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Changes the department has enacted since the 2022 shooting at Robb Elementary include replacing equipment and updating and extending officer training
“No law enforcement agency — including the Justice Department — can effectively do its work without the trust of the public,” Attorney General Merrick Garland stated
The department also announced the cities that will be added to the National Public Safety Partnership in 2024, as well as a national summit on violent crime
“We are committed to reform and we have shown we can self-monitor,” APD Chief Harold Medina said
New reforms include reviews of every incident where officers brandish a firearm, a policy that limits the use of “pretextual stops” and revised training intended to “limit the role of bias and prejudice”
The officers entered a house without a warrant on Jan. 24, assaulting the men over a roughly 90-minute period
Providing LEOs “emotional and psychological support is important to ensure that officer stress and fatigue do not contribute to constitutional violations,” the report said
The selection of a civilian head of training is one of the steps the Police Bureau agreed to take to comply with the city’s settlement with the DOJ
Karl Racine is the third consent decree monitor since the city and DOJ started the process in 2015
“Progress toward compliance is not the same as full and effective compliance that has proven durable,” DOJ lawyers said
During the incident, the suspect drove away with one U.S. Park Police officer in the backseat and another was briefly dragged
PD has reached compliance with requirements, such as model use-of-force policies and strong community participation
Ridon Kola posted several times his intent to murder numerous officers and his support for ISIS
Interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan said there is an increasing level of violence within the community
“The LMPD conduct has undermined the public safety mission and strained the relationship with the community they are meant to protect and serve,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said
Just before the release of 20 hours of footage, a judge delayed the release to allow the state and defendants to review the footage
The city plans to release about 20 hours of video and audio related to the arrest
The investigation was opened after deaths in county jails hit a two-decade high last year and other allegations of excessive use of force surfaced
Portland remains the only city of the 75 largest municipal police agencies in the nation without body cameras
The funding was announced on the fifth anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida
“Our community deserves us to be well. Let’s talk about mental health,” Chief Brian Layton said
The department will also examine jail conditions in several states to ensure there are no violations of the rights of people with mental illnesses
Officials will review how the agency addresses misconduct complaints and discipline
The federal agency is looking into allegations of discrimination against Black officers that reportedly begins during hiring and extends to promotions and discipline
A report said the city is out of compliance with sections governing UOF, training, accountability, community engagement, crisis intervention and more
A team of nine, including current and former law enforcement officials, will review the police response to the mass shooting