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  • Ga. officer remains hospitalized after shooting, 3 surgeries April 17, 2019
    By PoliceOne Staff UNION CITY, Ga. — An officer who was wounded in a deadly shootout on April 1 remains in the hospital this week. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Officer Jerome Turner Jr. was shot six or seven times during the incident and has undergone three surgeries. He will have another procedure in the […]
  • Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist April 17, 2019
    Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — Former left-wing revolutionary Judith Clark was granted parole Wednesday after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a 1981 Brink's armored truck robbery that left two police officers and a security guard dead. "You were wrong. Your behavior was criminal. Your callous disregard […]
  • Ala. Senate votes to allow church to form PD April 17, 2019
    By PoliceOne Staff BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Alabama Senate has voted to allow a church to establish its own police department. According to FOX 5 Atlanta, lawmakers voted earlier this month to allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church to establish a police department. The church, which has a school and a 4,000 person congregation, says it needs […]
  • Therapy K9s: Changing the way law enforcement serves communities April 17, 2019
    By Jason Ratcliff In March 2017 Sheriff Dallas Baldwin of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Columbus, Ohio, began the first law enforcement therapy K9 program in the state. At the time we were one of only six other agencies we could identify nationwide who were utilizing the benefits of therapy dogs. As an agency […]
  • Why addressing animal cruelty crimes matters April 17, 2019
    By John Thompson I have been in law enforcement for nearly 50 years, starting out as a volunteer firefighter and EMT, and later serving as a military police officer, a canine handler and intelligence officer in the U.S. Army; a police chief in Mt. Rainier, Maryland; and assistant sheriff for Prince Georges County. I then […]
  • Opinion: Overhauling police use of force in California April 17, 2019
    By Ron Hernandez and Robert Harris We are currently witnessing a tale of two bills in California regarding police use of force. The approaches are as different as night and day. One approach is grounded in emotion and seeks to score political points by throwing officers in jail when they use force during life and […]
  • $40 million for federal sexual assault kits initiative April 17, 2019
    By Rachel Engel, P1 Staff The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance is allotting $40 million for the Sexual Assault Kits Initiative, a competitive grant program designed to assist jurisdiction officials in processing SAKs, utilizing evidence obtained from SAKs to seek convictions and gathering DNA samples to submit to the Combined DNA Index System […]
  • Iowa LEO says she was forced to resign after sexual harassment complaints April 17, 2019
    Erin Jordan The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa WEST UNION, Iowa — West Union’s only female police officer says she was forced to resign last week in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the department. Sierra Fox, who had worked in the West Union Police Department since July 2015, alleges Police Chief […]
  • Woman who threatened Columbine found dead after manhunt April 17, 2019
    Associated Press LITTLETON, Colo. — A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader said 18-year-old Sol Pais […]
  • Amid controversy, Calif. town votes to keep flag on police cars April 17, 2019
    Associated Press LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — The flag will continue to wave on police cars in a small Southern California coastal community, the City Council decided Tuesday night. The Laguna Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to retain a new logo for its 11 police vehicles that uses stars and stripes running through the word […]