Pressuring Gun and Ammo Manufacturers Through Police Procurement

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A grim search in Calif. for the missing in Paradise … Mich. PFAS blood tests … the best big U.S. airport … and ‘pot for potholes.’

After Midterms, Democrats Now Hold a Majority of State AG Offices

“They’ve been very aggressive, banding together across state lines to challenge a variety of policies,” one expert said about Democratic responses to the Trump administration.

‘Marsy’s Law’ Protections for Crime Victims OK’d in 6 States

The ballot measures give crime victims new rights during legal proceedings.

Law Enforcement Stress Tests New Emergency Response Tech in Georgia

Verizon and Nokia hosted the second Operation Convergent Response with active shooter and disaster simulations and the gadgets to defuse them.

1 in 55 U.S. Adults Is on Probation or Parole

Better strategies can cut that rate while protecting public safety, decreasing drug misuse, and reducing incarceration

No Breathalyzer for the Stoned? Maybe That’s OK.

With recreational marijuana now permitted in nine states, questions remain over the best way to detect high drivers.

A Rare Issue Is Causing Police Body Cameras to Explode

The nation’s largest police force is changing its body-camera policy after a malfunctioning camera started a fire.

State Attorney General Releases Report on Surge in Data Breaches

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Charleston, S.C. earthquake risk … Texas air pollutants … and Pennsylvania prison mail lawsuits.

‘This Is Literally Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | More from Pittsburgh … a ‘document dump’ halts hearings in Maine … and anonymous budget amendments in Wisconsin.

Support for N.D. Marijuana Initiative Outweighs Opposition, Poll Finds

Ballot Measure 3 includes an unusual provision that would automatically seal criminal records for marijuana offenses.

Tough New DUI Law Brings Controversy

Later this year, Utah will become the first state to make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher, rather than the .08 standard all the other states use.

A DNA Database With 2% of The Population Can Be Used to Find Almost Anyone

Familial DNA testing has opened up a powerful new technique for identifying people.

Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty

The justices found racial bias in the imposition of capital punishment by juries.

State AGs Want FCC Action on ‘Neighbor Spoofing’

These types of robocall scams “cannot be tolerated,” 35 state attorneys general wrote the Federal Communications Commission.

Police Departments Are at a Digital Training Crossroads

Many departments appear to have already embraced artificial intelligence, but their personnel require new skills to make the most of the disruptive technology, a new report says.

Studies: Arming Teachers Is Likely Not an Effective Deterrent for School Shootings

Evidence suggests that civilians would be unlikely to effectively counter-attack an active shooter, according to a review of studies on violent attacks for the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Virginia’s ‘Model’ Opioid Data-Sharing Platform Nearly Ready

As the epidemic’s death toll rises, the state is working to get more information into the hands of regional substance abuse coalitions to mitigate deaths and other negative impacts.

The Always-On Police Camera

Body cameras that automatically activate in response to the sound of gunfire could forever change people’s expectations about public spaces.