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VIDEO: Cams Capture Incident

VIDEO: Cams Capture Incident

Via the Los Angeles Times: Sacramento police on Thursday released body-camera images from a controversial encounter last month in which an officer grabbed the arm of a pregnant woman who moments later fell to the ground.   The department released a statement saying officials decided to post the dramatic and, at times, profane video, which

Sheriff Slammed On Twitter

Via KRQE.com: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Sheriff told KRQE News 13 on Wednesday that he has launched an internal investigation to find out who used the department’s official Twitter account to accuse him of giving his friends special treatment.   “We believe it’s a serious infraction,” said Sheriff Manuel Gonzales. “I think

Push to Oust Chief Intensifying

The latest no confidence vote is coming out of Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville City Council last month voted 13-9 to approve a resolution which “urges Mayor Greg Fisher to ask for Police Chief Steve Conrad’s resignation and open the selection process for a new Chief. The resolution is a non-binding measure that requires no formal

White Supremacists Attack

Via The Huffington Post:   CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― Thousands of white supremacists and armed militia groups faced off with counter-protesters during a violent and chaotic rally that raged for hours in this Virginia city on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of at least three people.   Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who declared a state

Cop-Friendly Court

Via KRCGTV.com: JEFFERSON CITY —  In a free speech ruling that contradicts six other federal circuit courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling that says Americans do not have a first amendment right to videotape the police, or any public official, in public.   The court of appeals filed

Cop-Assault Suspect Nabbed

Via the New York Daily News: Cops arrested the shirtless perv accused of molesting an off-duty cop on a Queens train.   Police charged 27-year-old Kamruzzaman with rubbing his genitals on the officer’s arm while they were riding a Manhattan-bound 7 train around 10:20 a.m. Friday, cops said.   The officer confronted Kamruzzaman, who ran

FBI Is Exempt

Via Yahoo! News: A new rule will exempt the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, the FBI’s database of biometric information of millions of Americans, from the Privacy Act safeguards.   The database includes iris scans, photos, fingerprints and other information of individuals, and much of it is unrelated to law enforcement. Those who were never

Psych Testing for Cops

To people outside the world of law enforcement, psych screening or testing for new officers seems like a no-brainer. When some officers in Minneapolis complained that the psychological testing was biased and making it harder for people to join the law enforcement profession, Commander Gerald Moore explained the problem. “The officers look at it from

Sessions Versus Trump

There’s been a lot of back and forth about the recent speech where President Donald John Trump either endorsed police violence against suspects in custody or just made an awkward joke in front of national and international audience. The reaction from law enforcement professionals has been negative. Even the DEA weighed in, which is risky

Not So Fast

Via Reuters: BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (pictured above) proposed a bill on Tuesday to allow police and courts to hold people facing deportation orders in custody for extra time to allow them to be turned over to federal immigration officials.   The move by the Republican came a week after the state’s