Officers Alllowed to Review Recordings

A few dozen Long Beach police officers who recently started wearing body cameras will be allowed to quickly review recordings from the devices even if the officers were involved in controversial events such as police shootings, but it’s unclear when that same footage would be released to the public, according to a departmental policy document reviewed by the Press-Telegram. A … Read More

7 Areas Where Jeff Sessions Could Change DOJ Policy

November 18, 2016 How could Sen. Jeff Sessions leave his fingerprints on the country if confirmed as U.S. Attorney General? Here are seven areas where Sessions could most dramatically change public policy. Immigration. The stakes are high for many undocumented immigrants, particularly those who become caught up in the criminal justice system. The Department of Justice has two distinct areas … Read More

Prosecutor Says Officer Response Was Unreasonable

“No reasonable officer — knowing, seeing and hearing what Officer Yanez did at the time — would have used deadly force under these circumstances.” — Ramsey County attorney, John J. Choi St. PAUL —Nov. 16, 2016.  The suburban police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, the black driver whose last moments this summer were streamed live on Facebook, was charged with second-degree manslaughter and … Read More

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Spiked 67 Percent Last Year

There were 5,850 hate crimes in the United States last year—a 7 percent increase over the year before—according to new data released by the FBI on Monday. The main reason for the increase was a massive 67 percent spike in crimes targeting Muslims. The xenophobic rhetoric of Donald Trump could be a factor in the hate crime spike, says one expert. The … Read More

Officer Deaths by Ambush Soar in 2016

See comprehensive data on line of duty deaths and assaults at http://josephsonsexemplarypolicing.org/2016/11/fallen-officers-52-shot-dead-line-duty-2016/ November 21, 2016 SAN ANTONIO, TX — A Texas detective was shot and killed while writing a traffic ticket outside of police headquarters late Sunday morning. Later Sunday, two other officers were wounded in incidents in Florida and Missouri. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus identified the slain officer as 20-year veteran Detective Benjamin … Read More

DOJ Review of San Francisco Police Department (2016) Leads to 272 Recommendations

Justice Department investigation found deficient practices and policies, recommends 272 changes at San Francisco Police Department; Chief resigns In a 387-page report, the Justice Department said it found the majority of deadly use of force incidents by San Francisco officers involved people of color. The report said, “The deficiencies identified range from outdated use of force policies to inadequate data … Read More

AMBUSH IN IOWA HIGHLIGHTS RISK

As of November 1, 2016, 18 officers have been killed in ambush-type attacks compared to 7 in 2015; the number of ambush killings fluctuates from a high of 17 in 2002 to a low of 5 in 2014. Overall police line of duty deaths has declined from the high of 139 in 2001 to 79 in 2015 according to FBI … Read More

Body Cameras- IACP Model Policy (2014)

INTRODUCTION A.Purpose of the Document This paper was designed to accompany the Model Policy on Body-Worn Cameras established by the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center. This paper provides essential background material and supporting documentation to provide greater understanding of the developmental philosophy and implementation requirements for the model policy. This material will be of value to law enforcement executives … Read More