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Atlanta Chief Plans to Restructure Agency Over City's Rising Violence

With homicides up more than 60% from this time last year, Chief Rodney Bryant pitched the restructuring as a way for APD to use its resources and staff more effectively to prevent and investigate crimes.

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PA Chief to Plead Guilty to Threatening Man with Felony Charges Over Facebook Posts

Brian Buglio was the police chief for West Hazleton, about 50 miles southwest of Scranton, when a private citizen on multiple occasions in February 2020 “posted social media content on Facebook criticizing Buglio and the West Hazleton Police Department,” according to records filed in U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Judge Won't Block Boston's Firing of Police Commissioner

Judge Heidi Brieger ruled that Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey has the right to remove the commissioner, Dennis White, so long as she gives him an opportunity to be heard.

Judge: Milwaukee Must Settle Lawsuit or Reinstate Former Chief

The ruling from Milwaukee County Judge Christopher Foley comes weeks after Morales' legal team asked the judge to force the city to reinstate him.

Chicago Police Union Votes No Confidence in Superintendent and Mayor

Union President John Catanzara told ABC7 one reason for that decision is the growing frustration over officers' working conditions, citing long shifts and instances when days off were canceled.

Interim Detroit Police Chief is Trained Mental Health Counselor, Civil Rights Leader

At the news conference Monday, James White remarked about his training as a licensed mental health counselor and plans to seek grant funding for counseling services for Detroit police officers at each precinct.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig to Retire

The city has yet to identify an interim police chief, but Mayor Mike Duggan said he is working with the Board of Police Commissioners to fill the position until they find a permanent successor for Craig.

Atlanta Mayor Taps Acting Chief as Next Chief, Creates Advisory Group on Crime

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms has announced she is naming interim police chief Rodney Bryant as permanent chief, and asked the City Council to approve that appointment.

Charlotte Police Hire Customer Service Guru

CMPD has hired The DiJulius Group, a national consulting firm, to train its 2,300 employees in the fine points of the firm’s “Customer Service Revolution.” The department will pay about $60,000, CMPD spokesman Rob Tufano says.

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MA Chiefs Say Anti-Police Sentiment, Civil Service Rules Make It Difficult to Fill Ranks

“We certainly want to hire good, quality candidates,” said Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney. “But what is going on nationally is affecting us here in the Commonwealth.”

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