The Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act would create penalties for those who make false emergency reports.
New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board made 212 requests for body-worn camera footage in May. The NYPD sent only 33 responses, according to a memo obtained by ProPublica.
The lawsuit alleges three private companies that provide telecom services in prisons lied to state and local governments about the cost of doing business.
COMMENTARY | In a major turnaround, there's broad agreement and public support in cities across America to change policing.
City leaders across the country are considering how to rethink police departments. They have many examples to look to—from brand new pilots to programs decades in the making.
COMMENTARY | The gear can lead police to emphasize the use of force to solve problems they encounter in the community.
Reducing marijuana penalties might reduce interactions with police.
As it stands, most police agencies in Washington state are not reporting this type of information through a program the FBI launched last year.
New laws aimed at reducing distracted driving are going into effect in Idaho, Indiana and South Dakota.
The Government Accountability Office says steps like acquiring and demolishing flood-prone homes won't be enough to shore up the finances of the National Flood Insurance Program.
In a normal year, fire safety officials encourage people to attend public fireworks displays instead of attempting to create them at home. But most fireworks shows are canceled this year because of coronavirus.
Golden State Killer Pleads Guilty to 'Simply Staggering' Crimes that Terrified California Communities
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Houston prosecutor resigns over Facebook post … Protesters call for St. Louis mayor to resign … Bars to close in some California jurisdictions.
Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texas bars to close, while a state official said Florida is planning to suspend on-premises alcohol sales. Both states are grappling with trying to control the virus, while allowing businesses to operate.
The atmospheric event isn’t uncommon, but this time the plume is unusually large. It could pose some health risks for people with preexisting respiratory conditions.
Restrictions on out-of-state arrivals in several states have drawn court challenges. Meanwhile, New York and two other states moved ahead with a policy like this on Wednesday.
In Georgia, passage of a hate crimes bill was momentarily stalled over a provision added by Republicans to include police officers. But the legislature is moving forward separately with enhanced penalties for people convicted of targeting police officers.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Correctional officers complain about discrimination in guarding of Derek Chauvin ... A city council member is arrested in Los Angeles corruption case ... San Francisco's mayor wants to move ahead with reopening.
Footage captured on Ring, the video doorbell sold by Amazon, is available to over one thousand law enforcement agencies nationwide.
Proponents say assigning special prosecutors to investigate when police officers use deadly force can eliminate a potential conflict of interest among local district attorneys who regularly work with police.
Homicide clearance rates in cities across the country are abysmal. Experts say solving more murders would involve increased resources and improved community relations.
Help us tailor content specifically for you: