A crime lab in the San Francisco Bay area has made an impressive dent in gun violence by helping local cops swiftly identify weapons used in crime through the 20-year-old National Integrated Ballistic Information Network. So why aren’t other police departments taking advantage of the network?
Earnell Lucas, a Major League Baseball security official and a former Milwaukee police officer, won Tuesday’s Democratic primary election for Milwaukee County sheriff. Lucas urged voters to make a clean break from the era of former Sheriff David Clarke.
Photos published on Colombian policewomen’s social media showing 22 female officials aboard a Church of Scientology boat in August 2017 have reignited questions about the national police force’s links to the controversial church.
A former Baltimore police officer who repeatedly punched a man over the weekend in an altercation caught on video was charged with assault and turned himself in Tuesday. Officer Arthur Williams resigned after the incident.
Critics wonder whether Washington, D.C., police spent too much effort protecting two dozen white supremacists at a Sunday rally. The rally’s organizer said the event went so smoothly, he wants to return.
Nineteen convictions in California were dismissed when prosecutors learned that police officers were being investigated for misconduct. California is the only state where prosecutors may not obtain personnel files of police witnesses.
Last March, two Sacramento police officers chased Stephon Clark around a blind corner during a foot pursuit, fatally shooting the young black man after apparently mistaking his cell phone for a gun. Under a new policy, foot pursuits in risky circumstances like the one that ended Clark’s life may be discouraged.