Around the country, policing is on the ballot, from use-of-force policies to law enforcement spending.
Should a civilian run the police? Jersey City thinks so.
After a push to replace the Minneapolis police with a more service-oriented Department of Public Safety, a majority of residents voted “no.”
“I’ve been Black a lot longer than I’ve been a cop,” Albany County Sheriff Aaron Appelhans told VICE News.
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and his GOP counterpart, Sen. Tim Scott, had been negotiating a bipartisan police reform bill for months. But it just died.
A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the FBI using civil asset forfeiture to collect $85 million it seized from a private vault company in Beverly Hills.
The bill is expected to ban chokeholds, create federal standards for no-knock warrants, and more.
The company made billions selling body cameras that didn't reduce police killings. Its latest sales pitch is training officers in virtual reality.
The handheld cartridge shoots a cord at 513 feet per second, which then envelops someone and restricts their movement.
“At best, we would have used these dollars to keep our neighbors and businesses stable and healthy. We failed on both counts," said one local official.
New York lawmakers proposed new legislation this week after a Rochester cops pepper-sprayed a 9-year-old girl.