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Court: LAPD policy for impounding cars is OK

State court determined that a policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after stops is lawful - Full Story

News

Man shot to death in struggle over officer's baton

The officer was investigating a report that someone had broken into a home and assaulted its owner when a man confronted her in 'fighting stance' - Full Story

Columns

4 things the Ethical Warrior can learn from Doc Thompson Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

4 things the Ethical Warrior can learn from Doc Thompson

One of the most important aspects in the development of the Ethical Warrior concept largely came from the teachings of a great man who preached the concept of respectful communication - Full Story

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9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs

9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs

It is the general consensus among cops that certain political leaders have turned their backs on law enforcement, and in return, officers have chosen to symbolically turn their backs on those leaders. - Full Story

Videos

Making body cams part of an officer's uniform

PBS segment covers the Evesham Township Police Department's field results with body cameras.

Columns

9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

9 things NYPD cops said with their turned backs

It is the general consensus among cops that certain political leaders have turned their backs on law enforcement, and in return, officers have chosen to symbolically turn their backs on those leaders - Full Story

News

Baltimore union blasts national leaders over lack of police support

Killing of 2 NY cops by man who started spree in Baltimore County prompted union on Sunday to denounce president and other leaders for a lack of support over the past few weeks - Full Story

News

Tucson police to stop some immigration checks

Said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce state's law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter - Full Story

Columns

Why our best police officers are altruists John Hein - Inside Internal Affairs

Why our best police officers are altruists

Because ‘real police work’ can include dealing with truancy, family issues, traffic safety and control, community health, and neighborhood disputes, many of the most effective police officers are those who are altruistic - Full Story

Videos

Phoenix police chief fired after union strife

Unions representing Phoenix police officers sought a vote of no confidence in Embattled Police Chief Daniel Garcia last month.



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