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Former Seattle Chief Takes Job as Local TV News Analyst

"At a time when we are reporting extensively on issues of law enforcement, our audiences will benefit from hearing her unique expertise and insider’s perspective,” KING 5 news director Pete Saiers said in a statement.

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Santa Monica Chief Steps Down After Criticism Over Riot Response

The police chief of the Los Angeles-area beach city of Santa Monica is stepping down amid anger over her department's response to protests and riots following the death of George Floyd.

Mayor, Council Face Questions About PA Chief's Forced Retirement Over Wife's Support for Trump

A Fraternal Order of Police member said the chief was pushed out because his wife posted comments favorable to President Trump on Facebook. The chief's wife later posted several comments to Facebook repeating that story and saying her political views should not have been used to punish her husband.

Idaho Police Department Returns Surplus Military Equipment to Feds

The Boise Police Department is now returning to the federal government equipment obtained through the 1033 program, including night-vision goggles and armored vehicles.

Major Cities Struggling to Hire Police Chiefs

Eighteen chiefs from major cities have resigned, retired, been pushed out or fired since protests and increased calls for police accountability and reform began after George Floyd’s death in May.

Milwaukee Police Department Searches for New Leader

The Milwaukee Police Department—enduring a variety of challenges including public unrest and personnel under-staffing—now must look into a change in leadership at the highest level.

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.

At Least 20 Chiefs Have Resigned Since May

In states like New York, Georgia, Washington and Virginia, police chiefs were called to resign by their respective communities for their handling of protests as well as for controversial law enforcement incidents involving alleged police brutality and systemic racism.

Police Leaders Asked Rochester Not to Release Prude Video That Sparked Riots

Deputy Chief Mark Simmons cited the “current climate” in the city and the nation in a June 4 email advising then-Chief La’ron Singletary to press the city’s lawyers to deny a Prude family lawyer’s public records request for the footage of the March 23 encounter that led to his death.

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Minneapolis Council That Wants to Dismantle PD Grills Chief Over Rising Crime Rate

“That may mean you making commitments that might be uncomfortable for some of those constituents that you represent, but if your ultimate goal is to have true community safety, I will tell you right now, we have to work together in that effort,” Chief Medaria Arradondo said.