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California DA Reopens 2009 BART Shooting, Going After Second Officer

The Alameda County (CA) District Attorney announced Monday she has agreed to reopen the investigation into the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant following demands from the family to charge a former BART officer who was there when Grant was killed more than a decade ago.

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Oregon Troopers Federally Deputized for Portland Protest Response

State police say they’re working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to review arrests made by troopers assigned to Portland for potential federal prosecution. The troopers assigned to Portland have been cross-deputized by the U.S. Marshals.

Georgia DA That Charged Officers Over Rayshard Brooks Shooting Loses Runoff

Fulton County DA Paul Howard lost to Fani Willis who secured more than 73% of the vote.

Portland's DA Declines to Prosecute Most Arrested Protesters

Prosecutors will scrutinize the cases of protesters accused of resisting arrest or assaulting a public safety officer and consider “the chaos of a protesting environment, especially after tear gas or other less-lethal munitions have been deployed against community members en masse,” the district attorney’s office said in a news release.

Chicago's Police Superintendent, Mayor Slam Prosecutor for Soft Treatment of Looters

“Criminals took to the streets with the confidence there is no consequence for their actions,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said, implying State’s Attorney Kim Foxx's reforms have emboldened criminals, especially rioters and looters.

After Another Probe, Officer Darren Wilson Won't Be Charged in Ferguson Shooting

Officer Darren Wilson—who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson six years ago—was again the target of a probe and investigation that resulted in prosecutors declining to press charges against him.

Austin Police Union Advises Officers to Stop Active Enforcement

“They don't want an active police department. They don't want us enforcing traffic laws. They don't want us arresting people that don't want us or messing with homeless folks. They're very clear and we're going to take their lead. The productivity in the city's going to die,” Casaday said.

Atlanta DA May Have Violated Law in Investigation of Officers

The grand jury had been suspended on March 13 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And legal experts say Howard's grand jury subpoena with no grand jury in session could be an ethical or possibly criminal issue.

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.