Police Procedure

A total of 118 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016, according to the FBI’s annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) report released Monday. Of those deaths, 52 were accidental and 66 were felonious.
by Federal Bureau of Investigation
12:09pm
10.19.2017
A small number of police departments are showing interest in a new type of video camera that can be mounted directly on officers' guns, saying it may offer a better view of officer-involved shootings than body cameras. Some law enforcement officials...
by Dave Collins, Associated Press
10:36am
10.16.2017
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A Utah police officer was fired Tuesday after being seen on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw in an incident that became a flashpoint in the national conversation about use of force.
by Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press
12:18pm
10.11.2017
IBM Corp. has sold its Coplink business, a suite of sophisticated data-analysis software for law enforcement agencies developed at the University of Arizona, to a California-based company.
by David Wichner, Arizona Daily Star
10:18am
10.6.2017
A reduction in the systematic and aggressive enforcement of minor violations by police may reduce major crime complaints, suggests a paper published this week in Nature Human Behaviour. This finding challenges conventional thoughts on the...
by Louisiana State University
11:59am
9.27.2017
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A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of murder in the 2011 killing of a black drug suspect, a decision that could spark protests with National Guard troops on standby.
by Jim Salter, Associated Press
11:07am
9.15.2017
Police released bodycam footage Thursday showing the tense buildup to the fatal shooting of a man holding a knife and what turned out to be a fake gun, though the cameras didn't capture a clear picture of the moment when officers opened fire. It was...
by Colleen Long, Associated Press
9:55am
9.15.2017
The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday it won't bring federal civil rights charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests...
by Juliet Linderman, Associated Press
9:13am
9.13.2017
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With access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociology research at The University of Texas at...
by University of Texas at Austin
12:15pm
9.7.2017
A photographer for a small news organization who was shot by a sheriff's deputy who mistook his camera for a weapon is uninterested in seeing the officer punished, the newspaper said Tuesday.
by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press
11:24am
9.6.2017
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The automated license plate reader (ALPR) data collected from millions in Los Angeles County is public information, the California Supreme Court ruled this week.
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12:10pm
9.1.2017
The tough-talking sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke, resigned without explanation Thursday, capping a tumultuous year for the divisive, provocative lawman whose unabashed support for President Donald Trump and in-your-face personality earned...
by Ivan Moreno and Scott Bauer, Associated Press
10:26am
9.1.2017
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A nurse says she was assaulted and illegally arrested by a Salt Lake City police detective for following a hospital policy that does not allow blood draws from unconscious patients. Footage from University Hospital and officer body cameras shows...
by Pamela Manson, The Salt Lake Tribune
9:26am
9.1.2017
Months after seven members of a Baltimore Police Department gun trace task force were indicted on charges of robbing people, the former head of the unit has been charged, federal prosecutors said.
by Kasey Jones, Associated Press
10:47am
8.31.2017
A sergeant was fired from the Fort Myers Police Department this week after an internal affairs investigation found he lied under oath about one of his cases. The investigators also looked into claims Sgt. Eric Gutridge planted a gun at the scene of...
by David Hodges, NBC2
11:21am
8.30.2017
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President Donald Trump will revive a program that provides local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, despite past concerns that armored vehicles and other gear were inflaming...
by Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
10:03am
8.28.2017
In many cases, technology has diminished the need for police sketches. But in cases where the perpetrator is not captured by surveillance systems, smartphones or identified by forensic evidence, investigators still rely on sketch artists.
by John Kopp, PhillyVoice Staff
11:59am
8.23.2017
A federal jury in Las Vegas refused Tuesday to convict four defendants who were retried on accusations that they threatened and assaulted federal agents by wielding assault weapons in a 2014 confrontation to stop a cattle roundup near the Nevada...
by Ken Ritter, Associated Press
11:47am
8.23.2017
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Eleventh grader Kian Loyd delos Santos was “intentionally killed” with three “treacherous wounds” to the head and back while lying face down during a police operation in the government’s war against drugs, the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) bared...
by Romina Cabrera and Edu Punay, The Philippine Star
12:20pm
8.22.2017
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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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