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Review of officer's promotion to sergeant to begin in earnest Monday

The head of the independent agency that investigates complaints about Pittsburgh police promised an expeditious review of the promotion process for a …

New NYPD Counterterrorism Canines

Eight new NYPD Counterterrorism canines and their partner officers graduated training in a ceremony held at the Police Academy in College Point, …

Pittsburgh mayor orders review of officer promotion to sergeant because of past PFA

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is seeking an independent review of the promotion process for an officer who today was made a sergeant because he had …

Police Related Deaths: Mental Disability Victims Comprise Half Of Those Killed By Law Enforcement, Report Says

While increased attention has been given in the past two years to how police interact with ethnic minorities, a new report proposes that police …

Law enforcement targeted in two blasts in Indiana city: police | Reuters

(Reuters) - Law enforcement officials in a small southern Indiana city were the target of two explosive devices that were detonated over the past nine days, police said on Thursday.<p>A homemade device exploded in the driveway of a judge on Wednesday in Madison, Indiana. Authorities in the town were …

Police: Off-duty cop exchanged gunfire with armed robbers after one said, 'Shoot him'

An off-duty Chicago police officer exchanged gunfire with two armed robbers early Monday after one of the gunmen told the other to shoot the cop, authorities said.<p>The officer, 49, was hit in the leg, and one of the robbers may also have been wounded in the shootout, according to interim police …

Retired State Trooper Named Suspected Gunman In Turnpike Attack

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. (AP/KDKA) – Authorities say a turnpike employee and another worker were shot and killed in a robbery attempt on the Pennsylvania …

State police face seismic changes amid cheating scandal, trooper shortage

<b>LANCASTER --</b> Daniel Gonzalez provides a stark contrast to the other recruiters vying for the attention of undergrads inside the gymnasium at Thaddeus …

Trib investigation: Cops often let off hook for civil rights complaints

Federal prosecutors declined to pursue civil rights allegations against law enforcement officers 96 percent of the time since 1995, a Tribune-Review …

Investigative Reporters and Editors | Virginia’s secret police: A fight to hold law enforcement accountable

Subscribe to the IRE Radio Podcast<p>Transparency Watch<p>Virginia’s secret police: A fight to hold law enforcement accountable<p><b>By Gary Harki, The</b> …

Hissrich upholds firing of police sergeant accused of using excessive force

A police watchdog group said the firing by Pittsburgh’s new public safety director of a controversial police sergeant was appropriate, while his …

Officer fatally shot on her first day on street in Prince William County, Va.

A Prince William County police officer was shot and killed Saturday evening on her first day on the street when she responded to a call about a possible domestic matter, authorities said.<p>Two other officers were shot and wounded.<p>The slain officer was identified by police as Ashley Guindon. No …

Charges Re-Filed Against Police Sergeant Accused Of Assault

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Charges were re-filed Friday against a Pittsburgh Police sergeant accused of punching and shoving a 19-year-old outside of Heinz …

Citizen Police Review Board Director Takes Issue With Ruling On Recording Police Officers

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — We’ve seen several stories in the news over the past couple of years. They are incidents involving police officers being filmed …

Peduto administration putting end to extra pay given to suspended officers

Mayor: No more extra pay for suspended Pittsburgh officers

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto today ended a city practice that allows suspended police officers to receive pay for overtime, court costs and secondary …

Raw Video: Violent arrest caught on Heinz Field cameras

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Here’s How Many Cops Got Convicted Of Murder Last Year For On-Duty Shootings

There's something strange about this picture.<p>Many people viewed 2015 as a year of reckoning for police, with continued scrutiny of the use of deadly force spurring momentum for reform. In reality, however, the road to accountability remains a long one.<p>That point is clearly reflected in the number …

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Register now for a learning experience that will acquaint you with the roles and responsibilities of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. The Citizens Police Academy is a 15-week long course that will expand your understanding of the operations of the police bureau. Applications are due Jan. 28. The next class begins Feb. 2 at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School. Each session is sceduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Follow this link for the application: http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/pghbop/CPA_application.pdf

Civilians Attend Class At Pittsburgh Police & Fire Training Academy

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A group of about 20 civilians attended class Tuesday night at the Pittsburgh Police and Fire Training Academy in East Liberty.<p>It …

2018

New York State Police, NY<p>EOW: Tuesday, January 2, 2018<p>Cause: 9/11 related illness<p>Jersey City Police Department, NJ<p>EOW: Friday, January 5, 2018<p>Cause: …

More video surfaces from events outside Pittsburgh's Wood Street T Station, officer shoves teen girl with baton

click to enlarge<p>A police officer who was videotaped yelling at a <i>City Paper</i> reporter on Wednesday, as the reporter videotaped the scene outside of the …

Pittsburgh officer charged with assault for arrest made at...

<b>PITTSBURGH</b> - A veteran Pittsburgh police officer, who was working a security detail at Heinz Field during last month’s WPIAL championship games, is …

2nd video now part of investigation into officers' conduct...

Loading...<p><b>PITTSBURGH</b> - A second video of an incident Wednesday involving juveniles in downtown Pittsburgh surfaced Friday and is now part of an …

Pittsburgh police sergeant charged with assaulting man

Pittsburgh police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich repeatedly struck a South Park man at a high school football championship game at Heinz Field in late …

Number of people killed by US police in 2015 at 1,000 after Oakland shooting

The number of people killed by law enforcement in the US this year has reached 1,000 after officers in Oakland, California, shot dead a man who allegedly pointed a replica gun at them.<p>Authorities said several officers opened fire on the man on Sunday evening when he walked toward them as they towed …

Law Enforcement

How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move

THE RECENT EXPANSION of Google’s Timeline feature can provide investigators unprecedented access to users’ location history data, allowing them in …

Questions Swirl Around Fatal Shooting of Louisiana Boy

Louisiana's top state police official told NBC News on Sunday that it is still unclear why two city marshals chased an SUV last week and opened fire on it, allegedly killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and seriously wounding his father.<p>Jeremy Mardis, who was buckled in to the SUV's front seat, was …

Cop Accused of Shooting Man in Back Goes on Trial for Murder

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Video played Tuesday at a police officer's murder trial shows the 15-year veteran shocking a fleeing suspect with a stun gun, then shooting him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow and appeared to reach for something with his hands.<p>Officer Lisa Mearkle was charged …