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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."

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Senate Passes Bill to Pay LODD Benefits to Officers who Die of COVID-19

The measure removes the requirement that families of officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians do not have to prove that the first responder was infected while on the job as long as the person was diagnosed with COVID-45 within 45 days of his or her last shift.

Reforming Bail Reform: Thoughts on Finding a Middle Ground

Bail reform in its current form is not a sustainable solution, just as the previous system was bound to collapse under its own weight.

Bill Requiring Armed SROs Clears Kentucky Senate

The Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday to require that police officers be armed when assigned to schools. The bill now goes to the House.

Missouri Bill Banning Police Residency Requirements Expanded to Whole State

A bill meant to lift police residency requirements for officers in the city of St. Louis was expanded by lawmakers Tuesday night to include all Missouri municipalities, despite opposition from Kansas City.

Tactics and Training: Thoughts on Use of Force

Is the law on use of force really changing? What is science saying about bias? What can you do to be safer on the job?

Federal Bill Requires Police Fleets to Install Safety Tech to Protect Officers from Being Struck by Other Drivers

Two senators and a state representative from Illinois have introduced a bill that aims to increase awareness of Move Over laws and encourage police fleets to install safety technology to further promote officer safety along the side of the road.

New NC Law Toughens Penalty for Assaulting LEOs

"Conner's Law" is named after State Trooper Kevin Conner, who was shot to death almost a year ago during a traffic stop in Columbus County, NC.

California Law Prohibits Facial Recognition on Police Body Cameras

The bill from Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, takes effect at the start of 2020 and expires after three years. Ting initially proposed a permanent ban on the technology.

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Texas Officers who Suffer Off-Duty Heart Attacks and Their Survivors Now Eligible for Benefits

As of Sept. 1, working law enforcement officers in Texas who have heart attacks off duty or on duty will be considered to have had their medical events in the line of duty and be eligible for state and federal line-of-duty benefits.