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In-Custody Deaths

Rochester Police Chief Steps Down Over Attacks on "Character and Integrity"

Chief La'Ron Singletary said in a statement that he was honored to serve the city in upstate New York for 20 years and commended his staff. However, he said the protests and criticism of his handling of the investigation into the March 23 incident "are an attempt to destroy my character and integrity."

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Arizona Police Chief Offers Resignation Following In-Custody Death

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation during a press conference on Wednesday, during which video footage was shown of an incident in April that led to the in-custody death of a man named Carlos Ingram Lopez.

Dismantling Law Enforcement

The protests over the George Floyd in-custody death quickly shifted from "Justice for George" to defunding and even abolishing police departments.

Dozens of Officers Injured in Nationwide Riots

The total number of officers nationwide injured in the weeklong rioting remains unclear, and the destruction of property is estimated to be multiple millions of dollars. An untold number of rioters have been arrested for failing to comply with commands to disperse, and numerous otherwise-peaceful protesters have been injured by those who have turned violent during public gatherings.

Minneapolis Police Precinct Burned in Riots

Rioters broke into the precinct around 10 p.m. local time, after police on the rooftop previously tried to disperse a gathering crowd using "flash bang" shots and tear gas.

4 Officers Fired Over Suspect's Death, Violent Protests Erupt in Minneapolis

At about 6 p.m., the protest turned into a march towards the 3rd Precinct, where it is believed that the as yet officially unidentified officers worked. Some protesters started vandalizing the building, shattering a window and spray painting squad cars.

British Officer Faces Murder Charge for In-Custody Death Involving ECD

An officer with the West Mercia Police Service in England now faces a murder charge in the death of a retired professional soccer player in 2016.

Online Fundraiser for Former NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Collects $170K

In the span of just a few months, an online fundraiser for Daniel Pantaleo—who was publicly fired by NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill in August—has raised more than double Pantaleo's annual salary.

How To Prevent Positional Asphyxia

By taking precautions in how people are restrained and by monitoring restrained subjects, officers can reduce the potential for in-custody death.

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Union Chief Urges NYPD Officers to "Proceed with the Utmost Caution"

Patrick Lynch—the longtime president of the Police Benevolent Association—has sent a strongly worded message to the agency's rank and file officers following the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was accused of killing Eric Garner in 2014 but was cleared of all wrongdoing.

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