CA Sheriff Wants Prosecutors to Know Of Problem Officers

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has collected the names of 300 deputies who have a history of past misconduct. The union for deputy sheriffs won a court order blocking the sheriff from notifying prosecutors, saying the disclosure would violate state laws protecting officer personnel files and draw unfair scrutiny on deputies whose mistakes might have happened long ago.

Minor Crimes, Major Challenges

Aggressive police enforcement of misdemeanor crimes is a major reason for clogged courts and racial tensions. A research network announced yesterday at John Jay College to study data from seven cities is aimed at helping policymakers and law enforcement authorities explore different approaches.

Police Chiefs to Trump: Cut Crime, Prisons

A national group led by police chiefs and prosecutors has called on President Donald Trump to adopt policies the organization says can reduce both crime and incarceration and also save taxpayer dollars.