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Use of Force

NYPD Says It Will Track Use Of Force, Actually Start Disciplining Cops

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has announced sweeping new reforms to how the NYPD tracks its officers' use of forc...

Indian Grandfather Paralyzed By Alabama Cop Was Not Threatening, Colleague Testifies

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.03.2015 | Crime

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Police Group Makes A Big Admission About 'Justifiable' Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many recent controversial police shootings could have been avoided, even though they may have been legally justifiable, according to a ...

Prosecutor: Court Must Correct Judge's Errors In Brelo Acquittal

AP | Posted 05.30.2015 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — While acknowledging he can't appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland po...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Michigan Cop In Violent Arrest Video Previously Accused Of Excessive Force | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices

A Michigan police officer who appears in a recent video punching an unarmed black man more than a dozen times has a record riddled with allegations of...

After Chokehold Death, NYPD Pushes For More Stun Guns

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — With widely watched amateur videos of police killings as a backdrop, New York City police are hoping to arm more officers with stun ...

Retired Cop on What Went Wrong in Garner, Brown Deaths (VIDEO)

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.07.2015 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

One question we had at Youth Radio was how the training of law enforcement officers factors into the tragic incidents we've seen over the past year. To help us gain insight, we turned to Sergeant Keith Gums, a retired 23-year veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. Gums has trained fellow officers in the tactics of modern policing.

Fix the Police! Accountability Needed in Law Enforcement

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 02.03.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

There are many fine officers who are careful and restrained in their use of force, but as long as the system protects those who cross the line, even in a case where the killing was filmed and the death was ruled by the coroner to be a homicide, public anger and distrust toward law enforcement will only grow.

Matt Sledge

There's Nothing Special About Ferguson's 'Use Of Force' Policy | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

On paper, the Ferguson Police Department's policy on the use of deadly force looks similar to those used by many American departments, policing expert...

How It's Easier to Become a St. Louis Police Officer Than a Barber

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Katsimpras

Barbers and hairdressers, like Dionne Flowers of St. Louis, are an integral part of the society. The inconceivable, unknown detail in this story is that Dionne had more training for her license as a hairdresser, than the officers who pulled the trigger on Kajieme Powel had for their licenses.

Democrats Renew the Call for 'First Class Citizenship' and Justice for All

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The 1960s demand for "first class citizenship" echoes through the years as our call to justice today. Unfortunately the Bull Connor images of peaceful protesters were not historic remnants but eerily prescient of tanks and tear gas last week in Ferguson, MO.

Obama Cautious on War, But Successor Won't Be

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

President Obama's decision to send 300 military advisors to bolster a panicked Iraqi army in full retreat from Islamic jihadists will hardly quell the...

Removal Of Border Agency's Internal Affairs Chief Raises Alarms

Andrew Becker | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Andrew Becker

James F. Tomsheck's removal as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's chief of internal affairs has raised more alarms about the agency, which has witnessed a dramatic spike in shootings and violence in recent years.

Border Agency Blocks Release of Independent Report on Use of Force

Andrew Becker | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank and consultant, prepared the report last year following a spate of deadly shootings by Customs and Border Protection agents and officers. Overall, Customs and Border Protection agents and officers have killed nearly 30 people since 2010.

Storyscapes: Immersive Journalism Takes You Inside The News

Turnstyle | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Journalist Nonny de la Peña has been pioneering the use of virtual reality to tell documentary stories for years no...

WATCH: Video Of Cop Punching, Arresting Man Sparks Investigation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

A Green Bay, Wis. police officer is under the microscope after a video emerged of him punching a suspect who is accused of cursing at him and resistin...

Congressman Mike Coffman Calls for Third Iraq War

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Coffman said: "Certainly an advisory role, but certainly not anything beyond that. And that's if requested. I think we have to be very careful once out about reentering that particular conflict. I would say, in terms of regular troops on the ground, absolutely not." There are three points why, despite his moderate wording, Coffman is calling for yet another war.

Why We Need To Stop Exaggerating The Threat To Cops

The Huffington Post | Radley Balko | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The recent killings of two prosecutors in Texas, a Colorado Department of Corrections official and a sheriff in West Virginia have law enforcement gro...

Police Department Shut Down After Cop Allegedly Shocks 9-Year-Old

Posted 03.12.2012 | Crime

A small-town Ohio police department was shut down Friday after a cop allegedly used a taser on a 9-year-old boy, and the police chief kept quiet abou...

Why Iraq Still Haunts Europe

The European Magazine | Posted 03.24.2012 | World
The European Magazine

The Iraq war will haunt not only U.S. policy-makers but also their European counterparts for years. The dividing lines over Libya differed from those over Iraq, yet it was clear that there was still no EU consensus on the criteria for the use of force.

Welcome to Disneyland

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Alexander Goerlach

The strategic importance of the Old World is declining. That does not mean that the emotional bonds of the transatlantic relationship must fray. But Europe is dropping down on the list of priorities.

The Legal Implications of Military Intervention in Libya

Craig Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig Martin

The U.S. government is well advised to proceed very cautiously in its consideration of military options in the Middle East. The unlawful use of force is no way to encourage the emergence of democracies founded upon respect for the rule of law.

WATCH: Officer Appears To SMASH Window With Suspect's Head

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Transit police in California are facing questions over use-of-force after another controversial video surfaced on YouTube. The latest clip was titled ...