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The Police Media Relations topic page gives PIOs or other department spokespeople the tools and techniques - from media training to Facebook and social media tips - to increase your effective communications with various media entities and help to shape the public’s perception of its cops.
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October 09, 2014

MMA fighter surrenders after live-tweeting standoff

Officers arrived at his house to arrest him on warrants in connection with domestic violence and stalking charges - Full Story
October 09, 2014

Commish defends Boston PD after ACLU claims racial bias

Commissioner William Evans said that officers focused on high-crime areas and individuals with gang affiliations and criminal records - Full Story
October 09, 2014
St. Louis cop kills teen who opened fire, riots ensue

St. Louis cop kills teen who opened fire, riots ensue

Ballistic evidence shows 3 shots were fired at the officer and a 9mm firearm was recovered - Full Story
October 08, 2014
Video: Disputed Ohio traffic stop goes viral, prompts investigation

Video: Disputed Ohio traffic stop goes viral, prompts investigation

Officials said the case was reviewed by prosecutors, who ruled that the officers involved in the stop "acted lawfully" - Full Story
October 08, 2014

AG pushes for broadest review of police tactics in decades

Holder says the goal of such a review would be to enhance the safety and the effectiveness of law enforcement - Full Story
October 04, 2014
Unease grows between NY mayor and NYPD officers

Unease grows between NY mayor and NYPD officers

Even some de Blasio allies acknowledge the mayor could do a better job of leading the department he is simultaneously trying to reform. - Full Story
October 01, 2014

Video: Missing boy found by reporter covering his disappearance

The reporter escorted the boy to investigators, who reunited the child with his grandmother - Full Story
September 13, 2014

Poll reveals Calif. voters' opinions on police

Overall, 82% of California voters agreed that local police have a tough job and for the most part do it well - Full Story
September 01, 2014

Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

Jackson said the department was given about 50 body cameras by two companies about a week ago - Full Story
August 30, 2014

St. Paul mayor orders IA review of viral skyway arrest

The arrest of Christopher Lollie, 28, which Lollie video-recorded on his cellphone, has drawn national attention - Full Story

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