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    (CNN)Jessica Desfosses shared the final heartrending text messages she exchanged with her police officer husband in the days before he died from Covid-19. "Commercial just came on tv a casket saying take Covid seriously... 0 consideration for those of us fighting for every breath," Stephen Desfosses wrote in a series of exchanges that began last Christmas Eve as his condition...
    ASCENSION PARISH, La. -- A Louisiana State Police officer was found dead after being shot in Ascension Parish Saturday night as law enforcement authorities have swept across the region looking for a suspect in the murder of one person and the shooting of several others.The New Orleans branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it was...
    A Georgia police officer and father to a baby girl was shot and killed on the first day on the force early Saturday morning, and authorities are warning fellow officers that his killer is still on the loose. Alamo Police Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, who leaves behind a wife and 6-month-old daughter, was fatally shot outside of the department's police station...
    A former Oakland police officer who later became East Palo Alto’s police chief now leads the nation’s oldest law-enforcement agency after a swearing-in ceremony last week. Ronald Davis, 58, was sworn in Sept. 27 by U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland after a March nomination by President Biden and unanimous U.S. Senate confirmation. He will serve as director of the United States...
    Authorities responded to a shooting Monday at an Amtrak station in Tucson, Arizona, that left one Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent and the suspect dead, Fox News reported. A suspect opened fire at law enforcement officers in the Counter Narcotics Alliance, a task force made up of local and federal law enforcement, as they spoke with another passenger during a...
                        A committee established this year to examine retirement security for Georgians focused on public servants’ retirement needs in a hearing Thursday, particularly those of law-enforcement officers strained by heightened crime and a hostile media. Members of the Senate Retirement Security for Georgians Study Committee examined pension reform—specifically the...
    Dog the Bounty Hunter has been joined by a law enforcement officer on his own manhunt for fugitive Brian Laundrie, one of his representatives said Friday. However, they did not say which agency was involved in Dog's personal quest which has been focused on Fort De Soto Park, Florida while the FBI-led hunt has been in swampland near Laundrie's home...
    Utah’s domestic violence laws and the actions of the Moab Police Department are facing fresh scrutiny Friday as newly obtained bodycam footage is revealing more about the violent fight between Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie in Utah on Aug. 12.  A nearly hourlong video obtained by Fox News on Thursday night shows Gabby Petito telling Moab Police Officer Eric Pratt that Laundrie hit...
    SACRAMENTO —  In 2019, Fouzia Almarou was speaking at a police reform rally at Rowley Park in Gardena when a man she didn’t know made her a promise she didn’t quite trust. Gardena police had shot Almarou’s son, Kenneth Ross Jr., at the park a year earlier, and she was marking the one-year “angel-versary” of his death. State Sen....
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping package of police reform laws on Thursday aimed at increasing accountability and removing "harmful techniques." In total, Newsom signed eight separate bills regarding law enforcement reform. The legislation creates harsher consequences for officer misconduct and increases transparency in law enforcement records. JENNER PLANNING 2022 RUN IF UNSUCCESSFUL IN NEWSOM RECALL ...
    (CNN)California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed into law a series of police reform bills, creating a system to decertify law enforcement officers found to have engaged in serious misconduct, strengthen use of force practices and increase transparency with the aim of building back trust between the public and law enforcement."On the one hand, we're all dismayed by the tragic...
    SACRAMENTO —  More than a year after George Floyd’s death, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a stack of bills on Thursday aimed at holding California law enforcement officers accountable for misconduct and restricting uses of force that have resulted in death and injury. The eight measures signed into law by Newsom include raising the minimum age for police officers from 18 to...
    A federal law enforcement officer arrested at the "Justice for J6" rally in front of the Capitol on Sunday will not face any charges. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, identified as a 27-year-old man from New Jersey by the Associated Press , was searched by Capitol Police after demonstrators said they saw him with a handgun. He...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer was arrested carrying a gun at Saturday’s rally at the U.S. Capitol billed to support the suspects charged in January’s insurrection but will not be prosecuted. The 27-year-old New Jersey man is an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He was arrested by Capitol Police for illegally possessing a gun...
                      by Eric Lendrum  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a comprehensive ban on numerous practices in law enforcement, aimed at curbing tactics that some claim can lead to instances of so-called “police brutality,” according to Politico. In a statement issued by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, the department said it...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A judge has temporarily halted Minnesota’s updated use-of-force standards for peace officers amidst a lawsuit filed by the state’s largest law enforcement groups. The organizations filed a lawsuit in July against Gov. Tim Walz and the state, alleging that the revised statues in the police accountability bill, which outline when deadly use of force is legally justified, are...
                        Surrounded by law enforcement officials and other members of the Legislature on Tuesday, Governor DeSantis announced the proposal of three new initiatives designed to recruit and retain law enforcement officers in Florida. The three proposed initiatives include, new officer signing bonuses of $5,000, the Academy Scholarship Program for...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A bill to end the careers of bad law enforcement officers is headed to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk after being approved by lawmakers. The measure aims to keep troubled officers from jumping from one job to another by creating a mandatory new state license, or certification, that could be permanently revoked. READ MORE: Barricaded Suspect...
    Op-Ed from Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan: Fox News: Watching panicked fans seek cover after gun shots rang outside a recent Washington Nationals game made my heart sink. How could such a scene be possible in this great country of ours, let alone in the literal shadow of the United States Capitol....
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session.California remains one of just four states without a way of decertifying officers despite nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis that...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session. California remains one of just four states without a way of decertifying officers despite nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) – Bad law enforcement officers could permanently lose their badges under a bill advanced by California lawmakers on Friday, a year after a similar measure died in the waning hours of the legislative session. California remains one of just four states without a way of decertifying officers despite nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis...
    Attorney General Chris Carr yesterday announced the indictment of former District Attorney Jackie Johnson on charges of Violation of Oath of Public Officer and Obstruction of a Police Officer. As alleged in the indictment, these charges are related to the investigation surrounding the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. “Our office...
    There have been far more than double the number of ambush-style attacks on law enforcement so far this year compared to the same time in 2020, national police union records show.  As of Tuesday, the National Fraternal Order of Police recorded 67 "ambush-style attacks" on officers year to date, with 83 officers wounded, including 20 who did not survive. "What...
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles-area law enforcement officer and a girls’ softball coach has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl in Rancho Cucamonga. (credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) Antonio Heriberto Galindo, 41, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of contacting a minor for sex, oral copulation of a person under 18, and sexual penetration against the...
    In recent years, many Republicans have rallied behind "Back the Blue" as a response to the Black Lives Matter movement. However, the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol has revealed the double standard that exists where backing the blue is concerned. Political columnist Amanda Carpenter's op-ed published by The Bulwark examines how the ideology shifted with the Capitol breach. The...
    One officer was accused by a supervisor of snoozing in his squad car while on duty. Another had multiple drunken run-ins with police, including after bar fights. A third repeatedly sent lewd photos to a female officer. All of them were fired or forced out. And all of them are back working in law enforcement in Wisconsin. Nearly 200 law...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The former school resource officer accused of hiding during a South Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead will have to convince a jury that he wasn’t criminally negligent, a judge ruled Thursday. Broward Circuit Judge Martin Fein declined to dismiss the child negligence charges against former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson, the Sun...
    PARKLAND, Fla. -- The former school resource officer accused of hiding during a South Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead said after a hearing Wednesday that he never would have sat idle if he had known people were being killed.Former Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson, 58, appeared in court, where his attorney argued to dismiss child negligence charges...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore police officer who permanently lost their law enforcement powers nearly two decades ago still collected their regular salary and maintained the collective bargaining rights of a normal cop with a badge, according to a new report by the Office of the Inspector General. From fiscal year 2016 to fiscal year 2020, the officer made nearly...
    An Atlanta thief stole law enforcement equipment and weapons from an officer's vehicle on Tuesday, according to authorities. The incident comes as the Atlanta Police Department (APD) is making efforts to educate residents how to secure weapons in their vehicles so criminals do not get hold of them, Fox 5 Atlanta first reported. NYPD SEARCHING FOR MURDERER OF QUEENS DIVORCE...
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    (CNN)A former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer has pleaded guilty to hitting a kneeling person in the head who was surrendering during an arrest in May last year, according to a statement from the Department of Justice.Cory Evans, 33, appeared in court and pleaded guilty Wednesday in the incident, which happened while he was an officer with the Louisville Metro Police...
    ARLINGTON (WJZ/CNN) — A police officer was shot in an incident that took place outside the Pentagon building on Tuesday, two law enforcement sources told CNN. The condition of the officer has not yet been released. Arlington Fire and EMS reported multiple patients at the scene. READ MORE: Christy Turner, Coppin State Womens Tennis Player, Named A White House HBCU Scholar...
    Multiple people were shot, including one police officer, outside the Pentagon on Tuesday, the Washington Examiner has learned. At least three were wounded, of whom one was pronounced deceased, in the incident at the Pentagon Transit Center, which sits feet away from the government building, according to radio transmissions from the Arlington County Fire Department. An official with the...
    BEDFORD HILLS, Westchester County (WABC) -- Cops, canines, and inmates.At the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Northern Westchester County, they're all working together in a special program designed to help at-risk officers who might be considering suicide."I have 13 years on the job with the NYPD and it will be the most rewarding thing that I have done or will...
    It had only been hinted at in previous public examinations of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection: Scores of rioters attacked police officers not just with makeshift weapons, stun guns and fists, but with racist slurs and accusations of treason. Four officers, two from the U.S. Capitol Police and two from the D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department, on Tuesday detailed the...
    Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone testified Tuesday that the Jan. 6 Capitol attack was “unlike anything” he’d ever seen in his law enforcement career. Fanone, a narcotics officer who was among hundreds of law enforcement officials who defended the Capitol, recounted his experience of having his badge ripped off and being beaten by rioters. “In this line of work, it...
    A Kern County SWAT Officer was shot and killed during a hostage rescue attempt Sunday afternoon in Wasco, California. The New York Post reports that officer Phillip Campas was killed “while trying to storm a house” where hostages had been reported as “down.” The hostage incident began drawing a law enforcement presence around 1 p.m., with Campas and fellow SWAT...
    While pro athletes in 2020 began rallying around the message to defund cops as a method of police reform, New York Giants safety Logan Ryan began focusing on strengthening the bond between cops and their communities. His father Lester Ryan is a long-time police officer with 25 years of experience in law enforcement, so son Logan knows what he’s talking...
    The legal team representing Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn hit back at Tucker Carlson’s insults to their client by blaming the storming of the U.S. Capitol on the Fox host’s supporters. Carlson blasted the January 6th House Select Committee Wednesday night after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to allow Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) to be appointed...
    (CBS4) – More than a dozen different Colorado law enforement agencies have purchased a device meant to detain, not harm suspects. BolaWrap is a non-lethal apprehension tool that can restrain people from a safe distance. (credit: BolaWrap) It’s designed to not look like a gun, It fires off a kevlar cord which then wraps itself around the subject’s arms, legs...
    When Joe Klingan hired Jon Geiger to be a police officer for the tiny police department in the tiny town of Nunn, Colorado (population 500), he believed the 52-year-old was providing a complete picture of his background. Yes, Geiger—a former cop from another tiny police department in the Denver suburb of Georgetown, 120 miles away—had pleaded guilty to a harassment...