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September 18, 2014

Commission grounds LAPD's drones until guidelines formed

Devices are under the authority of the LAPD's Inspector General until an official department policy is adopted - Full Story
September 18, 2014
Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Video: Baltimore cop suspended after fighting suspect

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended an officer caught on tape fighting with a suspect - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Ohio PD says no to crimes reported on Facebook

Page is not monitored around the clock, and residents should call 911 or police dispatchers - Full Story
September 16, 2014
Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Gangs from coast to coast have toned down their use of colors and are even altering tattoos to avoid being identified by police and witnesses - Full Story
September 16, 2014

White House backs use of body cameras by police

Demands for police to wear the cameras have increased across the country since a police shooting triggered raging street protests in Ferguson - Full Story
September 15, 2014

LAPD: 'Django Unchained' actress detained for 'basic police work'

According to the police account of the incident, officers were responding to a 911 complaint that a couple was engaged in indecent exposure - Full Story
September 12, 2014
2nd police chief resigns in Fla. speed trap town

2nd police chief resigns in Fla. speed trap town

Waldo is one of only two U.S. towns officially labeled "traffic traps" by AAA - Full Story
September 10, 2014

St. Louis County to put body cameras on officers

"Given the events in Ferguson and the skepticism that's been directed at law enforcement, we have to take steps to ensure the public trust" - Full Story
September 10, 2014

St. Paul's first female Somali officer has critics, fans

In March, the department hired Kadra Mohamed, a move designed to improve the sometimes tense relations with 80K Somali Americans in the Twin Cities - Full Story



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