Policing

Celebrate Poetry Month: 28 Breathtaking Poetry Books to Read Now

When Itzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat, and Shimon Peres were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, as part of his acceptance lecture, Rabin read from Amichai’s poem, “God Takes Pity on Kindergarten Children.” In addition to the effects of war on children, Amichai’s poetry also explored …

Poetry

Baltimore police showed reporters jarring footage of a fatal SWAT shooting

BALTIMORE (AP) — Body camera video captured a scene rarely made public: a Baltimore SWAT supervisor ordering an officer to kill a man holding two children hostage with a knife. While the video is jarring, the footage offers an unusual window into how officers make a difficult decision to use lethal …

Police Shootings

NYC Cops Accused of Using Choke Hold on Black Teen Who Seemed to Be Having Seizure: Report

The New York City Police Department is under fire after residents at Brooklyn’s Pink Houses accused officers of using a banned choke hold Monday on a …

Police Misconduct

Ferguson mayor faces voters for first time since unrest

FERGUSON, Mo.— More than two years after this St. Louis suburb exploded in angry — and at times violent — protest following the police shooting of Michael Brown, Ferguson’s white mayor is asking the community’s predominantly black residents to give him a third, three-year term in office.<p>Mayor James …

Ferguson, MO

Authorities: Police shoot off-duty deputy, wouldn't drop gun

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy celebrating his birthday with friends after the man drew his gun, became agitated and refused commands to drop the weapon, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Hamilton County Deputy Daniel Hendrix had just turned 26 on Tuesday and …

Police Shootings

Jeff Sessions Just Picked a Fight With COPS

The Attorney General’s threat to “claw back” federal funds from sanctuary cities would imperil the grants program that local police have been clamoring for.<p>This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on his Trump-ordered threat to pull federal funding from cities and counties (and …

Government

Alleged gunman who shot woman in leg for iPhone is seen in video

Crime<p>Alleged gunman who shot woman in leg for iPhone is seen in video<p>Mar 29, 2017<p>A gunman who police say shot a woman in the leg in Miami's Midtown …

Police Shootings

Family of slain Marshalltown man files lawsuit against city, officers

The mother of a Marshalltown man who was fatally shot by two police officers in 2014 has filed a lawsuit against the city and those officers in …

Police Shootings

Australian Police Department Adopts Hungry Stray, Makes Him Station’s ‘Police Cat’

What a difference a month makes!<p>Just four weeks ago, this nameless stray didn’t know where his next meal was coming from, but a chance visit to the …

Wildlife

Police officers face no charges over man left in vegetative state

Julian Cole suffered a severed spinal cord after being arrested on a night out in Bedford in 2013, but CPS failed to find evidence against officers involved<p>Police officers will face no charges over the arrest of a man who was left in a vegetative state, having suffered a broken neck, after …

Crime

NYPD commissioner to meet with Ramarley Graham’s mom

The city’s top cop said Wednesday he plans to meet with the mother of a young man shot and killed by an NYPD cop who quit this week after he was …

NYPD

The police union that endorsed Trump is now opposing him on defunding sanctuary cities

The national police union that enthusiastically endorsed Donald Trump during the presidential election has now warned him that “he could put public …

Liberal POV

Do Police Have Freedom Of Speech? Black Lives Matter Tweet Leads To Discipline For NYPD Officer

A New York police officer faces possible discipline after replying to a Twitter comment from one of the city's precincts using the phrase …

Black Lives Matter

Roberts, Alito: Cops who illegally entered home without warrant, shot married couple can’t be sued . . . because the cops likely would have shot the couple anyway.

Last week, I wrote about <i>L.A. County v. Mendez</i>, a case currently before the Supreme Court. In the case, the police were looking for a rogue parolee. They got a tip from an informant that the man they were looking for was seen riding a bicycle past a particular house. Based only on that, two deputies …

Opinion

Police officer fires gun during struggle with driver

Nobody was injured in the incident<p>A Toronto police officer fired her gun during a struggle with a driver she was pursuing Wednesday morning.<p>The …

Police Shootings

Man, 73, dies after being shot by northern Michigan officer

Authorities say a 73-year-old man has died after being shot by a police officer in northern Michigan.<p>Manistee Public Safety Director Dave Bachman …

Police Shootings

Ottawa police chief cautions officers on wristband campaign

Some officers are wearing wristbands in solidarity with Daniel Montsion, charged in the death of Abdirahman Abdi<p>OTTAWA – Ottawa police leaders are …

Injustice

Bengals Owner Mike Brown Discusses Adam 'Pacman' Jones' Arrest

Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown said Wednesday he continues to stand behind embattled cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones following his January arrest.<p>Paul Dehner Jr. of the <i>Cincinnati Enquirer</i> noted Brown understands he's leaving himself open to criticism with his stance on Jones.<p>"Maybe I am overly …

NFL

Court officers told not to interfere with immigration agents

Court officers have been told not to tangle with federal immigration agents — unlike the NYPD cops who are under orders to keep the feds off schools …

New York City

Man who rescued Philly cop as a teen becomes a cop himself

When City Council honored Joe Chambers in 2014 for rescuing a Philadelphia police officer from a burning cruiser in South Philadelphia before it …

Crime

UP CM Yogi Adityanath Asks Police Officials To Change Their Style Of Work

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked police officials to change the way they work to instill a sense of safety among the public and …

Uttar Pradesh

What are your legal rights when intruders enter your home? This is all you need to know

What your legal rights are when intruders enter your home is seen by many as a grey area in the law.<p>Are you allowed to defend yourself? What happens …

Law

Several arrests after Miami police detectives shot by 6 men in 'ambush style attack'

The two undercover officers were identified as Terence White and Charles Woods.<p>Police say they have made several arrests after two veteran detectives …

Police Shootings

‘You the Jury’: First look at court show with Bay Area judge

The Fox network has released its first sneak-peek trailer for “You the Jury,” an offbeat, prime-time court show in which the South Bay’s LaDoris …

Trayvon Martin

Suspect In Custody After Driving Into U.S. Capitol Police Car: Reports

Washington police say a suspect is in custody after a driver hit a Capitol Police car and tried to run over other officers, reports said. Earlier, the Washington Post said shots were fired outside a congressional building on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. The Post cited Washington police as …

Video segment shows chase, but not officer-involved shooting of Arties Manning III

A brief video recorded by a New Orleans police officer's body-worn camera shows Arties Manning III running from a pursuing officer seconds before …

New Orleans

Prosecutors: Cop's comments in Minnesota shooting admissible

Prosecutors handling the case against a Minnesota police officer accused of killing a black man during a traffic stop say statements the officer made …

Police Misconduct

Suspects in killing of Milwaukee building inspector had prior run-ins with the law

One of the teens charged in the fatal shooting of a city building inspector was free on bail after he was found in a stolen car.<p>Another had been …

Crime

Miami Police Arrest Damian Thompson, Teen Suspected In Ambush Of Undercover Detectives

Miami police have charged a teen with two counts of attempted murder Wednesday in connection to an "ambush" of two plainclothes detectives who were …

Police Shootings

Stranded driver steals cop car, runs out of gas again: police

TULARE, S.D. — A driver who called for help after running out of gas is accused of stealing a deputy’s squad car in South Dakota and leading …

Law Enforcement