Police Procedure

Sunday's fatal shooting of a mentally ill pregnant mother, who police say was armed with two knives, after she called in a burglary at her apartment illustrates the potential limits of crisis intervention training.
by Gene Johnson and Phuong Le, Associated Press
10:19am
6.23.2017
Twelve U.S. cities struggling with high violent crime rates will be the first to join the National Public Safety Partnership, a Department of Justice initiative announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday.
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12:13pm
6.21.2017
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Belgium tightened security even more on Wednesday to counter fears that lone attackers could strike anywhere and at any time, a day after a failed bombing by a man shouting "Allahu akbar" at a Brussels train station put the nation on edge.
by Lorne Cook and Raf Casert, Associated Press
8:57am
6.21.2017
Analyzing what may be the largest trove of traffic stop data ever assembled, Stanford researchers found that black and Hispanic drivers were more likely than white drivers to be cited, searched and arrested after being stopped. The researchers are...
by Stanford University
9:28am
6.19.2017
Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.
by Kate Brumback and Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
9:35am
6.16.2017
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Hundreds of pages of forms, narratives, sketches, notes and other documentation all go into a response to a major crime. A new software program proposes to revolutionize the process, putting everything into an app accessed by everyone from the...
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12:23pm
6.13.2017
A manhunt is underway in Georgia for two inmates accused of killing two guards on a prison bus Tuesday morning. Authorities say Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, carjacked a getaway car and are armed with the officers' .40 caliber Glock...
by Associated Press
11:48am
6.13.2017
A suspect has been arrested in the killing of a decorated northeast Arkansas police officer who was fatally shot while assisting another officer with a traffic stop, police said. Arkansas State Police said Newport Police Lt. Patrick Weatherford, 41...
by Associated Press
9:47am
6.13.2017
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Detention officers did not follow sheriff’s policy when an inmate being transported to a dental appointment overpowered his guard, escaped, and killed a man before being fatally shot by police, a South Texas sheriff said Friday.
by Associated Press
12:12pm
6.12.2017
James Comey, the ex-FBI director who was fired last month by President Donald Trump, documented each conversation and phone call with the president due to perceived pressure to change the course of ongoing investigations into Russian interference in...
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12:07pm
6.8.2017
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his pick for FBI director—Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing...
by Sadie Gurman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
10:00am
6.7.2017
Cops pulling over motorists speak differently to black and white motorists, according to a new study of nearly 1,000 traffic stops, analyzed by artificial intelligence. The subtle linguistic differences were assessed in the interactions from nearly...
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12:20pm
6.6.2017
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The city of Chicago and the U.S. Justice Department have negotiated a draft agreement that calls for an independent monitor to oversee police department reforms, though it is unclear if there will be court oversight at some stage in the future, an...
by Michael Tarm and Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press
9:13am
6.5.2017
Collaboration has led to progress in the New York City Police Department’s partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals over the last three and a half years, leaders from both organizations say. The NYPD-ASPCA...
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12:49pm
6.2.2017
A police sergeant was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting of a 66-year-old mentally ill woman wielding a baseball bat, a death the mayor called tragic and unacceptable. Sgt. Hugh Barry pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Wednesday to...
by Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
10:13am
6.1.2017
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The police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fired Tuesday for inaccuracies on his job application, while the officer who drove the patrol car the day of the shooting was suspended for violating a tactical rule.
by Dake Kang, Associated Press
4:34pm
5.30.2017
The graphic video showing Philando Castile's final moments after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer made headlines nearly a year ago and led to calls for changes in policing. But another video could emerge as key evidence in the case against...
by Amy Forliti, Associated Press
11:13am
5.30.2017
A nationwide Blue Alert network has been rolled out by federal agencies. Like an Amber Alert for cops, the Blue Alert is intended to warn of specific suspects who are cop killers, or who may pose deadly danger to law enforcement.
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11:41am
5.22.2017
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A jury on Wednesday acquitted a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year when she killed an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head. Betty Shelby testified that she fired her weapon out of fear because the...
by Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press
9:23am
5.18.2017
An unarmed man's death after Las Vegas police grabbed him in a neck hold has put a much-criticized law enforcement technique to subdue people back in the spotlight.
by KEN RITTER, Associated Press
12:45pm
5.16.2017
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Police say an Ohio officer suffered an accidental overdose after a drug arrest when he touched powder on his shirt without realizing it was the powerful opiod fentanyl. Patrolman Chris Green assisted in searching a vehicle operated by Justin Buckel...
by CBS Pittsburgh
12:33pm
5.15.2017
A Missouri sheriff who was arrested last month on assault and other charges has been suspended from office after he was involved in a jail altercation last week in which an inmate died, the state's top prosecutor said.
by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press
11:41am
5.11.2017
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Police in suburban Dallas fired the officer Tuesday who shot and killed a black 15-year-old boy riding in a vehicle leaving a chaotic house party, taking the swift action sought by the teenager's family and protesters who link the case to other...
by Claudia Lauer and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
10:58am
5.3.2017
A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades.
by Jeffrey Collins and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
4:06pm
5.2.2017
Pursuant to an executive order signed by the president in January, the Department of Justice has released the numbers of “incarcerated aliens” in federal prisons—and is staking out a new centralized system of tracking who is behind bars in state and...
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12:34pm
5.2.2017
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The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would force all law enforcement in the state to cooperate with federal immigration agents, essentially banning “sanctuary cities” throughout the state.
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12:26pm
4.28.2017
Court fines, fees, surcharges and even the interest on unpaid penalties have been nickel-and-diming those arrested for crimes in the United States for decades. But the impact on the wallets of the accused and convicted has been disproportionate...
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11:53am
4.25.2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will crack down on violent gangs. Sessions on Tuesday called out one organization, the MS-13 street gang, members of which are suspected in the killings of four people last week in Long...
by CBS/AP
12:12pm
4.18.2017
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The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed. The internal audit began this year and is being...
by Eric Tucker, Associated Press
10:23am
4.10.2017
The New York Police Department is set to deploy the first body cameras to officers after resolving some of the thorniest issues on when to switch on the camera, how long to keep the tape and when to tell the public they're being recorded.
by Colleen Long, Associated Press
9:05am
4.10.2017
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Federally mandated changes in the Seattle Police Department led to a stunning drop in how often officers use serious force, with no rise in crime or officer injuries, according to a review released Thursday. The city's improvements come after...
by Gene Johnson, Associated Press
10:14am
4.7.2017
Taser International revealed on Wednesday that not only will it change its name and ticker, but that it is launching a program to equip every U.S. police officer with a body camera, free of charge. The program will also provide police departments...
by Elizabeth Gurdus, CNBC
11:36am
4.6.2017
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Over the course of two decades, New York City has locked up fewer people before trial, with pretrial admissions starting to tend toward more violent crimes. And those who are held before due process are kept for longer periods—and at greater bail...
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12:49pm
4.5.2017
The new sheriff of metro Phoenix announced Tuesday that he's closing down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. The decision by Sheriff Paul Penzone to close the 24-year-old Tent...
by Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press
10:02am
4.5.2017
California could dramatically change the way it pressures criminal defendants to show up for court, doing away with monetary bail for most and taking income into account for others to ensure poor suspects get an equal shot at freedom.
by Don Thompson, Associated Press
11:26am
4.4.2017
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Jeff Sessions signaled in a memo filed to a federal court that “consent decrees” such as those struck in recent years with troubled departments in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, could be scrapped or scaled down.
by Jon Swaine and Lois Beckett, The Guardian US
10:04am
4.4.2017
Three East Cleveland cops are in prison after they were caught framing drug suspects. Cases against 22 alleged drug dealers have been dismissed. Authorities are searching for another 21 people who are eligible to have their convictions tossed.
by Jon Schuppe
9:28am
3.28.2017
The terrorist who killed four outside the U.K. Parliament and injured dozens with a car and a knife was previously arrested for violent crimes, and went by several different aliases. Khalid Masood, 52, shot dead shortly after his Wednesday attack,...
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12:27pm
3.24.2017
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During an update on officer shootings, Detroit Police Chief James Craig confirmed that 60-year-old Raymond Durham is now a prime suspect in the murder of Wayne State Sgt. Collin Rose. DNA evidence linked the suspect involved in the shooting of two...
by Breanne Palmerini, WXYZ
12:05pm
3.20.2017
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was convicted Wednesday of obstructing an FBI investigation into corrupt guards who took bribes to smuggle contraband into the jails he ran and savagely beat inmates. The verdict was the 21st and final...
by Brian Melley, Associated Press
11:11am
3.16.2017
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