New Policy Urged For Police Lineups

New Policy Urged for Police Lineups Techniques Addresses ‘False Confidence’ September 5, 2016 at 2:48 a.m. By Jaime Adame FAYETTEVILLE — It’s not just memories that can be false. There’s also false confidence, said James Lampinen, a distinguished professor of psychological science at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Read about it here:  New Policy Urged For Police Lineups

Should Police Training Videos Be Public?

Should Police Training Videos be Public? September 07, 2016 MADISON, WI (Wisconsin Radio Network) – The state Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether law enforcement training videos can be held under Wisconsin’s open records laws. The state Democratic Party is seeking the release of the two videos that include presentations Attorney General Brad Schimel made to investigators in …

State Lawmakers, ACLU Consider Legislation to Regulate Police Surveillance

State Lawmakers, ACLU Consider Legislation to Regulate Police Surveillance By Kevin Rector and Ian Duncan  – The Baltimore Sun State lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are considering legislation that would regulate police surveillance programs — and require public disclosure — after the Baltimore Police Department ran a secret aerial surveillance program over the city for months. The head of the …

FOX13 Investigates Concerns about Stop & Frisk Policy in Memphis

FOX13 Investigates Concerns about Stop & Frisk Policy in Memphis by Greg Coy September 2, 2016 Rumors of a controversial policy are raising some questions across the Mid-South. Are they or are they not discussing Stop and Frisk? The Memphis Police Department sent FOX13 an email on Wednesday. “There has been no discussion of Stop and Frisk,” Memphis Police Director, …

Gay Police Chief Didn’t Follow Town Policy

Gay Police Chief Didn’t Follow Town Policy FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND 2016 by Jeffrey Collins – Associated Press LATTA, S.C. (AP) — The openly gay police chief of a small South Carolina town was suspended after failing to inform supervisors of a sexual harassment claim, revealing an officer’s salary at a public meeting and other issues that arose over a few weeks, …

Predictive Policing Challenged

An Experimental Policing Tool Is Gaining Traction Across The Country — And There Are Major Civil-Liberties Concerns By Michelle Mark  Sep. 3, 2016, 8:12 PM A New York Police Department officer watches video feeds in the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative facility in New York September 1, 2011. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Police departments in major US cities have been trying to forestall violent …

Canada’s Crime Rate Surges Back After 12 Years

Canada’s Crime Rate Surges Back After 12 Years Ottawa, Aug 29: The national crime rate in Canada has increased three percent in 2015, showing the first increase in 12 years. According to Statistics Canada reports, more than 1.9 million Criminal Code incidents excluding traffic offences were reported by police last year, which is 70,000 more than those reported in 2014. National rates of …

The Sri Lanka: ‘Code of Ethics’ For Police Most Hotly Debated Policing Strategy of The Last 20 Years is Far From Finished

Sri Lanka : Code of Ethics for Police by Anurangi Singh (August 28, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The National Police Commission has provided guidelines as to how the Police should conduct themselves when questioning suspects and exercising power in its newly formed Code of ethics. The new ethics looks to minimize unprofessional conduct, to exercise high standards of professionalism and …

DA Pct. 4 Destroyed More Than 20,000 Pieces of Evidence, Scope of Problem Unclear

Careless Destruction of Evidence by Texas Sheriff Organization Causes Dismissal of 142 Cases & Jeopardizes 1,000s More. 2 Sept., 2016 The Harris County, TX Precinct 4 Constable’s Office destroyed more than 20,000 pieces of evidence, forcing the District Attorney’s office to dismiss nearly 150 pending criminal cases and potentially endangering more than 1,000 others according to District Attorney Devon Anderson. …

Milwaukee: Another Midwest City Erupts After Police Shooting

Though early reports indicate the police shooting may have been a proper and necessary shoot of a man with a gun and a record of violence by a black officer, the African-American Community demonstrated, looted and destroyed both police and private property in protest. A second night of violence followed pleas for peace on Sunday, August 15, after violent overnight …