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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
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
September 01, 2014

Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

Police say an X-ray clearly showed the ring inside the stomach of 25-year-old Christina Schlegel - Full Story
August 31, 2014

Rules for body cameras worn by Wash. PD in flux

"The Department has an opportunity to be a leader for the state by creating strong, privacy-protecting policies for body cameras" - Full Story
August 29, 2014

NYPD commissioner 'strongly supports' body cameras

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday the department is "actively looking" at equipping officers with body-worn cameras - Full Story
August 29, 2014
Seattle cops say city 'playing politics' with their lives

Seattle cops say city 'playing politics' with their lives

Officers assert that high-level city, police and union officials privately agree that the court-ordered use-of-force changes put them and public in danger - Full Story



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