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Law Enforcement Today | September 1, 2015

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Police Body Cameras – No Cure for Criticism

February 8, 2015 |

Body-worn police cameras are a hot topic lately. Several highly-publicized incidents recently have led to a wave of anti-police protests and rhetoric. In turn, jurisdictions have scrambled to implement use of the technology or to expand their existing programs. Manufacturer … Read More

This Too Shall Pass

December 29, 2014 |

“This too shall pass,” as the proverb says.   Brighter days are ahead for peace officers, but where to begin?

Morale is low while discouragement is high with my brothers and sisters in uniform—and with good cause. There has been a … Read More

In Memoriam: Officer Shaun Diamond

October 30, 2014 |

Chief Paul Capraro of the Pomona Police Department in California sadly reports the death of Officer Shaun Diamond.

Officer Diamond, 45, was a member of the Pomona Regional SWAT team and was the point officer on an entry team that … Read More

Seattle Police Officers Sue DOJ

June 19, 2014 |

Recently, more than 125 Seattle police officers filed a private lawsuit in federal court against the Justice Department (DOJ) and Seattle city officials.  They allege that use-of-force policies introduced as part of a federal court consent decree endanger the officers … Read More

Dangerous Roads

May 17, 2014 |

Off duty LAPD Detective Ernest L. Allen Sr., 52, a 27 year department veteran died recently in an accident on Loma Vista Drive in the Berkley Hills area of Los Angeles County.  His personal pick up truck had been literally … Read More

In Memoriam – Officer Roberto Sanchez

May 6, 2014 |

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck sadly reports that Officer Roberto Sanchez, 32, was struck and killed by a hit and run driver.

Officer Sanchez and his partner were on patrol in the Harbor City neighborhood following a vehicle traveling on Anaheim … Read More

In Memoriam – Officer Chris Cortijo

April 10, 2014 | 2

Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department sadly reports that Motor Officer Chris Cortijo, 51, passed away due to injuries he sustained in a traffic crash 4 days ago.

Officer Chris Cortijo was stopped at … Read More

In Memoriam – Officer Nicholas C. Lee

March 8, 2014 |

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has reported that Officer Nicholas Choung Lee, 40, a field training Officer, was killed in a vehicle crash early Friday.  His probationary officer was critically injured.

The vehicle crash occurred around 8:00 am at the … Read More

LAPD Introducing Mental Health Protocols

March 3, 2014 |

All police officers experience that moment where they or a fellow officer is placed in the spotlight. We expect to be questioned and second guessed regarding our conduct, especially in a use of force incident. Why did … Read More

Keep Killer who Murdered LEO in Front of His Son in Prison

January 9, 2014 | 2

Law enforcement officials and Detective Thomas C. Williams’ family are appealing to everyone for help in preventing the parole of cop killer Voltaire A. Williams Inmate Williams is serving a life sentence for the detective’s vicious murder, … Read More