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April 11, 2014

DPA president slams 'reduced' test standards for recruits

Commanders have "significantly reduced" testing standards for recruits, threatening the public's safety, the president of the Dallas Police Association said Thursday - Full Story
April 10, 2014
Police train to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Police train to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Mental health advocates say violent confrontations occur regularly between people with untreated mental illness and officers who often aren't equipped to deal with them - Full Story
April 07, 2014
Mich. police acquire mine-resistant military truck

Mich. police acquire mine-resistant military truck

Sheriff William Federspiel says he hopes to never have to use it, since to do so implies "something awfully bad has happened" - Full Story
April 07, 2014

Conn. police look to fill 100 vacancies

Vacancies in the New Haven Police Department have caused the city to rely more heavily on overtime - Full Story
April 06, 2014

Video: Calif. college party turns into brawl, about 100 arrested

About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into an out-of-control street brawl - Full Story
April 06, 2014

Violence-plagued Calif. city gets 47 new cops

Nearly four dozen new police officers will soon start walking their beats on the Oakland streets, as the California city's embattled department welcomes its largest-ever class of recruits - Full Story
April 04, 2014

Video: Struggle between La. cop and suspect goes viral

Suspect was arrested on charges of battery of a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and disturbing the peace - Full Story
April 04, 2014

Alaska man kills self with trooper's gun during struggle

The officer deployed pepper spray and a TASER before the two wrestled to the ground and the suspect obtained the gun - Full Story
April 04, 2014

Oakland PD reformer waste of resources, officials say

While some city leaders believe Oakland is only a year away from meeting its goals, others are concerned the city is stuck in a hopeless, expensive, bureaucratic grind that takes valuable resources away from crime fighting - Full Story
April 03, 2014

Dash cam glitch in Seattle cruisers could threaten cases

Dash cams installed in the past year in patrol cars could possibly be dropping frames of video - Full Story



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