Police Procedure

The Baltimore Police Department is having a tough time restoring public confidence in the troubled agency. The city is on pace to break its decades-old murder record and the body camera program that was rolled out to increase transparency has fueled...
12:42pm
8.8.2017
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said the city will sue the federal government in defense of its status as a so-called sanctuary city and against threats to withhold U.S. grant funds.
by Associated Press
9:16am
8.7.2017
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A former St. Louis police officer's murder trial that begins this week is expected to hinge on videos and DNA evidence that have raised questions about the officer's actions after the shooting and the weapon recovered by police.
by Associated Press
9:08am
8.1.2017
Two Omaha police officers will face assault charges in the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times and repeatedly punched, even after he was on the ground, a Nebraska prosecutor said Wednesday.
by Margery A. Beck, Associated Press
10:55am
7.28.2017
The racial biases of whites in a community predict how many African-Americans are killed by police in a given area, according to results of a paper published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
by Society for Personality and Social Psychology
12:30pm
7.27.2017
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In a newly published article, Northwestern University economist Charles F. Manski and his co-author, Carnegie Mellon University criminologist Daniel S. Nagin, outline a "formal model of optimal policing" that can be used to resolve tensions between...
by Northwestern University
10:54am
7.26.2017
A Baltimore officer’s police powers have been suspended after defense attorneys released a body camera video that they said shows an officer planting drugs. The video released Tuesday by the public defender’s office was taken during a drug arrest in...
by Kasey Jones, Associated Press
10:19am
7.20.2017
An Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer in a case that has left many relatives and neighbors searching for answers.
by Amy Forliti and Jeff Baenen, Associated Press
10:58am
7.18.2017
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A decadeslong search for a fugitive charged in the 1980 killing of a Pennsylvania police chief came to a dramatic end Friday as authorities positively identified remains found buried in a Massachusetts yard as the man they have long suspected in the...
by Denise Lavoie, Associated Press
10:48am
7.17.2017
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has joined five other circuits in finding that citizens have a First Amendment right to videotape police in public. The U.S. 3rd Circuit on Friday joined what it called the “growing consensus” that the public...
by Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
12:12pm
7.12.2017
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A U.S. Army soldier killed his wife then fatally shot a New York State Police trooper who was responding to reports of shots fired at the couple's rural upstate property, authorities said Monday. The suspect, identified as 32-year-old infantryman...
by Associated Press
10:40am
7.10.2017
The Dallas Police Department appears ready to set a record for the number of officers on their way out. With three months remaining, records show 314 officers have already left this fiscal year. According to the Dallas Police Association, that’s...
by Andrea Lucia, CBS DFW
10:05am
7.10.2017
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Three Baltimore police officers who were already indicted now face additional federal charges in a racketeering-and-robbery operation that included reselling seized narcotics, pocketing thousands of dollars in cash that went unreported, a gun,...
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12:48pm
7.7.2017
Authorities on Wednesday were searching for an inmate they believe has made his second escape from a maximum-security South Carolina prison. Jimmy Causey, 46, has now escaped from two different prisons in a dozen years.
by Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
10:25am
7.6.2017
A New York City police officer was shot to death early Wednesday, ambushed in a marked police truck by a man with a revolver who was later killed by officers. Officer Miosotis Familia, a 12-year member of the department, was assigned with a partner...
by Colleen Long, Associated Press
8:58am
7.5.2017
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An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.
by Steven Dubois, Associated Press
10:27am
6.29.2017
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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