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In an ideal future, every officer would be equipped with the tools to not just enforce the law but also protect life in its most vulnerable moments
Court rules that jury could find officer’s application of a knee to a mentally ill subject’s back beyond that necessary to control him
EMS and law enforcement collaborative training helps prepare responders to treat and monitor patients experiencing a constellation of symptoms
Just because a person suddenly reports chest pain or breathing problems doesn’t mean they are faking
Colorado and California have passed laws prohibiting the term’s use among emergency responders, and more state legislatures, including Hawaii, have proposed similar laws
Former Tacoma PD officer Timothy Rankine alleges in the tort claims seeking $47 million in damages that he was falsely accused of criminal and racist misconduct
The move follows similar bans in Colorado and California and rejections of the diagnosis by the American Medical Association and National Association of Medical Examiners
Investigators determined officers in the ambulance were observers and medics were in charge
Family members filed a lawsuit after a man was killed when paramedics placed a backboard on his back and directed a police officer to sit on it
Randy Roedema, who was convicted of third-degree assault, was also sentenced to four years of probation for negligent homicide
This was the last of three trials in the death of McClain; a police officer was convicted of homicide and third-degree assault, while two officers were acquitted
The policy requires medical examiners to list all sources of information used in autopsy reports and to state whether any officers were present during the autopsy
Aurora police officer Randy Roedema was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault
Anthony “Jack” Sully, who was convicted of murdering six people, died of natural causes at a medical facility outside of the San Quentin Rehabilitation Center
The prosecutor argues that the 10 defendants “acted together” and should be tried together
“This has nothing to do with the monetary value of the lawsuit, but everything to do with accountability,” Nichols’ mother said
Officers and a nurse struggled with Edward Bronstein for several minutes as they tried to take a blood sample
Defense attorneys claim their clients were only trying to restrain Irvo Otieno and that there is no evidence of intent to kill
The footage, which has no audio, shows various members of the group struggling with a handcuffed and shackled man
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
The department, sheriff’s office and state bureau of investigation have steadily released information about the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols as the community and nation braces for the release of bodycam video
The 35-year-old man died from compressional and positional asphyxia, which a coroner said was a result of being placed face down on a stretcher
“We came to the same conclusion as the GBI, which was there were no criminal acts that occurred,” officials said
The audit is in response to concerns about the state’s former medical examiner’s testimony in the death of George Floyd
Prude’s death was ruled a homicide caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint” with the drug PCP cited as a contributing factor
The judge said the jury may have been influenced by outside factors such as sympathy for Lucky Phounsy’s family or anger at the sheriff’s department
Brianna Marie Grier, 28, was placed in the back seat, “handcuffed in the front of her body with no seatbelt”
Medical experts testified that the 500-milligram dose of ketamine administered by an Aurora Fire Rescue paramedic caused McClain’s death