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Collaborative Reform 86’d

Collaborative Reform 86’d

There are basically two ways local law enforcement agencies and the federal government can work together on police reforms. The first are “consent decrees,” legal agreements entered into by the feds and locals in which the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ works with cities, counties, agencies, and court-appointed monitors. The more recent “collaborative reform”

VIDEO: Never Their Fault

Via Raw Story: The first female Latina Republican in the New Jersey Assembly was captured by police-body cam footage going on a profanity-laced rant during a DWI arrest in April.   The body-cam footage GOP Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg was obtained by The Trentonian through a public records request and documents a combative exchange.   Police

Car Attack Defense

Via NPR: You might know it as a garbage truck.   But to police departments around the country, it has become a cutting-edge tool in law enforcement.   “More and more, we’re seeing attacks both in the U.S. and abroad where vehicles are utilized,” says Daniel Linskey, a retired Boston Police Department superintendent in chief

Hot Cops Challenge

Via the Knoxville News Sentinel: Yo, Gainesville: We have hunky cops too.   The Gainesville Police Department inadvertently caused a stir with admirers earlier this week as some of the photographs the department posted on Facebook of officers dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma caught more than a little attention.   One photograph in

Nurse Cops Slammed

Via The Salt Lake Tribune: An internal affairs investigation into two Salt Lake City police officers involved in the arrest of a University Hospital nurse has found several department policies were violated during the July 26 confrontation.   Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the investigation findings Wednesday in a news conference at City

Steve Bonano: 9/11 Hero

Steve Bonano, who rose up through the ranks of the NYPD to become a Deputy Chief, died after a two-year battle with a rare, lethal cancer that doctors say was a direct result of his work at Ground Zero. He was 53 years old. Steve was near and dear to many of us here at APB, and

Baby’s First Hurricane

This just in from John Rivera from the Dade County PBA: “Miami-Dade officers escort one of the first families to welcome a new member after Hurricane Irma beseiged South Florida with 130 mph winds and a collosal storm surge (over five feet in many places). We are always serving our citizens, making sure they’re safe

Union Files Suit Over Life-Saving Drug

Via the Stamford Advocate: The city’s police union has filed a labor complaint because officers are now required to carry a life-saving drug that’s not included in their contract.   Members of the Stamford Police Department began carrying Narcan in July after the city experienced a spike in overdoses, including three in one day over

Taking Care of Others, Then Our Own

The clean-up from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma is underway. Millions of people are without power and may not be back online a week and maybe longer. Twenty-one thousand electrical repair people are on the ground. Six people died in a nursing home when the power went out. It will take months to assess

VIDEO: Cop Keeps Cool

If you’re big and strong and know how to handle yourself, smacking the smirk off some wise-ass’s face is about as easy as tasks get. But when you’re a police officer in uniform, that’s just not an option. Check out this video of Deputy Scott Cottrell keeping cool, calm, and collected as a self-described “investigative