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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
Some of those who espouse fair and impartial policing toward the public seem to ignore this fundamental right when overseeing matters impacting police officer rights
By effectively addressing serious misconduct, regulatory investigations contribute to the safety of officers and community members alike
One officer remains on the force, who has been appointed interim police chief
The termination stemmed from an altercation over the disposal of dog bones at a condominium complex
Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel is on administrative leave for mishandling a police major’s sexual harassment complaint against another major, the mayor said
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K-9 Ayke, who is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after biting an officer at a crime scene, has bitten more people than any other dog with the department
The officer shot a driver with his department-issued firearm in a road rage confrontation in New Jersey, then fled the scene
The city of Fort Lupton and town of Platteville, which together employed the three officers sued in the 2022 crash, will each pay half of the settlement
L.A. voters will decide whether to give the police chief power to immediately fire an officer for serious misconduct, along with other possible changes to the disciplinary process
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The Department of Investigation found that, among other issues, officers were not prevented from accessing their phones and using them to distribute test questions
Okaloosa County Sheriff Eric Aden said former deputy Eddie Duran’s life was not in danger at any point during the interaction and that he should not have fired his weapon
Former Newark officer Jovanny Crespo was sentenced to 20 years for aggravated manslaughter and seven years for aggravated assault after shooting into a fleeing vehicle
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
City officials have selected an analytics firm to monitor information such as overtime, patterns of calling in sick, arrest records and off-duty work in search of outliers
“We conclude the Due Process Clause does not require a more exacting and rigid pre-termination process than what [Former officer Erik] Andrade received,” Justice Brian Hagedorn stated
Luther Hall was walking back toward police headquarters following a protest in 2017 when his uniformed colleagues ordered him to put up his hands and get on the ground
Sgt. Thomas Fry faces felony charges after admitting to taking three duty firearms from the Dallas Police Department
The officer, who is still with the department but was demoted to a position that separated him from his K-9 partner, alleged that he was called names, maligned by false rumors and retaliated against by department leaders
An ordinance prohibiting pretextual stops is among the reforms that have been nullified by the new state law
The ruling came after Gerald Goines’ lawyers argued prosecutors had used the underlying charge of tampering with a government record to indict him for murder
Patrick James Berhan allegedly enlisted his girlfriend to take online college classes in his name in order to receive a pay bump and advertised her cheating service to other officers
Chasen Bradford, a former professional baseball player, was booked into Henderson Detention Center on one misdemeanor driving under the influence charge
District Judge Tom Lee called the ex-officers’ actions “egregious and despicable” and gave near-maximum sentences to five of the six men who attacked Michael Corey Jenkins and Eddie Terrell Parker in January 2023
The decision is the latest step in a legal battle between the city and the police union, which advocated for officers to have choice in how their cases should be decided
Former Rankin County Sheriff’s Office deputy Hunter Elward was sentenced to 241 months in prison for participating in the racially motivated assault of two men and a separate assault of another man
Sgt. Brian E. Hussey said his First Amendment rights were violated; the judge stated the Cambridge PD had a right to restrict speech that would damage public trust
Dash camera video supplied by the driver appears to show the Meriden Police Officer get out of his car, threaten the driver with a ticket and hit him in the face
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The woman said that she hit the officer on purpose; the officer sustained a broken leg and other injuries