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LAUSD Ditches Grenade Launchers--But Keeps M16 Rifles

The Los Angeles Unified School District is giving up "three grenade launchers" it acquired for its police department, but it will keep the "60 M16" rifles and an armored vehicle. According to the Associated Press, the district received...Show More Summary

Decatur Bicycle Registration and Safety Event Tomorrow Morning

Decatur PD Sgt Jennifer Ross sends along this announcement… Bicycle Registration and Bike Safety Event Hosted by:  Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association Join the Decatur Police Department and Decatur Active Living for a Bicycle Registration and Safety Event. Register your bike, receive a helmet safety check, and ride the “safety course” to learn bike safety, hand […]

Family of unarmed shooting victim Ezell Ford filed $75M lawsuit against LAPD

The family of the California man shot dead by police announced they have filed a $75 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department.

L.A. School Cops Give Up Grenade Launchers … But Keep the M-16s, MRAP

21 hours agoNews : Reason

One week ago, courtesy of MuckRock's enormous database, I highlighted the fact that the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department acquired hree grenade launchers along with other military gear, and questioned how well this...Show More Summary

Military weapons in college police department's arsenal

21 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Campus police at Iowa State University have military surplus M16 rifles in their arsenal. University officials say the weapons are important for securing the campus, but some students are questioning their need. Des Moines, Iowa affiliate KCCI has the story.

NYPD Twitter Class Teaches Cops Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

The New York Police Department's commanders are highly trained veterans capable of wrangling hardened criminals. Now they are getting training in how to share their thoughts in 140 characters.

Winston Salem Police Department Works to Protect Officers from Needlestick Injuries

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Winston Salem Police Department Works to Protect Officers from Needlestick Injuries Interview by Tessie Castillo, NCHRC Program and Advocacy Coordinator read more

Utah police chief charged with stalking three women

A tiny Utah town's newly-formed police department has a big-time problem: Its police chief was charged Tuesday with stalking three women.

Giant Buffalo Wedding Brawl Took Seven Police Departments to Break Up

A country club wedding in a Buffalo suburb devolved into an enormous melee that required police officers from seven different agencies to respond, the Buffalo News reports. Hours after the happy couple exchanged their vows, one witness...Show More Summary

LAPD officer shoots man in Boyle Heights

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a man in Boyle Heights on Wednesday.

LAPD officer shoots man in Boyle Heights

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a man in Boyle Heights on Wednesday.

Dunwoody Police will start using the social media site Nextdoor - register today.

Join Nextdoor At a conference I attended last week I heard several good stories of the social media site Nextdoor and now the Dunwoody Police Department has announced that they will start using it too. The registration process forces...Show More Summary

Minister and Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams tries to help Ferguson heal

A few days after Michael Brown was shot by a member of the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department, a minister strolled up to a group of young men standing on the street curb amid the protests and riots. Moments before, a police car drove by the group of men, and several made a lewd gesture and cursed at the officers. Show More Summary

School district police stock up free military gear

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

Country Club Wedding Allegedly Culminates in Hundred-Person Brawl

Hot new wedding trend: brawls. These days, all the chicest weddings have them! Take one Buffalo couple, whose reception allegedly culminated in a hundred-person melee that required seven different police departments to suppress. Ah, romance! Read more...

LA Schools Are Giving Back Grenade Launchers (But Keeping the Tank)

Los Angeles School Police Department announced this week that it would be sending some controversial surplus military equipment back to the federal government. Specifically, the school police will send back three grenade launchers. In related news, LA school police had grenade launchers. Read more...

LA School District Gives Back Its Grenade Launchers But Keeps Its MRAP

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The nation was up in arms over LA's school district having three grenade launchers in its possession for over a decade. Now the district's police department is giving them up. But also, uh, they're keeping their MRAP. Read more...

Twitter Sleuths ID Gay Bashing Mob In Philadelphia

A video was released by the Philadelphia Police Department earlier this week that showed a group of fifteen well-dressed young men and women walking close to where they allegedly attacked two young gay men minutes later — putting one...Show More Summary

Missouri Teen In Critical Condition After Being Tasered By Police, FBI To Investigate Brutality

One Missouri teen is now in a medically induced coma due to brain injuries he reportedly suffered after being tasered by an officer with the Independence Police Department of Missouri. According to the Huffington Post, the 17-year-old...Show More Summary

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