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Arkansas Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Fellow Officer's Death

An officer with the Alexander (AR) Police Department has surrendered himself to Arkansas State Police and has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a fellow officer earlier this year.

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Colorado Officer Fired for "Extraordinary Series of Bad Decisions"

An officer with the Denver Police Department has been terminated from his job after what a supervisor called an extraordinary series of bad decisions" involving an unauthorized vehicle pursuit, filing a false report, and attempting to conceal damage to his patrol car using "white out."

New York Bill Requiring Officers to Have Liability Insurance Under Consideration

A new piece of legislation under consideration in New York would require police officers to obtain personal liability insurance to cover civil lawsuits filed against them by people claiming to be victims of police misconduct.

Florida Police Director Seeks to Fire Officer Who Punched Woman

The director of the Miami-Dade (FL) Police Department says he has begun the process that will likely end with the termination of an officer who was seen on video punching a woman in the face at Miami International Airport earlier this week.

8 Louisiana Officers Indicted on Charges of Excessive Use of Force

Eight officers with the Shreveport (LA) Police Department are now accused of using excessive force against two men a prosecutor said had "raised their hands ... in an apparent attempt to surrender without resistance" following a police pursuit.

California Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stalking City Employee

An officer with the Oakland (CA) Police Department has been arrested for allegedly stalking a city employee while making harassing phone calls and threats.

Arizona Police Chief Offers Resignation Following In-Custody Death

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation during a press conference on Wednesday, during which video footage was shown of an incident in April that led to the in-custody death of a man named Carlos Ingram Lopez.

New York Officer Charged With Assault on Protester

An officer with the New York Police Department has been charged with third-degree assault for allegedly shoving to the street a woman who had been participating in a protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis late last month.

Democrats in Congress Propose National Police Reform Bill, Bans Chokeholds and No-Knock Warrants

The bill, called the “Justice in Policing Act,” would ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants in drug cases, according to a House Democratic aide and a bill summary obtained by NBC News.

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Missouri Court Upholds Firing of Officer in Use-of-Force Case

A Missouri appellate court upheld the termination of a former officer with the Columbia (MO) Police Department who allegedly injured a prisoner in 2011.