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Officers Acted Appropriately In Fatal Pursuit | UK Police News - Police Oracle

Officers Acted Appropriately In Fatal Pursuit | UK Police News - Police Oracle | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
IPCC rules officers acted properly after car they were pursuing was involved in fatal RTC.
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SHOCK: Off-Duty Cop 'Bound, Gagged, Tortured' in Own Home

SHOCK: Off-Duty Cop 'Bound, Gagged, Tortured' in Own Home | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Texas law enforcement sources tell me that the crime scene of off duty Abilene, Texas Police Officer Don Allen’s murder included anti-cop slurs written in the officer’s own blood.
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Newly released data shows racial disparity in arrests, deaths in California

Newly released data shows racial disparity in arrests, deaths in California | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Department of Justice is unveiling a state-run website to provide data on law enforcement's interactions with the public.
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Camera video shows dangers police face during traffic stops

Camera video shows dangers police face during traffic stops | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Police in Trinity have released two different angles of one traffic stop so the public can see potentially deadly situations from their perspective.
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Search Continues For Gunman Who Opened Fire on Mass. Police Cruiser

Massachusetts State Police and several local police departments are investigating shots fired into a Millis Police Department cruiser at…
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'We really pulled out everything' to save Vancouver police K-9

'We really pulled out everything' to save Vancouver police K-9 | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Vancouver police dog died overnight Tuesday after he was stabbed by a suspect fleeing officers, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
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DC police officers vote on confidence in Chief Lanier

DC police officers vote on confidence in Chief Lanier | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
"The officers have lost confidence in Chief Lanier's ability to effectively lead this organization. We are doing things that are just completely frustrating the workforce, like putting them on fixed posts, having a crime occur around the corner and they can't respond for fear of discipline," said D.C. Police Union President Delroy Burton.

Burton said officers are not being allowed to be the police and that has left them frustrated. He said Lanier is giving information to the public that is not true and the officers no longer trust her.
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The Counted: the definitive map of US police killings in 2015

The Counted: the definitive map of US police killings in 2015 | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Guardian has created the most detailed map of police killings ever published. Find your hometown and explore the most lethal police departments in America
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Obama calls widow of Darren Goforth

Obama calls widow of Darren Goforth | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
President Obama on Monday condemned last week’s cold-blooded murder of a Texas sheriff’s deputy, calling the killing “an affront to civilized society.”

Mr. Obama called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of Harris Count Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, while on Air Force One en route to Alaska. Deputy Goforth was shot 15 times while pumping gas Friday night, and investigators believe he was targeted simply because he was a law enforcement officer.
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No, North Dakota Isn’t Outfitting Police Drones With Tasers

No, North Dakota Isn’t Outfitting Police Drones With Tasers | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
What Research Compliance Committee would approve that?
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FBI Agent Pretended To Be An AP Reporter. Now AP Is Suing

FBI Agent Pretended To Be An AP Reporter. Now AP Is Suing | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
The Associated Press sued the U.S.Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a...
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Tensions rise in Houston after shooting of deputy sheriff

Several thousand people marched Sunday in the northwest Houston neighborhood where a sheriff’s deputy was shot just days ago, in a show of support for the deputy’s family and for the local law enforcement community.

Setting off from a local church and led by a handful of pastors sharing a megaphone, the group walked toward the Chevron station about one mile away. Some in the crowd waved American flags and at least one person carried a sign reading “all lives matter,” a reference to the “Black Lives Matter” movement focusing on police aggression and violence against African-Americans. The community here is now blaming the movement, at least in part, for what some believe created an atmosphere of tension that led to Friday’s violence.

“I think all the stigmas that are going around in our nation right now definitely contributed to what happened,” said Lauren Duvall, a 29-year-old marcher working in real estate, about criticism of law enforcement in the wake of police shootings of black men across the country.
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Two Dead, Four Police Officers Injured, During Hazmat Incident in Des Plaines, Illinois | Firefighter Jobs, News & Training | Chicago Fire Wire

Two Dead, Four Police Officers Injured, During Hazmat Incident in Des Plaines, Illinois | Firefighter Jobs, News & Training | Chicago Fire Wire | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
  DES PLAINES, Ill. — "Two people have died and four Cook County sheriff’s deputies have been hospitalized in hazardous materials situation in unincorporated
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Keeping the public informed: Inside the decision to publish in a divisive case

The directives of the judge’s order became clear this summer in a supportive ruling from the Court of Appeals; the critical aspect of the sealed November document sent to the News-Miner, however, is that it contained the judge’s summary of Wallace’s reported statement. The Court of Appeals decision did not contain information about the contents of the statement.
Lyle’s order is clearly marked “Sealed” on each page.
Why, then, did the News-Miner publish a story about the contents of the sealed order?
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Police-citizen tensions worsening across the country

Police-citizen tensions worsening across the country | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Hostility towards law enforcement seems to be in evidence, from chants in the street to attacks on officers.
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Opinion: Attacks on police an attack on community - CNN.com

Opinion: Attacks on police an attack on community - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
We must be seamlessly united in our agreement that lawlessness is not an option.
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Safety minister vows to end ‘arbitrary’ police checks as Ontario wraps up consultation on new rules

Safety minister vows to end ‘arbitrary’ police checks as Ontario wraps up consultation on new rules | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
As the province looks to regulate how police interact with people on the street, and pledges an end to 'arbitrary checks,' the community wonders what that really means and challenges them to do better
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Arby's apologizes after officer is denied service for being a cop

Arby's apologizes after officer is denied service for being a cop | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
A Florida Police Department had a beef with Arby’s after a cop was denied service Tuesday evening by a worker at the fast food franchise – simply because the customer was a police officer.
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Obscure NY Law Allows Handwritten License Plates

Obscure NY Law Allows Handwritten License Plates | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Daniels, 58, drives a 15-seat van registered in Florida and reported the license plates were stolen on May 5, 2014, according to court papers. He received an "incident information slip" from the 69th Precinct; he also reported the theft to the department of motor vehicles in Florida, and ordered new plates.

Following the instructions of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations, Daniels placed a sheet of paper in the rear window and hand-wrote the plate number, the letters "FL" for Florida, and "Lost Plate."

"He (Daniels) did everything the law required," the judge wrote.
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For the general good: I've never heard of a law allowing a person to hand write out their license plates....

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LAPD deploys 7,000 officer bodycams

The LAPD is set to become the largest US police department deploying body camera systems on its officers. 7,000 recording devices will be distributed to officers over the coming months in response to growing demands by groups demanding greater accountability for police-related killings. RT’s Brigida Santos has more.


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Progress. Now, they need to turn the cameras on - for every encounter.

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Science and Technology: Former Silk Road Task Force Agent Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering and Obstruction

Science and Technology: Former Silk Road Task Force Agent Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering and Obstruction | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
According to his plea agreement, Bridges admitted that in January 2013 he used an administrator account on the Silk Road website that belonged to another individual to fraudulently obtain access to that website, reset passwords of various accounts and to move bitcoin from those accounts into a bitcoin “wallet” that Bridges controlled.  Bridges admitted that he moved and stole approximately 20,000 bitcoin, which at that time was worth approximately $350,000.

Bridges admitted that he moved the stolen bitcoin into an account at Mt. Gox, an online digital currency exchange based in Japan.  According to his admissions, he liquidated the bitcoin into $820,000 of U.S. currency between March and May 2013, and had the funds transferred to personal investment accounts in the United States.

Bridges’ plea agreement also established that he obstructed the Baltimore federal grand jury’s investigations of Silk Road and Ulbricht in a number of ways, including by impeding the ability of the investigation to fully utilize a cooperator’s access to Silk Road.  In addition, Bridges admitted that he made multiple false and misleading statements to investigators in connection with the San Francisco federal grand jury’s investigation into his own illegal acts, and that he encouraged another government employee to lie to investigators.

Bridges is one of two federal agents to plead guilty in connection with illegal activity during the investigation of Silk Road.  Carl M. Force, 46, of Baltimore, was a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and was also assigned to the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force.  On July 1, 2015, Force pleaded guilty to a three-count information charging him with money laundering related to his theft of over $700,000 in digital currency while acting as an undercover agent on the Task Force.  Force is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Seeborg on Oct. 19, 2015.
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North Dakota Allows Cops To Arm Their Drones With Tasers And Tear Gas

North Dakota Allows Cops To Arm Their Drones With Tasers And Tear Gas | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
North Dakota law enforcement officials have been using drones for years. Now they can add weapons to them.
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Feds fighting to keep cash seized from person never charged with crime

Feds fighting to keep cash seized from person never charged with crime | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
Federal prosecutors are battling in court to keep $167,000 in cash seized in a 2013 traffic stop, despite the motorist never being charged in the incident and the Obama administration clamped down this spring on such asset seizures and forfeitures.
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Police killings: Separated by many miles, common danger - CNN.com

Police killings: Separated by many miles, common danger - CNN.com | Police Problems and Policy | Scoop.it
With the "execution-style" killing of a Houston-area deputy Friday night, the number of U.S. law enforcement officers shot to death this year rose to 23.

The deputy "was literally gunned down in what appears to be an unprovoked, execution-style killing," Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said.

The deaths at the hands of suspects run the gamut -- veterans and rookie officers -- and span the nation, from Georgia to California.
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Baltimore: criminal misconduct dominates police terminations

Even as leaders of the Baltimore Police Department work to improve the agency's image, documents show that criminal misconduct dominates the reasons for employee terminations.

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25% of 72 cases.

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