Police agencies refuse to guard Democratic National Convention due to tear gas ban

U.S. 07/29/20, 07:39

More than 100 police agencies have withdrawn from security agreements to guard the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to be held next month in Milwaukee, citing the city’s recent directive banning the use of tear gas in responding to violent riots. According to The Associated Press, Milwaukee’s citizen oversight commission last week ...

New Mexico police investigate killing of 4 on Christmas Day

U.S. 12/26/19, 12:30

Four people found dead on Christmas Day in a home in an Albuquerque suburb were members of the same family and the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday. The victims were identified as Carlos Velasquez, 50; Marilyn Velasquez, 45; Roberto Velasquez, 22; and Adrian Velasquez, 14, police ...

Police: Slain Arkansas officer ‘ambushed’ in patrol vehicle

U.S. 12/08/19, 13:17

A man who “was looking for an officer to kill” drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday. Officer Stephen Carr, 27, was “ambushed and executed" late Saturday outside Fayetteville ...

Chicago police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go

U.S. 12/04/19, 13:53

When fellow officers discovered Chicago’s police chief asleep behind the wheel of his running SUV, they did not conduct any sobriety tests and let their boss drive home — a decision that has thrown a spotlight on what happens when one officer confronts another on patrol. Many details of that mid-October ...

Chicago’s top cop Eddie Johnson retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

U.S. 11/07/19, 16:13

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer shooting ...

NYPD commissioner James O’Neill to step down

New York 11/04/19, 14:26

New York City's police commissioner is retiring after three years in charge of the nation's largest police department, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. James O'Neill, 61, will be replaced by Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, the mayor said. O'Neill's tenure as commissioner — which began with a pipe bomb blast on ...

Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

U.S. 10/22/19, 11:02

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Virginia Kendall's ruling means that Chicago's suit that seeks to recoup $130,000 that city officials say the police department spent investigating Smollett's claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic ...

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