On the job

Police Report Questioned

Via the Los Angeles Times: The Chicago aviation officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a United Airlines flight filed reports saying the traveler was “aggressive” when responding to requests to give up his seat and flailed his arms while fighting with officers.   The reports, released Monday in response to Freedom of Information Act

Heroes

Cops Save Baby

APB moved to NYC from Beantown a few years ago. In the Big Apple, like other overcrowded cities, the challenge of getting through traffic to get someone to the ER is intense. Via NBCNewYork.com: NYPD officers from across the 40th Precinct in the Bronx worked together to rush a sick baby girl to a hospital

Off Duty

We’re Not Interested?

Via Forbes: Taxpayers across the country breathed a sigh of relief after the arrest of Sagar Thakkar, a 24-year-old Indian man accused of running those Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scams. Indian police arrested Thakkar earlier this month, claiming he was the mastermind behind the scam where callers posed as IRS agents to collect bogus

Bullhorn

Pulse Response Report

Via the Orlando Sentinel: Nearly half of those killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting died where they were dancing, without a chance to react or run for help.   Thirteen died in the bathrooms waiting for help during the three-hour hostage situation.   The revelations are part of a newly released 78-page presentation Orlando Police

Believe it or not

Weird-Ass Video

Via Fox 32 News: TAVARES, Florida – A sheriff’s department PSA about heroin overdoses in his county was questioned by some on social media over the weekend, because of the way some officers were dressed.   In the video, Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell of Lake County, Florida, is surrounded by four officers wearing balaclavas (masks).

Struggles

Build That Wall

For many of the people still believe in constitutional principals like the separation of church in state, a ruling out of Alabama that will let a mega-church create its own police force is problematic on several levels. The last thing anyone wants is more law enforcement personnel answering not to superiors, chiefs and judges, but

Partners in the News

Police Week: A Time for Reflection—and Action!

Thousands of law enforcement officers and their families from around the country will come to our nation’s capital beginning on May 12 for the start of the 55th annual Police Week, to honor the memory of more than 20,000 brave men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. One of the highlights

Pay/Benefits

You Mad, Bro?

Via the Pocono Record: Monroe County’s (PA) police and sheriff’s patrol officers are near the top of a new state list of comparative salaries, earning 25 percent more than its state counterparts.   The information is part of a massive database released by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Development and Analysis Monday.

APB Top 10

The Top 10 Signs Your Mother-in-law Is In Town

10. You weren’t planning on re-deploying to Afghanistan, but it’s gotta be better than this. 9. Does anyone have any freakin’ Xanax? It’s an emergency! 8. You’ve decided on repeating the phrase, “That’s right, Karen, I’m the a-hole.” 7. Between the wife and the old bag, there’s no longer room for even your toothbrush in the bathroom.

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