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New Hampshire Governor Introduces Proposal on Police Reforms

The governor of New Hampshire issued an executive order Wednesday to implement multiple reforms in police operations and training including the use of body cameras for state police troopers as well as recruitment of minorities into police ranks.

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California Bans Police Use of Carotid Restraint Techniques, Chokeholds

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a number of police reform bills that ban chokeholds and carotid restraint techniques and allow the state's Justice Department (DOJ) to probe police shootings.

Louisville Pays Record Breaking $12 million to the Family of Breonna Taylor

The city of Louisville will pay a record-breaking $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old woman fatally shot by police in her apartment earlier this year.

Axon Announces Technology for Quick Review and Release of Controversial Video

Axon has announced several new technology solutions to address the issues now confronting police and the people they serve and protect.

Denver City Council Votes Against 'Peace Force' Proposal

The Denver City Council—which had recently been presented with a bill that would create wide-sweeping change to the structure of that city's police department—has voted to reject the proposal.

Retired California Officer Running Again for City Council

Jack Berry believes that he must return to office to address matters he feel need the attention of someone who has law enforcement experience.

Minneapolis Voters May Consider Alternative Police Charter Measure

The Minneapolis Charter Commission will listen to public testimony Monday evening on a proposal that is a more moderate alternative to the City Council's proposed legislation that would radically change the way in which police services are delivered there.

Massachusetts Lawmakers' Effort to End Use of Tear Gas Falls Short

Legislators in the Massachusetts House of Representatives have begun a debate on how law enforcement officers in the state will operate and be trained, but the early outcome is that things like the use of tear gas in crowd control will remain in place.

Gallup Poll: Abolishing Police is Not Popular

Forty-seven percent of overall respondents said funds should be shifted from police departments to social services. Black Americans were more likely to support reducing police budgets, at 70 percent, compared with 49 percent of Hispanic and 41 percent of white Americans.

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MA Police Chiefs Criticize Lawmakers for Rushing Police Reform Bills

The chiefs urged Gov. Charlie Baker and state legislators to work with police on the legislation instead of cutting them out of the conversation.