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Boston Man Gets 5 Years in Federal Prison for Shooting at Officers During 2020 Riot

The suspect shot at least 11 times in the direction of officers, including a deputized federal officer. The officers took cover by bracing or ducking behind cars and other objects.

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Dozens of NYPD Officers Face Possible Charges, Discipline Over 2020 Unrest Response

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board received over 750 complaints concerning alleged NYPD officer conduct following the Black Lives Matter demonstrations during summer 2020, according to the agency. Only 313 complaints fell within the board's jurisdiction.

New York Trooper Sues Buffalo Over Injuries Suffered in 2020 Riot

The lawsuit is alleging that that the City of Buffalo violated numerous regulations, policies and procedures which resulted in Trooper Ensminger's injury.

OR DA Drops 12 Excessive Force Cases Filed Against Officers Over Portland Riot Response

Multnomah County (OR) District Attorney Mike Schmidt has declined charges in 12 use of force investigations against Portland Police Bureau officers responding to protests.

Minneapolis Democratic Leader Says Burning of Third Precinct was "Righteous" Act

In an Aug. 2 opinion piece for Southside Pride, a local monthly newspaper, titled "The Cops Started It," Minneapolis DFL Chair Devin Hogan argued that the burning of the Third Precinct on May 28, 2020, three days after George Floyd’s death, was a "proportional response."

Charlotte Officers, City Sued Over Protest Response

The lawsuit accuses CMPD and members of its command staff of drawing up a plan to end the night’s protests in Uptown over the death of George Floyd with “a retaliatory and punishing show of force ... to discourage future protests against police.”

New Guidebook Designed to Help Officer Stay Well and Safe During Civil Unrest

The National Police Foundation (NPF), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has released "Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest," a guidebook to officer safety and wellness during civil unrest.

Poll: Voters Want Congress to Investigate 2020's Anti-Police Riots

In analyzing the survey results, the National Police Association (NPA) blamed reaction of elected officials to last year’s protests, which began after the death of George Floyd during a May arrest in Minneapolis, for a subsequent rise in violent crime.

Seattle Report Says Officers Could Have Defused Violence by Siding with Protesters

“The Panel felt that ‘taking a knee’ or standing publicly against police brutality … was a show of support for fair and just policing, and something SPD officers should do without reservation,” the OIG found.

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Chicago Man Gets 3 Years Probation for Burning Police SUV

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman told Jacob Fagundo that he could have hurt or killed someone when he set fire to the police SUV on May 30, 2020. But the judge agreed the crime appeared to be an aberration in Fagundo’s behavior.

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