By DON BABWIN, Associated Press, CHICAGO (AP) 04/02 — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer in the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 01/30 — A 61-year-old Texas inmate was executed Wednesday evening for killing a Houston police officer more than three decades ago.
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 01/11 — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,
WASHINGTON (AP) 12/27 — More police officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States than in 2017.That’s according to data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Read more »
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 11/30 — Another Florida deputy who responded to February’s Parkland high school massacre has been suspended.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday that Deputy Edward Eason had been placed on restricted duty,
BOSTON (AP) 08/02 — Boston plans to begin phasing in body cameras for its police department after a report found the devices led to slightly fewer complaints against officers and reports of officer use of force,
By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 07/10 — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge,
By DAVID McFADDEN and COURTNEY COLUMBUS, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 05/16 — When Baltimore’s mayor hand-picked Darryl De Sousa as her choice for police commissioner,
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) 05/12 — Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions,Read more »
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 04/21 — The union that represents the deputies who responded to the Florida high school massacre is holding a no-confidence vote on the sheriff,
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/02 — Body cameras for state troopers and GPS vehicle locators in cruiser were among several policy changes ordered Monday for the Massachusetts state police after the agency was rocked by an overtime scandal and other recent disclosures.
NEW YORK (AP) 03/02 — Fourteen news entities have urged a Manhattan judge to reject a New York police union’s efforts to squelch the release of police body camera footage.Read more »
By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 02/23 — An advocacy group for police officers assigned to secure the nation’s schools has a simple message about arming teachers: Don’t do it.
By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 01/20 — Deputy Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, who has steadily risen through the ranks during a 30-year career with Baltimore’s police department,
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 01/05 — Ohio’s largest city graduated its latest class of police recruits Friday at a time of soaring street violence,
SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 08/29 — Local police departments will soon have access to grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and other surplus U.S. military gear after President Donald Trump signed an order Monday reviving a Pentagon program that civil rights groups say inflames tensions between officers and their communities.
JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 04/08 — A federal judge has approved an agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore police force,
COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 03/24 — A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday.
MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 02/05 — When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city’s mayor likened to a frat house.
CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) 11/10 — A top Chinese police official was elected president of Interpol on Thursday, setting off alarm bells among rights advocates over abuses and a lack of transparency within China’s legal system,