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New York Seeing Rise in Subway Assaults on Officers

The release of the stats come amid growing concern over an increase in transit violence in the city, with reports of riders punched, shoved, or slashed on the rise in recent weeks.

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British Officer Lauded for Ending Knife Attack on New Year's Eve

An officer with British Transport Police said that his "instincts took over" when he heard screams coming from a rail platform.

Former DC Transit Officer Gets 15 Years for Aiding ISIS

At trial, prosecutors presented violent videos Young had watched and comments he had made about killing FBI agents and attacking federal buildings. In emails with Mohammed and conversations online, Young joked about terrorist attacks and suggested they were often justifiable. He described the rebels he fought with in Libya as “like-minded” with the Islamic State.

Former DC-Area Officer Convicted of Aiding ISIS, Faces Possible 60 Years

In late July 2016, Young attempted to provide material support and resources to ISIS by purchasing and sending gift card codes that he believed would allow ISIS recruiters to securely communicate with potential ISIS recruits.

Son of Slain Dallas Transit Officer Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

The son of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Officer Brent Thompson was found dead of apparent suicide Monday in Corsicana, TX.

NYPD Transit Officers Ordered to Patrol Alone on Subways Despite Officer Safety Concerns

The NYPD has ordered more transit officers to go solo when patrolling the subways — a move transit workers and police union bosses slammed over safety concerns.

TX Motor Officer Dies of Injuries from Escort Crash

Metropolitan Transit Authority Officer Elias "Sonny" Martinez succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash one week earlier while escorting permitted loads on Gulf Freeway in League City, TX.

Citizens Committee Drafts BART Police Use-of-Force Policy That Requires "Minimal" Force

A citizens’ watchdog committee tasked with overseeing California's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department on Monday recommended new standards for officers, requiring them to use only the minimal amount of force necessary to make an arrest or bring a suspect into custody.

Denver Transit Officer Ambushed and Killed, Suspect "Radicalized" Convert to Islam

Scott Von Lanken, 56, was killed while working as a transit security officer with Allied Universal. Denver's RTD contracts with Allied Universal to provide security services.

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Former DC Transit Officer Charged with Aiding ISIS

Law enforcement agencies have arrested nine Northern Virginia residents, including a former police officer, on charges of aiding the Islamic State, a government message to police says.

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