Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was beaten in his prison cell shortly after being transferred from Illinois custody to a Connecticut federal prison last week, It was not immediately clear why Van Dyke was sent to a federal prison from Illinois.
Researchers focused on Nashville, where police traffic stops are the highest in the nation, and found that they had “no discernible effect” on crime rates—contrary to the beliefs of many traditional law enforcement managers.
The police chief and mayor apologized for a photo of two white Baton Rouge, La., police officers covered in dark make-up snapped before a 1993 undercover drug sting in a black community. “Blackface photographs are inappropriate and offensive,” said Chief Murphy Paul.
A New York City police detective was killed Tuesday evening after he was shot by fellow officers in an eruption of gunfire as they confronted a robbery suspect inside a T-Mobile cellphone store near Kennedy International Airport in Queens.
The llinois Attorney General and a special prosecutor told the state Supreme Court that the six year, nine month sentence for former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald was too light.
An appeals court upheld the conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday, clearing the way for the once powerful but now ailing law enforcement figure to spend three years in prison for obstructing justice and lying to federal authorities. Baca, 76, will seek a new hearing.
Two decades after Amadou Diallo was killed by four New York City police officers in the wrongful belief he carried a gun, fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians continues to mire U.S.police agencies in controversy. Criminologists are planning a new set of studies to examine why–and offer solutions.