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Criminal justice experts maintain that the officer who shot Ma’Khia Bryant was justified in his use-of-force and followed the correct training protocol in order to “neutralize the threat.” Experts weighed in on the […]
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Los Angeles police officer responds to Lebron James’ Tweet with heartfelt letter; asks to sit down and talk
Deon Joseph, a Black police officer and 24-year veteran of the LAPD, recently wrote a letter to Lebron James to address his radical stance against law enforcement. Joseph, who has worked in Los […]
Timesheet day. It’s a dreaded event for supervisors and human resources departments everywhere. As the deadlines to process payroll approach, they scurry about furiously checking timesheets against policies, sending sheets back to the […]
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers used an executive order to get Wisconsin State Patrol and other state law enforcement agencies to update their use-of-force policies, which included bans on chokeholds unless they were used […]
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We all have a tendency to focus on the negative. It’s a survival mechanism that’s hardwired into us. This means that, instinctively, we think more about the stick that could beat us than […]
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Pittsburgh Zone 3 Officer Aundre Wright, a former wide receiver for the University of Pittsburgh’s Panthers team, was walking the beat when he unexpectedly encountered a man dying from an overdose – and […]
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As part of New York’s effort to “reimagine public safety,” lawmakers have introduced a bill that would prevent fired officers from getting rehired within the state. The bill, authored by Sen. Brian Benjamin, […]
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As agencies nationwide deal with how to reform the law enforcement system in the wake of Derek Chauvin’s conviction, Illinois struggles to hold officers accountable — apparently due to hindrance from police union […]
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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police’s drone program, launched in 2017, is adding a new aerial dimension to crime-fighting. First used to document the scene of the October 1, 2017, mass shooting across from the […]
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Weeding out “bad apples”; Alabama to create database to track law enforcement officers’ employment history and disciplinary actions
Alabama will create a state database to track disciplinary actions or excessive force complaints against officers in an attempt to weed out bad actors. According to the AP, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed […]
Michigan has not passed any reforms following the death of George Floyd, but officials say it is because the state has already implemented the reform policies that other states are just passing. Michigan […]
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Oklahoma police hosted its annual “Man Up Retreat” to teach high school teens how to become more responsible adults. The retreat is organized by FACT (Family Awareness and Community Teamwork), a gang prevention […]
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Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd could mark a “new era in police accountability,” according to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. The decision was both lauded and criticized by […]
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