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Mayor Fires Chicago Police Superintendent Weeks Before Retirement

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson effective immediately Monday for reportedly intentionally misleading her and the public about his conduct when he was found asleep in his running vehicle at a stop sign in October.

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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.

Ex-NYPD Officer Fired in Eric Garner's Death Suing to Get Job Back

Daniel Pantaleo—the former New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner—filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Wednesday, seeking reinstatement after he was fired from the department in August.

Phoenix Police Officer to be Fired Over Controversial Shoplifting Stop

The decision comes after cell phone video was released showing an officer sweeping the leg of a handcuffed man, later identified as Dravon Ames.

Florida Officer Involved in Controversial OIS Fired

The officer with the Pensacola (FL) Police Department who shot and killed Tymar Crawford during a struggle in July has been fired from the department.

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Minnesota Officer Fired for UOF Incident

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected the city of Duluth's attempt to fire a police officer for dragging a man along the floor by his handcuffs, saying that the officer should keep his job despite having been fired by the agency.

NYPD Arrest Numbers Plummeted After Pantaleo Firing

Arrests dropped 27% between Aug. 19 — the day Pantaleo was fired — and Aug. 25 compared to the same period in 2018, with police making 3,508 busts compared to 4,827.

CA Deputy Fired Over Fabricated Sniper Attack

A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who claimed that he was shot by a sniper positioned in an apartment building located across the street from the agency's Lancaster station lied about the event, the department says.

Politics, Press, Police Use-of-Force, De-Policing, and Deadly Hesitation

California Governor Gavin Newsom, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, and NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill (left to right) have all made headlines in the past couple of weeks that may lead to worsening the continuing trends of deadly hesitation and de-policing in America. Images courtesy of Facebook.

Judge: California Sheriff Cannot Reinstate Fired Deputy

A judge on Monday ruled that L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's decision to reinstate a deputy who had been fired for violating department policies regarding domestic violence must be reversed and that the deputy must be dismissed and return all county property, including his badge and gun.