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By PoliceOne Staff ST LOUIS — A St. Louis police officer released surveillance video showing an encounter that could have turned deadly in order to highlight the dangers LEOs face on a daily basis. On
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By Lieutenant Aaron Spicer, P1 Contributor “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou A
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Departing from decades of precedent, a divided Court ruled that police need a warrant to access cellphone tracking data held by a third-party service provider. What the decision holds for the future remains unclear. A
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By Sarah BetancourtAssociated Press BOSTON — A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on murder charges. Emanuel
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Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire
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By PoliceOne Staff CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A manhunt is underway for a suspect who authorities said shot a North Carolina deputy during a traffic stop. According to WSOC-TV, a Caldwell County deputy was seriously
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By Sarah BetancourtAssociated Press BOSTON — A Massachusetts police officer and bystander died Sunday from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase.
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Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police shot and killed a man Sunday suspected of shooting and wounding three Kansas City police officers, authorities said. The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a
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By Raisa HabershamThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution ROSWELL, Ga. — Heads, you go to jail. Tails, you get a ticket and are sent on your way. Those were the coin-toss options two Roswell police officers used when
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Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Officials say a New Mexico State Police trooper has been wounded and a suspect fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop. Deputy Chief Robert Eshom said
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Associated Press UPDATE (12:40 p.m. CST): Authorities have confirmed that Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna, who was shot while pursuing a suspect on foot, has died of his injuries, NECN reported. Officers work at the scene
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By Don BabwinAssociated Press CHICAGO — Footage from body cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with what appears to be a
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By John TunisonThe Grand Rapids Press, Mich. MISSAUKEE COUNTY, Mich. — A trooper was injured by gunfire and a fleeing man is dead after the the two traded gunfire during a traffic stop. State police
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By Karen NelsonThe Sun Herald MOSS POINT, Miss. — Three Moss Point police officers responded to a call for a busted water pipe at the home of an elderly couple early Thursday morning. It’s not
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By Tonya AlanezSun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward sheriff’s deputies failed in their response to a mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport because they were eating cake in a balloon-festooned conference room and
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By PoliceOne Staff DALLAS — Family members and colleagues of a fallen Dallas county deputy are upset after the LEO didn’t receive certain honors during his funeral. Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy Omar Calderon died by
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The definition of the word vigilante is as American as you can get: A member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law are viewed as
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By PoliceOne Staff VANCOUVER, Wash. — A burglar ran into some trouble when he broke into an escape room but couldn’t find his way out. On Sunday, a burglar broke into the NW Escape Experience,
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By PoliceOne Staff ROCKFORD, Ill. — An Illinois officer has resigned after facing criticism for not helping a woman who was being harassed for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt. The Hill reported that Forest
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By PoliceOne Staff WASHINGTON — A bill introduced in the House carries a potential 15-year prison sentence for those engaged with the “antifa” movement. Under the bill, anyone “wearing a mask” or in disguise who
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By Robert SalongaThe Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — The police chief and officers union are rebuking their civilian watchdog for failing to warn the department about a jailed suspect’s threats to shoot the next
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Download this week's episode on iTunes, SoundCloud or via RSS feed The DOJ recently released an updated study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) showing that 83 percent of prisoners released by states under
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Law enforcement officers are surrounded by video cameras. Body-worn cameras, dash cameras and surveillance cameras have changed the way police operate on a daily basis. These cameras provide more evidence for our investigations, document our
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By Michael RubinkamAssociated Press BERKS COUNTY, Pa. — State police went grossly overboard in their pursuit of a marijuana suspect whose body was found under a bulldozer that authorities used to search for him in
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By Georgette Braun and Jeff KolkeyRockford Register Star, Ill. ROCKFORD, Ill. — The two bullets Rockford police officer Jaimie Cox fired into Eddie L. Patterson last year during a traffic stop that led to both
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By Adam FerriseAdvance Ohio Media, Cleveland CLEVELAND, Ohio — Vu Nguyen's family, friends and fellow police officers remembered the veteran officer as a role model for how to be a family man, dedicated police officer
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This week's photo comes from Officer David Kornowski of the Lakeside Police Department in Colorado. Officer Kornowski snapped this photo of a beautiful sunrise greeting him at the end of his graveyard shift. Calling all
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By Julie R. JohnsonCorning Observer, Corning, Calif. TEHAMA COUNTY, Calif. — The Tehama County sheriff’s deputy shot during an exchange of gunfire with a 29-year-old Stockton man around 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 7, in the
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By PoliceOne Staff TULSA, Okla. — Police have released footage of a shootout that left one officer wounded. The suspect, 34-year-old John Terry Chatman Jr., was charged Wednesday for his role in the gunfire exchange
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By Rafael OlmedaSun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward deputies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School violated the constitutional rights of the survivors of February’s school massacre by failing to stop Nikolas Cruz when he
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By Michael O'KeeffeNewsday SUFFOLK, N.Y. — Suffolk police officials hailed a cop as a hero Wednesday for jumping into a 30-ton crane truck the night before on the Long Island Expressway and stopping the driver
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By Terry SpencerAssociated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — The sheriff overseeing an investigation into the Florida school massacre defended a law enforcement official Thursday who oversaw the initial response and was criticized for not ordering deputies
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Associated Press LEBANON, Ind. — Two more men have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a central Indiana sheriff's deputy. Court documents say 29-year-old John Baldwin Jr. and 22-year-old John Ball were
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By Ryan SeveranceThe Pueblo Chieftain PUEBLO, Colo. — The Pueblo Police Department will receive a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation of about $15,000, which will allow the department to increase its efforts in
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By PoliceOne Staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina officer went above and beyond for two children after their mother suffered a medical emergency. WJZY reported that a Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer, identified as Officer Harkey, responded
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In the case of Horton v. Pobjecky – decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on 2/28/18 – a unanimous three-judge federal appellate court exonerated a brave deputy who took
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By PoliceOne Staff DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A retired police officer stopped a gunman who police said fired at random people during a multi-county crime spree. On July 2, police pursued 29-year-old Austin Benson after
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By PoliceOne Staff VALLEJO, Calif. — Recently released body cam footage shows the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man who led a pursuit. In August 2017, 45-year-old Jeffrey Barboa, who
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By PoliceOne Staff CHICAGO — Police identified the Chicago officer who died after being found unconscious at a district police station while on duty. Authorities said 47-year-old Officer Vinita Williams was found unconscious early Tuesday
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One of the biggest challenges facing public safety agencies during crisis response is mission continuity. Departments worth their salt have risk-assessed, scenario-tested and table-topped their way to developing tactics, techniques and procedures to meet every
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Associated Press HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Authorities say a police officer made a daring leap to stop a crane truck after the intoxicated driver smashed into four vehicles and sped off on the Long Island Expressway.
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By David Ovalle And Carli TeproffMiami Herald MIAMI — The gunman who shot and wounded a Miami-Dade cop in Hialeah has been identified as Leonardo Cano, who has a long arrest record stretching back decades,
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By PoliceOne Staff VERO BEACH, Fla. — A man told Florida police that he wasn’t really drinking and driving because he only took swigs of his alcohol while stopped at stop signs and traffic signs.
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By PoliceOne Staff LOS MOLINOS, Calif. — A deputy and a ridealong were wounded after being shot by a man who was later found dead. The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy attempted to
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By PoliceOne Staff BERKS COUNTY, Pa. — A man who was hiding from police was found crushed under a bulldozer. On Monday, Bernville Borough police were called after an employee with the Pennsylvania Game Commission
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By Ivan MorenoAssociated Press MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee agreed Tuesday to pay $3.4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its police department spent years targeting black and Latino residents without probable cause with its stop-and-frisk policy.
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By Andrew Selsky and Jill ColvinAssociated Press SALEM, Ore. — Two imprisoned ranchers who were convicted of intentionally setting fires in 2012 on public land in Oregon will be freed after President Donald Trump pardoned
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Associated Press DENVER — An FBI agent accused of accidentally dropping and firing his gun while dancing at a Denver nightspot, hitting a bystander in the leg, can carry his work weapon again as he
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The era of the Kennedy Court is coming to an end with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the nomination of his proposed successor, Brett Kavanaugh. To say that Justice Kennedy was a moderate
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By PoliceOne Staff ALVARADO, Mexico — Police officers in Mexico have been issued slingshots after being stripped of their firearms. The state of Veracruz stripped officers of their guns at the police department in Alvarado
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