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Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference'

Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference'

Over the past year, Obama has been called on to respond to what he referred to as the "slow-rolling crisis" of police relations with minority communities - Full Story

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NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into cuffs

NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into cuffs

Three-day course is aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force - Full Story

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Drivers spot man wrestling state trooper, call 911 for back-up

A Calif. man was pulled over for speeding and allegedly got into a scuffle with the state trooper - Full Story

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Obama administration to spend $20M on body cams

Obama administration to spend $20M on body cams

Will make $20 million available to cities across the country to expand the use of body cameras worn by police in an effort to improve trust with communities - Full Story

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ACLU rolls out smartphone app aimed to preserve videos of police

Law professor called it a "great irony" that the ACLU, a long-time champion of individual privacy, is now encouraging people to take videos of others - Full Story

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What the Flakka? 4 things cops need to know about the drug Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

What the Flakka? 4 things cops need to know about the drug

Recent news from Florida has shed light on a new drug called Flakka, and its use is not isolated to the sunshine state - Full Story

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P1 Photo of the Week: Cold night on the beat PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Cold night on the beat

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week features Officer Mark Mauldin walking the beat in C... - Full Story

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Synthetic drug 'Flakka' behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Synthetic drug 'Flakka' behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Also known as gravel and readily available for $5 or less a vial, it's a growing problem for police after bursting on the scene in 2013 - Full Story

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BodyWorn cameras from Utility: Another part of the 'evidence ecosystem' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

BodyWorn cameras from Utility: Another part of the 'evidence ecosystem'

The BodyWorn device from Utility Associates records video and audio, like most body cameras now in use — it’s there the similarity ends - Full Story

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Campaigning for a kill switch: How SF pioneered the anti-phone theft initiative

Campaigning for a kill switch: How SF pioneered the anti-phone theft initiative

With more than 65 percent of robberies involving cell phone theft, San Francisco had to take action - Full Story



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