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Officer Misconduct

Raleigh Officer Charged with Selling Cocaine On Duty

Keven Rodriguez, 33, a field operations division officer with the Raleigh Police Department faces federal charges of distribution of a quantity of cocaine; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of, and using and carrying a firearm during, a drug trafficking crime.

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San Francisco DA's Office Accused of Withholding Evidence in Case Against Officer

Magen Hayashi, an investigator for the DA's office, testified Friday that she felt she would be fired if she did not withhold certain evidence in the case against Officer Terrance Stangle.

Florida Incident Provides Reminder About "Duty to Intervene" Training

Wherever a "duty to intervene" policy exists, ongoing training should emphasize not only the tactics of the intervening officer, but the appropriate response of the receiving officer.

Newsom Signs California Officer Misconduct Law, Raises Hiring Age to 21

The Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training would first review a local agency’s investigation into the officer’s behavior and determine if another probe is necessary. An advisory board made up of two law enforcement representatives, six members of the community and an attorney could also be recruited to analyze the facts and offer a disciplinary recommendation.

Philadelphia DA Hits Police Department with Contempt Over Sharing of Officer Misconduct Data

For years, the DA’s Office and police have been clashing over the collection of the information stored in the Conviction Integrity Unit’s Police Misconduct Disclosure Database.

A Crying Shame: Politics Poisoning Police Reform Efforts

President Joe Biden will hold an event at the White House hosting the family of George Floyd. Will they host the families of the officers killed in the line of duty last year? I'm guessing that's a "hard no."

SAS for Officer Readiness: The Early Warning System

New analytics software from SAS can alert supervisors when officers need help or are starting to exhibit behaviors that will get them and their agencies in trouble.

Proposed House Bill Would Mandate Federal Database of Settlements Over Alleged Officer Misconduct

The "Cost of Police Misconduct Act" mandates that the information would be maintained on a federal online database managed by the Attorney General's office.

Miami-Dade Officer Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

Officer Rod Flowers is accused of protecting shipments of cocaine as they were transported throughout the region.

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New CA Law Would Prohibit Officers Taking Unauthorized Photos of Bodies at Crime, Accident Scenes

The bill was prompted after deputies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department took unauthorized photos of the deceased at the site of the Bryant helicopter crash in Calabasas that were later shared outside the context of the investigation.

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