Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s designation creates some questions for state and local elections administrators.
In his State of the State Address, the New Jersey governor laid out plans to address drug abuse and the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s three-part criminal justice reform proposal would also raise Virginia’s felony theft threshold for the first time since 1980.
The Metropolitan Police Department is using a cloud-based records management and moving toward a computer-aided dispatch systems.
But officer deaths remain lower than the average annual fatalities over the past decade.
The existing protocols in the US actually may be making repeat sex crimes more likely.
The protests and proposed retaliation are disconnected from current immigration and student privacy laws, legal analysts say, and from what the Trump administration might do any time soon.
Documents from Chicago's Cook County Sheriff’s Office reveal the undercover techniques law enforcement uses to monitor—and manipulate—social media users.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Tacoma’s new rules for all-night massage parlors; increasing costs for Salt Lake City airport upgrades; and a N.C. county official reconsiders her resignation.
Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren: "I cannot, in good conscience, wage a fight against poverty while also imposing burdensome fines.”
Mecklenburg County's district attorney said Officer Brentley Vinson "acted lawfully" when he shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a black man.
Also in our State and Local Daily News Digest: New mining claims blocked in Montana; California pension headache; and Texas border residents worry about president-elect’s wall proposal.
Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: Wildfires continue in Georgia; Chicago student information improperly shared; Rhode Island vs. higher sea levels.
Expecting facilities and agencies to run efficiently and cost effectively without sophisticated technology in today’s modern criminal justice system is simply unrealistic
Cameron McLay just resigned from his post as Pittsburgh’s police chief—right when urban policing is about to get a lot more interesting.
The father of a slain Dallas officer brought the suit, which calls the organization a “violent and revolutionary criminal gang.”
The Sheriff’s Department maintains that it has not used Facebook as a surveillance tool against the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.
Amid continued accusations of police misconduct, the force must contend with a digital rehashing of a sordid chapter in its history.
Years of racial profiling and ignoring a federal judge’s order to stop his immigration sweeps may have finally caught up
State police often leave the force for higher-paying jobs at city departments.
Cities and states are investing in biometric scanning technology, with few laws in place to restrict what they can do with it.
Cops are using secret cellphone trackers nationwide to collect cellphone data—especially in poor, black neighborhoods.
Will it change anything?
Cybercriminals are preying on government agencies in search of a payoff.
States have been rushing to catch up with the widespread use of police body cameras by passing laws that govern when and how footage can be released to the public.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Neb. mayor in big legal fight with council over budget; W.Va.’s fireworks tax payouts to firefighters; and Cuomo signs law for burying pets in N.Y. state cemeteries.
Nearly 200 law enforcement agencies will get financial assistance to bring on around 900 entry-level officers, many focused on community engagement.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Big campaign finance changes in Washington state; expunging criminal records for minor crimes in N.C.; and overweight trucks threaten Pa. bridges.
Two sets of data out this week poke holes in the popular theory.
Researchers called the effect of body cameras a sort of "contagious accountability."
More than 15 years after 9/11 brought changes to border security at the first International Peace Park, this part of Montana and beyond is dealing with another challenge: seasonal labor shortages.
The Maine governor said blacks and Hispanics from out of state were to blame for drug problems, but his own files show mostly white Mainers being arrested for narcotics.