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December 11, 2014
App aims to give tips to drivers for safe police stops

App aims to give tips to drivers for safe police stops

Despite its attention-grabbing name, developer says "Driving While Black" app will provide common sense advice to motorists of all races on how to safely interact with police during traffic stops - Full Story
December 11, 2014
Calif. police chief joins peaceful protest

Calif. police chief joins peaceful protest

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus joined a protest against police brutality in his city on Tuesday - Full Story
December 10, 2014

NYPD eyes wider use of ECDs

Preliminary plans call for 450 additional officers to carry the electroshock weapons while on patrol, police officials said Wednesday - Full Story
December 10, 2014

12 iconic photos that capture policing in 2014

From trends to tragedy, the following slideshow captures a year in police headlines - Full Story
December 10, 2014
Civilian oversight of embattled LASD approved

Civilian oversight of embattled LASD approved

The department has been beset with allegations of inmate abuse by deputies and costly lawsuits - Full Story
December 08, 2014

LASD may limit car computer use to ease distracted driving

Concerns over distracted driving have prompted Los Angeles County sheriff's officials to propose dramatically curbing use of in-car computers - Full Story
December 08, 2014

US unveils federal law enforcement profiling ban

Policy, which expands guidelines established under the Bush administration, will require new training and data collection - Full Story
December 05, 2014

Report: Complaints against NYPD down

Allegations of abuse of force, abuse of authority, offensive language and discourtesy were all down this year - Full Story
December 05, 2014
Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Often what is filmed may appear excessive to a person unfamiliar with police work, even though the conduct may be legal - Full Story
December 04, 2014

IBM's new mobile app offers police data sharing in the field

The app enables officers to validate information and compare partial observations, such as vehicle license plates - Full Story



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