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  • Calif. police officer shot, in serious condition June 20, 2019
    Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Sacramento police officer was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday evening by a rifleman who blasted away at officers trying to rescue her, police said. Several officers were on a domestic disturbance call, helping a woman collect her belongings and leave a home in the North Sacramento neighborhood, when the […]
  • $2.5M grants to enhance child exploitation investigations by police June 20, 2019
    By Andrea Fox, EfficientGov.com Up to $2.5 million in federal funding will be awarded to support the development and advancement of investigative technology tools by local police and partner agencies to enhance child exploitation investigations. Cities, towns, counties, tribal and state governments and non-profit or higher education partners can apply to increase the technological investigative […]
  • Bodycam footage shows Fla. LEO dragged by suspect's car June 19, 2019
    Richard Tribou Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Police released body cam footage of an officer being dragged by suspect’s car that hit speeds of up to 60 mph, according to a report on ClickOrlando.com. The report said OPD Officer Sean Murphy had pulled over Zavier Askew, 25, on May 9 near College Drive and […]
  • Can a bad word be a good tactic? June 19, 2019
    Author: Lt. Dan MarcouCan the use of bad words sometimes be a good tactic? As a rule, I have taught officers to develop verbalization discipline to ensure they look like the professionals they are. However sometimes a bad situation can result in a spontaneous leak of “bad” words. Other times officers might even choose to […]
  • Police seize $1B of cocaine from ship June 19, 2019
    Author: Lt. Dan MarcouBy Jeremy Roebuck The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Federal authorities on Tuesday seized more than 16 tons of cocaine from a cargo ship docked at the Port of Philadelphia — a massive haul whose estimated worth of more than $1 billion made it one of the largest cocaine busts in the nation’s […]
  • Wash. PD announces $20K bonus incentive program to attract lateral LEOs June 19, 2019
    Author: Lt. Dan MarcouBy PoliceOne Staff EVERETT, Wash. — A Washington police department is offering an additional financial incentive to bring in more lateral officers. Starting in June, hired state lateral police officers can receive a $20,000 bonus from the Everett Police Department. The bonus will be paid in installments, beginning on the officer’s hire […]
  • Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting continues to fight for job June 19, 2019
    Author: Lt. Dan MarcouAssociated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not facts, a lawyer said Tuesday as a Senate hearing began on whether to uphold the suspension. The lawyer for suspended Broward […]
  • How mobile-first apps are changing law enforcement June 19, 2019
    Author: Lt. Dan MarcouSponsored by Tyler Technologies By Laura Neitzel for PoliceOne BrandFocus When the first desktop personal computers arrived on the scene in the late ’70s and early ’80s, data storage maxed out at about 2.5 gigabytes. Graphics were rudimentary (think the original Mario Brothers video game). The first short message service, or SMS, […]
  • Man found guilty of fatally shooting Maine LEO June 19, 2019
    Author: Lt. Dan MarcouAssociated Press PORTLAND, Maine — A man accused of placing a gun against the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger was convicted of murder Tuesday after a trial that focused on the defendant's drug-addled state of mind. Both sides agreed that defendant John Williams fired the shot that killed […]
  • Bill adds killing Ore. LE back to crimes eligible for death penalty June 19, 2019
    Author: Lt. Dan MarcouNoelle Crombie The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. PORTLAND, Ore. — A bill that narrows the crimes eligible for the death penalty heads to a vote of the Oregon House on Wednesday with a new provision: A last-minute change adds back the killing of law enforcement, corrections and parole and probation officers to the […]