If Derek Chauvin, the officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, is acquitted in his state trial, a federal investigation would be the next step to see if the former Minneapolis police officer would face trial for violating Floyd’s civil rights.
A bill that would make it a misdemeanor to publicize the home address of law enforcement personnel or their family members without consent, has received rare bipartisan support in the Minnesota legislature after protests last year that stoked fears of violence against civil servants.
BySusan Radcliffe, Daniel Pollack and Casey Scott |
Police and corrections officers suffer higher rates of depression, PTSD, burnout and other anxiety-related mental health conditions than the general population. They should not have to suffer in silence, write three experts in trauma therapy and research.
While there are encouraging signs that the “epidemic” of police suicides has eased, it remains a an issue that is too often swept under the rug, writes one California officer. Unlike COVID-19, “we don’t need to put on masks; we need to remove them,” he adds.
African-American troopers in the Maryland Department of State Police point to disparities in discipline and promotions, as well as underrepresentation and alleged instances of retaliation. State Senator Joanne Benson recently met with more than 20 Black troopers who presented her with documents detailing their claims.
A report released Thursday by Chicago’s watchdog organization concluded that Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago police Superintendent David Brown led a response to protests and looting last spring plagued by “confusion and lack of coordination” that risked the safety of both police and citizens,