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College Professor Suggests Abolishing All Police Agencies

In an op-ed piece published by the Philadelphia Inquirer, George Ciccariello-Maher—a visiting scholar at the College of William and Mary and the author of "A World Without Police" which has yet to be released—says that police should be replaced by "family, friends, and neighbors."

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California Chief Unveils Plans to Overhaul Department

Chief of police for the Pasadena (CA) Police Department says he wants to enact a plan he has devised to make the agency more effective.

San Francisco Police Tout Reduction in Officer-Involved Shootings

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it's been nearly a full year since the last officer-involved shooting in the City by the Bay.

Mayor Orders LAPD to Scale Back Vehicle Stops, Says Black Drivers Disproportionately Stopped

The mayor wants the department to direct resources to other activities that will help build trust with the citizens of Los Angeles.

Judge Approves Order for Major Reforms at Chicago Police Department

The consent decree requires officers to document each time they draw their weapons—even if they don't actually fire—and tightens instances in which officers may deploy TASERs. It also requires the department to publish use-of-force data on a monthly basis.

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Vows to Dismantle Gang Database

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle—who is running to be the next Mayor of Chicago—says she would make some significant changes to the way in which police in the Windy City conduct business.

Sessions Restricted DOJ Use of Consent Decrees Before Leaving Office

The document reflected Sessions’s staunch support for law enforcement and his belief that overzealous civil rights lawyers under the Obama administration vilified the local police.

Chicago Mayor, Illinois AG Agree on Plan to Overhaul Police Department

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have finalized a proposed court order intended to bring sweeping change to the Chicago Police Department.

For Community Policing to Succeed, Walking Around Isn’t Enough

Community policing is a way for members of a community and the local police to work hand-in-hand, but what all does it require of residents and volunteers, and how does a community ensure a successful program?

California to Oversee San Francisco's Police Reforms

California's attorney general announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco Police Department that were recommended by federal officials after the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to scale back a program that helped departments improve community relations.