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Civilian Police Commission Fires California Police Chief

The civilians that make up the Oakland Police Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to fire Oakland (CA) Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick without cause. Commission Chair Regina Jackson said that a loss of confidence in Kirkpatrick contributed to the decision to fire her.

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Gay Missouri Officer Awarded $19M in Discrimination Lawsuit

An officer with the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department has been awarded $19 million in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the agency passed him over for promotion because he is homosexual.

Commission Says LAPD Officers Violated Policy Shooting Knife-Wielding Man in Mall

A report to the Police Commission by Moore describes a chaotic situation in a mall full of shoppers, with Mack appearing to be in a state of "agitated delirium."

Interviews Start in Search for LAPD's Next Chief

The Police Commission, the civilian panel that oversees the LAPD, began conducting closed-door interviews Wednesday morning, a source familiar with the process confirmed.

LAPD to Make Body Camera, Patrol Car Videos Public

The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency's civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in the future.

Disciplinary Board Rules Chicago Officer’s Fatal OIS Unjustified

The agency concluded that a “reasonable officer” would not have believed he was in danger of death or serious injury.

Video: Milwaukee Chief Threatened with Firing If He Doesn’t Allow More Vehicle Pursuits

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn has just seven days to amend a policy to allow officers to chase more suspects -- or he could be fired. Flynn says those changes will mean more innocent deaths.

Milwaukee Chief Threatened with Firing If He Doesn’t Permit More Vehicle Pursuits

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn has just seven days to amend a policy to allow officers to chase more suspects -- or he could be fired. Flynn says those changes will mean more innocent deaths. More Here.

Citizens Committee Drafts BART Police Use-of-Force Policy That Requires "Minimal" Force

A citizens’ watchdog committee tasked with overseeing California's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department on Monday recommended new standards for officers, requiring them to use only the minimal amount of force necessary to make an arrest or bring a suspect into custody.

L.A. Police Commission Adopts New Rules for LAPD Officers to Reduce Shootings

The Los Angeles Police Commission voted Tuesday to require officers to try, whenever possible, to defuse tense encounters before firing their guns — a policy shift that marks a significant milestone in the board's attempts to curb shootings by police.