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March 04, 2015

NYC Council begins hearings on police-community relations

Four precincts will be part of program in which officers will spend one-third of their shift devoted to going street by street to form community relationships - Full Story
March 04, 2015
US clears Darren Wilson in Ferguson case, criticizes PD

US clears Darren Wilson in Ferguson case, criticizes PD

Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety - Full Story
March 03, 2015

NH police issuing tickets for pizza, french fries

Inspired by how well residents have handled a tough winter, police have been giving out gift cards for people using crosswalks and driving properly - Full Story
March 02, 2015
Obama: 'Now is the moment' for changes to policing

Obama: 'Now is the moment' for changes to policing

White House task force recommends more police training and data collection on the use of deadly force - Full Story
February 27, 2015

Hundreds ask Cleveland to reopen police mini-stations

The city established the stations at community centers in the 1990s to connect officers and residents, but closed them in 2005 - Full Story
February 27, 2015
Portland police forming task force to tackle bike thefts

Portland police forming task force to tackle bike thefts

Records show that thieves stole more than 2,100 bikes last year worth more than $1 million - Full Story
February 26, 2015
More than accountability: 5 unique uses for body cameras

More than accountability: 5 unique uses for body cameras

There are many less publicized benefits of body cameras that far outweigh the concerns for privacy - here are five - Full Story
February 26, 2015
Property crime up, drug arrests down with new Calif. law

Property crime up, drug arrests down with new Calif. law

Proposition 47 downgraded drug possession and minor thefts to misdemeanors - Full Story
February 26, 2015

NYPD officer's suit over arrest quotas gets revived

Suit said Bronx precinct supervisors kept color-coded records of who met quotas and officers were punished when they fell short - Full Story
February 26, 2015
Mo. public safety director resigns 6 months into job

Mo. public safety director resigns 6 months into job

Appointed amid fallout from the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Missouri's public safety director announced plans to resign Wednesday - Full Story



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