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LAPD to Retrain Officers in Crowd Control Tactics

Chief Michel Moore and other commanders who presented LAPD’s tactics at the Los Angeles Police Academy on Thursday, Dec. 8, said around 8,000 officers, from the lowest levels to the chief himself, are being retrained.

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Dave Smith: Stop Spreading “Civil War Porn”

It would seem leaders would desperately seek to heal the rifts, reinforce our faith in our systems of government, and tone down the rhetoric

Charges Dropped Against Atlanta Officers in 2020 Shooting of Rayshard Brooks

In June 2020 Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. charged Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe with felony murder. Officer Devin Brosnan, who was also involved in the attempt to arrest Brooks but not in the shooting, was charged with aggravated assault and two counts of violating his oath.

Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Assaulting Portland Police with Firebombs

Malik Fard Muhammad was charged in both state and federal court. Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to 14 felonies in state court, including attempted murder.

Philadelphia Officer from Walter Wallace Jr. Shooting Dies in Motorcycle Crash

An off-duty Philadelphia police officer, who was involved in a fatal shooting that led to riots in 2020, was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night in South Philadelphia.

IN Man Gets 10 Years for Throwing Firebombs at Police During Portland Riots

The Multnomah County (OR) District Attorney's Office says that in the late summer of 2020, Malik Muhammed traveled to Portland. "His criminal activity spanned September and October of 2020 and included four separate criminal incidents," the DA says.

Seattle Man Gets 5 Years for Hitting Officer with Baseball Bat, Arson During Riot

The officer added, “My head almost got taken off that night. That impact that night, I did not feel the repercussions that I’m going to have to live through…I don’t know how much worse my headaches might get when I get older.”

PERF: Feds Should Issue Guidance on Less-Lethal Weapon Use During Unrest

PERF is recommending the Justice Department’s research arm, the National Institute of Justice, begin examining the use of less-lethal weapons and offer resources to law enforcement agencies about when and how to use the weapons.

Retired Portland Officers Show Little Interest in Returning

The Portland Police Bureau’s attempt to bring officers back amid record-low staffing levels is reportedly receiving a lackluster response.

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2021 in Review: Rising Crime, COVID Rules, and Court Cases

With just hours remaining until we ring in 2022, it's time for our annual retrospective on the year that was 2021—and what a year it was.

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