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Arkansas Judge Refuses to Stay Decision to Reinstate Fired Officer

An Arkansas judge has ruled that he will not stay an earlier decision to reinstate an officer who had been fired following the fatal shooting of Bradley Blackshire during a traffic stop in February of last year.

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Florida Officer Suspended One Day After His Patrol Rifle Was Stolen

An officer with the Boynton Beach (FL) Police Department was suspended for one day after an internal investigation revealed that his patrol rifle was stolen from his unlocked patrol vehicle in May.

FL Officer Who Pushed Subject Off Roof Docked One Vacation Day

An officer with the Kissimmee (FL) Police Department who pushed a subject off a roof nine feet above a backyard lawn has received his punishment: one less vacation day.

Virginia Department Suspends Officer for Assisting ICE

An officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department has been suspended from duty because he assisted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in identifying and taking into custody an undocumented immigrant who was a fugitive after failing to appear for a deportation hearing.

California Officers Targeted for Termination Fight Back, Sue City

Five officers with the Oakland Police Department who have been targeted for termination are suing the city and the police commission, claiming that both bodies do not have the legal authority to fire them.

NYPD Officer Faces Disciplinary Trial Over Eric Garner Incident

“The evidence will show that the ultimate autopsy was wrong,” London said, at times saying the officer used a “neck hold” rather than a chokehold. “Officer Pantaleo was justified in using physical force to make this arrest.”

Video: CA Officers Fire 76 Rounds in Controversial Vehicle Pursuit

Orange County Dist. Atty. Todd Spitzer’s office on Wednesday released videos of the incident and a letter analyzing the deadly shooting. Prosecutors, while finding that the officers ultimately acted legally because of the threat of what they believed to be a real gun in the hands of a man high on narcotics, took the unusual step of questioning the officers’ behavior.

Texas Officer Accidentally Discharges Sidearm in High School—Nobody Injured

An officer with the Mesquite (TX) Police Department reportedly was inspecting his weapon in an office on Thursday at a local high school when the firearm accidentally discharged.

South Carolina K-9 Handler Suspended for Dog's "Hot Car" Death

Officer David Hurt of the Columbia (SC) Police Department has been suspended without pay for five days for leaving his partner—a Labrador retriever mix named "Turbo"—in a patrol vehicle where the dog was exposed to extreme heat and later died.

NYPD Officers Can Sue to Keep Disciplinary Records Secret

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association lawsuit maintains that releasing the files violates Section 50-a of the 1976 state civil rights law—which bars releasing disciplinary files.