Law Enforcement

Victim beaten with hammer, robbed of ukelele in San Francisco

A pair of robbers were being sought by police after they beat a man with a hammer Sunday morning near the Civic Center in San Francisco and took his prize possession — a ukelele, officials said.<p>The altercation occurred about 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of O’Farrell and Polk streets, according …

San Francisco Bay Area

West Midlands Police Under Fire From Parents After Kids Pictured Brandishing Replica Guns On School Trip

'Guns are a necessity, but not one to celebrate.'<p>Police in Birmingham have come under fire from “horrified” parents after primary school children were encouraged to brandish replica guns on a firing range during a school trip.<p>Year 3 students from Kings Norton Primary School in Birmingham were …

West Midlands Police

This New Jersey Bill Requires Schools Teach Students How To Interact With Police, But What About The Officers?

Many believe the controversial bill puts the onus on children to deescalate or handle encounters with police, not the other way around.<p>The New Jersey …

Education

When police officers show lack of self-control at home, it can predict use of deadly force at work | Editorials

Researchers combed the personal files of 1,935 Philadelphia police officers dating back to screening records while the officers were still in the …

Texas

ShotSpotter: Police In 90 Cities Install Gunshot-Detecting Microphones In High-Crime Areas | International Business Times

Law enforcement in more than 90 cities across the country have strategically placed microphones in high-crime neighborhoods to immediately detect the …

Smart Cities

Cuomo’s Deployment of Troopers in City Frustrates Police Leaders

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has embarked on an unprecedented campaign to put the stamp of the State Police on New York City, rerouting troopers to city airports and toll plazas from upstate areas that rely on them and bewildering some of the officials charged with carrying out his orders.<p>The deployment of …

New York City

Colorado Springs adds 4-legged “crime-fighting machine” to police force

Criminals, beware. A new Colorado Springs police dog is on the prowl.After 12 official weeks of training, rookie Tank joined the force. And while …

Colorado Springs

Opinion: Trump Turns Blind Eye Towards Crimes Committed by Police

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, two sons of the Jim Crow era, are ignoring a real and rapidly expanding issue in America. Police brutality and …

Liberal POV

50 People To Know: Yonkers Police Officer William Pataky Combats Animal Cruelty

<b>YONKERS, N.Y. (WCBS 880)</b> — Veteran Yonkers Police Officer William Pataky spent his career fighting crime in the Westchester County community.<i>Find</i> …

Omaha libraries loosen security footage policy for police

Staff at the Omaha Public Library should turn security footage over to police officers without a warrant if someone is in immediate danger, according …

Roland Martin Seems Unaware Police Kill More Whites Than Blacks

As News One Now managing editor and former liberal CNN contributor Roland Martin appeared as a guest on Sunday's <i>The Point with Ari Melber</i> on MSNBC, …

Black Lives Matter

The Guardian view on policing and cuts: something has to give

As home secretary Theresa May was right to challenge Britain’s police about costs and efficiency. As prime minister she must ensure police have the resources to protect the public<p>Promising to spend more money on policing has repeatedly proved politically popular and effective in modern Britain. …

Brexit

'A diverse group': Edmonton police launch Canada's first mentorship academy

Department hopes to increase diversity of its members to better reflect makeup of the city<p>Edmonton police have started the country's first mentorship …

Mentoring

Fun or threat?

All 15-year-old Liam Phillips wanted to do was wear his homemade Ariana Grande mask and wave at passersby.<p>“I wanted to see what people will do. It’s …

Autism

Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

SEATTLE — Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly …

Crime

3 theories to explain Ottawa's violent year

Experts point to dwindling resources, power vacuum, 'Ferguson Effect'<p>Statistics released this week show 2016 was the bloodiest year in Ottawa's …

Justice

NYPD: Help Us Find These Subway Pervs

Over the past week, the police have asked for the public's help in finding three suspects in separate forcible touching incidents in the subway …

New York City

9th Annual Cops Ride honors fallen officers (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- People wrapped their arms around each other in remembrance of fallen police officers during a memorial service at The Greater …

Cleveland

Law enforcement enhances relationship of father, son

Alabama State Trooper Capt. Tracy Nelson and his son, Houston County Sheriff's Deputy Pate Nelson, take great pride in continuing their family …

Montreal police tentative strike deal with city over pension reform

Police officers had been without a contract since 2015<p>The long-term labour dispute between the City of Montreal and its police union is coming to an …

NYPD warning their own before illegal placard sweeps

There’s no silence in this blue wall.<p>The NYPD unit created to crack down on placard abuse has been doing sweeps outside precinct station houses — but …

New York City

Why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police-involved shootings and controversy over use of deadly force against people of color has returned to the spotlight through a new round of trials.<p>The police officers on trial for the deaths of Philando Castile and Sylville Smith were found not guilty. For the second time, jurors failed …

Justice

Cop on bike chases suspect through supermarket

This Dutch cop was so determined to catch a suspect that he drove his motorcycle right into a supermarket. And what was the crime that deserved …

Driver's Licenses

Charleena Lyles Was Killed by a Police Department Under a Consent Decree

Collier MeyersonThe untimely death of a 30-year-old woman demonstrates the obvious need for more scrutiny of police, not less.The post Charleena …

Justice

Google Challenges Law Enforcement's Access To Data

Google is urging lawmakers to reconsider how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries. As <i>Reuters</i> writes: “The …

Privacy

Shotgun Stolen From Chelmsford Police Cruiser Found After ‘Intensive’ Search

LOWELL (CBS) — The shotgun taken from a stolen Chelmsford police cruiser early Thursday has been found.Chelmsford Police say that after an “intensive …

Boston

Police Cuts Leave Forces Unable To Deal With Riots And Officers Suicidal

More must be done to tackle poor mental health in policing, says union.<p>More must be done to tackle poor mental health in policing, the chair of the Police Federation has said.<p>The body, which acts as a union for police officers, wants the government to lead the charge in finding solutions, after top …

Mental Health

Police simply can’t cope with their workload due to cuts, admits senior officer

<b>One of Britain’s most senior police officers has warned the force would struggle to deal with a repeat of the 2011 riots as cuts take their toll.</b><p>Dave …

West Midlands Police

Springfield NAACP President Talbert Swan demands name of Utah cop who resigned after racist Facebook post

SPRINGFIELD -- Local Bishop Talbert W. Swan II said Friday he is demanding the name of a Utah police officer who recently resigned after posting a …

Freedom of Information

Cops should fight until death, says PNP chief

ILOILO CITY---Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosaon Fridaysaid policemen should "fight until death" after …

Philippines