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Chicago police union to fight order banning visible tattoos, baseball caps

Chicago police union to fight order banning visible tattoos, baseball caps

The department discretely made uniform policy changes, leaving many upset - Full Story

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Seattle mayor at odds with civilian panel over its power

Seattle mayor at odds with civilian panel over its power

15-member group is seeking authority beyond the responsibilities it was given in a 2012 consent decree - Full Story

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Lawmakers to hear testimony on Ohio police training changes

Ohio would boost the amount of training to become a police officer and require all candidates for jobs to have a high school diploma under legislation - Full Story

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Texas cops disciplined over tactics in high-profile pursuit

Officer has been removed from the SWAT team and a second cop has been stripped of his badge and gun while the department investigates - Full Story

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Obama puts stricter controls on military equipment for police

Obama puts stricter controls on military equipment for police

Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some equipment to local PDs - Full Story

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Obama to visit Camden to talk community police initiatives

Camden was recently one of eight places designated a "Promise Zone," which could open doors to get extra federal grants - Full Story

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NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into cuffs

NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into cuffs

Three-day course is aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force - Full Story

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Training expert: Okla. police laws need changes

Training expert: Okla. police laws need changes

Steve Emmons is working with lawmakers to require more training after reserve cop said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun in a fatal OIS - Full Story

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Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases to treatment - Full Story

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Seattle attempt to keep addicts out of jail shines in study

Seattle attempt to keep addicts out of jail shines in study

First-of-its-kind program is called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion - Full Story