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The law makes public possession a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail for the first two offenses and up to a year for additional offenses
A council member says she “doesn’t care” what the money is used for so long as it helps attract quality recruits
Mayor Jacob Frey announced a moratorium on no-knock warrants after the fatal police shooting of Amir Locke in February
A police union spokesperson called the 5% raise “unacceptable” and “a slap in the face”
Fort Worth has made arrangements with the police union to recover the money
The mayor and city councilors backed the four-year contract, which offers a 13% to 20% pay raise
The officers claim a council member defamed them by referring to a fatal police shooting as “a blatant murder”
The new interim chief was one of several home-grown candidates
The program will be funded by savings from vacancies in this year’s academies
A city council member estimated that 5-10% of 911 calls could be diverted from police
About 300 officers have left in the past 18 months, and about 100 have been hired, according to one council member
The latest effort in a fight over replacing the police department comes just two days before early voting begins
The contract will increase police spending by $133 million over three years, “ultimately helping keep Philadelphians safer,” the mayor said
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 2,425 employees, claimed that the city did not properly pay time-and-a-half for overtime work
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has said it will oppose vaccine mandates
If approved by voters, the proposal would require the city to employ no fewer than two officers per 1,000 residents
A judge ordered city leaders to “immediately” take “necessary action” to fund at least 0.0017 employees per resident
“We see clearly that crime is out of control,” said Chief LeRonne Armstrong in an impassioned plea. “And our response was for less police resources”
The town has demanded that the police chief hand over the keys to the evidence storage room
Town officials say a contract with the sheriff’s office will save them $1.3 million over three years
The proposal would require newly hired officers to live in Syracuse for their first five years on the job
Chief Chuck Lovell has said Portland PD would cooperate with the investigation
Police Chief Chuck Lovell said he’s unsure which officers will do the work or how the bureau will pay for them
The call comes four years after a DOJ recommendation that Chicago Police adopt a foot pursuit policy
Currently, Atlanta PD is about 400 officers under its authorized level amid a spike in violent crime
Under the proposed plan, the Ithaca Police Department would be split into armed and unarmed divisions