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Unpacking the Autonomous Uber Fatality as Details Emerge

Details are trickling in about the fatal incident in Tempe, Arizona, where an autonomous Uber collided with a pedestrian earlier this week. While a true assessment of the situation is ongoing, the city’s police department seems ready to absolve the company of any wrongdoing. Show More Summary

Police respond to reports of shooting at Maryland high school

Police responded to reports of a shooting at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland. Several injuries have been reported. The local sheriff’s department urged parents to avoid going to the scene and to instead report to a nearby high school. … Click to Continue »

Woman in Vallejo kidnapping case recounts her 'nightmare'

The couple at the center of the 2015 kidnapping case the Vallejo Police Department called a hoax is speaking publicly for the first time in an exclusive ABC News interview.

Now-secret LAPD video could soon become public after Police Commission vote

The Los Angeles Police Department’s years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end if the agency’s civilian bosses approve a new policy Tuesday that requires the release of the now-secret recordings. The five-person Police Commission is expected...

Bayamon Police Team Up with Battle Rifle Company

10 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

(Bayamon, Puerto Rico) – The Bayamon, Puerto Rico Police Department has completed its first order of rifles from Battle Rifle Company of Houston, Texas. The BR4 Diablo standard short-barreled rifle with flip-up sights was selected to serve the department. Show More Summary

Former DOJ official: Explosions may be linked

11 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

A former official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at the Department of Justice said police in Austin, Texas are trying to determine whether the recent explosions in the city are linked, or whether there is a "copycat" bomber. (March 19)        

Promotions, Not Punishments, for Officers Accused of Lying

12 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Of the 81 cases in which a civilian review board found an officer had lied, the Police Department pursued “false statement” charges in only two.

More fallout from the demonizing of Baltimore’s police force

(Paul Mirengoff) Johns Hopkins University wants to form its own police department with armed, sworn police officers to patrol its university and hospital campuses. The University already has its own security personnel, approximately 1,000 strong. Show More Summary

Uber's Self-Driving Car Involved in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Uber’s self-driving car hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, overnight, according to the Tempe Police Department. The car was in autonomous mode with a human operator behind the wheel with no passengers, police told Discover...Show More Summary

Bayamon Police Team Up with Battle Rifle Company

The Bayamon, Puerto Rico Police Department has completed its first order of rifles from Battle Rifle Company of Houston, Texas. This post Bayamon Police Team Up with Battle Rifle Company appeared first on

Police Department With Eight Full-Time Officers Acquired 31 Military Vehicles Thru DoD's Surplus Program

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Defense Department's 1033 program has allowed law enforcement to muddy the water on the distinction between police force and military force. Given the right reasoning (most commonly cited: Wars on Terror/Drugs), police departments...Show More Summary

More Clouted Lawsuits

The media is already trying to turn this into a #metoo moment : A Chicago police lieutenant who rose to become the first woman to ever command the department’s Marine and Helicopter Unit filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday...Show More Summary

Ed's Testicles Drop

Congratulations to Special Ed on the momentous occasion of his testicles finally descending into his scrotum: Allowing a civilian oversight board to fire the police superintendent and set policy for the Chicago Police Department is “like telling a surgeon how to do his business,” Police Supt. Show More Summary

Lawsuit: Police forced Muslim women to remove head coverings

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Two arrested Muslim women who said the police department forced them to remove their religious head coverings and pose for mugshots sued the city on Friday to try to change the practice.

Baltimore Police Academy Legal Instructor: Recruits Hit The Streets With Poor Understanding Of The Law

The Baltimore Sun: A third of Baltimore Police recruits set to leave the academy and hit the streets lack a basic understanding of the laws governing constitutional policing and are being pushed through by the department nonetheless, according to the academy’s head of legal instruction. “We’re giving them a badge and a gun tomorrow, the […]

Couple Gets $2.5M After Cops Called Kidnapping a Hoax

A California woman whose kidnapping and rape were dismissed by police as a hoax akin to Gone Girl has settled with the City of Vallejo and its police department for $2.5 million, her family tells KGO. In 2015, Denise Huskins and boyfriend Aaron Quinn were drugged inside their home...

Johns Hopkins University wants its own police department. What does it mean for Baltimore?

The plan has the support of Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa and Mayor Catherine Pugh.

Choking Puppy Saved by Police Officers and Firefighters

When Megan Vitale rushed her 9-week-old Saint Bernard puppy, Bodhi, into the North Reading Police Department in Massachusetts on March 4, she feared for the worst. It looked as though her pup, who was choking on food and had gone lifeless,...Show More Summary

After Controversial Traffic Stop, Police Chief Says He Won't Release Recordings To 'Anti-Police' Requesters

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Chesterfield County Police Department is willing to violate your rights. If it's not your Fourth Amendment rights, it'll be your First. And this is fine with the department's chief, who's gone on record as a supporter of rights violations. A...Show More Summary

REPORT: NYPD Ready To ARREST Disgraced Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein

The New York Police Department is ready to arrest disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, reports the Daily Beast.  The NYPD is prepared to collar Harvey Weinstein for felony sexual assault, a police official with direct knowledge of the case told The Daily Beast. Show More Summary

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