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  • Vindicated sergeant reflects on post-shooting court ordeal that broke his back, spirit August 23, 2019
    This article is reprinted with permission from Behind the Badge. By Greg Hardesty Anaheim Police Department (ADP) Sergeant Daron Wyatt and his wife, Misty, were cruising down the highway in their Subaru Outback, towing a 12-foot U-Haul trailer. They were heading home on Monday, August 19, 2019, after spending nearly two weeks on their ranch […]
  • Pellet gun found in search for Calif. deputy's shooter August 23, 2019
    By Christopher Weber Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A shooter remained at large after wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in a sheriff's station parking lot in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, authorities said. A search of the area concluded early Thursday without finding a suspect, said Deputy Morgan Arteaga, a department spokeswoman. […]
  • ‘Donut boy’ completes mission to deliver sweet treat to cops in all 50 states August 22, 2019
    By PoliceOne Staff KAUAI, Hawaii — An 11-year-old boy who set out to deliver donuts to police agencies in all 50 states recently completed his mission. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Tyler Carach visited the Kauai Police Department on August 8 – his last stop of a journey that began in August 2016. Carach […]
  • Detroit chief defends facial recognition technology after Tlaib criticism August 22, 2019
    By George Hunter The Detroit News DETROIT — Police Chief James Craig has some advice to U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib: Talk to the families of homicide victims before criticizing facial recognition technology. Tlaib's spokesman fired back at the chief, saying he was being "disingenuous" by assuming her objection to the technology doesn't take victims' families […]
  • Teen sues Calif. PD using body cam video of UOF incident August 22, 2019
    By Joshua Tehee and Bryant-Jon Anteola The Fresno Bee FRESNO, Calif. — A Fresno police officer has been put on modified duty after body camera footage surfaced that showed the officer punching a teenage male several times in the face. The officer, identified in a lawsuit as Christopher Martinez, is on desk duty and not […]
  • NJ police launch strict ‘last resort’ use-of-force policy August 22, 2019
    By Rebecca Everett NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J. CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Police Department is rolling out a new use-of-force policy that is more restrictive than most others in the state, instructing police to only fire guns and use any other force only as a “last resort.” Police Chief J. Scott Thomson […]
  • Ark. man who held child at gunpoint shot by trooper August 22, 2019
    Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas State Police say a man who had barricaded himself inside a home and held a 9-year-old at gunpoint was shot dead by a trooper. State Police said 49-year-old William Lloyd Jones was shot early Thursday morning after the State Police SWAT team entered the home and rescued the […]
  • Off-duty Ill. cop fatally struck while helping motorist August 22, 2019
    By PoliceOne Staff MORRIS, Ill. — An off-duty Cook County police officer was struck and killed while helping a stranded motorist. According to the Morris Herald-News, Officer Ronald Prohaska, 50, spotted a disabled vehicle on a highway Sunday and parked his car in front of it to assist. As he was working under the hood, […]
  • Decontamination: Why it matters for officer safety (white paper) August 22, 2019
    Sponsored by Decon7 Systems Workplace safety is important for any industry, but it’s particularly tricky for law enforcement. Officers must enter all kinds of environments where conditions are not under their control, such as a drug lab full of dangerous narcotics or a homicide scene contaminated with bodily fluids. The hidden costs of inadequate decontamination […]
  • How to avoid being a “Me and I” leader August 22, 2019
    By Cory Nelson How many times have you heard a co-worker say, “I did this, and I accomplished that” with a “me” or two sprinkled in for good measure? Was it off-putting to you and your co-workers? I have worked with a number of people like this and would always see officers rolling their eyes […]