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February 27, 2015

NYC police sergeants union signs new labor contract

The contract was another marker along the road to a tentative truce between City Hall and the NYPD's officers after months of friction - Full Story
February 25, 2015

Officer in gay pride parade incident speaks out

Cop who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out - Full Story
February 25, 2015

Dallas police, fire pension trustees OK same-sex benefits

The board voted 7-0 to change its definition of a spouse to reflect marriages recognized in Texas and any other state - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Questionable reform: New Orleans PD axes education requirement

Questionable reform: New Orleans PD axes education requirement

Eliminating education from the equation is not the path to successful police reform - Full Story
February 20, 2015

Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

State employee's smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being "groped" by corrections officers has gotten him fired - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

Ferguson attracts large pool of applicants to police jobs

Mayor James Knowles III believes city leaders have made it clear they are seeking minority officers to build a more diverse police force - Full Story
February 18, 2015

Governor apologizes to India for Ala. use of force incident

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Video: Okla. chief defends playful recruiting video

Controversy over a recruiting video has been stirring in the community, but while some residents said it's embarrassing, the chief stands behind it - Full Story
February 13, 2015

India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama - Full Story
February 12, 2015
Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Retiring in May after a five-year stint of guiding the agency through several contentious situations, including civil unrest in Ferguson - Full Story



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