A civil rights investigation will examine the department’s special victims division, which has long faced troubling accusations from people who reported assaults.
The police chief in an Indian island territory had a theory: If the boss was watching his officers’ weight, they would too.
Voters are justifiably upset, but they’ll probably support the wrong people.
Similar investigations are underway into the Minneapolis Police Department in connection with the killing of George Floyd and the Louisville Police Department’s actions leading up to the shooting of Breonna Taylor.
Some urban police departments are struggling to keep their numbers up.
Police officers rarely face criminal charges for inaction, and limits on civil lawsuits shield school districts and the police.
The commander at the scene arrived without a police radio, and decided in the first minutes on an approach that would delay a confrontation.
Not long ago, the party was focused on police reform, but rising fears of violence, especially among communities of color, have led candidates to change course.
Law enforcement killed the gunman more than an hour after the first officers arrived at an elementary school in Texas. Nineteen students and two teachers died in the attack.
The order would direct all federal agencies to revise their use-of-force policies and create a national registry of officers fired for misconduct.
Ahead of the midterm elections, President Biden is making a forceful push to show he is a defender of law enforcement.
Tired ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric is not the solution to crime in 2022.
The officer, Jason Van Dyke, had served about three years in state prison for murdering the Black teenager, a killing that put a spotlight on police brutality.
A video showing a driverless car being stopped by the police and then attempting to drive away went viral over the weekend. San Francisco police stopped one of Cruise’s autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EVs, likely because the car’s headlights were not on despite it being night. In the video, first posted to Instagram on April 2, an officer can be heard saying, “There’s nobody in it.”
But a few seconds later, after the officer walks back to his police car, the autonomous vehicle—perhaps deciding that the traffic stop was over—tries to drive away before pulling over to a stop a few hundred feet away.
Cruise says that the car wasn’t trying to make a run for it. The vehicle first yielded to the police vehicle, then pulled over to a safe spot for the actual traffic stop, the company says. One of the police officers contacted Cruise to inform it of the situation, and the driverless car did not receive a ticket. Cruise says it has fixed whatever caused the car to drive without its headlights at night.
Plaintiffs need show only that the charges against them were dropped, the majority said, to satisfy a requirement that they had obtained a “favorable termination” of the prosecution.
The president released his latest budget proposal amid war in Ukraine and concerns at home about rising costs.
The president’s budget addresses the main attack lines that Republicans are using against him and his Democratic allies in Congress in the run-up to the midterm congressional elections.
When the police can’t afford to solve cold cases, deep-pocketed donors can.
With violent crime surging, Mayor Eric Adams is testing how much policing a changed New York City will tolerate.
Mark Miles, a Black officer with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, says in a lawsuit that his white supervisor and other officers made hateful comments in a work-related text chain.
Murders have spiked in the U.S., and experts say a mix of solutions works best.
There is no real relationship between crime rates and police budgets.
Sgt. Phillip Wong punched one handcuffed man after being spit at and knelt on another who had taunted him with anti-Asian slurs.
Officers fear retaliation if they step in to stop misconduct by other officers. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, departments are trying to change that.
Edward D. Mullins, the combative longtime leader of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, quit his union job and retired from the Police Department last year amid scandal.
Brett Hankison, a former Louisville police detective, is facing three charges of reckless endangerment after the authorities said he fired “blindly” into Ms. Taylor’s apartment, endangering her neighbors.
With testimony concluded in the trial of three former officers for their role in George Floyd’s death, the jury is set to hear closing arguments.
With violent crime rates rising and elections looming, progressive prosecutors are facing resistance to their plans to roll back stricter crime policies of the 1990s.
The change at the top comes at an awkward moment for the Metropolitan Police Service: It is investigating the government for breaking lockdown rules and faces scrutiny for its own scandals.
They were vastly outnumbered, experts say, and unprepared for the sophisticated tactics, discipline and logistical abilities of the protesters.
Authorities in Spain said they broke up a SIM-swapping crime ring that used identity theft and falsified documents and texts to target victims’ bank accounts.
In a press release, Spain’s National Police agency said it arrested eight individuals in connection with the operation, which began no later than last March. The suspects, the authorities said, posed as bank employees and used fake messages to obtain personal information and bank details of targeted individuals.
“With this, they deceived the employees of phone stores to obtain duplicate SIM cards and, in this way, have access to the bank’s security confirmation messages,” the release stated. “In this way, they could operate in online banking and access bank accounts to empty them after receiving security confirmation messages from the banks.”
The commissioner, Cressida Dick, announced her resignation under pressure from the mayor over reports of bullying, misogyny and racism on the force.
The mayor’s views on policing are tied in part to his relationships with families of officers killed on the job, as well as with police abuse victims.
The president visited New York City to show his support for law enforcement and detail his plans to work with the city to control gun violence.
President Biden’s visit to New York on Thursday is meant to convey his desire to respond to violent crime while guarding against the danger of excess policing.
What makes Mayor Eric Adams of New York hard to pin down is what makes him so interesting.
Tasked with guarding a Shiite shrine, a police unit offers a telling snapshot of the Taliban’s rank-and-file fighters and the challenges Afghanistan’s rulers face in governing a diverse nation.
Instead of overseeing the mayor’s security detail, Bernard Adams will be a senior adviser to the mayor with no supervisory role after an ethics board ruling.
Harlem Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan, who has equated the policing system to slavery, is now considering how to deliver her message in a district mourning for two officers.
Mayor Eric Adams, who won New Yorkers’ votes by campaigning on a need for improved public safety, is facing a growing crisis over gun violence.
The latest deadly episode to rattle the city began with a routine domestic disturbance call and ended with one officer dead and another in critical condition.
Five ways of looking at the rise in murders — and how to bring them back down.
London Breed has heard the wrath of progressives (and conservatives) on doing too much (and too little) to “clean up” neighborhoods in San Francisco struggling with substance use. She’s not backing down.
A raft of repressive legislation shows the prime minister’s true colors.
Body-camera footage shows an officer in Canton, Ohio, firing through a wooden fence, killing James R. Williams, 46, as he fired shots just after the start of the New Year.
Drop talk of dismantling the police and taking steps to dismantle the Constitution.
A Pennsylvania state trooper was returned to duty following three investigations by his own agency. A fourth inquiry is underway.
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