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Atlanta Foundation Tries to Boost Police Morale Prevent Officer Exits with $500 Bonuses

“I have to assume many of those officers who walked out won’t be coming back” said Atlanta Police Union representative Ken Allen.

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Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess

Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.

Fired Atlanta Officer Faces Felony Murder Charge in Brooks Shooting

If convicted, Rolfe is facing the possibility of the death penalty or life in prison.

Abolishing LE Agencies: The Road to Hell

Some social justice activists are seriously arguing for the abolition of police agencies. And that's a nightmare in the making.

Where Did All the Prosecutors Go?

District attorneys used to have the mission of protecting the public and putting away criminals. Now, some have the mission of freeing the bad guys and indicting cops.

Houston Chief Criticizes Judges, DA for Lenient Sentences for Violent Offenders

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo expressed frustration over the practice of deferred adjudication, in which defendants can plead guilty of a crime and be given a sentence of probation. When the probation period is successfully completed, the case is dismissed.

WA Prosecutor Refuses to Charge Suspects who Attack Officers while Resisting Arrest

The policy came to light when KTTH was tipped off to an incident, where a King County Sheriff’s deputy was kicked in the groin by a 20-year-old female suspect in tall leather boots. She was not charged with assault.

Texas Police Union Calls for Removal of Dallas District Attorney

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot announced last week that he plans not to prosecute certain low-level crimes—and the state's largest police union is not happy about that decision.

Chicago Police Union, Suburban Chiefs Call on State's Attorney to Resign

The head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police joined chiefs from several suburban police departments in calling for Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx to step down following her office's handling of the Jussie Smollett prosecution.

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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Declines Accepting Cases from 28 Officers

According to KTVI-TV, St. Louis’s top prosecutor—Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner—has a so-called "exclusion list" of 28 police officers and will refuse to prosecute suspected criminals if any of those officers are deemed critical to such prosecutions.