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San Francisco Police Commission Votes to Prohibit Shooting at Moving Vehicles

The San Francisco Police Commission approved a use-of-force policy Wednesday that would prohibit the city's police officers from shooting at moving vehicles or using carotid restraints.

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Chicago Releases Video, Audio from Dozens of Officer-Involved Shootings

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police union called the move by the city "irresponsible" and said the release of information of ongoing investigations could potentially be in violation of officers' collective bargaining agreement.

Chicago FOP Chief Slams Incendiary Police Racism Report for "Bias"

The president of the largest Chicago police union on Thursday blasted a new report that recommends broad reforms within the department, calling the report one-sided and unfair to officers.

Police Commission Approves Changes Emphasizing De-Escalation Before Deadly Force By LAPD

Under a plan unanimously approved Tuesday by the Police Commission, the Los Angeles Police Department will begin evaluating whether officers did all they could to defuse tense situations before they used force and rewrite policies to emphasize this behavior.

Dodgers Donate to LAPD On-Body Cameras

The Los Angeles Dodgers will donate $250,000 toward the $1 million needed to equip LAPD officers with on-body cameras, the major league baseball team announced Tuesday.

LAPD Rescinds Controversial Impound Policy

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has reversed his controversial vehicle impound policy following a judge's ruling validating the legal challenge brought by LAPD patrol officers.

L.A. Police Commission President Calls for On-Body Video

In his opening remarks as the new Los Angeles Police Commission president, Steve Soboroff called for mandatory on-body video cameras to record controversial encounters between LAPD officers and subjects.

LAPD Tries Mediation for Racial Profiling Claims

The Los Angeles Police Department received the go-ahead Tuesday to launch an experimental mediation program that would bring officers face-to-face with people who have accused them of racial profiling.

Police Commissioner Attacks LAPD Lawsuit Handling

Members of the Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday expressed concern and frustration over the findings of an audit that concluded the LAPD fails to take basic steps to curtail costly lawsuits filed by officers.

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Portland Police Reforms Include Civilian Oversight Board

The Portland Police Bureau will establish a crisis intervention team and civilian oversight committee under a settlement agreement with the federal Department of Justice.

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