Category: Public Safety

Associated Press (10/19)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A taskforce charged with examining Pittsburgh’s policing policies in the wake of protests over police brutality that erupted in the city and across the country this summer has issued a report recommending dozens of reforms including practicing de-escalation,

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press (10/06)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city is pondering a public safety emergency declaration that would allow staff to bypass normal channels to push through reforms involving a scandal-ridden department that is reeling from high crime rates,

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By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press (09/01)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A plan by the governor of Oregon to use sheriff’s deputies from surrounding counties to help patrol Portland following the deadly shooting of a right-wing Trump supporter was sharply criticized by law enforcement officials who said it wouldn’t end the “cycle of violence” in the city that’s approaching 100 consecutive nights of often-violent Black Lives Matter protests.

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press (08/29)

In the span of 48 hours, two Black men in U.S. cities hundreds of miles apart were shot by police in episodes that set off a national conversation about the need for officers to open fire on people walking away from them.

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By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press (08/30)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police will return to Portland to help local authorities after the fatal shooting of a man following clashes between President Donald Trump supporters and counter-protesters that led to an argument between the president and the city’s mayor over who was to blame for the violence.

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By JENNIFER PELTZ and RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press (08/30)

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Scores of police supporters gathered Sunday in downtown Kenosha where protesters have been demonstrating against police brutality since the shooting of Jacob Blake last weekend.

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