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Officer Misconduct

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.

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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.

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.

Pennsylvania Officer Charged in Alleged Evidence Room Thefts

An officer with the Blawnox (PA) Police Department now faces charges following an investigation into an alleged theft from the evidence rooms of two different departments.

Minnesota Officers to Undergo "Moral Courage" Training

Officers with the St. Paul (MN) Police Department will now be required to undergo what is being called "Moral Courage Training" intended to enable them to stand up and say something to a colleague when they observe behavior that is outside of policy or procedure.

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Utah Officer Faces Charges Following UOF Incident Involving K-9

An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department faces charges of aggravated assault stemming from an April 2020 incident in which he allegedly ordered his K-9 to bite a subject who was reportedly compliant with commands to get on the ground and raise his hands.

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