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US: How Police Chiefs Plan to Avoid 'Lawful But Awful' Shootings

Feb. 02--"Lawful but awful." That's how Chuck Wexler described the kinds of fatal shootings by officers that police want to avoid in the future. Last Friday, the group Wexler oversees, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), convened more t

Prince William County police chief retires after 34 years in department

Steve Hudson, the third chief in the history of the department, will retire this spring.

Don't automatically believe all sexual abuse victims, says UK police chief

LONDON — Victims of years-ago sexual abuse should not be "unconditionally" believed by police, according to the commissioner of the UK’s largest force, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Writing in The Guardian, the Metropolitan Police commissioner...Show More Summary

U.K. Police Chief: Accused Sex Offenders Should be Allowed Anonymity

18 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

People accused of sex crimes should be granted anonymity, one of Britain’s most senior police officers has said. Bernard Hogan Howe, the commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said law enforcement’s duty to serve victims mustShow More Summary

Pittsburgh police chief wants to fire cop who beat up teen

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last year, Pittsburgh Police officer Sgt. Stephen Matakovich was captured on camera beating up a 19-year-old outside Heinz Field. After lying about the circumstances, he was charged with assault—only to find the charges dismissed last...Show More Summary

Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly Retires

The 49-year-old had been a candidate for chief, two years left on his contract, and sought police reform. Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly, who was a candidate for the top job in 2015, is retiring from the Toronto Police Service, reports say. Show More Summary

Norway Police Seek Temporary Russian Border Closure Rights

According to Norwegian media reports, police chief of Norway’s Finnmark province near the Russian border wants the right to temporarily shut down border crossings to prevent a growth in new refugee arrivals.

2/6/16 21:30 Incident

BVFD called to Jerome Av. in Burlington for an activated fire alarm at 21:30. No Fire apparent. Engine 3, Car 1 (Chief), Cars 8, 19, 13, and 25 (Fire Police) responded. Clear 21:59

LAPD chief: 16-year-old fatally shot by police had sawed-off shotgun, stolen car

A 16-year-old shot and killed by Los Angeles police over the weekend was driving a stolen vehicle and carrying a sawed-off shotgun, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Beck said officers with the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division spotted the vehicle in Boyle Heights on Saturday night, hours after it had...

Police Received 45 Sexual Offences Complaints During Cologne Carnival

Cologne police received 45 complaints of sexual offences since the start of the German city's annual Rosenmontag carnival on February 4, the chief of police said Tuesday as cited by local media.

Police Chief says 12-year-old girls who take nude selfies are "guilty"

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Peters, Pennsylvania Police Chief Harry Fruch has ordered his police force to investigate middle school students who are taking and sharing naked pictures of themselves. “If the photograph was taken by the individual, male or female between the ages of 12 and under 18, she’s as much a guilty party as the person who received it. Show More Summary

Police Ain’t Isht: Fired Black New Jersey Cop Says Racist Chief Demanded He Find Black Women For Sex

Police really ain’t isht… Fired New Jersey Cop Says Police Chief Made Racist Comments A former New Jersey cop’s lawsuit is making national headlines. Harold Johnson of Frenchtown, New Jersey claims that in 2011 Chief Allan Kurylka called him “ner’

Big turnout is expected at a showdown over the Coastal Commission chief's future

For more than four decades, the California Coastal Commission has policed land use and preserved public access along more than 1,100 miles of shoreline — some of the most valuable and scenic real estate in the nation. Now an internal battle over whether to fire its executive director has set off...

Public Perception: What Transit Police are doing to Boost Community Relations

The chiefs of police from transit police departments from across the country share what they're doing to build trust and open lines of communication with their riders and the public.

Police chief’s daughter gets 5 to 10 months in jail for attacking Philadelphia gay couple

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A 25-year-old Pennsylvania woman convicted of joining a group attack on a gay couple in a predominantly gay Philadelphia neighborhood was sentenced to five to 10 months in jail, prosecutors said on Monday. A jury in December found Kathryn Knott, of Southampton, Pennsylvania, guilty of the...

Pa. police chief’s daughter gets jail for bashing gay couple

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The judge questioned how then-hospital worker Kathryn Knott walked away from the victims as one lay badly injured in September 2014.

LAPD Chief Beck: LAPD leads the way on transparency

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: I was very disappointed with this editorial's headline. ("LAPD's wall of secrecy has to go," editorial, Feb. 4) As you wrote deep into your editorial, the Los Angeles Police Department's inability to disclose additional details of an officer-involved shooting and any resulting discipline...

McCompStat to England?

This would be awesome: Former Chicago police chief Garry McCarthy — famously tough on gun crime, gangs and anti-social behaviour — warned that the capital should expect a shake-up if he gets the job.Last week The Sun on Sunday told how...Show More Summary

Obama taps D.C. police official for U.S. marshal

Patrick A. Burke, the president’s nominee for the marshal’s job, is an assistant D.C. police chief.

German Spy Chief Says ISIS Operatives Have Infiltrated Europe Disguised As Refugees

"We are in a serious situation and there is a high risk that there could be an attack. But the security agencies, the intelligence services and the police authorities are very alert and our goal is to minimize the risk as best we can.”...Show More Summary

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