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Biden Backs Police Reform Bill Banning Chokeholds and Ending Qualified Immunity

The bill would ban all neck restraints, including chokeholds and the kind used on Floyd as well as no-knock warrants in drug cases. It would also end the application of the doctrine of qualified immunity for law enforcement officers.

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Tips for Keeping the Peace This Inauguration Day

DC is essentially a fortress full of troops this week, so it seems pretty certain that there will not be a repeat of the mayhem of Jan. 6 during the inauguration. But in other cities, security is going to be your job.

What Police Leaders Should Expect from the Biden-Harris Administration

Here are two possible outcomes of the impending inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris—and what police commanders need to consider moving forward.

Former Chief Bratton: Biden "Uniquely Qualified" to Deal with Police Reform

“They're [Biden-Harris] very mindful of the need for not only law and order, which somehow or another has become a dirty word in this country, but law and order and justice. What’s being asked for with criminal-justice reform is reform of the criminal-justice system. So you can have law and order, but you can have justice at the same time, and I think the president-elect is uniquely qualified to fill that bill,” Bratton said.

Black Lives Matter Leader Tells Biden: “We Want Something for Our Vote"

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has requested a meeting with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to discuss the organization's agenda, which includes police reform and defunding or abolition of law enforcement agencies.

The Biden Threat to Law Enforcement

Police departments are now on notice: they may expect a knock on the door at any time from a Washington attorney, demanding truckloads of documents as the prelude to years of federal interference and budget-busting compliance rules and fees

What the Election Will Mean for the Future of America’s Cops

What can cops expect from a continued Trump/Pence or a new Biden/Harris administration?

More Than 175 Current, Former Law Enforcement Officials Endorse Biden for President

The list includes former U.S. attorneys, former state attorneys general, former sheriffs, former police chiefs, and others who touted the former vice president’s experience “keeping communities safe.”

FOP Endorses Trump for Re-election

“Public safety will undoubtedly be a main focus for voters in this year’s election,” FOP President Patrick Yoes said in a statement. “Look at what the national discourse has focused on for the last six months. President Trump has shown time after time that he supports our law enforcement officers and understands the issues our members face every day.”

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Biden Says He Wants to Add Millions to Local Police Budgets for Community Policing

“I not only don’t want to defund the police, I want to add $300 million to their local budgets to deal with community policing to get police and communities back together again,” he said.