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Shots Fired is a monthly feature in POLICE Magazine where the author takes real police reports involving shots fired and brings the scenarios to life.

Episode Date
NY Police Unions Sue Over City's New Use-of-Force Law
The “diaphragm clause” of the law — which allows for DAs to bring a misdemeanor charge if an officer uses any move during an arrest that could limit breathing — “stands to criminalize the lawful use of force, (and) threatens both police and public safety,” the lawsuit reads.
Aug 06, 2020
NJ Teen Records Bagpipe "Thank You" to Police, Other COVID-19 Responders
"I'd like to thank the doctors, nurses, police, and essential workers who put themselves at risk selflessly each day," she says in the video.
Aug 06, 2020
Minnesota Man Files Lawsuit Claiming Illegal Use of Force
A man in Minneapolis has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming he was shoved to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer during an incident near the site where George Floyd died in police custody in May.
Aug 06, 2020
3 Massachusetts Officers Stabbed During Incident Involving Stolen Vehicle
Three officers with the Saugus Police Department were stabbed—and another injured—as they were attempting to investigate a report of a stolen rental vehicle that had not been returned.
Aug 06, 2020
Former Atlanta Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Sues City Over Firing
A former officer with the Atlanta Police Department who was involved in the fatal shooting of a man in a fast food restaurant parking lot in June, has filed suit against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and interim police Chief Rodney Bryant over his firing.
Aug 06, 2020
Police Search for Gunman Who Shot at California Officer
A gunman fired on a sergeant who had responded to a home following a call of a suicidal subject armed with a gun, striking the sergeant's patrol car several times.
Aug 06, 2020
California Officer Fatally Shoots Man Holding "Assault Rifle"
An officer with the San Leandro (CA) Police Department fatally shot a man armed with an "assault-style rifle" late Wednesday night.
Aug 06, 2020
Fugitive Arrested Decades After Shooting Rookie Colorado Officer
The FBI arrested 77-year-old Lawrence Pusateri—who also goes by the names Luis Archuleta and Ramon Montoya—in New Mexico on Wednesday.
Aug 06, 2020
NC Man Accused of Shooting Child Falls into Quarry After Fleeing Scene
The girl was found in a home off Noles Circle north of Lincolnton, where she had been shot in the back, and her 33-year-old mother was found on the kitchen floor with multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.
Aug 06, 2020
Chicago Officer Shot in Chin Last Week Out of Coma
Police said the officer was shot in the neck, chin, and his protective vest. Fragments from the bullet penetrated the officer’s esophagus, and he was placed in a medically induced coma on Thursday.
Aug 05, 2020
Man Files First Amendment Violation Suit Against Colorado Officers
Sexton was watching officers distribute speeding tickets in the city's downtown area on January 30, 2019, when he began filming and yelling obscenities and insults at officers, including "F*** the police."
Aug 05, 2020
Off-Duty Houston Sergeant Kills Robbery Suspect on Bus
The chief said the officer, who was heading home at the time, confronted the suspect who had gotten on a bus.
Aug 05, 2020
Seattle Protesters' Lawsuit Says Their Need to Buy Armor to Protect Against Police Riot Response Violates Their First Amendment Rights
The lawsuit claims that protesters who take part in these rallies have to face the possibility of police response and “must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely.”
Aug 05, 2020
Chicago Officer Shot Responding to Domestic
When they arrived on the scene, they encountered the suspect who was on the third floor and engaged police in a conversation. Superintendent David Brown said officers engaged in de-escalation tactics, but the man began firing down at the officers who were on the ground level.
Aug 05, 2020
Protest Targets Home of Colorado Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting
In November, a grand jury ruled the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Bailey was justified, and cleared the involved officers, Alan Van't Land and Blake Evenson, of any wrongdoing. 
Aug 04, 2020
Protesters March on Seattle Chief's Home, Met by Armed Neighbors
According to a statement from Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, Best was not at the residence at the time of the protest, but she described the visit as large, aggressive, and concerning to neighbors.
Aug 04, 2020
Michigan Officer Dies of Apparent Heart Attack
Sergeant Steven Splan was found unresponsive in the station shortly before midnight on Sunday. The 46-year-old officer reportedly suffered a heart attack.
Aug 04, 2020
Nevada Officers Help Mother and 4 Kids in Need
Officers with the Reno Police Department recently gathered donations to help a woman and her four young children in a tough situation.
Aug 04, 2020
Portland Protests Causing Millions in Overtime Costs for Police
The total overtime costs for the Portland Police Bureau through late July—the end of the last pay period—is almost $5.4 million. Further, accrued "comp time" will cost around $1.2 million.
Aug 04, 2020
Man Armed with AK-47 Opens Fire on Pennsylvania Officers
The suspect is accused of opening fire last week on the cigar store employee after refusing to wear a mask inside the store, despite the clerk's explanation that it was required in order to be inside the shop.
Aug 04, 2020
Phoenix Officer, 3 Small Children Injured in Vehicle Collision
An officer with the Phoenix Police Department and three small children were injured in a vehicle collision early Monday morning.
Aug 04, 2020
Rookie Pennsylvania Officer Saves Life of Unresponsive Infant
A rookie officer with the Upland Borough Police Department is being called a hero after he saved an unresponsive newborn’s life Sunday. Officer Jonathan Keeney says he was just doing his job.
Aug 04, 2020
Crowds and Fire
This summer’s riots have seen police response reined in by politicians who do not understand the similarities between mobs and wildfire, or who support the mobs.
Aug 04, 2020
"Back the Blue" Painted Outside Tampa Police HQ
“We had people that were just walking past the site while we were working last night who picked up rollers and joined in with us and while they did that, they would send messages back home to people who were with law enforcement," said organizer Kelli Campbell with Back the Blue Florida.
Aug 03, 2020
OPS Public Safety Announces New Secure Underseat Storage for Pickups
The Underseat Storage has been carefully designed to ensure easy access from both driver side and passenger side. The dual lid design addresses the problem of accessibility due to split seats from both sides, the company says.
Aug 03, 2020
Vector Solutions Unveils New Application for Managing Law Enforcement Field Training Officer Programs
The three-part system not only makes it easier to provide training, but it also helps to increase safety measures in the field by ensuring accurate documentation and accountability for every single officer, the company says.
Aug 03, 2020
Seattle Police Could Face Layoffs Under City Council Budget Plan
Most of the proposals, including cuts aimed at the department’s SWAT team, encampment-removal team and mounted unit, appear to have enough support to pass.
Aug 03, 2020
Georgia Officer Injured in Multi-Car Collision Involving Robbery Suspect
An officer with the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department was injured when his patrol vehicle was struck by a car that had collided with another vehicle driven by an alleged robbery suspect.
Aug 03, 2020
Iowa Officer Dragged by Vehicle Treated for Minor Injuries
An officer with the Washington (IA) Police Department was dragged by a vehicle for several blocks by a vehicle that had been stopped for not displaying license plates shortly after midnight on Saturday night.
Aug 03, 2020
Donut Shop Employee Arrested for Spitting in Officer's Coffee
Vincent Sessler now faces charges of Disorderly Conduct, Reckless Conduct, and Battery to a Peace Officer.
Aug 03, 2020
Michigan State Police Trooper Dies From Injuries Sustained in Collision
Trooper Caleb Starr died after having been hospitalized for about three weeks following a collision with a suspected drunk driver.
Aug 03, 2020
2 Juveniles Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Off-Duty MO Officer
The unidentified officer was shot in the arm about midnight Sunday and transported to a nearby hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Aug 03, 2020
Deputy, Once Paralyzed by Rare Disease, Returns to Duty
Deputy Kristan Beltran of the Gregg County (TX) Sheriff's Office became very ill with a form of flu, which led to a rare complication that causes partial paralysis. She was hospitalized and told she might not have use of her legs for up to two years.
Aug 03, 2020
Removing Officers from Schools is a Bad Idea
Activists want SROs out of schools and that could lead to really dangerous outcomes for some students.
Aug 03, 2020
Point of Law: Using the Baton
Your agency's use-of-force policy needs to specify when the baton can be used, the legal justification for its use, and what to do afterward.
Aug 03, 2020
Closing Cases with High-Tech Forensics
Tools for digital intelligence analysis, ballistics matching, and crime scene scanning are becoming easier to use and are yielding faster results.
Aug 03, 2020
The Importance of Public Service
Public servants are elected officials who establish government policies, first responders and emergency managers who put policy into action, and everything in between. In this article, we explore the importance of public service, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, and list four reasons why you may want to explore a career serving your community.
Aug 01, 2020
A New Dragon Takes Speech Recognition Tech to the Cloud
Officers now have a thin client option for creating voice-to-text documentation that will increase efficiency and the efficacy of their incident reports.
Aug 01, 2020
Vice President Stops to Aid Injured Motorcade Officers
The city police said in a statement that the vice president got off the bus he was traveling in “to tend to the officers personally; a gesture that was greatly appreciated by the officers themselves, and by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.” 
Jul 31, 2020
Attorney for Fired Officer Charged in Death of George Floyd Files Motion to Dismiss Charges
The attorney said he will argue that the charges against Thao are not supported by probable cause. Prosecutors must prove that Thao knew former officer Derek Chauvin and others were going to commit a crime and “intended his presence or actions to further the commission of that crime,” the motion says.
Jul 31, 2020
After Another Probe, Officer Darren Wilson Won't Be Charged in Ferguson Shooting
Officer Darren Wilson—who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson six years ago—was again the target of a probe and investigation that resulted in prosecutors declining to press charges against him.
Jul 31, 2020
Florida Officer Wounded by Man Accused of Shooting Spree
An officer with the Tampa Police Department was wounded—as were several other individuals—when a gunman reportedly went on a "shooting spree" on Thursday evening.
Jul 31, 2020
Michigan Officer Fatally Shoots Man Armed with Sword and Dagger
An officer with the Detroit Police Department who was wounded by an assailant armed with several edged weapons opened fire on the attacker, fatally shooting him.
Jul 31, 2020
Man Indicted for Shooting, Wounding Ohio Police Officer
A man accused of shooting a female police officer with the Cleveland Police Department has reportedly been indicted by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.
Jul 31, 2020
Video: Minnesota Officer Sideswiped on Traffic Stop
An officer with the Duluth (MN) Police Department was sideswiped by a passing car as he got out of his patrol vehicle for a traffic stop on Wednesday.
Jul 31, 2020
Massachusetts Department Receives Donation of Protective Vests for K-9s
The Springfield (MA) Police Department has received a generous donation from a non-profit organization of ballistic-resistant and stab-resistant protective vests for a dog in the agency's K-9 unit.
Jul 31, 2020
Seattle Police Found Explosives in Van Abandoned Near Site of Weekend Riots
"Explosions occurred outside the precinct,” the press release states. “Individuals in the crowd threw explosives at officers. One explosion occurred along the north wall of the precinct (on Pine Street), which blew a hole in the wall of the building.”
Jul 30, 2020
GM to Hold Virtual Solutions Summit on Aug. 25
Be one of the first law enforcement fleet professionals to get the latest updates on new products and services that can help make your agency more effective, and efficient. Virtual Solutions Summit will give you the info you need to make the right decisions for your fleet.
Jul 30, 2020
New York Artist Ordered to Remove Blue Line Painted on Roadway
An artist and activist who is a supporter of law enforcement officers recently painted a blue line in front of a police precinct house on Staten Island in New York. Now he's been told by city attorneys representing the Department of Transportation that he must remove the paint and restore the pavement to its original condition.   
Jul 30, 2020
Texas Officer Surprised by Wife Returning from Deployment Overseas
An officer with the Grand Prairie (TX) Police Department was conducting a press briefing when his wife of 15 years surprised him after being deployed for six months in Iraq. 
Jul 30, 2020
Man Steals Police SUV, Drags Officer, Crashes Car in Wild Incident
On Wednesday night, a man stole a patrol SUV, dragged an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department for a distance, and then led officers on a vehicle pursuit that lasted nearly a half hour before crashing.
Jul 30, 2020
Man Arrested for Attempting to Run Over West Virginia Officer
A man has been arrested for attempting to run over an officer with the Beckley (WV) Police Department with an All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) on Tuesday night.
Jul 30, 2020
3 New Jersey Teens Charged with Attempted Murder of Police Officers
Three teens will be charged with attempted murder of a police officer for shooting at officers during a vehicle pursuit that took place early Wednesday morning.
Jul 30, 2020
3 Chicago Officers Shot by Carjacking Suspect, Gunman Also Wounded
The officers with the Chicago Police Department were shot early Thursday morning by a carjacking suspect. The subject was also shot in the exchange, and two other officers were injured while attempting to take the man into custody.
Jul 30, 2020
A Thinner and Better Rugged Notebook
Getac's new B360 Notebook looks like a semi-rugged notebook, but it's full rugged, and offers innovative features and next-generation connectivity.
Jul 30, 2020
Rear Waistband Disarming with Police Krav Maga
In a close-up encounter with a suspect who is drawing a concealed weapon, you are unlikely to outdraw him, but you can outfight him.
Jul 30, 2020
Rear Waistband Disarming with Police Krav Maga
In a close-up encounter with a suspect who is drawing a concealed weapon, you are unlikely to outdraw him, but you can outfight him.
Jul 30, 2020
Asheville Officials Support Defunding NC City's Police Department
Councilman Keith Young, said full funding should wait until a planned Sept. 22 strategy for Asheville PD divestment.
Jul 29, 2020
DHS, Governor Reach Agreement to Withdraw Federal Officers from Portland Riot Response
“That plan includes the robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said. “State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months."
Jul 29, 2020
Florida Officers Save Toddler Found Floating in Pool
Both officers crouching over the girl and tapped her back as she lay on her side near the pool, her appendages turning darker shades of purple.
Jul 29, 2020
Chicago Deputy Chief Dies from Apparent Suicide in Station
The 30-year-veteran of the department shot himself to death early Tuesday at the West Side facility, according to police.
Jul 29, 2020
More Than 100 Agencies Pull Out of DNC Assignments Over Milwaukee Ban on Tear Gas
More than 100 police agencies are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to bolster security at next month’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.
Jul 29, 2020
A Look at Both Sides of Portland Riots
The Federal Protective Service, U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents were tired and frustrated. They didn’t want to confront the crowd; they just wanted to go home.
Jul 28, 2020
2 Colorado Officers Shot Following Pursuit of a Robbery Suspect
Two officers with the Aurora (CO) Police Department were shot while conducting a pursuit of a suspect who had allegedly robbed several convenience stores.
Jul 28, 2020
Georgia Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Run Over Officer
A man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to run over a police officer in Georgia late last week.
Jul 28, 2020
Florida Officer Shot While Making a Welfare Check
An officer with the Lake City (FL) Police Department was shot while making a welfare check at a home that had been recently struck by bullets.
Jul 28, 2020
Missouri Department Mourns Loss of Beloved K-9 Due to Illness
Officers with the Cape Girardeau (MO) Police Department formed a line outside a local pet hospital to say goodbye to a K-9 that had been diagnosed with a fatal illness and was to be euthanized.
Jul 28, 2020
Indiana Officer Helps Boys Serve Cold Refreshments at Lemonade Stand
An officer with the South Bend (IN) Police Department was seen over the weekend helping two boys—a 12-year-old and his four-year-old brother—serving refreshments of lemonade, punch, and popcorn to area residents.
Jul 28, 2020
Indiana Man Charged with Impersonating a Police Officer
An Indiana man has been charged with impersonating a police officer after he had reportedly conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle earlier this month.
Jul 28, 2020
Mississippi Deputy Struck and Killed by Vehicle at Safety Checkpoint
Deputy Dylan Pickle and Deputy Zach Wilbanks were transported to a nearby hospital where Pickle succumbed to his injuries.
Jul 27, 2020
ProPublica Publishes NYPD Discipline Records Online
The non-profit news organization ProPublica obtained and then published in an online database the disciplinary records of nearly 4,000 officers with the New York Police department.
Jul 27, 2020
NYPD Chief to Command Staff at Meeting: "We Can't be Afraid" of New Force Law
Chief Terence Monahan was referencing officer hesitation caused by the city's new law that criminalizes even accidentally kneeling or sitting on a subject.  
Jul 27, 2020
Multiple Philadelphia Patrol Cars Burned Over the Weekend
Multiple patrol vehicles were set on fire across the city of Philadelphia over the weekend and police are now trying to determine if it was one person or a coordinated effort among multiple people.
Jul 27, 2020
Cache of Molotovs and Ammunition Found Near Portland Protest Site
Police in Portland, OR, discovered a number of rifle magazines as well as "Molotov cocktail" improvised incendiary devices as protests continued over the weekend. The bombs and ammo were found during a shots fired call.
Jul 27, 2020
Minneapolis Voters May Consider Alternative Police Charter Measure
The Minneapolis Charter Commission will listen to public testimony Monday evening on a proposal that is a more moderate alternative to the City Council's proposed legislation that would radically change the way in which police services are delivered there.
Jul 27, 2020
Chicago Mayor Orders Removal of Statue That City's Police Bled to Defend
The move is a reversal from Lightfoot, who initially opposed taking down the statue on the grounds that it would erase the history of the Italian explorer.
Jul 24, 2020
Portland Commissioner Apologizes for Claiming Police Are Setting Fires
“I want people to know that I do not believe there’s any protesters in Portland that are setting fires, that are creating crisis. I absolutely believe it’s police action, and they’re sending saboteurs and provocateurs into peaceful crowds so they justify their inhumane treatment of people who are standing up for their rights,” Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty said.
Jul 24, 2020
At Least 3 Federal Officers Working Portland Riots May Lose Vision from Lasers
“When officers responded to put out these fires, glass bottles were thrown and lasers – which can cause permanent blindness – were shined in their eyes,” Federal Protective Service (FPS) Deputy Director of Operations Richard “Kriss” Cline said. “We have three officers who currently have eye injuries and they may not recover sight in those eyes from those laser attacks.”
Jul 24, 2020
Teenager Rescues Alabama Officer from Lake After Patrol Boat Sinks
Grady McClendon pulled a Tuscaloosa police officer to safety after the officer's patrol boat was pulled under water. 
Jul 24, 2020
Washington K-9 Makes Major Narcotics, Cash, and Firearms Bust
A K-9 with the Monroe (WA) Police Department had the largest find of his three-year career with partner Officer Devin Tucker while assisting the Everett Police Department in the search of a vehicle a couple months ago.
Jul 24, 2020
Pennsylvania Agency Announces Death of Beloved K-9
The Mt. Oliver (PA) Police Department are mourning the passing of K-9 Nico on its Facebook page.
Jul 24, 2020
Maryland Officer Recognized As National SRO of the Year
Officer Danielle Moore with the Baltimore County Department has been recognized with the 2020 National Association of School Resource Officers' Floyd Ledbetter National School Resource Officer of the Year Award.
Jul 24, 2020
Florida Officer, Good Samaritan Resuscitate Apparent Overdose Victim
An officer with the Orlando Police Department was assisted by a Good Samaritan in reviving a person who had appeared to have overdosed on drugs.
Jul 24, 2020
Massachusetts Lawmakers' Effort to End Use of Tear Gas Falls Short
Legislators in the Massachusetts House of Representatives have begun a debate on how law enforcement officers in the state will operate and be trained, but the early outcome is that things like the use of tear gas in crowd control will remain in place.
Jul 24, 2020
Why De-Escalation Training Is a Win-Win for the Public, Officers and Departments
With police agencies’ use-of-force policies increasingly in the spotlight, de-escalation training can offer opportunities to better protect the public and officers, while improving the agency’s community standing and cutting the potential for budget-busting liability payments.
Jul 24, 2020
Denver Union President Says Department Should Apologize for Failing to Protect Police Supporters Attacked Sunday
Rogers also asserted that police were ordered to withdraw from the amphitheater where the counter-protesters and pro-police demonstrators were clashing, but that one Denver SWAT lieutenant refused to leave.
Jul 23, 2020
NYPD Clears Out "Occupy City Hall" Encampment
In a predawn raid, officers with the New York Police Department cleared out the "Occupy City Hall" encampment that had begun as an anti-police protest but morphed into a gathering dominated mostly by homeless people.
Jul 23, 2020
Man Arrested for Attempted Assault on Maui Police Officer
The suspect—identified only as a 64-year-old man—has been charged with degree terroristic threatening, two counts of criminal trespass and resisting an order to stop.
Jul 23, 2020
New York Officer in Viral Video Named Assistant Basketball Coach
An officer with the Syracuse Police Department who became nationally famous after a viral video showed him challenging local young people to one-on-one competitions has been added as an assistant coach for the Cicero-North Syracuse's boys basketball team during the school district's board meeting Monday night.
Jul 23, 2020
Wisconsin Officer Hurt in Vehicle Collision with Suspect Car
An officer with the Brookfield (WI) Police department was briefly hospitalized after his squad car was struck during a traffic pursuit on an interstate freeway on Monday night.
Jul 23, 2020
Seattle Chief Critical of Proposal to Slash Department Budget in Half
The chief of police for the Seattle Police Department has voiced concern over a plan being floated among some city council members to slash the agency's budget in half.
Jul 23, 2020
Amid Calls for Defunding, LAPD Chief Tells Officers to "Show Your Relevance"
The chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department recently told a gathering of command staff that amid calls for defunding the department patrol officers must "show their relevance" in order to keep the budget from being slashed.
Jul 23, 2020
MO Police Help Raise Money for Woman Who Gave Last Dollars to Family of Wounded Officer
Sims said her daughter, Rakiya, came up with the idea of donating the $100 to the family of a Kansas City officer who was shot in the head on July 2.
Jul 22, 2020
Gallup Poll: Abolishing Police is Not Popular
Forty-seven percent of overall respondents said funds should be shifted from police departments to social services. Black Americans were more likely to support reducing police budgets, at 70 percent, compared with 49 percent of Hispanic and 41 percent of white Americans.
Jul 22, 2020
Hackers Release Private Information on Officers Working Portland Unrest
Richard Cline, the Deputy Director of Operations for the Federal Protective Service, said the doxxing occurred despite attempts by the Portland police to hide the names of police officers overseeing the 55 solid days and nights of protests and riots around the city.
Jul 22, 2020
Austin Police Union Advises Officers to Stop Active Enforcement
“They don't want an active police department. They don't want us enforcing traffic laws. They don't want us arresting people that don't want us or messing with homeless folks. They're very clear and we're going to take their lead. The productivity in the city's going to die,” Casaday said. 
Jul 22, 2020
MA Police Chiefs Criticize Lawmakers for Rushing Police Reform Bills
The chiefs urged Gov. Charlie Baker and state legislators to work with police on the legislation instead of cutting them out of the conversation.
Jul 22, 2020
Senate Rejects Strict Restrictions on Program that Transfers Surplus Military Equipment to Police
Sen. Inhofe said the rejected amendment sponsored by Schatz would have gone too far and would have made the Pentagon program “virtually impossible to use.”
Jul 22, 2020
NJ Starbucks Worker Charged with Spitting in Officers' Drink
Trejo is charged with subjecting a law enforcement officer to contact with bodily fluid, tampering with a cup of coffee knowing it was purchased by a law enforcement officer and creating a hazardous environment.
Jul 22, 2020
Some Big City Officials Admit Anti-Police Protests May Have Helped Spark COVID-19 Resurgence
A spokesperson for Carlos A. Giménez, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, told Fox News on Sunday the protests were a "contributing factor" to the local coronavirus spike.
Jul 22, 2020
Chicago Police Ordered to Wear Protective Gear at Future Protests
Superintendent Brown said officers faced organized mob action “designed to provoke violent responses” during a protest that started peacefully but turned violent, leaving several officers and protesters injured.
Jul 21, 2020
Virginia Officer Accused of Excessive Force, Indicted by Grand Jury
A grand jury indicted an officer with the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department accused of assaulting a man who—according to available body-camera video footage—was not actively resisting when he was stunned and placed under arrest in an incident in early June.
Jul 21, 2020
Washington Officers Seize 24 Pounds of Meth at Traffic Stop
Officials with the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team in Lewis County, WA, discovered 24 pounds of methamphetamine during a recent traffic stop that was prompted when officers saw a child in a passenger seat of the vehicle not secured in an appropriate child safety seat.
Jul 21, 2020
Crowd Gathers in Central California City in "Back the Blue" Rally
A crowd of several dozen people gathered in front of the City Council Chambers in the city of Chico, CA, to show support for law enforcement on Saturday morning.
Jul 21, 2020
Man Arrested for Attacking, Injuring Indiana Officer
A man was arrested for attacking an officer with the Elkhart (IN) Police Department late last week.
Jul 21, 2020
Suspect Charged for Allegedly Biting Virginia Officer
A man is accused of biting an officer with the Arlington County (VA) Police Department, after officers responded to a call that a man had knocked over store displays and stole items from local businesses on Sunday afternoon.
Jul 21, 2020
Off-Duty New York Officer Saves 2 Dogs from House Fire
An off-duty officer with the Syracuse (NY) Police Department is being lauded for saving two dogs from a house fire late last week.
Jul 21, 2020
Georgia Deputy Struck and Killed by Vehicle, Driver Charged
A man now faces a charge of first-degree vehicular homicide after reportedly struck and killed a Georgia deputy who was responding to a crash on an interstate freeway.
Jul 21, 2020
Rhode Island Officer Dies in Off-Duty Skydiving Accident
An officer with the East Greenwich (RI) Police Department died over the weekend in a skydiving accident in Connecticut.
Jul 21, 2020
Denver Pro Police Rally Attacked by Anti-Police Protesters
Lillian House, an organizer for the Party of Socialism and Liberation, said they planned the counter-protest because a celebration of police is “unacceptable.”
Jul 20, 2020
Core Survival Introduces New LE Tactical Light
The Hel-Star 6 LE Tactical can be used to identify operational personnel, drones, and K-9s, as well as mark a support position. The versatile nature of the light allows team tracking by air or ground, increasing situational awareness.
Jul 20, 2020
Charges Filed Against Teen Who Struck Minnesota Officer with Vehicle
If convicted, 18-year-old Shi Sho faces up to 10 years in prison.
Jul 20, 2020
Nearly 2 Dozen Arrested in Protest at North Carolina Police Department
Officers with the Durham (NC) Police Department arrested 23 people in connection with vandalism and violent protest outside the former department headquarters building on Saturday evening.
Jul 20, 2020
Rioters Set Portland Police Association Building on Fire
Rioters in Portland, OR, set fire to the headquarters offices of the Portland Police Association during a riot that turned ugly on Saturday night.
Jul 20, 2020
Off-Duty Florida Officer Saves Boy From Shark at Beach
An off-duty officer with the Cocoa Beach Police Department is being hailed as a hero after he leaped into the surf to pull a young boy out of danger from a nearby shark in the water.
Jul 20, 2020
18 Chicago Officers Injured While Responding to Riot
At least 18 officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured as they responded to a protest that turned dangerously violent on Friday evening.
Jul 20, 2020
Virginia Police Chief Stops Edged Weapon Attack at Church
Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler and two other individuals stopped a man who was stabbing the pastor and parishioners gathered for Bible study over the weekend, possibly saving multiple lives in the process.
Jul 20, 2020
5 Things to Consider to Find the Right Public Safety Software
Whether it's to account for newly implemented policies or to upgrade to the latest innovations on the market, a shift in public safety technology is inevitable. When that time comes, consider these five questions to ask public safety vendors.
Jul 20, 2020
Lake Assault Boats Wins Contract for U.S. Navy Force Protection-Medium Boats
The FP-M patrol boats will provide security for U.S. Navy Ships and personnel from waterborne threats in and outside of Navy ports around the world.
Jul 19, 2020
Jotto Desk Introduces the Mamba Mount for In-Vehicle Laptops
Jotto Desk has introduced the Mamba Mount, a laptop mount with five points of adjustment, including a 110-degree rotating Motion Arm and 90-degrees adjustable Tilt/Swivel Assembly.
Jul 18, 2020
Editorial: Endangering Students and Teachers
The movement to remove officers from schools will only lead to more violence on campus and more victims for active shooters.
Jul 17, 2020
Oregon Officer Shot, Gunman Remains at Large
An officer with the Salem (OR) Police Department was shot and wounded early Friday morning and the suspected gunman remains at large.
Jul 17, 2020
2 Men Arrested Following Attack on NYPD Officers During Protest
Two men were arrested Thursday in connection with an attack on police officers responding to a demonstration that turned violent earlier this week in New York City.
Jul 17, 2020
Elected Leaders in Massachusetts Debate Police Officers in Schools
Officials in Massachusetts recently passed a "police reform bill" this week that would allow public schools the option of removing resource officers in districts across the state. The bill also imposes police oversight, bans choke-holds, limits the use of tear gas, licenses all law enforcement officers, and requires that they take training on the history of racism.
Jul 17, 2020
Beloved Boston K-9 Dies at 7 Years Old
The Boston Police Department is mourning the death of K-9 Rocky, who died after a brief illness at the age of seven years old.
Jul 17, 2020
2 FBI Agents Shot, Suspected Gunman Dead in Arizona
Two FBI agents were wounded by gunfire as they attempted to apprehend a man suspected of robbing several banks.
Jul 17, 2020
Black Portland Officer Says He's Been Target of Racism from White BLM Supporters
“It’s been very eye-opening,” Jackson said during the briefing, adding that he’s witnessed more minorities among his counterparts than within the crowds of “violent” protesters.
Jul 17, 2020
Video: New Jersey Officers Save Infant's Life
An officer with the New Jersey Transit Police Department used CPR to save the life of an infant that was discovered unresponsive in the bathroom of a train station.
Jul 17, 2020
An Open Letter to America
Social movements are now debasing and denigrating the remarkably hard-working profession that has brought you extraordinarily safe streets. All that these caring public servants have ever asked for is your gratitude and respect. Take that away and I can no longer encourage these wonderful people to maintain their faith in you.
Jul 16, 2020
Florida Department to Increase Budget Amid Calls for "Defunding" Police
While there have been calls across the country to "defund" police departments and have the funding reallocated to other providers of social services, one city in Florida is bucking that trend and increasing the budget for the police department by nearly $30 million annually.
Jul 16, 2020
Car Crashes Into MS Police Department Lobby
A vehicle crashed into the Vicksburg (MS) Police Department early Thursday morning.
Jul 16, 2020
Washington Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Vehicular Assault
An officer with the Spokane Police Department has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an incident in which his patrol vehicle struck another car, injuring its passengers.
Jul 16, 2020
Officers Attempting to Administer Aid to Shooting Victim Attacked by That Victim
Two officers—one male and one female—with the St. Louis Police Department who were attempting to administer aid to a shooting victim were bitten, kicked, and punched by that very individual.
Jul 16, 2020
Suspected Cop Killer Ordered Held Without Bail
A judge has ruled that a 37-year-old man accused of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Officer Jonathan Shoop of the Bothell (WA) Police Department will be held without bail.
Jul 16, 2020
Martial Arts Master Warns New NYPD Arrest and Control Rules are Dangerous for Officers and Arrestees
“When you remove the safest control method, you force them to use the less safe tools that they have,” said Rener Gracie, 36, including firearms.
Jul 16, 2020
NY Troopers Union Demands that Members be Removed from NYC Over City's New Use-of-Force Law
"We have arrived at this unfortunate decision due to the hastily written so-called police reform legislation recently passed by the New York City Council," said PBA President Thomas H. Mungeer. "This poorly conceived bill puts an undue burden upon our troopers; it opens them up to criminal and civil liability for restraining a person during a lawful arrest in a manner that is consistent with their training and is legal throughout the rest
Jul 16, 2020
NYPD Commissioner Blasts Politicians for Handcuffing His Officers
“I think there is absolutely valid causes about what came out of Minneapolis … but I think that people are using that just cause to advance agendas and agendas that existed long before the incident happened,” Shea said.
Jul 16, 2020
Man Burned While Torching Police Vehicle Outside US Supreme Court
The white sedan was parked outside the high court on Maryland Avenue NE in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The Supreme Court’s public information officer Kathy Arberg said
Jul 16, 2020
George Floyd's Family Files Lawsuit Against Officers and Minneapolis
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges that the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights. It claims that the city “caused officers [to] act with impunity and without fear of retribution” and failed to properly train police.
Jul 15, 2020
Minneapolis Council Members Supporting Disbanding of Police Have Received $152K in Security Since May
According to an investigative report by the local Fox 9 news outlet, the three council members, Andrea Jenkins (Ward 8), Phillipe Cunningham (Ward 4), and Alondra Cano (Ward 9), were granted a security detail shortly after Memorial Day, which cost the city about $4,500 a day and ended on June 29.
Jul 15, 2020
Video Shows Deadly Confrontation Between MI Deputy and Suspect who Stabbed Man Over COVID Mask
An Eaton County deputy located Sean Ernest Ruis' vehicle at about 7:13 a.m. in a neighborhood several miles away on Jerryson Drive in Delta Township, MSP Lt. Brian Oleksyk told the Lansing State Journal. When the deputy made a traffic stop, Ruis got out of his vehicle and approached the deputy with a knife, Oleksyk said.
Jul 15, 2020
Berkeley to End Police Traffic Stops, Study Cutting Budget 50%
The council approved Mayor Jesse Arreguin's omnibus measure, which includes elements, such as creating a Department of Transportation that will make and enforce traffic stops, rather than utilize Berkeley police officers, hire a consultant to analyze police calls and responses, and determine which calls can be answered by non-police officers.
Jul 15, 2020
3 NYPD Officers Seriously Injured, Chief Suffers Broken Finger During Protester Attack
The officers were reportedly marching with community members protesting the city's unprecedented rise in gun violence. It appears they were attacked by anti-police counter protesters.
Jul 15, 2020
Slain Washington Officer Identified, Town Mourns, Suspect in Jail
Officer Jonathan Shoop, 32, started his law enforcement career with the Bothell Police Department on June 3, 2019. Before joining the Bothell PD, he served in the Coast Guard.
Jul 15, 2020
After Spike in Shootings Some Activists Want Disbanded NYPD Unit Back in Action
“What we’re saying out here clearly is that we need these police on the street. We need to have that anti-crime unit — a modernized version, with some monitoring to take place. But we need their intel so we can get these guns off the street,” community activist Tony Herbert said.
Jul 14, 2020
Atlanta DA May Have Violated Law in Investigation of Officers
The grand jury had been suspended on March 13 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And legal experts say Howard's grand jury subpoena with no grand jury in session could be an ethical or possibly criminal issue.
Jul 14, 2020
Washington Officer Murdered, Suspect in Custody
An officer with the Bothell (WA) Police Department was shot and killed and another shot and wounded after a traffic stop turned into a brief vehicle pursuit on Monday night.
Jul 14, 2020
Virginia County Taking Steps to Create New Police Department
Voters in Loudon County, VA, may soon be faced with a referendum that could lead elected officials to begin the formal process of creating a county-wide police agency.
Jul 14, 2020
New York Civilians March to Show Support for Police
A crowd of hundreds of police supporters marched through neighborhood streets in the Staten Island borough of New York City on Saturday to show their support for the NYPD in response to anti-police protests taking place across the country.
Jul 14, 2020
Chicago's Top Cop Urges "Patience" Amid Violent Times
Following a weekend during which 64 people were shot—13 fatally—in Chicago, that city's police superintendent asked for patience from the public while new crime-fighting strategies are formulated and employed.
Jul 14, 2020
Michigan Officer Saves Life of 3-Week-Old Baby Who Had Stopped Breathing
Officer Cameron Maciejewski of the Sterling Heights (MI) Police Department saved the life of a choking three-week-old baby girl late last week.
Jul 14, 2020
Trial Begins for Man Accused of Assaulting Ohio Police Officer
Police say Officer Doug Utecht was brutally beaten while attempting to arrest a suspected assailant—identified as Durrell Nichols.
Jul 14, 2020
Daughter of Slain Texas Officer Slammed for Tweeting "Blue Lives Matter"
The daughter of a McAllen, TX, police officer who was killed Saturday when he was ambushed was attacked on Twitter for mourning her father with the hashtag "Blue Lives Matter."
Jul 13, 2020
Trump Holds White House Roundtable Meeting with Police Supporters
"Things are happening that we have never seen before," the president said. He added that the carnage in America' most liberal cities makes even Afghanistan look "tame" by comparison.
Jul 13, 2020
2 Texas Officers Murdered at Domestic Call
Two officers with the McAllen (TX) Police Department were killed while responding a domestic disturbance call Saturday afternoon.
Jul 13, 2020
Police Officers, Civilian Supporters Rally Against "Defunding" LAPD
Law enforcement officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were joined by civilian police supporters at a rally on Saturday in response to the growing "defund" movement across the country.
Jul 13, 2020
Tennessee Officer Shoots, Wounds Knife-Wielding Suspect
An officer with the Knoxville Police Department shot and wounded a knife-wielding subject who was suspected of committing a burglary on Saturday afternoon.
Jul 13, 2020
Ohio Officer Shot Outside Bar While Working Security Assignment
An officer with the Columbus (OH) Police Department was shot and wounded while working a special-duty assignment at a local bar on Friday night.
Jul 13, 2020
Washington Trooper Saves Motorists from Wrong-Way Driver on Highway
A trooper with the Washington State Police stopped a wrong-way driver in Kitsap County on Friday, saving a number of motorists from potential impact with the oncoming cars.
Jul 13, 2020
Teens Convicted of Killing Utah Officer Released From Custody Early
Two of the three teens convicted of killing Officer Cody Brotherson of the West Valley City (UT) Police Department in 2016 were released from custody early due to concerns over the continuing spread of COVID-19 in Utah correctional facilities.
Jul 13, 2020
Columbia Southern University Adds Forensics Concentration to Criminal Justice Program
The university’s forensics concentration in the criminal justice program will allow students to learn more about forensic psychology and overarching crime scene investigative procedures, relevant topics within the field of criminal justice at this time, CSU says.
Jul 13, 2020
CA City Wants to Take Officers Off of Traffic Enforcement Duty
Proponents of the legislation acknowledge there will still be a role for police officers on Berkeley streets, like if an unarmed official conducting a traffic stop is confronted by a violent person with a weapon.
Jul 10, 2020
Seattle Ice Cream Shop Bans Armed Police
“I feel it’s divisive rhetoric. I view it as political pandering,” said Mike Solan, president of the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild. He denounced the sign as “unreasonable activism” amid calls to defund the police.
Jul 10, 2020
Atlanta Interim Chief Slams DA for Quick Charges Against Officers in Rayshard Brooks Shooting
Bryant said morale within Atlanta police has been low since widespread protests began against police brutality and racism. He said the quick charges in Brooks’ case has only exacerbated those morale issues.
Jul 10, 2020
Majority of Seattle Council Wants to Cut Police Funding by 50%
In a letter Wednesday, Senior Deputy Mayor Mike Fong warned the council that major and immediate Police Department cuts could require large numbers of officers to be laid off, arguing the city isn’t ready for that scenario.
Jul 10, 2020
Tire Deflation Devices: Is Ending a Pursuit Worth Ending a Life?
Officers must assess the risk versus the reward of putting holes in the tires of a fast-moving vehicle while standing dangerously close to the roadway.
Jul 10, 2020
Texas LEOs Wounded in Shooting at Scene of Standoff
Three law enforcement officer were shot and two were wounded at the scene of an hours-long standoff that eventually turned into a house fire and gunfight. 
Jul 10, 2020
Arkansas Officer Charged with Manslaughter in Fellow Officer's Death
An officer with the Alexander (AK) Police Department has surrendered himself to Arkansas State Police and has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a fellow officer earlier this year. 
Jul 10, 2020
Teen Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Death of Tennessee Officer
A teenage girl involved in a traffic collision that left Metro Nashville Police Department officer John Anderson dead guilty four criminal charges in a court proceeding on Thursday.
Jul 10, 2020
Mexican Officer Murdered While Driving Home After Shift
A, officer with the Juárez Police Department was shot and killed late Wednesday night while heading home after his shift had ended, according to reports.
Jul 10, 2020
Young Woman Charged with Vehicular Assault After Striking Officer with Car
A 21-year-old woman has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon after she reportedly struck an officer with her vehicle early Thursday morning in San Diego.
Jul 10, 2020
Man Bites Nebraska Police Officer on Both Arms
An officer with the Lincoln (NE) Police Department was bitten on both arms by a man who fled from a traffic stop and resisted arrest.
Jul 10, 2020
Retired Virginia Officer Killed in Wisconsin "Hate Crime"
Phillip A. Thiessen, 55, was riding his motorcycle in Fond du Lac County when investigators say a man intentionally swerved his truck into the motorcycle because he believed all Harley riders to be "white racists."
Jul 09, 2020
New York Officer Rescues Fawn Trapped in Basement Window Well
An Officer with the West Seneca (NY) Police Department was caught on video as he pulled a baby deer to safety after it had become trapped in a window well over Independence Day weekend.
Jul 09, 2020
Off Duty Officer Saves 2 Men from Drowning in Minnesota Lake
An off-duty officer with the Onalaska (MN) Police Department who rescued two men in danger of drowning in a lake over Independence Day weekend is being hailed by the family as a hero.
Jul 09, 2020
Detroit Police Officers Mentor Local Teens at Public Schools
Officers with the Detroit Police Department are mentoring young people at six local area high schools in an effort to create better relationships, and to help teens navigate their pathway toward adulthood.
Jul 09, 2020
Off-Duty Tennessee Officer Stops Shooting at Local Bar
An off-duty officer with the Guthrie (TN) Police Department stopped a domestic dispute from turning deadly as it devolved into a shooting in the parking lot of a local bar over the weekend.
Jul 09, 2020
Texas Officer Recovering from Injuries Sustained in Roll-Over Crash
An officer with the Dallas Police Department who was injured in a roll-over crash on Wednesday night is said to be recovering from his injuries and is expected to be okay.
Jul 09, 2020
Texas Officer Rescues 8-Year-Old Boy from Burning Home
An officer with the Socorro (TX) Police Department rushed into a mobile home fully engulfed in flames and thick smoke to rescue an eight-year-old boy trapped inside.
Jul 09, 2020
NYPD Overwhelmed by Officer Retirement Requests
“Apparently, the pension section is only taking a certain amount of people per day and I think they are backed up ’til late July, early August,” one cop said.
Jul 09, 2020
Police Association Asks City to Remove Cop Killer from BLM Mural
"For law enforcement required to enter the building is there any description other than a hostile work environment?", National Police Association asks.
Jul 09, 2020
MA Senate to Vote on Bill Requiring Officers to Re-Certify Every 3 Years
The bill would limit the use of deadly force to instances where de-escalation tactics have failed or are not feasible and "such force is necessary to prevent imminent harm to a person and the amount of force used is proportional to the threat of imminent harm."
Jul 08, 2020
WI Community Raises $18K to Buy K9 Partner for Retired Officer Handler
Pushback from the village's residents was immediate. Petitions started floating around online to keep the pair together -- and a GoFundMe account was created to raise money to hep Patla purchase the dog.
Jul 08, 2020
Alabama Detective Killed Off Duty, Ex-Boyfriend Charged with Murder
A Montgomery, AL, police detective was killed Monday morning in an apparent domestic violence related incident and her ex-boyfriend was charged in connection to her death. 
Jul 08, 2020
LAPD May Be Experiencing "Blue Flu"
In certain anti-gang units, everyone or nearly everyone called in sick at once, sources told the Times.
Jul 08, 2020
Wounded Tulsa Officer's Neighbors Plan to Feed His Family Through August
Neighbor Natalie Gaffney says, “The last thing they need to worry about is a meal.”
Jul 08, 2020
House "Squad" Members Unveil Bill to Defund Police and Give Reparations for "Police Violence"
Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are sponsors of the BREATHE Act, which was announced on a Zoom call. It has not yet been introduced. The two representatives are members of a progressive group of four legislators known as the "Squad."
Jul 08, 2020
Los Angeles County Leaders Vote to Create Plan for Closing Main Jail
"(These) are dangerous, dangerous offenders that will be released back into our communities. It's unacceptable," said Patricia Wenskunas, founder of Crime Survivors, an organization that represents crime victims and their families. Sheriff Alex Villaneuva has also expressed disapproval with the plan.
Jul 08, 2020
New Technology for the Progressive Law Enforcement Agency
Adding new technology is complicated and filled with uncertainty. This whitepaper explains how the Nebraska State Patrol and South Carolina State Patrol did so cost effectively and were able to help officers safely and efficiently process accident scenes.
Jul 08, 2020
Georgia Governor Calls in National Guard, Highway Patrol to Help Quell Atlanta Violence
The governor authorized the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops in the wake of violence in Atlanta over the weekend that left more than 30 people wounded and five dead, including an 8-year-old girl.
Jul 07, 2020
Acadis' Technology Can…Prepare Your Force from Anywhere
The Acadis Readiness Suite includes tools for delivering and tracking online training in real-time, managing scheduling, and maintaining inventory.
Jul 07, 2020
Colorado Officer Fired for "Extraordinary Series of Bad Decisions"
An officer with the Denver Police Department has been terminated from his job after what a supervisor called an extraordinary series of bad decisions" involving an unauthorized vehicle pursuit, filing a false report, and attempting to conceal damage to his patrol car using "white out."
Jul 07, 2020
Missouri Officers Respond to Violent Protest in Department Parking Lot
Officers with the Florissant (MO) Police Department arrested 17 demonstrators Sunday night in the police headquarters parking lot.
Jul 07, 2020
Houston-Area Officer in Stable Condition After Being Shot
An officer with the Houston Police Department is now listed in stable condition after being shot during a call for service at a domestic disturbance early Tuesday morning.
Jul 07, 2020
Virginia Officer Rescues Toddler, 2 Adults from Burning Home
An off-duty police officer used a ladder and some quick thinking to rescue three people from a neighboring home over the weekend, pulling a toddler and two adult victims to safety from a porch roof before fire fighters arrived at the scene.
Jul 07, 2020
Illinois Officer Drowns in Lake Following Medical Emergency
An officer with the Palatine Police Department drowned last week after having a medical emergency while swimming in a local lake.
Jul 07, 2020
Training Profile: Going into the Water
CBP's tactical water survival training program teaches agents how to survive in the water, even if they have to fight their way out.
Jul 07, 2020
New York Bill Requiring Officers to Have Liability Insurance Under Consideration
A new piece of legislation under consideration in New York would require police officers to obtain personal liability insurance to cover civil lawsuits filed against them by people claiming to be victims of police misconduct.
Jul 07, 2020
How to Select and Use Portable Area Lighting
Law enforcement agencies now have a variety of choices for generator- and battery-powered illumination tools for night operations.
Jul 07, 2020
2020 Uniforms and Accessories
Manufacturers of law enforcement apparel and accessories are producing innovative products to keep officers safe, comfortable, and professional looking.
Jul 07, 2020
Vehicle Accessories 2020
Outfit your vehicle with the latest safety, security, and technological products.
Jul 07, 2020
Ohio Officer Shot and Killed on Independence Day
An officer with the Toledo Police Department was shot and killed over the Independence Day weekend, according to Toledo Chief of Police George Kral.
Jul 06, 2020
Woman Attempts to Assault New York Officer with Fireworks
A woman reportedly attempted to assault an officer with the Canandaigua (NY) Police Department on Saturday night after she locked herself in a car, set off a large box of fireworks, then swung a knife at a police officer who tried to rescue her.
Jul 06, 2020
Off-Duty New York Officer Saves Young Girl from Drowning in Pool
An off-duty officer with the Clarkstown (NY) Police Department leaped into action when he saw a small girl in danger of drowning over the Independence Day weekend.
Jul 06, 2020
Lawmakers Want to Strip Pensions from New York Officers with "Serious Complaints"
Two lawmakers in New York state have proposed a bill that would strip police officers of their state pension benefits if fired for issues involving “serious” misconduct.
Jul 06, 2020
Texas Officer Burned by Firework Thrown into Patrol Vehicle
An officer with the Amarillo Police Department was burned by an exploding firework that was hurled into his patrol vehicle over the Independence Day weekend.
Jul 06, 2020
Wisconsin Officer Involved in Shooting During Domestic Call
An officer with the Waukesha (WI) Police Department was reportedly shot during response to a domestic abuse incident during which one man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Jul 06, 2020
Kansas City Officer Shot in Head, Suspect Killed
The officer was shot in the head and taken to Truman Medical Center after the shooting started just before 5 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Jul 03, 2020
Some Minneapolis Black Leaders Oppose Disbanding Police
Some African American leaders are rebuking the Minneapolis City Council’s moves toward dismantling the Police Department, even as they demand an overhaul of law enforcement.
Jul 03, 2020
Florida Police Director Seeks to Fire Officer Who Punched Woman
The director of the Miami-Dade (FL) Police Department says he has begun the process that will likely end with the termination of an officer who was seen on video punching a woman in the face at Miami International Airport earlier this week.
Jul 03, 2020
Missouri Officer Among 3 Shot During Alleged Attempted Robbery
An officer with the Kansas City (MO) Police Department was shot while responding to reports of an armed robbery suspect boarding a city bus on Thursday.
Jul 03, 2020
California Officer Shoots Own Son to Defend Against Attack on Wife
A reserve officer with the Piedmont (CA) Police Department reportedly shot his 21-year-old son to keep the young man from harming his wife in a violent attack.
Jul 03, 2020
Metro DC Officer Stabbed, Good Samaritan Steps in to Help
An officer with the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department was stabbed multiple times on Thursday afternoon and a citizen who witnessed the attack rushed in to help get control of the suspect.
Jul 03, 2020
West Virginia Officer Seen Shooting Possum Was "Putting it Out of Misery"
An officer with the Morgantown (WV) Police Department who was seen on a video posted to social media shooting a possum was "putting it out of its misery," after it had been hit by a car and severely injured.
Jul 03, 2020
Ohio Officer in Need of Kidney Reaches Out to Community for Help
An officer with the Green Township (OH) Police Department who is fighting for his life has reached out to get community's support as he searches for a new kidney.
Jul 03, 2020
3 Oklahoma Troopers Seriously Injured During Procession for Slain Tulsa Officer
Three troopers on motorcycles crashed on the westbound lanes of the Kilpatrick Turnpike, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. All are in serious condition.
Jul 02, 2020
Arizona Motor Officer Dies in Crash During Demonstration at School
Officer Jason Judd—a 21-year veteran of the Peoria Police Department—was seriously injured in the crash on the campus of a local high school where the agency is hosting a "Youth Citizen Police Academy Camp" for area teens.
Jul 02, 2020
Los Angeles City Council Cuts Police Budget by $150 Million
The Los Angeles City Council recently approved a $150 million cut to that city's police budget for the next fiscal year following pressure from anti-police activists to "defund the police."
Jul 02, 2020
Oklahoma Officer's Health Improving Following Shooting
An officer with the Tulsa (OK) Police Department who was severely wounded in a shooting during a traffic stop late last month is reportedly showing signs of improved heath.
Jul 02, 2020
California Agency Plans After-Action Report Following Protests
The San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) is preparing an after action report to identify "lessons learned" and "what worked well" during recent protests in which the agency used crowd control tactics to quell a disturbance.
Jul 02, 2020
Wisconsin Handler Will be Separated from K-9 Partner
An officer with the Twin Lakes (WI) Police Department will likely be separated from his K-9 partner after posting his two-week notice of departing the agency, and the village board determined that the dog would remain the "property" of the department.
Jul 02, 2020
8 Louisiana Officers Indicted on Charges of Excessive Use of Force
Eight officers with the Shreveport (LA) Police Department are now accused of using excessive force against two men a prosecutor said had "raised their hands ... in an apparent attempt to surrender without resistance" following a police pursuit.
Jul 02, 2020
Florida Sheriff Warns Rioters That He Will Deputize Gun Owners If Necessary to Keep Peace
"If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I’ll deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility."
Jul 01, 2020
Los Angeles Takes First Steps to Have Unarmed Officials Respond to Some Calls Now Handled by Police
Councilman Herb Wesson said he looks forward to working on the project with members of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.
Jul 01, 2020
City Council Cuts LAPD Hiring, Force to Fall Below 10K Sworn
Faced with a grim budget outlook and deluged by demands for reductions in police spending, the council voted 12 to 2 to take the Los Angeles Police Department down to 9,757 officers by next summer — a level of staffing not seen in the city since 2008.
Jul 01, 2020
New York City Cuts Police Budget by $1 Billion
The city council said in a statement Tuesday that the city's 2021 budget, totaling more than $88 billion, "reduces police spending and shrinks NYPD's footprint." 
Jul 01, 2020
Virginia Senate Democrats Want to Downgrade Assaulting Officers from Felony to Misdemeanor
Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months, according to Virginia code.
Jul 01, 2020
Seattle Businesses Hired Private Police for Protection in Lawless CHOP Zone
On Monday morning some protesters and a Fox News reporter got into a shouting match, which was broken up by black-clad, gun-toting men who appeared to be officers. One’s vest read, “Public Safety Officer.” The other read: “Iconic Global Officer.”
Jul 01, 2020
Seattle Police Clear Out Occupied Zone, Arrest 31
Officers gave the order to disperse the area at 5 a.m. and gave protestors eight minutes to comply, informing them they could safely exit the region to the south.
Jul 01, 2020
Police Funerals During the Pandemic
Amid the "social distancing" orders issued by various state governors and local authorities, police officer funerals and memorials changed dramatically.
Jul 01, 2020
The Law and the LEOSA Carry Right
The Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act says that officers and retired officers can carry concealed in all areas of the United States. But it's not that simple.
Jul 01, 2020
To Mask or Not to Mask
How people approach a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in their worldview.
Jul 01, 2020
Tulsa Sergeant Dies from Wounds Suffered in Monday Shooting
The department announced Sgt. Craig Johnson’s death Tuesday afternoon.
Jun 30, 2020
Texas Officer Struck and Dragged by Suspect Vehicle
An officer with the Garland (TX) Police Department was struck and dragged by a vehicle after being called to a retail store that reported a man brandishing firearms and threatening shoppers present.
Jun 30, 2020
NFL Quarterback Invites Off-Duty Officer to Dinner to Discuss Policing
Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott—who last week signed a "franchise tag" contract with the team worth $31.4 million—made good on a pledge he made several weeks ago to donate at least $1 million to help improve police training in the Dallas metropolitan area.
Jun 30, 2020
Georgia Officer Pays for Uber Fare for Woman Stranded at Roadside
An officer with the Duluth (GA) Police Department who had come upon a woman and child walking down a rural road early Tuesday morning made a call to a car service so that they could safely get to a relative's house after their car broke down.
Jun 30, 2020
Washington Police Rescue Woman from River
Officers with the Aberdeen Police Department rescued a woman from rushing rapids in a river on Sunday morning.
Jun 30, 2020
New York Officer Attacked on Subway by Assailant Swinging a Scooter
A man reportedly jumped a turnstile at a New York subway station and was approached by police officers before attacking the officers, swinging a scooter and striking one of the officers.
Jun 30, 2020
California Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stalking City Employee
An officer with the Oakland (CA) Police Department has been arrested for allegedly stalking a city employee while making harassing phone calls and threats.
Jun 30, 2020
LA Task Force Chasing Suspects Who Tried to Kill Officers During Riots
During a Monday press conference, the Safe L.A. Task Force reported that it is seeking information on suspects accused of committing five cases of attempted murder of officers, 139 assaults on officers and civilians, 14 batteries on officers, and 10 arson crimes.
Jun 29, 2020
2 Tulsa Officers Critically Wounded at Traffic Stop, Suspect in Custody
An hours-long manhunt ended in Tulsa after two officers were shot by a man during a traffic stop early Monday morning.
Jun 29, 2020
Woman Faces Charges After Reportedly Striking Police Officer with Car
An Idaho woman now faces charges of felony assault and battery on a police officer. According to East Idaho News, police say the woman approached officers directing traffic at an intersection following a call of a gas leak, and reportedly struck at least one officer.
Jun 29, 2020
Shooting in Seattle "Autonomous Zone" Leaves 14-Year-Old Wounded
One person was killed and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting on Monday morning near Seattle's "Autonomous Zone" as occupants prevented police officers from responding to the scene.
Jun 29, 2020
Detroit Officer Uses SUV to Escape Dangerous Crowd
An officer with the Detroit Police Department was briefly surrounded by a group of protesters who appeared to be turning violent and used his marked patrol vehicle to move through the crowd to effect an escape.
Jun 29, 2020
Alabama Officer Fired Over Social Media Post
An officer with the Hoover (AL) Police Department has been fired by the agency after reportedly posting an image on social media showing a protester with crosshairs overlaid in the picture.
Jun 29, 2020
Off Duty Dallas Officer Attacked While Attempting to Quell Disturbance
An off-duty officer with the Dallas Police Department was attempting to quell a disturbance at an apartment complex over the weekend when he was assaulted by multiple individuals.
Jun 29, 2020
Data-Driven Leadership Decisions in Law Enforcement
It’s a common maxim that when it comes to career success, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But when seeking effective leaders, hiring and promotion decisions need to be based on competency, not connections.
Jun 29, 2020
California Cadet Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency in Training
A cadet training to become a deputy with the Santa Clara (CA) Sheriff's Office collapsed during training on Tuesday and later died at a nearby hospital.
Jun 26, 2020
Off-Duty Massachusetts Officer Killed in Vehicle Collision
An officer with the Salem (MA) Police Department was killed Thursday night in a vehicle collision with another car travelling in the opposite direction.
Jun 26, 2020
Minneapolis Takes First Steps Toward Disbanding Police Department
The head of the new department would be somebody with "non-law-enforcement experience in community safety services, including but not limited to public health and/or restorative justice approaches."
Jun 26, 2020
House of Representatives Approves "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act"
The United States House of Representatives on Thursday approved draft legislation named for George Floyd, whose in-custody death last month has sparked weeks of widespread civil unrest and calls for police reform.
Jun 26, 2020
Arizona Police Chief Offers Resignation Following In-Custody Death
Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus offered his resignation during a press conference on Wednesday, during which video footage was shown of an incident in April that led to the in-custody death of a man named Carlos Ingram Lopez.
Jun 26, 2020
Philadelphia Officer Injured in Vehicle Collision
An officer with the Philadelphia Police Department was injured early Friday morning when the patrol vehicle they were driving was struck by another car at an intersection in North Philadelphia.
Jun 26, 2020
Three North Carolina Officers Fired Over Hate Speech
Piner reportedly said he is “ready” for the civil war and martial law he believes is coming, saying, “we are just gonna go out and start slaughtering them..."
Jun 25, 2020
Chicago School Board Votes to Keep SROs in Schools
The Chicago Board of Education voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep School Resource Officers in city schools.
Jun 25, 2020
Hundreds Gather at Long Island Rally in Support of Police
Hundreds of people held signs and banners in support of police officers during an event on New York's Long Island Monday.
Jun 25, 2020
Massachusetts Officers Surrounded and Threatened While Attempting Arrest
Officers with the Boston Police Department were attempting to affect an arrest of an individual suspected to be illegally in possession of a firearm when they were surrounded and threatened by a crowd of onlookers.
Jun 25, 2020
Montana Officer Wounded in Armed Confrontation Expected to be OK
An officer with the Billings (MT) Police Department reportedly suffered minor injuries in an incident early Thursday during which a subject drew and fired a gun. The officer was not struck by gunfire but did suffer injuries later described by an agency spokesperson as non-life-threatening.
Jun 25, 2020
Texas Officer Stabbed, Fatally Shoots Suspect
An officer with the Plano (TX) Police Department fatally shot a female subject who had stabbed him with an edged weapon as he was attempting to assist her after a vehicle collision early Thursday morning.
Jun 25, 2020
Florida Police Officers Rescue Person from Burning Structure
Officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department were among the very first on scene of a fire in a dwelling in which a victim was suspected to still be inside.
Jun 25, 2020
Senate Democrats Torpedo GOP's Police Reform Bill
On one major point of dissension between the parties, the Republican bill leaves intact the “qualified immunity” standard that Democrats want to erode, to make it easier for law enforcement officials to be sued for misconduct.
Jun 24, 2020
New Jersey Trooper Thrown from Patrol Vehicle in Horrific Crash
A trooper with the New Jersey State Police trooper was thrown 30 feet from his patrol vehicle in a vehicle collision with a dump truck Monday on the New Jersey Turnpike. 
Jun 24, 2020
Missouri Deputy Rescues Toddler Stuck in Muddy Pond
Deputies with the Johnson County (MO) Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a missing toddler on Monday and located the two-year-old girl near a pond, safely delivering her back to her family unharmed.
Jun 24, 2020
Pennsylvania School Resource Officers Argue Against Removal from Schools
Officers with the Pittsburgh (PA) Police Department who have been working in city schools for many years submitted written testimony in defense of their work to protect the students at those institutions as a movement grows to remove those officers from the schools.
Jun 24, 2020
Rasmussen Poll: Majority of Americans Want to Keep Police
A recent poll conducted by Rasmussen indicates that Americans value the role of the police and worry that increasing criticism of cops will make their communities less safe.
Jun 24, 2020
California Officer Uses Narcan to Save Life of Overdose Victim
An officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department saved a life Monday afternoon after discovering a 32-year-old subject not breathing.
Jun 24, 2020
Massachusetts Officer Injured in Collision With Suspected DUI Driver
An officer with the New Bedford (MA) Police Department was injured in a collision with a suspected DUI driver on Tuesday.
Jun 24, 2020
Daigle Law Group to Hold Use-of-Force Summit in December
Issues covered include: use-of-force trends, de-escalation and incapacitation, developing scenario-based training, how video is being weaponized, crowd control and First Amendment protection, force reporting and force investigation, public perception of police and use of force, and police and media relations.
Jun 24, 2020
How Smartphone Technology is Changing Crisis Negotiation
Learn how mobile apps give negotiators an array of tools to achieve successful outcomes during dynamic and potentially deadly situations.
Jun 24, 2020
Hackers Steals Massive Trove of Police Files, Post Them Online
DDoSecrets said the BlueLeaks archive indexes “ten years of data from over 200 police departments, fusion centers and other law enforcement training and support resources,” and that “among the hundreds of thousands of documents are police and FBI reports, bulletins, guides and more.”
Jun 23, 2020
Florida Officers Lured Into Ambush Attack at Call for Service
Several officers with the Tampa (LF) Police Department were reportedly ambushed early Saturday morning while responding to a call for service.
Jun 23, 2020
Texas Officer Shot in Arm Following Vehicle and Foot Pursuit
An officer with the Watauga (TX) Police Department was shot in the arm by a suspect who led police on a vehicle chase, bailed out of the car and ran away, briefly eluding officers.
Jun 23, 2020
Massachusetts Officer Injured in Attack During Interview at Police Station
An officer with the Southborough (MA) Police Department was injured after he was reportedly assaulted with a weapon inside a police station on Monday night.
Jun 23, 2020
Oregon Officer Saves Infant from Burning Home
An officer with the Astoria (OR) Police Department is being heralded as a hero for his quick actions late last week that are now only becoming public knowledge.
Jun 23, 2020
Pennsylvania Man Pulls Police Officer from Wrecked Patrol Car
Daylan McLee was at a Fathers' Day event with family when he saw the police officer pinned to the ground by his patrol vehicle following a crash.
Jun 23, 2020
Maryland Officer Wounded by Gunfire Released from Hospital
An officer with the Baltimore Police Department who was shot earlier this month while he tried to disperse a large crowd that had gathered to protest the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has been released from the hospital.
Jun 23, 2020
Off-Duty Arkansas Officer Killed in Head-On Vehicle Collision
Officer Zachary Barton of the Jonesboro (AK) Police Department died over the weekend in a head-on vehicle collision with another driver.
Jun 22, 2020
Mock Lynching of Mannequin in Police Uniform Found in Florida
A mock lynching of a mannequin wearing a police uniform was found hanging over an interstate highway in Florida over the weekend.
Jun 22, 2020
Philadelphia Officer Badly Injured in Riots Released from Hospital
Officer Antonio Nieves left the hospital over the weekend as fellow officers and civilian police supporters gathered on the sidewalk to cheer him on.
Jun 22, 2020
South Dakota Officer Dragged by Vehicle Expected to be OK
An officer with the Sioux Falls (ND) Police Department who was dragged by a car driven by a juvenile subject early Sunday morning is expected to fully recover from his injuries.
Jun 22, 2020
Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of Tennessee Officer
A Tennessee woman has been charged in a wrong-way crash that killed Officer Destin Legieza of the Brentwood (TN) Police Department late last week.
Jun 22, 2020
Violence in Chicago Rises, 104 People Shot over Father's Day Weekend
Chicago saw its highest number of gun violence victims in a single weekend this year with 104 people shot—14 of them fatally—with at least five minors being struck by gunfire.
Jun 22, 2020
Fox News Host Asks for Help for Wounded Officer, Public Responds
Fox News Contributor Greg Gutfeld—co-host of the daily commentary program "The Five"— on Monday issued a plea for viewers to come to the aid of the family of Las Vegas Metropolitan 29-year-old Officer Shay Mikalonis, who was shot in the head during protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd in May and is now paralyzed from the neck down.
Jun 19, 2020
Missouri Officer Files Suit Against Suspect who Allegedly Struck Him Via Car
An officer with the Springfield (MO) Police Department is suing the man who is accused of deliberately crashing an SUV into him.
Jun 19, 2020
FBI Apprehends Masked Protester Who Allegedly Torched Patrol Cars
A Philadelphia woman has been charged by federal authorities with setting fire to two police cars during protests over the death of George Floyd after investigators examined an online "Etsy" review and images of the woman's tattoo.
Jun 19, 2020
Man In Custody After Reportedly Striking Tennessee Officer With Vehicle
Court records show that Allen had premeditated an attack on a police officer with his vehicle, saying in a text message prior to the incident, "I'm going to run a cop over I think."
Jun 19, 2020
Kentucky Officer in Fatal OIS to be Fired by Department
An officer with the Louisville (KY) Police Department will reportedly be fired on Friday after his involvement in the fatal shooting of a woman at her apartment earlier this year. 
Jun 19, 2020
Florida Agency Says "Goodbye" to Beloved K-9
Officers with the St. Petersburg (FL) Police Department said goodbye to one of its K-9s this week following retirement from duty due to undisclosed medical conditions.
Jun 19, 2020
Atlanta Foundation Tries to Boost Police Morale Prevent Officer Exits with $500 Bonuses
“I have to assume many of those officers who walked out won’t be coming back” said Atlanta Police Union representative Ken Allen.
Jun 19, 2020
NYPD Officers May be Planning July 4 Strike, NY Post Reports
The paper says a pair of flyers making the rounds among NYPD officers are encouraging them to call out sick July 4. “NYPD cops will strike on July 4th to let the city have their independence without cops,” the message, which is being passed among cops via text, according to Post sources.
Jun 19, 2020
Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess
Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.
Jun 18, 2020
Tennessee Officer Killed in Head-on Vehicle Collision
Officer Destin Legieza—a five-year veteran with the department a third-generation law enforcement officer—was pronounced dead shortly after a head-on vehicle collision. 
Jun 18, 2020
Doctors to Use 3D Printed Parts to Help Texas Officer Recover from Injury
Officer Paul Beller has been undergoing intensive surgeries and rehab therapy in Houston and is scheduled for at least one more surgery to repair an injury to his skull.
Jun 18, 2020
Video: Arizona Officer Shoots Knife-Wielding Subject Threatening Her
An officer with the Phoenix Police Department was seen retreating around her patrol vehicle and attempting to create distance between herself and a knife-wielding man before she was forced to fire her service weapon in her own defense.
Jun 18, 2020
California Officer Rescues Toddlers after Father Drives Off Cliff
An officer with the San Diego Police Department is being heralded as a hero for saving two toddlers from a vehicle that was driven by their father over a cliff near the Coronado Bridge on Saturday morning.
Jun 18, 2020
Tennessee Deputy Thanks Women Who Unexpectedly Paid for His Breakfast
Two African-American women paid for a Tennessee deputy's breakfast at a Nashville restaurant earlier this week, leaving a heartfelt note for the deputy as well.
Jun 18, 2020
Louisiana Officer Lauded for Buying Boy a Bicycle to Replace Stolen One
An officer with the Sulphur (LA) Police Department was recently hailed on a local television news program for doing something he likely never thought would become part of a public dialog—a simple act of kindness for a young boy who wanted a bicycle but whose family could not easily afford the purchase.
Jun 18, 2020
Fired Atlanta Officer Faces Felony Murder Charge in Brooks Shooting
If convicted, Rolfe is facing the possibility of the death penalty or life in prison.
Jun 17, 2020
All-in-One Armor
Point Blank's V2 Pro-Performance armor carrier fits like a concealable vest, accepts rifle plates, and is made to exactly match First Tactical's V2 shirt and pants to create a seamless uniform system.
Jun 17, 2020
Police, Technology, and the Pandemic
Law enforcement agencies used technology and planning to protect officers and maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 17, 2020
Dismantling Law Enforcement
The protests over the George Floyd in-custody death quickly shifted from "Justice for George" to defunding and even abolishing police departments.
Jun 17, 2020
Father of Fallen Louisville Officer Criticizes Elected Officials for Lack of Leadership
An officer who is now retired from the Louisville Metro Police Department has expressed frustration with elected leaders in that city as well as agency command staff for what he calls "inadequate" leadership amid ongoing protests following the shooting death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in late May.
Jun 17, 2020
Lake Assault Boats
Lake Assault introduced a new law enforcement patrol boat in late 2019. The new boat is 24-feet long and is powered by twin Honda 200 horsepower engines (other engine options are available).
Jun 17, 2020
Texas Officer Critically Injured In Attempt to Deploy Tire Deflation Device
Officer Matt Brazeal suffered "catastrophic" injuries and will likely spend the next year—or more—in the hospital recovering after he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to deploy tire deflation device.
Jun 17, 2020
Nebraska Department Announces Cancellation of "National Night Out" Event
Chief Kevin Spencer of the Scottsbluff (NE) Police Department announced earlier this week that the agency's annual "National Night Out" event aimed at community relations and engagement with residents will be cancelled this year.
Jun 17, 2020
Family Thanks Mississippi Officer for Taking Care of Elderly Relative
An officer with the Biloxi (MS) Police Department says he was "just doing his job" when he came to the aid of an elderly Louisiana woman and helped her return home safely to her family, but the family is showing gratefulness for the officer's actions.
Jun 17, 2020
Off-Duty Massachusetts Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash
The Chicopee (MA) Police Department is mourning the loss of an officer who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Connecticut Tuesday afternoon.
Jun 17, 2020
Alleged California Cop Killer Linked to Extremist "Boogaloo" Group
An Air Force sergeant already jailed in the ambush killing of a California sheriff's deputy was charged Tuesday with murdering a federal law enforcement officer outside the U.S. courthouse in Oakland (CA) during a night of violent protests.
Jun 17, 2020
Buying Boats for Police Operations
Marine patrol craft are a substantial investment and agencies need to put significant planning into the purchasing process.
Jun 17, 2020
LAPD Budget Wrecked by Overtime During Protests and COVID, Officers Now to Receive Comp Time Not Cash
Chief Michel Moore said in a memorandum that despite a multibillion budget, the LAPD is so cash-strapped that any overtime earned from June 7 onward will be paid out in compensation time.
Jun 16, 2020
Video: President Trump Announces Executive Order on Police Reform
In a ceremony held at the White House on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump signed an executive order addressing police reform in America and then addressed a group of law enforcement professionals and community leaders assembled in the Rose Garden.
Jun 16, 2020
NYPD Disbands Plainclothes Anti-Crime Enforcement Teams
The New York Police Department has taken what Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called a "seismic shift" in the agency's policing, disbanding the plain-clothes anti-crime teams and reassigning those officers to other duties.
Jun 16, 2020
North Carolina Protesters Decry New Police Budget, Call for "Defunding"
Dozens of protesters gathered and camped out overnight at the headquarters of the Durham (NC) Police Department after the approval by the city council of a new city budget, which includes funding for the agency.
Jun 16, 2020
North Carolina Agency Welcomes Former Shelter Dog as Narcotics K-9
The Gaston (NC) Police Department has a new member of its narcotics enforcement team—K-9 Jax—that was once a rescue dog and was taken in and trained by a local establishment focused on animal care, shelter, and training.
Jun 16, 2020
Chicago Officer Shot in Knee Now Listed in Good Condition
An officer with the Chicago Police Department was shot in the knee on Monday night while attempting to apprehend an individual who was wanted for aggravated assault with a handgun earlier this month.
Jun 16, 2020
Man Accused of Setting Fire to Minnesota Police Station Apprehended in Colorado
One of the individuals suspected of setting fire to a police station in Minneapolis in late May was captured and taken into custody in Colorado over the weekend.
Jun 16, 2020
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Cases Involving Qualified Immunity for Officers
The Supreme Court passed up at least seven cases Monday that would have allowed it to reconsider aspects of qualified immunity for police.
Jun 15, 2020
Nebraska Residents Ride in Support of Law Enforcement Officers
A group of residents in Lincoln, NE, drove vehicles and rode motorcycles in a convoy that traversed the city on Saturday to demonstrate their support for law enforcement officers who serve their community.
Jun 15, 2020
Survey: Truck Drivers May Refuse Delivery to Cities that "Defund" Police
Trucking companies and individual drivers have expressed concerns for the safety of drivers and the cargo they haul following the “defund the police” movement in the wake of the police custody death of George Floyd in late May.
Jun 15, 2020
Minnesota Officer Shot in Hand by Suspect Resisting Arrest
An officer with the St. Cloud (MN) Police Department was shot in the hand over the weekend while trying to arrest an armed teenage subject. However, the story told on social media sites said that police had shot a black youth, sparking public outcry.
Jun 15, 2020
Las Vegas Officer Shot During George Floyd Protests Paralyzed from Neck Down
Officer Shay Mikalonis was shot in early June and has been hospitalized ever since the incident.
Jun 15, 2020
Atlanta Officers Attempted to De-Escalate Encounter with Man Before Fatal Shooting
Video footage released by the Atlanta Police Department shows officers talking for nearly half an hour with Rayshard Brooks before he was fatally shot during a confrontation after he was found sleeping in the drive-through lane of a local fast food restaurant.
Jun 15, 2020
Civilians Come to the Aid of Texas Officer Engaged in Struggle with Suspect
Civilians rushed to the aid of an officer with the Midland (TX) Police Department after a man attacked the officer and attempted to take his gun.
Jun 15, 2020
Blackhawk Adds New T-Series L2C Holster for SIG P320 TLR 7/8
Blackhawk, a leader in law enforcement and military products for over 20 years, has expanded its popular line of T-Series holsters with the introduction of a light bearing Level 2 Compact (L2C) version engineered specifically for the SIG SAUER P320 pistol with TLR 7/8 light.
Jun 14, 2020
Getac Announces Fully Rugged 5G-Compatible Notebook
The B360 meets the requirements for FirstNet Ready and the Verizon Responder Private Core for connection to dedicated US public safety networks straight out of the box.
Jun 14, 2020
Cellebrite Rebrands Digital Intelligence Solutions Suite, Offers Improved Law Enforcement Products
To help expedite its digital transformation, Cellebrite is now offering its law enforcement customers bundled solutions enabling them to quickly implement law enforcement workflows.
Jun 14, 2020
Multiple Officers Wounded in Gunfight with California Gunman, Suspect Killed
Police say officers reported to the shooting and came under fire from the suspect, who had been hiding in a riverbed. Two more officers were shot in pursuit of Lira, before he was shot himself.
Jun 12, 2020
Police Dog on Children's Cartoon Draws Fire on Twitter
Social media users targeted Chase, saying “Euthanize the police dog,” “Defund the paw patrol," and "All dogs go to heaven, except the class traitors in the Paw Patrol.”
Jun 12, 2020
Boston Music School Apologizes for Letting Police Use Bathrooms
In a joint statement Wednesday night, Berklee President Roger Brown, chief financial officer Mac Hisey, and public safety chief David Ransom said the college had heard expressions of anger and betrayal from their community, after giving Boston police officers access to the Back Bay school’s restrooms.
Jun 12, 2020
Black Lives Matter Receives $100 Million from Foundations
That funding comes in addition to more than $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement from George Soros through his Open Society Foundations, as well as grant-making from the Center for American Progress.
Jun 12, 2020
San Francisco Mayor Wants Officers to No Longer Respond to Non-Criminal Calls
On such calls, Breed wants police replaced by trained and non-armed professionals who she said would be better equipped to handle situations like neighbor disputes, school discipline interventions or behavioral health crises.
Jun 12, 2020
Miami-Dade Police Department Bans Chokeholds
“This decision was based on a multiple of factors to include officer and public safety, feedback from policing professionals, members of our community, local leaders and officials,” Ramirez said on Twitter. The director also said he chose to change the policy after speaking with members of the Police Executive Research Forum.
Jun 12, 2020
Louisville Prohibits No-Knock Warrants
"In the aftermath of the tragic killing of Breonna Taylor, it is clear that the danger of these type of warrants pose to civilians and police officers is greater than their benefit," Mayor Greg Fischer said.
Jun 12, 2020
Florida Restaurant Declared "Safe Haven" for Police
“To all police officers, Sheriff deputies, marshals, or any law enforcement officer, The Local Fresh Grill will always be a safe haven for you, a place where you can come and enjoy your lunch knowing that I have your back.”
Jun 12, 2020
NBA Legend Charles Barkley Dismisses "Defund Police" Movement
NBA legend Charles Barkley said in an interview that the movement to "defund police" is misguided.
Jun 11, 2020
Off-Duty Chicago Officer Dies of Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department has died and a woman is in critical after a carbon monoxide leak earlier this week. 
Jun 11, 2020
Former Head of Seattle Police Union Comments on Officers Abandoning Station
"It is beyond me that you could let a taxpayer funded building go by the wayside."
Jun 11, 2020
Personal Information on Officers Being Leaked Online
The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued an unclassified intelligence document stating that personal information about police officers across the country is being leaked and shared online in the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd in late May.
Jun 11, 2020
San Diego Approves Increased Police Budget Amid Cries to "Defund" Police
The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 to adopt the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year of that city's police department, increasing funding for the agency by $27 million.
Jun 11, 2020
New York Governor Expected to Sign Bill Making Police Records Public
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on social media that he plans to sign a proposed piece of legislation that will make public the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers.
Jun 11, 2020
New York Police Union President Rails Against Media Portrayal of Police as "Thugs"
"By badge is not stained by someone in Minnesota," O'Meara said standing in front of a group of officers.
Jun 10, 2020
NYPD Finds Cement Ice Cream at Protest
The department has also warned of concrete-filled tennis balls and water bottles, and Commissioner Dermot Shea has said that looters are strategically stashing bricks prior to protests.
Jun 10, 2020
Poll Shows Majority of Americans Against Defunding Police
In a new survey for the National Sheriffs Association, 53% of respondents called for increased funding for law enforcement. Another 26% want to maintain current spending, and 11% want a decrease.
Jun 10, 2020
California Deputy Shot, Seriously Wounded
The deputy was airlifted to a trauma center and is reportedly in serious but stable condition.
Jun 10, 2020
Long-Running Reality TV Show "Cops" Canceled
"Cops" debuted on the then-new Fox network in 1989. It remained on Fox until 2013 when it moved to Spike TV, which became the Paramount Network.
Jun 10, 2020
Vegas Officer Shot During Protest Remains Critical
Mikalonis remained in critical condition at University Medical Center, according to Steve Grammas, president of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.
Jun 10, 2020
Protesters Block Off Seattle Neighborhood After Police Leave
Midway through the evening, protestors hung a banner on the East Precinct that read, “Property of the People.” There were signs and graffiti lining the streets that read "Welcome to Free Capitol Hill" and "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone."
Jun 10, 2020
Black Lives Matter Leader Says Group to Field Armed "Peace Officers"
“We are preparing and training our people to defend our communities,” Newsome said. He told the British paper that BLM members with military experience, including members of the special forces community, are advising the organization.
Jun 10, 2020
Charlotte Leaders Ban Police Purchase of Chemical Agents
“Without their use, this city would be on fire, and injuries would be much greater,” the FOP said of chemical agents. “As rocks and explosives are hurled at them, what measures do the police in Charlotte now have to defend themselves and the preservation of life and property?”
Jun 09, 2020
Michigan Department Changes Policy on Use of K-9 Assets in Apprehensions
The Saginaw (MI) Police Department has issued a policy change that mandates a significant change to the deployment of K-9 assets in the field—police dogs will no longer be used to apprehend suspects.
Jun 09, 2020
New York Officer Charged With Assault on Protester
An officer with the New York Police Department has been charged with third-degree assault for allegedly shoving to the street a woman who had been participating in a protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis late last month.
Jun 09, 2020
Minnesota Man Charged In Arson Attack on Minneapolis Police Department
A Minnesota man is now facing charges for the arson attack on a precinct building in the aftermath of the in-custody death of George Floyd, which sparked violent riots across the country.
Jun 09, 2020
Missouri Officer Struck by Vehicle, Suspect Shot and Now in Custody
Officer Mark Priebe—a 21-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department—was struck by a car in the parking lot outside police headquarters Tuesday morning.
Jun 09, 2020
Retired Maryland Officer Falsely Accused of Accosting Teen Protesters
A retired officer with the Montgomery County Police Department—who had served with the agency for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2016—was falsely accused of accosting three teens who were posting signs along a bike trail decrying the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis late last month, but has now been vindicated as innocent.
Jun 09, 2020
Off-Duty Chicago Officer Shot, Wounded in Possible Ambush Attack
An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department was shot in the leg early Tuesday but is expected to fully recover.
Jun 09, 2020
IACP Issues Statement on Defunding Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police released a statement Monday on the movement to defund law enforcement agencies.
Jun 08, 2020
Democrats in Congress Propose National Police Reform Bill, Bans Chokeholds and No-Knock Warrants
The bill, called the “Justice in Policing Act,” would ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants in drug cases, according to a House Democratic aide and a bill summary obtained by NBC News.
Jun 08, 2020
California Deputy Killed in IED and Gunfire Ambush
The FBI is investigating whether the ambush attack and murder of a sergeant with the Santa Cruz (CA) Sheriff's Office over the weekend is in any way related to the killing of Federal Security Officer Dave Patrick Underwood in a shooting in Oakland (CA) late last month.
Jun 08, 2020
Houston Police Officer Comforts 5-Year-Old Girl at Protest
An officer with the Houston Police Department was captured on cell phone video comforting a 5-year-old girl during a protest last week.
Jun 08, 2020
Chicago Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest in Shooting
An officer with the Chicago Police Department is alive and recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after he was struck by gunfire that was stopped by his ballistic vest.
Jun 08, 2020
Elected Leaders in Minneapolis and Other Cities Call for "Defunding Police"
In the wake of the in-custody death of George Floyd—as well as the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in recent weeks—some lawmakers are seeking to disband the police departments in their cities.
Jun 08, 2020
Man Charged with Murder in Killing of Retired Missouri Officer
A man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of retired St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department captain David Dorn, who was killed while protecting a friend's pawn shop from looters last week.
Jun 08, 2020
Denver Police Department Bans Chokeholds and Makes Other UOF Policy Changes
The Denver Police Department on Sunday announced changes to the department's use-of-force policies, banning chokeholds and requiring officers to report any incident in which they point a sidearm at an individual.
Jun 08, 2020
4 Protesters Sue to Bar Denver Police Use of Tear Gas, Less-Lethal Projectiles During Demonstrations
The plaintiffs are asking a Denver District Court judge to impose an injunction, banning the weapons’ use immediately.
Jun 05, 2020
Protesters Follow Georgia Officers Home, Vandalize Take-Home Vehicles
Three protesters were arrested in Gwinnett County, GA, Wednesday for allegedly vandalizing and trying to burn take-home police cars with Molotov cocktails outside of the homes of the officers.
Jun 05, 2020
Minneapolis City Council Members Want to "Dismantle" Police Department
Two Minneapolis City Council members have tweeted this week that they're looking to make serious changes to, or possibly eliminate, the Minneapolis Police Department after George Floyd's death last week.
Jun 05, 2020
Minneapolis Bans Chokeholds, Other Neck Restraints
The agreement also seeks to impose more accountability for the use of crowd-control weapons and increase transparency in police discipline cases.
Jun 05, 2020
Michigan Deputy Seriously Injured in Crash
The driver of the sheriff’s vehicle – an animal control officer for the county – sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.
Jun 05, 2020
Some Looters are Organized and Targeting Expensive Vehicles and Luxury Goods
By the time San Leandro officers arrived at the Dodge dealership, dozens of cars were gone and thieves were peeling out of the lot in $100,000 Challenger Hellcat muscle cars. Nearly 75 vehicles were stolen Sunday, including models driven through glass showroom doors to escape.
Jun 05, 2020
Webinar: Why Watertown Police Implemented Speech Recognition Technology
Discover how implementing speech recognition technology can drive efficiency and effectiveness in your law enforcement agency.
Jun 05, 2020
2 LAPD Officers Injured, 1 Critically in Crash
Video from the scene showed the LAPD SUV smashed against the rear passenger side of the tow truck, with a car and SUV also involved in the crash.
Jun 04, 2020
Los Angeles Proposes $150 Million Cut in LAPD Budget, Money to be Spent on Social Programs
“Our only path forward is to dismantle the systems that are designed to harm people of color,” Wesson said on Twitter. “A preliminary cut to the LAPD budget will not solve everything, but it’s a step toward to being the city we aspire to be.”
Jun 04, 2020
2 NYPD Officers Shot, 1 Stabbed in Brooklyn Attack
The melee unfolded when a suspect approached an officer on Church Avenue near Flatbush Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. and stabbed him in the neck.
Jun 04, 2020
Kansas City Officer Stabbed During Wednesday Protest
The officer was waiting with Lewis for an ambulance to arrive when Lewis pulled a kitchen knife out of his pocket and stabbed the officer in the chest just above his vest, police say.
Jun 04, 2020
Protesters Protect Solo Louisville Officer from Angry Mob
“Why are you guys protecting him?” Lee said the angry crowd yelled.
Jun 04, 2020
Missouri Sheriff Killed in Crash While Responding to Help Deputy
Sheriff Andy Clark was hit by an SUV about 11:30 p.m. Clark, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jun 04, 2020
Philadelphia Officer Run Over, Seriously Injured by Looters
Nieves had surgery again on Tuesday to reconstruct 12 broken ribs and a shattered sternum. He also has five fractured vertebrae in his back and neck.
Jun 03, 2020
Man Blowing Up ATM Killed in Philadelphia
Police say the deceased 24-year-old man tried using an explosive device to blow up the ATM by Sidekicks Sports Bar, but when the device went off, he was thrown to the ground with serious injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and died.
Jun 03, 2020
Man Pulled Down Flags Honoring Slain Utah Officer
Police received a complaint Monday afternoon that a man was acting aggressively toward the business owners and damaged the flag displays, Ogden Officer John Poulsen wrote in a probable cause statement.
Jun 03, 2020
2 Men Found with Gasoline Can Outside Chicago Captain's Home
It was not clear if the men followed the captain home. But the neighborhood is known to be home to many CPD officers. The captain’s squad vehicle was parked outside the house.
Jun 03, 2020
Video: St. Louis Officer Says He and Other Police Came Under Heavy Gunfire in Monday Riots