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    The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association expressed "growing concern" about President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Kiran Ahuja, over her "embracement" of critical race theory.  "A nominee who would become the leader of the human resources, payroll and training entity within the federal government with direct authority over millions of federal employees, including...
    Loading the player... Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop. And amid the national reckoning on policing, communities are questioning who should become a police officer today. Mass protests and calls for reforming...
    More On: George Floyd Derek Chauvin murder trial cost Minneapolis $2.9M in police overtime Columnist fired for suggesting royal baby name be ‘Georgina Floydina’ Judge calls man who torched police station ‘a good person who made a terrible mistake’ Principal quits after student in blackface, two others reenact George Floyd murder Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a...
    (CNN)Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and University of Mississippi Professor Linda Keena donated $1 million to the school in order to establish a new center focused on policing. The new Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at the University of Mississippi looks to "build relationships and share data with policing agencies as well as use the data to enhance the preparation...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The recent arrests related to a pair of Miami-Dade shootings was welcome news to a community that has seen a wave of gun violence in recent weeks. A review of clearance rates, however, shows these arrests are outliers. CBS4 News reviewed clearance rates for shootings over the past three years. READ MORE: Privacy Advocates Concerned...
    Actor Morgan Freeman has made a donation to help launch a legal studies center at the University of Mississippi focused on developing evidence-based practices and training for law enforcement amid ongoing calls for police reform.  Freeman, along with Ole Miss criminal justice and legal studies professor Linda Keena, have together contributed $1 million to establish the school’s Center for Evidence-Based...
    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department will require federal agents to wear body cameras when executing arrest warrants or searching buildings, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said Monday, reversing a longstanding federal policy as more local police agencies mandate the devices for accountability. Ms. Monaco in a memo directed the heads of federal law-enforcement agencies to draft within 30 days body-camera...
    It was not a 'normal tourist visit,' as one GOP lawmaker said. Two Senate committees on Tuesday released a report about security failures leading up to the violent and deadly insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The report concluded that law enforcement departments and intelligence agencies were woefully unprepared...
    Two U.S. Senate committees issued a joint report Tuesday detailing “a number of intelligence and security failures” ahead of and during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  “January 6, 2021 marked not only an attack on the Capitol Building — it marked an attack on democracy,” the report says.  “The entities responsible for securing and protecting the Capitol...
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    (CNN)The Justice Department will require federal agents to wear and activate cameras whenever encountering the public "during pre-planned law enforcement operations," according to a memo issued by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco. As a part of the Justice Department's continued efforts to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, Monaco reversed a long-standing department policy against federal...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF/AP) — An Air Force sergeant accused of killing two law enforcement officers in Oakland and in Santa Cruz County last year was part of a right-wing militia associated with the extremist “Boogaloo” movement that held firearms trainings, scouted protests, and laid out terms of “war” against police, a newspaper reported Monday. The Santa Cruz Sentinel cited court...
    Smyth County Sheriff Chip Shuler said cops were the victims of an 'unprecedented assault'  A twice-elected Virginia sheriff has become the third in the state to quit the Democratic party over its relentless calls to defund the police.  Sheriff Chip Shuler announced on May 26 that he was quitting the party he normally ran for, saying in a statement...
    In 2015, in a speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, President Obama warned not to let police get "scapegoated for broader failures of our society and our criminal-justice system." Unfortunately, over the last few years, far too many – especially in his own party – have sought to do exactly that.  I recently vetoed four bills that would have hindered local...
    (CNN)Protesters gathered for a second straight night in Minneapolis' Uptown area late Friday and early Saturday over the killing of a suspect by law enforcement -- a Black man authorities say had fired a gun.Demonstrators, protesting Thursday's shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., blocked intersections as fires of debris burned nearby, video from the scene showed. Minneapolis police made...
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — It has been a little more than a year since the murder of George Floyd sparked global protests and calls for change from the highest levels of government, but the question of what comes next remains. Following the murder of George Floyd, thousands took to the streets of Los Angeles to call for the defunding of...
    A suspected Capitol rioter was nailed after flashing a distinctive 'King James' stomach tattoo investigators were able to match to a previous arrest booking photo.     James Burton McGrew was identified thanks to the distinctive inking before being arrested at his home in Arizona on Sunday, although court documents don't offer further detail about the 2012 arrest which saw the tattoo...
    The number of police officers shot in 2021 has reached 128, an uptick from the previous year, and the number of "ambush-style" attacks on law enforcement is particularly on the rise, according to the National Fraternal Order of Police. The major law enforcement union says the increase of violence against officers can be traced to the "defund the police" movement...
    Law enforcement officials are calling for Amazon to remove items being sold on its website that include a “Blue Lives Murder” slogan immediately. “It’s disheartening that your company would allow this disgusting motto on your sales platform,” Brian Olsavsky of the Detectives’ Endowment Association wrote in a letter to Amazon’s chief financial officer. Olsavsky said he was made aware of...
    Former Las Vegas Police Lt. Randy Sutton argued on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that Amazon is sending a message to law enforcement officers that they don't care about them and only care about "an agenda on the left" by allowing the sale of "Blue Lives Murder" merchandise on its platform. Sutton, the founder and CEO of The Wounded Blue, an organization that provides support...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man who was wanted in connection with a shooting in Minneapolis is dead after leading police on a chase that ended in a crash in Elk River Saturday. The man died of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and a handgun was found in his vehicle. No law enforcement officers...
    A New York police union boss called NYC Pride organizers the "biggest hypocrites in the world" after they banned law enforcement from its flagship events, noting the police community's pride for its own LGBT members. NYC Pride, which spearheads the parade in support of gay and transgender rights each year, banned the New York Police Department on May 15 from...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was arrested Wednesday in Alabama for allegedly convening a caravan of people from Virginia to Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 and assaulting police officers on Capitol grounds. Kenneth Joseph Owen Thomas, 38, of East Liverpool, Ohio, was arrested in Huntsville, Alabama, on preliminary charges that include assaulting, resisting or impeding law enforcement officers,...
    By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced three criminal justice reform bills, including one that could end the careers of bad apple police officers, an idea that failed last year despite broad public outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But even some supporters made it clear the Senate-approved bill...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police pursuits are happening more often on Southern California freeways and they’re getting more dangerous. Police pursuits are happening more often on Southern California freeways and they’re getting more dangerous. (CBSLA) According to an analysis from the Southern California News Group, 46 people died as a result of pursuits in 2020 — the highest number of...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — The California State Senate on Wednesday advanced three criminal justice reform bills, including one that could end the careers of bad apple police officers, an idea that failed last year despite broad public outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But even some supporters made it clear the Senate-approved bill needs more work...
    (CNN)No charges will be brought against law enforcement personnel who fatally shot of a Black restaurant owner during protests in Louisville last year, the Kentucky Commonwealth attorney said Tuesday.David McAtee, the owner of YaYa's BBQ, died after being shot during a protest against police brutality on June 1, 2020.Commonwealth Attorney Thomas B. Wine said in a statement that the investigation...
    For MPR, Jon Collins writes: “Several families of Black people killed by police officers around the nation gathered in downtown Minneapolis Monday to call for changes to federal and state law around policing. The Minneapolis forum was organized by members of George Floyd’s family and included the mothers of Oscar Grant, Eric Garner and others killed by police officers in...
    Authorities in South Carolina have managed to successfully nab a murder suspect wanted for four killings Monday morning without resorting to violence, despite a days-long manhunt involving hundreds of officers. The arrest of 26-year-old Tyler Terry brought an end to a massive search that began with a car chase and involved more than 300 law enforcement officers in the state,...
    A police officer in Aurora, Colorado, issued a department-wide email recently announcing his retirement and offering his assessment of the climate surrounding law enforcement. “I am leaving Colorado for palm trees and less communism,” wrote Daniel Bertelson, who is a 16-year veteran of the Aurora Police Department (APD), according to CBS Denver. “Try to ignore the politicians and media,” he...
    SACRAMENTO (BCN) – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced a new piece of legislation on Thursday to push for more ethical interrogation practices in California law enforcement training. If passed, Senate Bill 494 would require the California Commission on Police Officer Standards to integrate science-based methods to prevent false confessions. READ MORE: UPDATE: Man With Gun At Ex-Girlfriends Apartment Shot Dead...
    A new law passed by the Utah state legislature in March will require police officers to complete mandatory training on autism awareness.  The law, which took effect this month, mandates that Utah law enforcement officers undergo "training in intervention responses to autism spectrum disorder and other mental illnesses," according to ABC News. State Rep. Steve Eliason (R), the lawmaker who introduced...
    (CNN)New evidence in the death of Ronald Greene provides more questions than answers surrounding his death in 2019 after a pursuit by Louisiana State Police (LSP).Video obtained by and published by the Associated Press Wednesday now offers a different view of what police say happened to Greene before he died.The video comes about seven months after a clip of audio...
    A presentation by a federal official to a Bergen County high school class about “police misconduct” has drawn the ire of some parents and law enforcement alike. Torey Cummings of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division used slides during last Friday’s presentation at Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes that portray an unfairly negative image of police officers,...
    BREA, Calif. (KABC) -- LaMarr Tinnin wanted to be a police officer when he was just a toddler.But he said as he grew up in North Carolina, he started to experience racism at the hands of police.Tinnin said police would pull him over for no reason and harass him."And I had an older relative of mine, he said, 'Well, the...
    The FBI has released new videos from the Capitol riots trying to identify suspects at the scene. Both videos show individuals attacking law enforcement, one of whom is wearing a Make America Great Again hat. “Suspect #106 is shown attempting to rip off an officer’s gas mask, then picking up a tactical baton and hitting officers with it,” the...
    HAYWARD — The City Council wants the Hayward Police Department to change the way it operates, a decision that comes as other cities are also reviewing how law enforcement interacts with the public following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved funding a mobile mental health crisis team to respond to some emergency...
    (CNN)The attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown Jr. are asking the Department of Justice to intervene after a North Carolina district attorney said that deputies would not be charged in connection to his fatal shooting."We certainly got neither transparency nor justice today," the attorneys said in a statement Tuesday. "We request that the Federal Department of Justice intervene immediately."Pasquotank...
    (CNN)In response to the police killing George Floyd, 15 unions that represent law enforcement officers across the US have endorsed a blueprint for policing that includes an unprecedented shift in the way unions protect bad police officers, according to a copy of the plan obtained by CNN ahead of its release this week.Floyd's death last May brought renewed attention to...
                      by Jeremy Lott  Two of the police officers who lost their jobs over inaction during the deadliest school shooting in American history have gotten their jobs back, with back and vacation pay. Arbitrators reinstated them and could do the same for a third officer as well. Federal Judge Keathan Frink...
    Two were killed and four Birmingham, Alabama, police officers were hospitalized following a shooting at an apartment building Sunday that stemmed from an argument over a dog, police said. Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin said at a press conference that officers responded to a call at around 6:30 a.m. about a man and a woman who were shot at the...
                      by Scott McClallen  Michigan House GOP unveiled a plan to spend roughly $80 million to support local police departments. The plan aims to counter the “defund the police movement,” House Speaker Jason Wentworth, R-Clare, said in a Thursday morning press conference. House Republicans say the plan supports law enforcement, strengthens...
    Organizers of New York City’s Pride Parade announced Saturday police officers and other law enforcement officials will be banned from their events, including the annual LGTBQ march, until 2025. Heritage of Pride, which organizes the annual march, is also working to reduce the presence of on-duty New York Police Department (NYPD) officers and first responders by attempting to keep law enforcement...
    PRESIDENT Biden’s salute to law enforcement during the nation’s observance of Police Week was getting raked by critics for bashing service members for instituting aa “deep sense of distrust” among minority communities.  Biden’s Proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week from May 7 notably tries setting a humble tone of appreciation to the dedicated men and women who...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYC Pride doesn’t want police at its events anymore, until at least 2025. The organization says effective immediately, it is banning corrections and law enforcement officers. READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New Jersey: Vaccination Clinic For Children Ages 12 And Up Opens In Hoboken That includes at its signature Pride march, which is set to take...
    President Joe Biden said Saturday that there is 'a deep sense of distrust' of law enforcement that has been 'exacerbated' by the recent deaths of black and brown people in police custody.  'These deaths have resulted in a profound fear, trauma, pain and exhaustion for many black and brown Americans,' Biden said in a statement, 'and the resulting breakdown in trust...
    President Biden is marking Police Week with a statement that includes language about the "deep sense of distrust" toward cops by Black and brown Americans and the "trauma" caused by deaths in police custody -- a statement described as "beyond disappointing" by one police group. Biden’s proclamation marking both Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day, begins by praising law...
    Our police officers, and their families, make incredible sacrifices so that we are able to work, live, and raise our families in the safest communities possible. We should thank the brave men and women of law enforcement every single day. They put their lives on the line in order to protect us, and keep us safe.  As National Police Week...