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Decision May Violate Officers’ Rights

Decision May Violate Officers’ Rights

Portland Police officers who use deadly force are now required to speak with internal affairs investigators within 48 hours of the incident. This comes after a unanimous decision by the Portland City Council. Although this change is supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Nick Fish, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill said compelling statements […]

Mounties Face Crisis, No Solution in Sight

Mounties Face Crisis, No Solution in Sight

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is facing a crisis. A significant shortage of RCMP officers is raising concerns about their safety and the safety of the communities they protect. According to CTV News, more than 12 percent of positions are unfilled. RCMP members are worried about the number of vacancies. The lack of front-line […]

VIDEO: Dramatic Body Cam Footage!

VIDEO: Dramatic Body Cam Footage!

Check out this gripping body cam footage, showing Las Vegas cops shooting a man who had already stabbed himself six times—and appeared to have plans to do the same to them.

R.I.P. Officer Korchak

R.I.P. Officer Korchak

Our condolences to the family of NYPD Officer Kelly Christine Korchak (wife of Detective Steven Attarian, Emergency Service Truck 6), who passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Staten Island University Hospital North. Korchak was diagnosed with 9/11-related cancer while she was pregnant with her son, Luke Harrison Attarian, eight months ago. Kelly opted […]

Police Week: Anguish, Anger, Empathy

Police Week: Anguish, Anger, Empathy

By Laren Leichliter This is the season reserved for memories of our colleagues who have been killed in the line of duty. May is the month for Peace Officer Memorial ceremonies at both the state and national level. It is a solemn time of remembrance and reflection of the lives that have been lost across […]

Is This the Solution to Cop Shootings?

Is This the Solution to Cop Shootings?

Via LawNewz.com: The Los Angeles Police Commission, the civilian bosses of the LAPD, are expected to approve a new policy on Tuesday that will implement major changes to the department’s use of force policy, in an effort to curb officer shootings. The commissioners will be allowed to look back and determine whether less than lethal […]

Hazardous Workplace

Hazardous Workplace

Via the L.A. Times: Soon after Donna Wheeler became a detective at the Southeast Community Police Station, which serves Watts and surrounding areas, she started having trouble breathing. Her respiratory problems were worse at the end of a workday, she said. When she was on vacation, her symptoms improved. Her doctor diagnosed her with asthma […]

Washington D.C. Police Union in Turmoil

Washington D.C. Police Union in Turmoil

  Via Washington City Paper: Matt Mahl was elected a year ago on the promise of transparency and accountability, and a stated intent to be more cooperative with the department in addressing member grievances. But he quickly established a reputation among old guard union leaders for being aloof with both members and the media—and too […]

Police Union Not “App”y

Police Union Not “App”y

Via DutchNews.NL: Police unions in the Netherlands are unhappy about the introduction of a button to make instant complaints about ethnic profiling on the new police app, the Volkskrant said on Wednesday. The police hope the introduction of the special feature will allow them to better measure how often people are stopped on ethnic or […]

VIDEO: Use of Force Policy Fiasco

VIDEO: Use of Force Policy Fiasco

The negotiations between the San Francisco Police Officers Association and the Police Commission over the revisions to the Use of Force policy became stalled when the Commission declared impasse. The POA has compromised and agreed to 99% of the policy but we are insistent that our members be allowed to use appropriate force in protecting […]

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Chief Resigns After No-Confidence Vote

Chief Resigns After No-Confidence Vote

Via WDAU.com: A Pennsylvania police chief, who angered some of his department’s rank-and-file members by speaking out in uniform at the Democratic National Convention in support of criminal justice reforms, announced his resignation. Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay (above) said he would step down just weeks after the union representing his department’s active and retired […]

VIDEO: Who Needs Cops?

VIDEO: Who Needs Cops?

Following a bus attack by terrorists in Paris earlier this year, Detroit Police Chief James Craig suggested that the reason there haven’t been any terrorist attacks in Detroit is that so many locals carry firearms. “If you look at what happened in Paris, I’m not saying if more citizens had had guns it would have stopped […]

Cam Policies Finalized

Cam Policies Finalized

Via The Columbus Dispatch: Columbus police officers will be allowed to review body camera footage before they file reports or make statements under new rules the city agreed to with its police union. The city released the agreement, dated Sept. 23, on Thursday. Finishing it keeps the city on track to equip the first officers […]

Officers Need to Review Body Cam Footage

Officers Need to Review Body Cam Footage

By Sean Van Leeuwen Law enforcement agencies around the country are putting Body Worn Cameras (BWC) on law enforcement personnel and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is looking at doing the same. ALADS’ position on the benefits of video cameras has not changed, and neither have our concerns regarding when and how peace officers […]

Fort Worth POA Fed Up

Fort Worth POA Fed Up

Via WFAA.com: The Fort Worth Police Officer’s Association has filed a significant grievance with the police department over concerns about the its Lateral Entry Officer program. Among the issues mentioned in the grievance are instances of applicants not having proper intermediate peace officer certificates, and at least one occasion where an applicant didn’t have to […]

Fake Cops Target Off-Duty Officer

Fake Cops Target Off-Duty Officer

Via ABC7.com: Two people impersonating law enforcement officers were arrested after they attempted to pull over an off-duty officer, according to California Highway Patrol. CHP said 26-year-old Armando Perez of Aliso Viejo and 20-year-old April Fabian of Laguna Hills attempted to pull over an off-duty police sergeant with the Irvine Police Department at about 12:30 […]

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Arbitrator: Firing Upheld of Officer Sending Racist Texts

Arbitrator: Firing Upheld of Officer Sending Racist Texts

Via Local10.com: Jason Holding and another former Fort Lauderdale police officer challenged the city’s decision to fire them over racists text messages. But they didn’t get their way. Arbiter James Reynolds upheld the city’s move to fire Holding. His decision was released on Friday. Holding’s colleague James Wells lost his case in May. The text […]

VIDEO: Here’s What Happened In Dallas

VIDEO: Here’s What Happened In Dallas

On July 7, 2016, Micah Johnson killed five police officers and injured nine others after staging an ambush during a march to protest police shootings of black men around the country. This 3-D animation created by the Dallas Morning News breaks down, from beginning to end, Johnson’s heinous movements and actions.

An Officer’s Plea to the Public

An Officer’s Plea to the Public

As told to Barbara A. Schwartz LISTEN, PLEASE I don’t go to work to hurt anyone. I don’t polish my gun when I get up hoping to kill someone during my workday. I became an officer to keep the public safe. I took an oath to safeguard lives and property, protect your rights under the […]

My Job, My Gun

My Job, My Gun

In Oklahoma, a police association is lobbying local lawmakers in an effort to allow police officers to carry their own, privately purchased weapons on the job. In a letter to Police Chief Bill Citty, Oklahoma City FOP President John George demanded action. “The Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police respectfully pleads with you and our […]

Portland Police Assoc. Prez Speaks Out

Portland Police Assoc. Prez Speaks Out

Ed. Note: Larry O’Dea, the police chief in Portland, Oregon, is retiring as authorities continue to probe a hunting accident in April when he allegedly mistakenly shot and injured a friend. The controversy erupted when Chief O’Dea claimed his friend’s wound was self-inflicted, but an investigation revealed the Chief had fired the shot that hurt […]