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September 05, 2015

Obama official: Calif. police department sets good example

The executive director of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing said Oakland policing is one to emulate - Full Story
September 04, 2015

Cleveland union president cites ‘Ferguson effect’ as cause for crime trends

While violent crime is up in Cleveland, fewer criminal cases are appearing in court - Full Story
September 03, 2015
DOJ report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons

DOJ report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons

The report focuses on the regional police response in the 17 days that followed the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story
September 02, 2015
Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies in viral video was armed with knife

Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies in viral video was armed with knife

A motorist captured video showing the suspect standing with his hands raised, but a utility pole partially obstructed view of the incident - Full Story
September 02, 2015
Baltimore judge refuses to dismiss charges on 6 officers for in-custody death

Baltimore judge refuses to dismiss charges on 6 officers for in-custody death

The judge denied a defense motion for charges to be dropped against the officers in the death of Freddie Gray - Full Story
September 02, 2015

Philly cops discuss pros, cons of bodycams

Since the department volunteered to test bodycams, they've learned the difference the little device makes on police work - Full Story
September 01, 2015

Video: Police investigating fatal Texas OIS, footage released

Footage shows fatal confrontation between deputies and suspect - Full Story
August 31, 2015

Trending Topics: When gunfire erupts inside a courthouse

By PoliceOne Staff Despite security measures meant to mitigate the risk of danger, acts of violence continue... - Full Story
August 31, 2015

Ohio's deadly force standard for police states 'life is of the highest value'

Most police agencies have standards that meet or exceed the state language, but this measure 'will raise the bar' - Full Story
August 30, 2015

Bystander dies after being shot by NYPD undercover officer

Officer opened fire on an armed suspect during an undercover gun buy that went bad - Full Story



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