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New CA Law Will Require Deadly Force to be "Necessary"

Under the new standard, prosecutors can also consider the actions both of officers and of the victim leading up to a deadly encounter, to determine whether the officer acted within the scope of law, policy and training.

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Phoenix PD Implements New Gun Pointing Policy, Announces More Mental Health Training and Full Rollout of Body Cameras

Chief Williams said she expects the new "Pointed Gun at Person" (PGP) reports will help the department track how many times officers can de-escalate potentially deadly situations.

Gunman Who Ambushed LAPD Officers at Traffic Light Shot and Killed

A gunman who ambushed officers with the Los Angeles Police Department was shot and killed by officers on Sunday night.

Nebraska Police Helicopter Crashes, Crewmembers Suffer Minor Injuries

Two pilots with the Omaha (NE) Police Department suffered minor injuries when the helicopter they were flying had a power loss as it was about to land.

California Sheriff's Office to Issue Patrol Rifles to Deputies at Large-Scale Events

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office announced on that some of its deputies will be armed with patrol rifles while staffing larg- scale events.

Montana Department to Host Back-to-School Event Emphasizing Safety and School Supplies

Officers with the Cut Bank (MT) Police Department will soon host the fifth annual "Kids Day in the Park" event, using the occasion to emphasize school safety and give free backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need.

Utah Man Fights Officer While Wearing Only "Man Thong"

Police were dispatched after a call came in Monday night about a male in a "man thong walking down the middle of the road with a sign around his neck," the court documents state.

Marine Kidnapped as Baby Meets FBI Agent Who Rescued Him

Two days after Rembert was born in 1997, the baby boy was kidnapped by a woman who claimed to be a health care worker. More than 24 hours later, Sowers found Rembert, who had been abandoned in a box behind a dumpster.

Gunman's Call to Wife Reveals Possible Motive in Murder of CHP Officer

Luther was arrested by West Covina police in June 1994 in that Los Angeles County case, and one of the filed charges was assault on a peace officer with use of a semiautomatic weapon.  The CDCR record does not indicate he was sentenced for that.

LAPD Selects Federal Premium Ammunition for Duty Use

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has recently selected Federal Premium ammunition for multiple firearms platforms, including 45 Auto, 308 Win, and 12-gauge duty requirements.