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September 06, 2014
Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments - Full Story
September 06, 2014

Police arrest man suspected of killing 4 in Fla.

Police said they arrested Adam Matos, 28, at a hotel in downtown Tampa on Friday morning - Full Story
September 05, 2014

Number of cops testing out body cameras rises

VieVu has seen requests from police departments for free trials of its wearable camera jump 70% in the past few days - Full Story
September 05, 2014

NYPD to test body-worn cameras

Department announced Thursday it's launching a pilot program to test 60 cameras worn by officers, becoming the latest and largest police department in the country to accept the technology - Full Story
September 04, 2014

Study: Diverse police forces not cure-all for fatal shootings

A growing body of research suggests that intractable circumstances of economics, culture and geography have more to do with shootings by police than the race of the officers - Full Story
September 04, 2014
Departments use technology to ID troubled officers

Departments use technology to ID troubled officers

While such "early warning systems" are often treated as a cure-all, experts say, little research exists on their effectiveness or — more importantly — if they're even being properly used - Full Story
September 03, 2014
Calif. man TASERed after stabbing cop in leg

Calif. man TASERed after stabbing cop in leg

The man also tried to stab another officer in the face before the officer deployed his TASER - Full Story
September 02, 2014

Video: Pit bull fatally shot after biting officer, charging another

The incident occurred after an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call was bitten by the dog - Full Story
September 02, 2014
School starts in Chicago with more safety officers

School starts in Chicago with more safety officers

Thanks to an infusion of $1M from the city, another 100 "Safe Passage" workers were lining routes in crime-ridden neighborhoods that students walk through to get to school - Full Story
September 01, 2014

Ga. cop shot during disturbance call

The officer was shot in a struggle with a suspect for the cop's gun - Full Story



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