Texas Eyes Sweeping Changes in Police-Community Relations

Next week, Texas legislators will begin examining a package of bills aimed at cooling off the strained relations between cops and civilians, after a year in which the state suffered the deadliest attack on law enforcement in America since 9/11.

Chicago Police Recruits Rarely Flunk Out

All but a handful of trainees graduate from the academy and become cops, raising concerns about how rigorous and selective the department is in inducting new officers. Over a recent four-year period, the academy graduated more than 97 percent of its recruits, compared with a national average of 86 percent.