Law Enforcement

Axon Enterprise: Body Camera Power to the People

Citizens may now be key stakeholders for Axon Enterprise and law enforcement.<p><b>Axon Enterprise</b> (NASDAQ:AAXN) has spent the last few years building out …

Central Nervous System

K-9 officer, injured in line of duty, receives Purple Heart

A dog as brave as she is adorable is getting some special recognition. Tess, a K-9 officer, ran into the line of fire and is now being honored with a …

Line of Duty

Tampa police hunt possible serial killer after three shootings

(Reuters) - Police in Florida warned residents of a central Tampa neighborhood not to go out alone after dark as they search for a possible serial killer they believe fatally shot three people in nighttime ambushes over the last two weeks.<p>At least two of the victims were trying to catch a bus in …

News (U.S.)

Six police wounded, one killed in shootings near Indonesia's Freeport mine

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Six police were wounded and one killed in shootings that police alleged on Monday were carried out by a separatist group that aims to disrupt operations at the Grasberg copper and gold mine in Indonesia's eastern-most province of Papua.<p>Four of the shootings took place on Monday, …

World News

'I Can't Breathe' Examines Modern Policing And The Life And Death Of Eric Garner

Support the news<p>On July 17, 2014, an unarmed black man named Eric Garner died on Staten Island, N.Y., after police officers threw him to the ground …

Eric Garner

News24.com | Police in uniform must be respected – Mbalula

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says officers in uniform should be respected, adding that anyone who promotes criminality in South Africa will be "run …

News (South Africa)

Man burns rainbow flag, punches volunteer at Pacific Center in Berkeley

Community support has poured in over the past few days at a Berkeley LGBTQ center where a man burned a rainbow flag and punched a volunteer Friday, according to police and organization staff.<p>Leslie Ewing, executive director of the Pacific Center for Human Growth on Telegraph Avenue, said the …

San Francisco

Tampa neighborhood on alert after 3 killings, 'nothing linking' victims, cops say

A Florida neighborhood is on alert after three killings in 10 days within a half-mile of each other, as police acknowledged Sunday their investigation is going "painfully slow."<p>Interim Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan told "FOX & Friends Weekend" that the only link between the three victims was that …

Crime

One man killed another wounded in East Oakland shootings

OAKLAND — One man was killed and another wounded in two shootings Saturday night in East Oakland, police said Sunday.<p>Police do not believe the …

Oakland

Three alleged criminals shot dead in shoot-out with police in KZN

Three alleged hijackers were shot dead in a shoot-out with police in KwaDabeka near Pinetown, Durban on Saturday night while two others managed to …

News (South Africa)

Everything you know about police shootings is wrong

The woman with the advanced Harvard degree says, “Why did the cops shoot him so many times? Why not just wound him?”<p>The sophisticated lawyer, …

Opinion

We may have a treatment for our police shooting epidemic; we’re just not using it

Even as cops kill 1,000 Americans a year, the focus of training remains on target practice, not deescalation<p>Just 24 days into 2015, police in the U.S. had 59 fatal encounters, while police in all of England and Wales have had 55 fatal encounters in the last 24 <i>years.</i><p>At this point U.S. police are on …

Liberal View

The rise of big data policing

A towering wall of computer screens blinks alive with crisis. A digital map of Los Angeles alerts to 911 calls. Television screens track breaking news stories.<p>Surveillance cameras monitor the streets. Rows of networked computers link analysts and police officers to a wealth of law enforcement …

Big Data

3 killings in Florida neighborhood connected, police say

Police say a run of three killings in a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood are connected, frightening residents and leading officers on a search for a suspect.<p>The three victims were shot killed within days of each other, all within a few city blocks.<p>The latest victim was Anthony Naiboa, 20, a recent high …

News (U.S.)

Why an entire community grieves ... and shows the blue

Ray Brown was returning from a fare to Niagara Falls Saturday morning when he found himself turning into Buffalo’s Broderick Park.<p>He got out of his …

Buffalo

Slain police officer Marcus McNeil laid to rest in New Orleans: photo gallery | NOLA.com

Law enforcement officers joined friends, family and community leaders for the funeral Saturday (Oct. 21) of New Orleans police officer Marcus McNeil. …

New Orleans

Off-duty officer stabbed by homeless man in Farmers Branch, police say

Farmers Branch police are asking for the public's help in finding a homeless man who stabbed an off-duty officer early Saturday morning.<p>The suspect …

Texas

Police body cameras: Money for nothing?

Prompted in part by high-profile complaints about police use of force, the U.S. government in recent years has allocated tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for body cameras for state and local police departments – and those states and municipalities have invested millions of their own dollars as …

Cop Who Killed Unarmed Man for ‘Walking with Purpose’ Hired By Police Academy to Teach Recruits

A cop who shot an unarmed man through the patrol car window because he 'walked with a purpose' was hired by a police academy to teach aspiring …

Policing

Body cams fail to curb police aggression

Police officers in D.C. who were given body cameras were just as likely to use force and receive civilian complaints as those who did not wear …

Donald Trump

Watch hungry police officers illegally park in bay while they go into Greggs

Hungry cops were caught on camera parking illegally as they nipped in to get their lunchtime Greggs .<p>The two officers were spotted as they parked in …

Northumbria Police

To Crowdsource Crime-Fighting, A Cop Camera Giant Eyes Your Videos

An online tool called Citizen aims to help cops cast an even wider net for criminal evidence amid concerns about what police do with the data they collect.<p>Axon, the police supplier formerly known as Taser and now a leading maker of police body cameras, has also charged into police software with a …

Central Nervous System

Study of police body cameras in Washington finds complaints against officers did not drop

D.C. police officers wearing body cameras reported using force about as often as colleagues who didn't have them, and citizen complaints against the two groups were about even, according to a new study that bucks early expectations about the impact of the devices.<p>When the cameras started to appear …

Policing

Correction: Fort Collins Shooting story

In the headline of an Oct. 20 story about a fatal shooting in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Associated Press misidentified the suspect as an Air Force …

Colorado

Cobb cop cleared of killing Marine veteran in Wells Fargo standoff

A Cobb County jury found that SWAT officer Dennis Ponte was justified in his deadly use of force against 33-year-old Marine veteran Brian Easley.

Wells Fargo

Police Officers Wearing Body Cams Are No Less Likely to Use Force, Study Shows

Outfitting police officers with body cameras is supposed to make them more careful, more cautious, and less willing to use force, but a new study out …

Use of force rise linked to Saskatoon police vehicle pursuits

A 91 per cent increase in Saskatoon police use-of-force incidents can be traced to a near-tripling of police vehicle pursuits, which are classified …

Canadian News

Trauma exacts a huge toll on city police

Despite sensationalized and often prejudicial public sentiment, no police officer looks forward to drawing their gun.

Canadian News

A Big Test of Police Body Cameras Defies Expectations

Usually, we behave better when we know we’re being watched. According to decades of research, the presence of other people, cameras or even just a picture of eyes seems to nudge us toward civility: We become more likely to give to charity, for example, and less likely to speed, steal or take more …

News (U.S.)

As a police officer, I can tell you today's crime statistics are a reminder of the stark reality we face on the streets every day

Should the public be worried about today’s crime stats? Well the simple answer is yes. This isn’t us scaremongering, the facts are there for all to …