in their cities.

Louisville Mayor Fires LMPD Chief Steve Conrad Amid Civil Unrest

After four consecutive nights of protests, rioting, and civil unrest, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday announced that LMPD Chief Steve Conrad has been fired.

Michigan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Increase Police Officer Training

A state senator in Michigan has introduced a bill to "strengthen community-police relations and reduce excessive use of force by police officers."

Coronavirus: Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Police Press Forward

This is going to get worse—far, far worse—before it's going to get better, but contrary to what many in the mainstream media would have you believe, the world is not ending. We are going to get through this—the question is, "When?"

Arizona Town Votes to Form Police Department

The town council in Queen Creek—a small suburb about 35 southeast of Phoneix—voted this week to form its own police department.

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Oklahoma Chief is Fired, Other Officers Quit—Town Now Down to One Officer

The town of Big Cabin, OK, has only one police officer after the town fired its chief and two other officers quit in the immediate aftermath of that action.