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Week 419
January 7, 2009

Editor's Note:

In today’s newsletter, you will note three important articles involving retaliation against police; one dealing with an officer receiving death threats, one with an officer’s home being burned, and another dealing with a major agency taking steps to protect their officers from retaliation. Be sure to read How to protect your family and yourself against revenge threats, Tips for keeping a low off duty profile, and Justifying off-duty preparedness to your family to keep yourself and your family safe.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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An officer looks at a patrol car that a man set on fire behind Baltimore police headquarters. Baltimore PD is hoping that officers will be safer from retaliation crimes if their names aren't released after a police-involved shooting. (AP Photo)


BALTIMORE — Baltimore police will no longer release the names of officers who kill or injure people, changing a long-standing practice that the department believes put officers at risk.

The decision is prompting criticism from several Baltimore leaders, who said withholding officers' names will only endanger an already tenuous relationship between the police and the community. Baltimore police shot 21 people last year, 13 of them fatally - the same number killed by police in 2007, when 31 people were shot. Those numbers are up from 2006, when 15 were shot ... Full Story
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